Frequently Asked Questions

General

What does Wadi Sofia offer?


We offer a dual curricular school program, both national and international streams. The national stream, which begins at Form 1, is in accordance with Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia. The international stream, on the other hand, begins at primary level and is based on the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) curriculum.




Is Wadi Sofia a Tahfiz school?


We are not a Tahfiz school but we do offer subjects such as Al-Quran, Islamic Studies, and Arabic.




Does Wadi Sofia offer any after-school activities?


Yes, Wadi Sofia offers an array of co-curricular activities to stimulate the students' minds and help them grow as individuals. You can view the full list of activities here.




How is the school year structured?


For both national and international streams, Wadi Sofia follows the Malaysian academic calendar. Therefore, the school is structured with 2 semesters. • First Semester: January - May • Second Semester: June - December




What are Wadi Sofia school hours?


Depending on their levels, students will have different school hours • Secondary: 8.00am - 3.00pm (except Thursday: 8.00am - 2.30pm) • Primary: 8.00am - 1.00pm • Kindergarten: 8.30am - 12.30pm




What is the maximum number of students per class?


We aim to limit the number of students to 20 per class room. This is our effort to maintain individualistic attention, to ensure our best ability to adapt and adjust our approach in teaching each student.




Are students permitted to bring their electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones to school?


Students are permitted to bring their electronic devices for educational purposes only. The usage of the electronic devices must be in accordance with the rules and regulations as set by the school's administration. For more detail, click here.




Can students enroll at any time of the year?


Our school year starts in January, and students are encouraged to enrol then. We can accept students during other time of the year, but this will be on a case to case basis. Students' class placement will be subjected to our admission assessment.




Is an admission assessment required for all enrolments?


In certain cases, an admission decision is reached based on a review of an applicant's latest academic and disciplinary record. In the situation where there are insufficient records, an admission assessment may be required at the registrar's discretion. This will focus on the three core subjects: Math, Science, and English.




Does Wadi Sofia process Student Visas?


Yes, we do. However, the process depends the parents' visa status. For more details, please contact us.




What type of boarding facilities are available on campus?


We offer two options for rooms at our hostel. Students have the choice between a shared bedroom with two occupants, or a single bedroom with only one occupant. However, students must be at least 12 years old to reside at the hostel.




Does the school provide school bus services?


Wadi Sofia does not directly provide school bus services, however, we might be able to assist in arranging such transportation with an independent service provider.





National Stream

Which classes follow the National curriculum?


Wadi Sofia offers classes from Form 1 to Form 5 (SPM) which follow the National curriculum, as set by Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia.




Can students in the national stream also sit for IGCSE exams?


Yes, they can. However, we recommend students to consult our school's academic advisor before taking this course of action.




Does Wadi Sofia accept students who wish to resit for their SPM?


Yes, we do.





International Stream

Which curriculum does the International stream follow?


The international stream follows the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) curriculum.




Which classes are in the International Stream?


The international classes are split into these categories: • Primary (Year 1 to Year 6). At Year 6 will sit for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint. Malaysian students have the option to also sit for UPSR. • Lower secondary classes (Year 7 to Year 9). At Year 9 will sit for the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint. • Upper secondary (Year 10 to Year 11). At Year 11 will sit for IGCSE examination.




Can Malaysian students with IGCSE certification enroll in IPTAs (Malaysian public universities)?


Even though IGCSE is considered equivalent to SPM, IPTAs generally prioritise SPM certification for Malaysian students' admission. Students are advised to seek further clarification from respective universities as academic requirements may differ.




Can national students enroll directly into the international stream?


Enrolment from national to international stream is possible. However, a preliminary assessment for the students may be needed to determine their placement.





Kindergarten

At age what can my child enrol in Wadi Sofia School's Kindergarten?


For the Kindergarten, we will only accept at the age of 4. The oldest your child can join us is at 6 years old.




What will my child be learning in class?


We will teach your child all the core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science and more. However, as the school is made up of an international body, we also put additional emphasis on more informal lessons that would leverage this cosmopolitan environment. This can range from cross cultural exposure to basic language sharing which will be supervised by teachers experienced in early childhood education. Our motto is Play, Explore, Discover, and Learn.




DRAFT How many students are there per class?


• Preschool - 13 students • Kindergarten 1 - 20 students • Kindergarten 2 - 20 students




Does the school provide meals for the students?


The school fees include one meal per day. The meals are served during recess (10.00 am).