Student Support Services Philosophy
We respect every student, as a unique being and endeavor to meet individual learning needs. Our faculty and staff are committed to a service delivery model that involves close collaboration with parents and other stakeholders. Mont'Kiara International School does not presume to be able to meet every need. We will strive, however, to create a learning environment that will foster cultural understanding, personal safety, emotional well-being, and active engagement in an academic program that will promote growth for each of our students.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Services
In order to best meet the needs of our Elementary School students who are in the process of learning English, M’KIS implements a mixed delivery model. Rather than either a pull-out or push-in model, we will provide our students with a flexible combination of instructional support based on their individual language learning needs.
In the Middle and High Schools, EAL students in Grades 6-10 receive three 85-minute blocks of EAL support during six-day cycle. The EAL teacher also works in close collaboration with all of our teachers. EAL lessons in the Middle and High School allow for a combination of both formal EAL instruction and subject specific work time.
Literacy Support/Learning Support (LS)
The MKIS Literacy Support Programme [Kindergarten - Grade 5] and Learning Support Program [Grade 6 - 12] serve students who may present a variety of learning needs or mild learning differences.
In the Elementary School, (Kindergarten to Grade Five) our Literacy Support teachers service students through a variety of models (including small group pullout, push-in, and occasionally 1:1) to best meet individual student needs. Student support may also come in the form of a Focus Group (typically a six to eight week remediation program). For our students with an Individual Student Support Plan (ISSP), support may span for a longer time period.
In the middle and high school (Grades 6 - 12) the Learning Support teacher actively collaborates with our middle and high school teachers. Long Term support is offered to those students with an ISSP. A "pull out" strategy with grade alike groupings is used for those students in the Learning Support Program. Students entering the Learning Support Program will be scheduled an 85-minute block of Learning Support every second day. The focus for these students typically involves time management and organizational skills. Small group direct instruction occurs when the need arises. Students on "monitor status" are entitled to special accommodations, but do not typically receive direct services.