We have lived in Malaysia for over six years, the last three in Johor Bahru. We first met Excelsior principal Julian Leah at an International School Fair while the school was under construction. After seeing the plans and hearing about the teaching staff and sports and academic facilities, plus the inclusion of Singapore maths in the curriculum, we were convinced they meant business about providing a well-rounded education.
Isaac and Isaiah are both students in the Early Years programme, Isaiah in Nursery and Isaac in Kindergarten 2. Excelsior opened this year, and from the start it was clear that not only were we, as parents, allowed on campus, we were welcomed and expected to participate in as many aspects of campus happenings as possible.
There have been opportunities to help with the Nursery class's weekly swim lessons and KG2's library and PE lessons.
Isaiah has always been quite timid, but this year we have witnessed him blooming in how he relates to others. He now regularly takes the lead at home and away, as he plays with his siblings and friends. His teacher has also noted this change. It's great to know she is watching him so keenly and celebrating his progress.
We have been so impressed with the academics, the creative freedom, the daily communication between home and school, the athletics, and even the playground equipment. Excelsior International is just getting started, and we are so glad to have found such a fantastic school for our children.