Location – No. 8, Jalan Purnama, Bandar Seri Alam, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia
Website – https://www.repton.edu.my/
Contact – +60 7-382 9999
Repton International School in Malaysia builds on more than 460 years of tradition and philosophy, stemming from the first Repton School in the United Kingdom in 1557. It has since established itself as one of the most prestigious educational institution in the UK and has expanded its footprint with schools in UAE, China, Egypt and Bulgaria. We are the first Repton School in Malaysia and South East Asia.
Repton International school in Malaysia holds in high esteem the Repton standards and traditions that have stood throughout centuries and remain relevant and valuable today. We seek to integrate the culture, energy and dynamism of Malaysia with the rich heritage derived from the centuries-old Repton School United Kingdom.
Repton International School is a pioneer educational provider in Malaysia and a world-class institution of excellence. We are a school where our community is at the forefront of everything we do; where our pupils, staff and parents work collaboratively to develop well-rounded individuals who are confident, compassionate, courageous and curious – we shape and shift the leaders of tomorrow.
Our mission at Repton International School in Malaysia is to nurture character and inspire minds. Through a distinctly Reptonian education, we seek to develop every pupil holistically as a way to maximise their potential to succeed and thrive on a global scale.
At Repton International School, we are focused on educating for the future. We provide a balanced environment with a forward-thinking curriculum that embodies the four core values at the heart of our school.
We are a purpose-built, full facility school over an area of 20-acres; nestled within a thriving forest area 18km east of Johor Bahru. Students benefit from modern educational and recreational facilities in a safe learning environment. Our top-notch facilities include:
- 50m FINA approved swimming pool complete with launching pads
- FIFA standard Astro turf football pitch
- Tech Tone Tennis courts
- 400m Running Track
- 500-seater auditorium
- Sports Hall
- Free standing Teaching and Learning Pods
Students at Repton Malaysia use state of the art teaching, learning and sports amenities to nurture mental and physical well-being. Our Early Years Play and Learn areas are vibrant and age appropriate. The Junior School classrooms are bright, spacious and modern whilst the specialist classrooms in our Senior School provides a stimulating environment for our older students. We also have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre for our Sixth Formers/ A Level students.
Dr. Nicholas Duggan – Headmaster, is a highly qualified academic and an experienced international school leader. He is additionally an accomplished musician, as a composer and performer. His academic qualifications include an LTCL, GDLM and PhD, in Music and two master’s degrees, one in English Language Teaching and one in Educational Leadership and Management. He is also a qualified UK teacher with a PGCE in Secondary Music with qualified teacher status (QTS).
Dr. Duggan’s teaching career has spanned a number of schools in different parts of the world. He taught in Kenya and Thailand before joining the British Army as a Musician with the Irish Guards. He then returned to the world of education and held senior positions at schools in Kuwait, Thailand and Italy. In 2009, Dr. Duggan became Founding Principal of the Satit Prasarnmit International School in Bangkok. More recently, Dr. Duggan has been Secondary School Principal of Yew Chung International School in Beijing, Headteacher of St George’s British School Malaga and Headmaster of the first British Independent Boarding School in India, in partnership with King’s College Taunton in the UK. Dr. Duggan joins us with a wealth of experience and a clear vision of how educational success is achieved; authentic learning experiences in a happy and safe environment, where students take responsibility for their learning, become critical thinkers and challenge themselves beyond their expectations.
Transportation – We have a comprehensive transport service through a relationship with a bus company that has been servicing the School since inception. Students travel in air-conditioned vehicles from across Johor. Each vehicle is staffed by an experienced driver and an attendant to ensure safety of all students on board.
Catering – The School Cafeteria provides mid-morning snack and lunch for all students daily. Food service is an essential part of the School’s provision and is an imperative function to aid our children with their daily learning – they must eat right to be at their best. Our nutritionally balanced food options for the students encourage them to understand and engage in healthy eating habits as they grow. Our School cafeteria offers diversified international menus and uses only good quality and fresh produce. The aim is to provide all our students with a balanced, nutritious and flavourful experience.
Library – The Repton Library has various collection of books suitable for all ages; with picture books, non-fiction, reference, poetry collections, graphic, classic and modern novels, there is something for everyone. The dedicated staff also creates regular exhibitions promoting local, national, and international events.
PSG – Parent Support Group. The PSG’s main objectives are to foster direct contact and cooperation between parents and staff, and to assist in fundraising and Extra Curricular Activities in conjunction with the staff. Fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and students to get together and monies raised are generally channelled to a chosen charity.
Features of the School
All great schools will exhibit very similar qualities however, Repton International school in Malaysia holds a position of high esteem because of the Repton UK standards and traditions that have stood throughout centuries and remain relevant and valuable today.
a. Heritage & History: Repton International School – a British school steeped in tradition for excellence in education – over 460+ years and counting.
b. Presence: First Repton School in South East Asia – we are in good company with Repton Schools thriving in other parts of the world Repton Worldwide
c. British Education – We teach the challenging British core curriculum with an international perspective as well as a focus on technology; an immersive curriculum preparing well rounded and multi-faceted individuals. Collaborative Learning is key to student success.
d. Pastoral Care: Proactive and pre-emptive approach ensuring teachers-students and parents engage in an open and collaborative way. All our teachers work with the goal of every child moving ahead as quickly and as effectively as possible including safeguarding.
e. Purpose built School with top notch facilities.
Moves Past Conventional Education
Schools are defined by their Mission and Vision and so at our core is Excellence in all things as an inspiration for all in every pursuit, both individual and collaborative. Wholeness of the person in moral, intellectual, social and physical endeavours.
Respect founded on a deep regard for common humanity but also for oneself. Truth as a goal of a life-long process of learning. The above drives the choices not just beyond the curriculum but also within the curriculum by integrating values and approaches. For example, developing a student in terms of understanding respect, is not something to be compartmentalised but practised and exhibited throughout the whole school.
Innovative Teaching Methods
Learning must be joyful, teachers must be passionate about their subject(s). We ensure that learning is infectious, and learning and achieving is part of our school culture. Opening up to our students a world of possibilities is at the heart of an exceptional education journey with Repton.
Repton International School is committed to recognizing and supporting student excellence. With a commitment to balanced education opportunities, our rigorous and academically, stimulating British Curriculum which enables students to view the world from different perspectives, examine various points of view and see themselves as part of our changing world community.
We offer full and partial tuition scholarships (reviewed annually), for students who display outstanding ability and attitude across a range of disciplines. In general, merit scholarships can be awarded to students who excel in any of the following categories:
- All-round Academic Ability – awarded on the basis of performance in the CAT4 entrance assessment and an interview
- Musical Ability – awarded on the basis of an audition and an interview
- Performing Arts Ability – awarded on the basis of an audition and an interview
- Art & Design – awarded on the basis of evaluation of a portfolio and an interview
- Sport – awarded on the basis of performance in the said sport and an interview
- Leadership Ability – awarded on the basis of evidence of accomplishments and an interview
- Community Service – awarded on the basis of recommendations and referrals and an interview
We are proud to provide learners with the opportunity to experience an outstanding British education, in a culturally diverse environment. The award is tenable for a pupil’s time at school, subject to high standards of behavior, performance and engagement in academics’ studies
Tracking Trends in Education
It is the responsibility of all staff at Repton to keep abreast of current trends and changes, and to that end all staff have access to training in school, online and beyond the school and Malaysia.
The Cambridge IT syllabi tend to take time to change as quickly as the exponentially changing IT world. One way we address this is with our FabLab which stands for Fabrication Laboratory that helps students with 21st century skills in design, using contemporary technology such as 3D resin printers, laser cutters, and with this comes understanding and using coding such as Strawberry Pi, design software such as Blender in order export the 3D designs and much more.
Became a FOBISIA member school in March 2023. Repton pupils have ample opportunities to compete in multiple international competitions yearly and have successfully emerged as podium placements.
Future plans include developing internal systems which will impact further on the quality and impact of learning and student life. Welcoming students from a broader geographical region, which means developing our Boarding facilities, more collaboration and sharing with our partner Repton International Schools, and establishing school as the school of choice in the region and beyond.