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Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar
International Schools
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Overall Quality of Teaching 
 
4.0
Quality of School Leadership 
 
3.0
School Facilities 
 
5.0
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
5.0
General Happiness of Students 
 
4.5
Sense of Community Within School 
 
4.0
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
5.0
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
4.5
Student Behaviour 
 
4.0
Involvement in Wider Community 
 
4.0
Reviewed by casper April 24, 2017

Very good British style international school

About Me
Parent
I am an.....
Expatriate
What date did you first enrol your child/children to this school?
August 15, 2016
How many years did you have a child/children at this school?
1
Overall, are you satisfied with the education provided here?
Quite satisfied
Location
Good
School transportation
Satisfactory
Communication between management and parents
Awful
Approachability of staff
Good
Opportunities for parental involvement in school
Poor
As a parent, what are the major plus points for sending your child/children to this school?
Good community, good students, reasonably excellent academics, on average very good teachers, good to mix not just with expat temporary students as students tend to stay here for the longer term. Teachers care about the school and students, and that shows. Many opportunities to get involved in activities.
In what areas do you feel the school needs improvement?
Communication with day student parents about events, scheduling can be terrible; inclusion of day students also need improvement. On the other hand, kids become quite independent and learn to organise their days. More time should be scheduled for serious subjects although I believe this does happen in higher forms.
What advice would you give to other parents thinking about sending their child/children to this school?
Personally, I think there are issues with almost all international schools. I feel this one is way better than most and has a sense of community and belonging that are not necessarily at the other schools. Academics is excellent in general. If you are after the typical expat international school experience, then this is not the school for you. If you want your kids to understand something about the local environment, have a wonderful learning experience, and mix with kids they may not ordinarily mix with, this school is good.
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