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Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ)



Background

Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ) aims to give students of all nationalities equal opportunities to excel in a British style boarding school that offers high quality learning, resources and extra-curricular experiences in a caring, secure and stimulating British style co-educational boarding school.

KTJ was founded by the Negeri Sembilan royal family - YAM Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar, YAM Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar and YAM Tunku Dara Tunku Tan Sri Naquiah binti Almarhum Tuanku Ja'afar - who wished to establish a first-class educational centre based in Malaysia. They clearly succeeded as in 2011, KTJ celebrated 20 years of success.


The Boarding Experience

All KTJ students live in comfortable, fully air-conditioned boarding houses. The boarding houses help foster a close-knit community by offering a caring home environment which is led by experienced and dedicated Houseparents who are assisted by House Tutors. This professional team guides and motivates the students in their care to achieve the best academic results, whilst encouraging them to make the most of the many opportunities for personal development offered during and outside school hours. The newly-built medical centre staffed by full-time nurses ensures students get the very best of health care when they need it.

Living amongst contemporaries in a friendly environment is not only fun but also helps to develop the important qualities of self-awareness, respect and teamwork. The inter- personal skills and emotional intelligence displayed by KTJ students are some of the reasons why they make such a success of their education and their future lives.

About every three weeks, an exeat takes place whereby students who wish to venture outside the college may do so, while those who wish to stay in are also allowed to as there will be resident staff on duty. On other weekends, special lectures, outings and entertainment for the students are arranged.


The Diverse Community

A blend of approximately 21 nationalities is what gives KTJ its special atmosphere, enabling us to promote and develop cultural harmony as the centre of our educational ethos.

Students from many areas of south-east Asia such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and Taiwan join with students from around the world, exploring different languages and cultures as part of their daily life - an excellent start to understanding globalisation.


Academic Strengths

We believe in the 'Pursuit of Excellence', and one of our main aspirations is to contribute towards making Malaysia a centre of academic excellence. In practice we offer high quality education, delivered by experienced and dedicated teachers who use a mixture of modern and traditional pedagogical strategies to enable high achieving, independent learners to flourish. The proof is seen in the continuously improving examination results and the confident young people who find success beyond school.


Equipping Students for the Future

KTJ understands the need to give students the skills required for lifelong learning including proficiency in ICT. Considerable funding goes into continuously upgrading all information technology systems. A Virtual Learning Environment will be available to students, staff and parents in the near future. Whether fostering team work as well as the ability to work independently, or developing critical working skills, KTJ looks to equip students with 21st century skills.


Programme Outline

The curriculum is designed to maximise choices for the students whilst ensuring a full and thorough grounding in the core science and arts subjects. Students are also prepared for the challenges of the entrepreneurial world through social science subjects like economics, accounting and business studies.

Secondary (Forms 3-5)

KTJ runs two parallel streams for Form 3 and Form 5; the KBSM Malaysian stream and the international stream. In the Malaysian stream, students follow the national syllabus and sit for the PMR and SPM examinations at ages 14 / 15 and 16 / 17 respectively. The international stream students work towards Cambridge and London O levels or International GCSE examinations in Form 5.

A Levels

Students from both the Malaysian and international streams study A levels in the Lower and Upper Sixth forms and in addition they can study for SAT and IELTs qualifications.

English Language Unit (ELU)

Students who lack English proficiency can enrol in this course, which is specially designed to offer maximum exposure of the language to a small number of students.


Academic Facilities & Resources

KTJ enjoys facilities unlike those in any other school in the country. The range and quality of the facilities are aimed at providing the best, all-round education for students and to enable them to explore their abilities and build on their strengths, be they academic, artistic, musical, sporting or personal. Most classrooms have SMART boards and wireless access. Laboratories are spacious and well equipped and the library is overflowing with books and computers. The outdoor facilities are exceptional, including two swimming pools, a basketball court, rugby pitches and football pitches.


Societies, Clubs & Sports

Of vital importance in a school like KTJ is what happens after the end of lessons. With the vast majority of students boarding, the scope for sport and extra-curricular activities is extensive. Team sports, including rugby, cricket, football, basketball, hockey and netball, are offered alongside many individual sports. Students can opt for a choice of all the racket sports, swimming, athletics and many more. Alongside the opportunity for outstanding sportsmen and women to represent the school or state, there is also the chance for others simply to play an informal game with their friends. Music and drama are also enthusiastically supported by the students who take full advantage of KTJ's outstanding new 700 - seater auditorium. KTJ's students also actively participate in the numerous societies, clubs, and indoor and outdoor activities, such as Global Debates; Model United Nations; SEA Forensics; International Youth Award; People to People International; Interact; Malay Language & Cultural Club; Buddhist Society; Christian Fellowship; Computer Club; Islamic Society; French Language Club; Dance Club; Malaysian History Club; Photography and Aerobics.


Student Support Services & Development Activities

A comprehensive academic support service ensures individual attention for academic or personal concerns and students are encouraged to support each other through Peer Counseling called "Listening Ears".


The Careers Service

The careers team organises a major annual Careers Convention which plays host to selected keynote career speakers. Many international agencies representing universities and professional bodies also stage presentations during the day. The aim of this convention is to provide KTJ's students with up-to-date information so that they can make informed choices about their future. Throughout the year all top UK Universities visit KTJ to encourage applications from our exceptional students. This year's leavers are set to reach new heights of achievement in terms of university places and eventually careers, with offers for Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities including the London School of Economics, Imperial and UCL.


Scholarships & Financial Aid

A Level and Post-PMR scholarships are offered which cover tuition fees for five terms and six terms respectively. In addition, a small number of awards are available from Form I.


Recognition & Achievements

A total of 36 students (14-18 years of age) have successfully completed their bronze level of the International Youth Award, which is a development programme of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award comprising three levels, namely, bronze, silver and gold, and is open to young people between the ages of 14 and 25.

Students from KTJ have consistently been accepted by many prestigious and blue chip universities around the world. In public examinations, our students also show outstanding overall results.

KTJ has been accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). It is a member of the federation of British International schools in South East Asia (FOBISSEA) and is the first Malaysian school to attain a silver Eco-School award.

Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar

71700, Mantin
Negeri Sembilan
Tel: 06-758 2561
Fax: 06-758 1139
Email: registrar@ktj.edu.my
Website: http://www.ktj.edu.my

Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar

71700, Mantin
Negeri Sembilan
Tel: 06-758 2561
Fax: 06-758 1139
Email: registrar@ktj.edu.my
Website: http://www.ktj.edu.my

Kolej Tuanku Ja'afar (KTJ)

71700, Mantin
Negeri Sembilan
Tel: +606-758 2995 / 758 2561
Fax: +606-758 1139 / 758 2953
Email: registrar@ktj.edu.my
Website: http://www.ktj.edu.my

  • Preschool Programme

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    : Nursery/Pre-school
    : Cambridge / Edexcel
    : Primary, Secondary Education
    : Please refer to the school
    : 1 Yr
    : 5850 per year (3 terms per year)
    : National Curriculum For England And Wales International Primary Curriculum
    : Full Time
    : Yes

  • Primary School Year 1 & 2

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    : Primary Lower
    : Cambridge / Edexcel, UK
    : Primary Education
    : Please refer to the school
    : 2 Yrs
    : 22050 per year (3 terms per year)
    : National Curriculum For England And Wales International Primary Curriculum
    : Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), member of the Federation of British International Schools in South East and East Asia FOBISSEA)
    : Full Time
    : Yes

  • Primary School Year 3 & 4

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    :
    : Cambridge / Edexcel, UK
    : Primary Education
    : Please refer to the school
    : 2 Yrs
    : 24750 per year (3 terms per year)
    : National Curriculum For England And Wales International Primary Curriculum
    : Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), member of the Federation of British International Schools in South East and East Asia FOBISSEA)
    : Full Time
    : Yes

  • Primary School Year 5 & 6

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    :
    : Cambridge / Edexcel, UK
    : Primary Education
    : Please refer to the school
    : 2 Yrs
    : 28350 per year (3 terms per year)
    : -
    : National Curriculum For England And Wales International Primary Curriculum
    : Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), member of the Federation of British International Schools in South East and East Asia FOBISSEA)
    : Full Time
    : Yes

  • International Stream-Form 1 to Form 5 (Students are prepared to sit for external examination of the Cambridge or Edexcel Boards I Form 5(o-Level and IGCSE). Students in Form 3 are required to sit for the Checkpoint examination)

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    : Secondary Lower
    : Cambridge / Edexcel, UK
    : Secondary Education
    : Passed School Entrance Exam
    : 2 to 5 years
    : 33900 per year (3 terms per year)
    : 8900 per term (3 terms per year)
    : British Curriculum
    : Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), member of the Federation of British International Schools in South East and East Asia FOBISSEA)
    : Full Time
    : Yes

  • Lower Secondary Education (Forms 1, 2 &3) PMR (conduct in Bahasa Melayu)

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    : Secondary Lower
    : Ministry of Education Malaysia
    : Secondary Education
    : UPSR/Passed College Entrance Exam
    : 3 Yrs
    : 33900 per year (3 terms per year)
    : Malaysian Curriculum (KBSM)
    : Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), member of the Federation of British International Schools in South East and East Asia FOBISSEA)
    : Full Time
    : Yes

  • Upper Secondary Education (Forms 4& 5) SPM (conduct in Bahasa Melayu)

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    : Secondary Upper
    : Ministry of Education Malaysia
    : Secondary Education
    : PMR/Passed College Entrance Exam
    : 2 Yrs
    : 33900 per year (3 terms per year)
    : Malaysian Curriculum (KBSM)
    : Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), member of the Federation of British International Schools in South East and East Asia FOBISSEA)
    : Full Time
    : Yes

  • A-Levels

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    : A-Levels
    : Cambridge / Edexcel, UK
    : Post-Secondary Programme (A-level / Pre-Universities)
    : SPM/O-Level/Equivent
    : 1.5 to 2 Yrs
    : 33900 per year (3 terms per year)
    : 8900 per term (3 terms per year)
    : British Curriculum
    : Full Time
    : Yes