Sayfol International School

Sayfol International School is an international school located next to Jalan Ampang, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[1] It was founded in 1986 by Datuk Seri Haji Ghulam Mohammed Sayeed, who remains the owner. The school follows the London Edexcel IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education syllabus for secondary school and Edexcel GCE A Levels for the Pre-U program. It is one of the oldest international schools in Malaysia and has a secondary campus in Sabah, east Malaysia. Sayfol has approximately 2300 students in the 2011/2012 academic year.

Sayfol International School

TypeInternational School
FounderDatuk Seri Haji Ghulam Mohammed Sayeed
PrincipalMrs. Kamalanathan (Secondary School) and Tracy Huxtable (Primary School)
Head of schoolJudy Meiners
Colour(s)     Gold
     Dark green


The school offers Nursery,[2] Kindergarten,[3] Primary,[4] Secondary[5] and A-Level[6] programmes. The A-Level programme is also known as Sayfol Higher Education (SHE).





The school offers the following subjects at IGCSE (London) beyond 2011 [EDXCEL].[5]

Sayfol Higher Education (Pre-U)

The school offers Edexcel A Level. This course is conducted in a two-year program. The head of the program is Mrs. Kamalanathan, who is the principal as well. Due to low number of students, the classes are conducted with a maximum of 25 students in each class in the Science and five students in the Art branch.

The school offers the following subjects[6]

Prefectorial board

A group of students is selected by the principal, deputy principals, senior master and mistress, led by a prefect teacher and a head prefect, to maintain discipline within school and its events.

They can be recognised by the white shirt they wear and their black shoes (instead of yellow shirt and white shoes for regular students). Prefects follow a weekly lunch time duty and a daily morning duty roster.They are like a robots who have to listen to their principles.


Students wear a pale yellow and dark green uniform. Male students wear a uniform of a yellow shirt with green pants, black school belt and school socks, while female students wear a yellow shirt, a green skirt and school socks. Both male and female students wear solid white shoes.

Students are divided into five sport houses, each with a colour:

  • Clover (red)
  • Marigold (yellow)
  • Violet (purple)
  • Shamrock (green)
  • Tulip (orange)

Sports and extracurricular activities

The school hosts an annual Sports Day at a stadium. The secondary school does a march past as well as cheerleading routines, and has its own marching band. There are sports events which include track events.

Competition among sports houses is fierce, with a major portion of points allotted to performances in the March Past and Cheerleading routines. The house which wins these events usually ends up winning the overall house championship. A Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year are also elected, and they usually open the Sports Day with the lighting of a flame.

The school celebrates Hari Raya, Deepavali, Christmas and Chinese New Year, the major festivals of Malaysia. Cultural dances and events are held in the school compound on these days.


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