FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The SBIS campus is strategically located in Bandar Sri Damansara, conveniently between Kepong, Desa Park City, Sg Buloh, Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam. It is easily accessible by different roads and highways. For directions and location map, click here.
The academic year begins in September with an orientation program held at the end of August.
3 terms in a year
20 students for Reception level, 25 students for Primary and Secondary level.
No, both schools are managed with a separate team of administration and academic teachers.
Sri Bestari International School was established in September 2017 and the official launch was in January 2020. Our sister school – Sri Bestari Private School has been around since 1995.
As of now, we have about 15%, a majority from Asia countries.
The school processes the application for the Letter of Support to the Ministry of Education in Putrajaya. Parents will have to contact the school’s appointed agent for the application of Student Visa and Guardian Visa. Please check with the Admission Office for the contact info of the agent.
No. All our students must reside with at least one parent/legal guardian and expatriate students and parents/guardian must hold a proper visa.
Yes, the common facilities are shared such as cafeteria, swimming pool, multipurpose sports hall, auditorium and outdoor field. Both schools have their own labs, studios and classrooms.
Reception and Year 1 to Year 4 students are under compulsory meal plan with minimal process food. The meal plan is chargeable for primary students. Monthly meal plan menu to be uploaded to Schoology by the canteen operator. For Year 5 & 6 students, the meal plan is optional. Secondary students can purchase food and drinks on the spot in the cafeteria.
Reception and Primary students are not required to use any electronic devices on the school campus but all Secondary students from Year 7 to Year 11 are required to bring their own MacBook on a daily basis. Parents may purchase the new MacBook from our appointed supplier or decide to purchase on their own. Students are also allowed to use any existing unit of MacBook from family members as long as it’s still functional.
Cambridge Checkpoint Examination is held in April sitting, IGCSE is held in May/June sitting.
The teachers and academic staff at SBIS comprise of a combination of qualified and experienced teachers. For the educators’ profile, click here.
At SBIS, your child’s security is of utmost priority. We have 24-hour security guards and CCTV surveillance. The school gate is closed after 8:30 AM and will be opened half an hour before the school’s dismissal time. Access to the school is strictly limited to authorized personnel and guests. Prior appointments with the school or office are highly encouraged. Guests have to register at the security guardhouse and obtain a visitor’s tag before entering the school compound.
SBIS has appointed a few transportation companies to connect students from different areas near the school. Parents will need to ring the relevant company and liaise with them.
In SBIS, we have the tutor-ward system, where the tutor will be the main contact person for the parent/guardian to get updates of the child in the school. Monthly face-to-face meet up will be arranged by the tutor with parent/guardian. Subject teachers, Heads of School and Principal can be contacted via Schoology message or school email.
- We admit students who can meet grade-level expectations in the curriculum. We have very limited resources to support students who, due to severe disabilities (i.e. learning, physical, and/or behavioural), require major staffing, curricular or assessment modifications. All decisions regarding admissions for students with special needs are made on an individual case-by-case basis. It’s advisable for parents to contact our sister school – Sri Bestari Private School directly should your child requires SEN as they offer ELSA (Education and Learning Support Academy), usually with limited student admissions.
- Failure to completely disclose special needs and intervention documentation during the application process may result in the reversal of any admissions offer.
Do you provide English Language programme for students who are not well versed in the English language especially for foreign students?
Yes, at this moment we offer an after-school ‘English Enhancement Programme’ to support students who need to develop further competency in English.
Practising good manners is a reflection of one’s upbringing. We expect all students to be respectful in SBIS. They should be mindful in treating all members of SBIS community with equal respect, whether in person or via social media. SBIS aims to build and maintain a strong positive relationship between all the members in the school community. School rules are in place to ensure students value discipline and good moral values in order to maintain a safe and harmonious environment. Hence, SBIS students are equally bound to school rules which serve as a mean to foster discipline and good moral values.
Parents/Guardians can make payment to the school by cash, credit card, cheque, online payment or JomPay.