Frequently Asked Questions
Sri Emas caters for students aged 12 to 17, or Year 7 to 11 based on academic year.
A clear show of previous academic results in addition to being physically and mentally healthy. A simple assessment may be required on a case-to-case basis for us to gauge a student’s proficiency to know how to best support him or her, and whether the environment and demands of the school are a fit for said student. Note that this is different from assessment or entrance assessment that are used to determine students’ academic inclinations and therefore which class they go into. We don’t have that practice here at Sri Emas.
Schooling hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm on Monday to Friday.
The school’s holidays are in March, June, August and November/December in addition to festive holidays like Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, and Deepavali.
Students can join us at any point during the academic year subject to the principal’s assessment and approval.
As of 2019, Sri Emas will start offering transport for selected routes in addition to our list of private transporters. You may talk to our admin staff for the full list of transporters.
Special transport is also occasionally provided for students who are participating in sports or going for excursions arranged by the school. As and when these are arranged, parents will be notified for their consent.
There are currently no bus services available for students enrolled in after-school activities and transportation. Special arrangements are made occasionally depending on the sporting event or excursion arranged by the school. Rest assured that parents will be notified when arrangements are made.
School uniform days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays and Thursdays are free and easy however students are still required to dress appropriately, i.e. no tank tops, shorts, slippers etc. Students are required to wear sports attire for Sports, Physical Ed, and Hip-Hop.
There is a maximum of 25 students per class.
Parents will be updated on their child’s progress formally twice a year via the mid-year and year-end report cards. Additionally, Parent-Teacher Day is always an opportunity to get feedback from teachers also. Lastly, parents can also make arrangements with subject-specific teachers to call or meet during office hours.
Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia are the two languages currently offered at the school.
There are no boarding facilities available at present.
The Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) for 14 to 16 year-olds is equivalent to the GCSE in the United Kingdom and one of the most recognised Pre-U accreditations in the world. Please visit the official Cambridge IGCSE website for specific information on recognition and affiliations.
The school’s facilities include science and computer labs, a basketball court which is also used for netball, a futsal court also used for dodgeball, volleyball court, badminton courts, a multi-purpose hall, cafeteria, library, and Wi-Fi throughout the school buildings.
While we don’t offer co-curricular activities after school per se to encourage students to have a balance of study and free time, our additional activities that complement our curriculum such as our Skills Enhancement Programmes are conducted within school hours (excluding extra rehearsals and events etc.). This includes a variety of Sports, Hip-Hop, Drama, Vocal Training, and Art & Design. You may refer here for a comprehensive list of our subjects offered: Subject & Enrolment
Additionally, there are activities that take place outside of school yearly such as Seeds S.E.A.L. Camp and Leadership Camp depending on the students’ year level.
We serve a variety of food ranging from local cuisine, western food, and vegetarian meals. All food served is halal.
School fees cover academic fees, facilities, learning materials, and a refundable security deposit (for both Malaysian and Non-Malaysian students). Additionally, no registration fees are required for Malaysian parents.
Non-Malaysian students are required to pay an application fee as well as a registration fee on top of school fees upon enrolment. Seeds S.E.A.L. Camp is a separate payment that must be settled prior to the camp.
Scholarships are available for Malaysian students who represent the school at state or national level for any sports competition. Do make an enquiry with our consultants to get more details on all scholarships.
All our teachers possess a bachelor’s degree at minimum and among them, master’s degrees as well as PhD’s.
Students should be able to speak and write English at the appropriate level corresponding to their academic age. Foreign students will be given additional English classes to help their proficiency with the language.
The school’s Internal Examinations Department determines a student’s overall grades each year from Year 7 to 11 through coursework, tests 1 and 2, and the year-end examination. The IGCSE examination, while it may be facilitated by us, is assessed entirely by Cambridge in the UK.
While our teachers will determine what needs to be done to help improve a student’s proficiency and recommend accordingly, it is not advisable to enrol a child with exceptionally weak English as there are no ESL (English as a Second Language) versions of the science exams such as Biology, Chemistry and Physics for them to take. You may refer to Question 2 in this section on What type of assessment is required for admission and why?
We have tutorial hours that are built into the timetable. Students and teachers are able to use this time to clarify, practice, and complete studies learned by subject.
You must inform the Student Administration Department in writing or the enrolment will become void after two weeks of the assigned commencement date in favour of other enrolments.