823 & 984 Batu 9, Jalan Cheras, 43200 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
T : +603 9082 4759 F : +603 9082 4758
About Our School
Air-conditioned campus designed to meet the needs of modern-day education
Trained and experienced expatriate and local teachers
Blended learning environment, combining high-quality teaching practices with contemporary technology
English language-medium instruction
State-of the-art learning facilities, including large, well-resourced ICT equipped classrooms, computer and science labs, art studio and performing arts centre
Well-resourced library and learning centre with access to e-libraries
Full day school from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm
Extended curriculum including a variety of clubs and societies
Homework and clinics offered at school to support classroom learning
A safe and caring environment that promotes respect and positive traditional values for all students
Nutritionally balanced morning snack and school lunch
At Beaconhouse Newlands we believe that all students are unique and should be treated such. We recognise the individuality of each student and teachers use a wide variety of different approaches in their teaching to ensure high learning outcomes. In planning they ensure all students are given the opportunity to learn with confidence in a creative, imaginative and innovative environment. Teachers ensure that students are exposed to problem-solving activities, learn life skills, strategic reasoning and learn to have a flexible mind-set. Teachers evaluate learning through feedback, presentations and project work. Underpinning their teaching are the Mission and Vision of the Beaconhouse School System, the Beaconhouse Learner Profiles and our own aims in providing a holistic and rounded education. The curriculum emphasizes breadth, balance and integration of learning areas, and promotes a proactive, creative and inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. The curriculum also facilitates students’ personal growth by providing opportunities for students to learn about and act upon their responsibility to the community, and to reflect on the essential quality of traditional values, intellectual heritage and cultural aspirations of their own and other communities. Rationale The curriculum of Beaconhouse Newlands will challenge all students to succeed to the best of their ability. Purpose The curriculum of Beaconhouse Newlands will:
Provide a broad and balanced education for all students
Encompass the full range of knowledge, understanding and skills which are essential for today’s and tomorrow’s world
Build on the education a student has received in earlier years of learning
Be non- sexist and non-racist
Implement key areas of learning as prescribed by the curriculum standards set by Cambridge programme and teaching and learning pedagogy from the inquiry approach to learning
Fulfil the needs of national requirements and integrate elements of local areas of study where possible
The main essential learning areas of curriculum will be developed along the guidelines set by the Cambridge programme and the inquiry approach to teaching and learning. Cambridge International Curriculum Beaconhouse Newlands offers the Cambridge International Curriculum at Primary, Middle and IGCSE Levels. The University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5-19 year olds. CIE qualifications are offered in over 160 countries and recognised by university, education providers and employers across the world. The CIE programme aims to develop learners who are confident, responsible, innovative and engaged. It offers a progressive and rigorous programme from primary to A-Level. It is flexible enough to allow teachers to design learning activities that meet students’ learning needs. It also provides guidance for curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning.
At primary and secondary 1 level (reception to Year 9), CIE enables teachers to assess student’s learning as they progress through their academic jouney. These regular assessments help ensure that teachers keep track of students’ progress, and respond appropriately to their learning needs. The primary school curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the following subjects:
Language and Literacy Development
Knowledge and Understanding of the World ( History and Geography)
Personal and Social Development
Art & Design
Citizenship & Thinking Skills
Subjects offered at Secondary Level:
Year 7 – 9
Art and Design
Citizenship & Thinking Skills
IGCSE Year 10 - 11
Optional Subjects (students choose 2 or 3)
Art and Design
Why do we need to assess?
Assessment is the gathering of information and analysis of student learning. At Beaconhouse Newlands the aim of assessment is to stimulate learning and to identify what student’s know and understand at different stages of their learning process. We use the criteria based assessment strategy in assessing our students. This means individual students’ work is compared to standards (assessment criteria) and not compared to other students’ work.
What are the principles of assessment at Beaconhouse Newlands?
Assessment is used to measure what students know and what they can do, in meeting each subject’s learning programmes.
The primary purpose of assessment at Beaconhouse Newlands is to improve student learning and the quality of the learning programmes.
Both formative and summative assessments are used, of which are on-going and provide opportunities for students to reflect on their learning process; our assessment strategies investigate both the product of a student learning (summative assessment) and the process of learning (formative assessment)
At Beaconhouse Newlands, we use a wide variety of different assessment strategies to inform the student (and their parents) on what they know and need to know, and also how they learn. In addition to tests, quizzes and exam we use other assessment tools such as observation and follow up analysis, teacher – student conferencing, process journals, peer and self- assessment tools
Students’ self- assessment is strongly encouraged. They will respond to oral and written report by setting smart targets and challenging the achievements
Assessment tasks are catered for different learning styles and differentiated for different learning needs
We believe that assessment is ongoing, and students and parents are regularly informed as to their progress of learning
The reporting schedule involves 3 full written reports and 3 progress reports with a parent, teacher and student meeting each year
After School Programme
An Enriching Experience
The extended curriculum at Beaconhouse Newlands includes a variety of activities, clubs and societies for students to choose from. Many of the activities are free and do not incur an additional charge. The programme changes each term to allow for expansion and development.
Students are coached in technique and there is the opportunity to represent the school in competitions. We hold an annual Sports Day for all students and regular inter house competitions. Sports clubs include: Athletics, Basketball, Soccer, Captains Ball, Futsal, Netball, Handball, Swimming and Badminton.
Students work with the Librarian to publish a student magazine celebrating their achievements, activities and topical articles. There is also a book club where students meet regularly for book discussions. At film club students will look at the literacy influences of modern storytelling and will be given the opportunity to write their own storyboards. There are also skills and competitive game sessions for younger students to improve language, performance and leadership skills.
Art and Design
Students are able to use different media to produce their own designs and finished works of art. In Chinese Calligraphy the students learn the basic strokes and produce works of art celebrating this detailed and precise skill. Students can also enjoy beading and jewellery making.
Students can join the Taekwondo class and learn self-discipline in addition to the martial arts techniques. They have fun keeping fit in these professionally led classes.
Students can develop their creative skills through technology. There is the opportunity to join the Apps development group as well as the Robotics class. Both allow the students to develop their problem-solving and thinking skills.
There is a Homework club where students can access the facilities to research their work as well as take advantage of the subject clinics. Clinics are run by staff to supplement the teaching and learning and to assist students in their understanding. Public Speaking, Drama, Sudoku clubs and chess are also available.
Students are able to access individual or group music lesson in guitar, piano, drums and voice. In addition there are choirs and bands that the students can join in order to use their skills in collaboration with others.
Duke of Edinburgh International Award Scheme
Students who are aged 14 and over will have the opportunity to join this scheme and develop their leadership skills. There is an opportunity to participate in community service, physical activity, expedition and to learn new skills whilst linking with students across the globe.
Nicki Coombs - Head of School
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