TRANSFORMING STUDENTS THROUGH ACTIVE LEARNING
Thank you for your interest in R.E.A.L Schools. We seek to enrol students who will embrace the challenges, opportunities, comradeship and satisfaction that are part of life at R.E.A.L.
R.E.A.L International Schools is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education. The school does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion or ethnicity in its admission process. However, we may take into consideration an applicant’s prior educational background and linguistic ability at entry level.
We encourage parents to submit their applications early, as there are waiting lists for selected key stages at the school. Due to the various national and international school systems and academic year dates, our enrolment is open throughout the year but places are subject to availability.
Our team welcomes the opportunity to meet and guide you through the application process, as well as giving you a tour of our schools. Please contact our respective campuses in advance via phone or email to arrange for a personalised appointment.
R.E.A.L Schools provides hostel facilities at selected campuses with priority given to both local and foreign students from outstation and abroad.
Our hostel accommodation comes equipped with all the basic amenities such as wireless internet connectivity service (WiFi) as well as a 24-hour CCTV security system, among other things. The aim is to create a ‘home away from home’ environment that meets the needs, safety, comfort and convenience of our students.
Admission into the hostel is a separate process from admission into the school. New applicants who wish to apply for boarding accommodation are required to submit the Hostel Application Form during the admission process.
LIVING IN MALAYSIA
Learning about a new culture is an important part of the education that you will receive here and well worth the effort you put in. There are many ways you can find out about Malaysia, and learn how to feel at home here.
The culture, customs and traditions of a country’s people can be subjective and even contradictory at times. What is unacceptable behaviour back home in your culture might be a perfectly normal and acceptable practice in another country.
Therefore, it is highly advisable for foreign students to constantly observe people, regularly speak to them and always ask questions. It is also important to reserve judgement before truly understanding the local customs and values.
With that, do adopt a friendly, approachable nature and always find ways to meet more people in your new surroundings. It is also a good idea to remain humble and modest at all times. With a willingness to learn and a good attitude, people will be more inclined to help you adapt and adjust well to a new country.
Should you require further assistance in this area, our school counsellors are on hand to offer their care, expertise and support.
COPING WITH A NEW ENVIRONMENT
Regardless of where you come from, going to a new country can be quite daunting. You will find much to be unfamiliar with. The sights, sounds, tastes and smells of a new country can be so different as to overwhelm you especially during the early weeks. Coming to a country as multicultural and multilingual as Malaysia will no doubt result in a culture shock for the uninitiated foreigner; as you will find that there is much to learn, understand and adapt to.
Like many other foreign students coming to Malaysia for the first time, you may find these changes rather challenging and intimidating. This could leave you feeling lost, helpless, and even frustrated. The natural response to this situation is to simply withdraw from your new surroundings, isolate yourself or spend most of your time with fellow students from your own country only.
But if you ever get distressed by this tough settling-in period, rest assured that you are not alone. It is perfectly normal for most foreign students to experience these similar feelings. The good news is that they are able to overcome these challenges in the first few weeks and months of their stay here as well.