Campus Principal’s Message

Campus Principal

Lee Chalkly

Lee began his international career in Nairobi, Kenya where he was Deputy Head of Preparatory at Nairobi Academy. For the last 25 years he has worked as a teacher and school leader with 12 years as Head of School. This experience has taken him and his family to seven countries and has included working with a variety of curriculums. Whilst serving as Director at the International School of Riga, the school leadership worked with the Latvian Ministry of Education to support the development of new pedagogy that was incorporated into the Latvian National Curriculum. The school was recognised for its innovation and commitment to great learning.

To support his professional growth Lee has completed an MBA in Educational Leadership at the University of Leicester, an MA in International Education at the University of Sunderland and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education with a focus on initial teacher training at the University of Nottingham. Additionally, he is a certified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.  He is experienced at leading schools through accreditation and is a visiting school accreditation leader.

Welcome to Tenby Schools Ipoh!

At our school, we want to support your child’s development into a capable, well-balanced adult. To achieve this, we draw on our 60-year heritage of educational experience as well as the best of evidence-based pedagogy. Our purpose-designed campus provides students with a conducive environment to learn new skills, discover new interests, and grow in knowledge of themselves and the world around them.

Our holistic approach to education is an effective blend of intellectual endeavour coupled with a broad range of co-curricular activities, which not only facilitate academic excellence but character development as well.

The foundation for academic excellence

We believe in an approach to education that emphasises the active involvement of students in their own learning. This involves helping our students constantly discover new things about themselves and the people and world around them. In this way, students are empowered to be lifelong, independent learners.

Additionally, our experienced staff and faculty actively seek opportunities for students to meet and exceed their potential in all areas of academia. From our Early Years to our A Level classes, students are challenged, supported and guided in order to stretch their capabilities beyond their comfort zone.

This approach has resulted in consistently outstanding results in both our Malaysian National and International schools. We are regularly ranked among the top schools in Perak for UPSR, PT3 and SPM results, while our students at Tenby International School have regularly been recognised as some of the Top in the World in various subjects.

Well-rounded individuals

While academic success is important for university placement and career pathways, it is also important to provide a balance with a co-curricular programme that helps children develop the skills to thrive amidst a fast-changing world.

This includes the nurturing of soft skills such as agility to adapt to changing situations, collaboration with other parties, and communicating with diverse people effectively. We also enable our students to learn leadership skills by providing opportunities for them to initiate ideas and be involved in student-driven projects. Furthermore, we prepare students to be critical thinkers, where they develop the ability to define problems, develop multiple solutions and apply their knowledge in new ways.

It is our experience that students who develop these skills are able to achieve greater levels of learning than standardized tests can measure. 

Amazing students

We especially want to inspire children to learn to levels that amaze them. Those moments where students can say “I didn’t realise I could do that until now!” are what we call Amazing Learning moments. When we help them realise that there is always another level to be reached, students will strive to reach that level, and will keep the memory of breaking through with them into their adult life.

We are committed to facilitating students in this journey to becoming better versions of themselves. This will enable our students to develop excellence of character so that they can realise their true potential. And ultimately, a person of excellent character will bring about excellence to all that they do.

I invite you to explore our website further to get a small taste of what our learning community is all about. Please visit us in person to experience the Tenby Schools Ipoh environment for yourself and learn more about how we help nurture your child to become the best he or she can be.

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