Sunway International School

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Location:

Malaysia—Sunway City, Kuala Lumpur and Sunway City, Iskandar, Johor

No. of students:

  • Approx. 500 at each campus,
  • class sizes are normally no more than 22 or 23 students per class

Grade levels:

  • K to 12 – Sunway International Iskandar,
  • 6 to 12 – Sunway International School KL
  • Matriculation Program at Sunway CIMP

Type of curriculum used: 

Ontario Curriculum and IBMYP / IBDP

Year founded: 

2008

About the Sunway International campus:

The Kuala Lumpur campus is located just a few hundred meters from one of the world’s largest shopping malls, a theme park, and a state-of-the-art medical centre. The school’s facilities include a five-story classroom building constructed in 2012, a library, a cafeteria and a science lab.

The Iskandar campus also includes modern multimedia classroom facilities and a science lab, as well as a pre-school specialist area. Its sports facilities include a football field and swimming pool.

All the schools—SIS Kuala Lumpur, SIS Iskandar and Sunway CIMP are part of the Sunway Corporation and Sunway Educational Group, which was founded by businessman and property developer Jeffery Cheah. The Kuala Lumpur School is part of Bandar Sunway which includes Sunway University, Monash University Malaysia, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Lagoon theme park and Sunway Resorts.

About the staff and students:

As the school uses the Ontario Curriculum, many teachers are from Ontario and other Canadian provinces. However, there is still quite a mix of nationalities including local Malaysian teachers as well as teachers from Ireland, the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand.

Students come from around the world; many are the children of expats or local Malays living and working in nearby, while other students board at the on-campus student housing.

Sunway International schools have been consistantly ranked as one of Malaysia’s top international schools and have a reputation among teachers and students as a great place to work and study.

Teacher Benefits

  • Monthly Basic salary: up to RM15,000
  • Contract period: 12 months
  • Living Allowances: RM1,750.00 per month
  • Family Allowance:
    • Non working spouse residing in Malaysia : RM500.00 per month
    • Non working spouse and children residing in Malaysia : RM1,500.00 per month
    • Working spouse and children residing in Malaysia : RM1,000.00 per month
  • Market allowance: For IT/ Maths/ Science teachers at the Secondary School Level : RM1,500.00 / month
  • If assigned a 4th class, allowance of RM2,400 per month (not a typical ask)
  • One-time allowance (travel) : RM6,000.00 upon contract renewal
  • Medical insurance benefits
  • Return airfare
  • Shipping and excess baggage reimbursement: (inbound) RM500.00 ; (outbound) RM1,000.00
  • Accommodation: First 14 days upon arrival
  • Contract extension incentives: 2 months gross salary for completing a 2 year contract extension
  • EFP, SOCSO & Income tax: in accordance to statutory rate
    • 11% employee and 12% school contribution to EFP
    • for more information on taxes and retirement plans for international school teachers, click the link.

Why Malaysia?

Kuala Lumpur is a modern, vibrant city filled with things to see and do. Tourist attractions include the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Dataran Merdeka, Central Market (Pasar Seni), Batu Caves, the Islamic Art Museum and the Bird Park.

Sunway Iskandar, Johor is also a modern city and while not as much of a tourist destination as KL, it’s only 40 minutes away from the centre of Singapore! Local beaches are also only a short drive away. It’s home to Legoland and popular for outlet shopping, hiking, mountain biking and golfing.

Malaysia has a multicultural society, and you can enjoy the food, traditions and holidays of all of these cultures. Malaysian food has a unique combination of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours. There’s always something new to try at the hawker stalls or pasar malam (night markets). Western as well as other Asian restaurants are also easily found. Supermarkets are conveniently located and carry many imported foods.

And if you’re planning to travel around Asia on your holidays, Malaysia is an ideal location as the hub of AirAsia budget airlines. For around RM200 and a short flight, you can go to Indonesia or Thailand for the weekend! There’s also a lot to see in East Malaysia (Borneo); climb Mount Kinabalu or see orang-utans in the virgin rainforests. Adventure is easy to find in Southeast Asia.

If you’re interested in teaching in Malaysia, visit our Open Roles page and key word search ‘Malaysia’ or send us your CV by email to Teachers@byronrecruitment.com

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