Terms of Use

Term of Use

Stonyhurst International School Penang (“School”) reserves the right to amend the Terms of Use at any given time. Please review the terms periodically.

Please note that the terms set forth are for this website only. For links to other websites, please refer to the terms & conditions and/or privacy policies at the respective websites.

Whilst the School takes great care to ensure the accuracy of the content on our website, the School assumes no legal liability for and does not warrant that the information contained on this website is accurate or complete, or that the information will be free from errors or that the website’s availability will be uninterrupted and the School hereby expressly disclaims and excludes all express and implied warranties terms or conditions not stated herein, so far as such exclusion or disclaimer is permitted under the applicable law. The School excludes all liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by any errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause but this disclaimer is without prejudice to any claims for fraudulent misrepresentation, personal injuries or death.


Privacy Policy

1. Introduction
Stonyhurst International School Penang (“School”) collects and processes personal data of
staff, students and families. This Privacy Policy sets out how the School handles any personal
data that you give us in accordance with the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010
(“PDPA”), its regulations and other relevant laws and requirements in Malaysia.
The School will take reasonable steps to secure your information and to avoid unauthorized
or accidental access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal, erasure or
other use.

2. Collection of Personal Data
The School collects and holds personal data to be processed by the School in the course of
normal operations of running the School in order to achieve the Purpose set out in this
Privacy Policy.

3. Description of Personal Data
The School processes personal data about:

  •  its prospective, current and past students and their parents or guardian
  •  its staff including full time staff, contract staff, job applicants and volunteers
  •  its suppliers, contractors and service providers

The type of personal data the School processes include (but not limited to):

  • title and name
  • addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and other contact details
  • NRIC number, passport number and visa
  • credit card information
  • race, religion, nationality and citizenship
  • medical information
  • attendance information, academic or employment records
  • security photographs and access information or access logs, including CCTV footage
  • any other information you post, email or otherwise send to us
  • how you use the website and where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type

Special category personal data 1 will only be processed in accordance with applicable law
and, where necessary, with the data subject’s explicit consent for one or more specified

1 ‘special category personal data’ can be defined as personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

4. Purpose of Collection of Personal Data
The School processes relevant personal data as part of its day to day operations in order to
provide you with the relevant services.

  • To support the selection and admission of students and the education of the students
  • To monitor and report on the progress of the students
  • To provide appropriate personal, medical and social care to the students
  • To assess the performance of the School as a whole, together with any other uses normally associated with this provision in an international school environment
  • To allow for operations of the School, including general administration, procurement of good and services, catering, management of property and assets, building maintenance, campus security and health and safety. 
  • To select, employ and for the ongoing management of staff, including temporary staff and volunteers
  • To fulfil and comply with any legal, regulatory, audit or security related requirements, including under data protection legislation
  • To engage with alumni for networking and marketing
  • To engage in commercial activities, including marketing, insurance and managing events
  • To facilitate the planning, promoting and executing of academics, pastoral and extra-curricular activities, including activities provided by third parties.  

The School undertakes that it shall only keep the data collected as long as is necessary to for the purposes outlined above.

5. Sources of Personal Data

The School obtains your personal data from you directly from the following sources, including but not limited to:

  • in person or over the phone
  • Student Online Applications (the admissions process prior to acceptance)
  • Alumni Website Sign-up
  • other forms of electronic communication such as email, enquiry, application and/or registration forms
  • CCTV cameras located in the School’s compound

6. Disclosure of Personal Data
All personal data 2 collected will be kept confidential and for the use of the School, and its
affiliates for lawful and relevant purposes.

As part of the services provided, the School may disclose your personal data to third parties,
some of which are located outside Malaysia, such as agencies (including governmental
bodies), service providers and contractors appointed by us to undertake some of our
academic, pastoral, extra-curricular and administrative functions.
In particular, the School may:

  • Make available information to any internal organization or society set up for the purpose of maintaining contact with students or for administration, fundraising, marketing or promotional purposes relating to the school, e.g. Alumni. The School will remain as the data controller and this policy will govern data usage.
  • Make use of photographs, videos or sound recordings of students in school publications, the school website and other official school communication channels. Photographs, videos or sound recordings of students will not be used in publicity campaigns placed with external media outlets without the express permission of the relevant family, other than for the purposes stipulated in this Form of the School’s Data Protection Policy, whichever is the latest. 
  • Make personal data, including sensitive personal data, available to staff for planning activities and trips, both in and outside of Malaysia.
  • Retain and use personal data after a student has graduated to provide references, educational history and alumni services consistent with an international school environment.
2 ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific o the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person; access, in particular when the processing of data involves the transmission or storage on or within a network.

7. Security of Personal Data
The School undertakes to:
(a) implement appropriate security measures to protect personal data against accidental
or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or
(b) notify you about any accidental or unauthorized access of your data that may lead to damage or harm.

8. Use of Cookies
Our website uses cookies. Cookies, including optional cookies from third party service
providers, may not contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal
data that the School stores about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtain
from the cookies.

Cookies are used on this website to improve the information and experience provided to
you. You may configure your browser to notify you of the reception of cookies and to
prevent their installation on your computer. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact
upon the usability of many websites, and you may not be able to use all the features on our

Cookies may be used for the advertising, analysis, device, login time, feedback, session,
security, behaviour, etc.

[For more information on cookies, please refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/]

9. Transfer of Personal Data
Personal data may be stored in our database systems which may be located within or
outside the jurisdiction in which the data was collected.

The School will take reasonable steps to ensure your personal data is treated securely and in
accordance with this Privacy Notice.

10. Your Obligations
It is necessary for the School to collect and retain your personal data to complete the
enrolment process and to facilitate any dealings with you. Therefore, it is also obligatory for
you to supply personal data to the School in the most accurate manner. If you do not
provide us with complete and accurate personal data the School will not be able to achieve
the purpose and this will affect your dealings with the School.

11. Your Right of Access, Right to Correction and Withdrawal of Consent
You have the right to request for access to and to correct your personal data held and
processed by the School. If any of your personal data is inaccurate, incomplete or not up-to-
date, you have the right to request for correction and/or update of your personal data.

You are also entitled to limit the School’s processing of your personal data by withdrawing
your consent given previously.

You can access the majority of your personal data held by the School via the School’s online
Information Management System.

If you wish to:
(i) request for access to other personal data;
(ii) to correct or update any of your personal data; or
(iii) withdraw your consent to the School’s processing of your personal data,

Please contact the pdpa@stonyhurstpenang.edu.my with the details of the data that you would like to access to and your reasons.

12. Changes to Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. We advise that you visit our website
on a regular basis to view this Privacy Policy.

13. Consent
By submitting your personal data on our website, you give consent to the processing 3 of your
personal data as stipulated in the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy of the website.

For children below the age of 16 years, please note that the consent of the parent or legal
guardian is required for the processing of personal data. You shall have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

3 ‘processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction 

14. Inquiries and Complaints
In the event of any queries or feedback in relation to data protection, please contact

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Prep Programme in Year 6

At Stonyhurst International School, Penang we have two Schools, the Junior School and the Senior School. The Junior School consists of the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 UK national curriculum and the Senior School is working towards the IGCSE and A-Level examinations. Traditionally, the move from Junior School to Senior School can be a difficult time for students. We have tried to ease this transition through a strong shared ethos across both schools, a consistent pastoral framework and our Coaching programme. In addition, we have developed our Prep programme for all of our Year 6 students.
‘Prep’ is short for preparatory; the literal meaning of this is to prepare for a task. We recognise that to make the most out of their time in the Senior School, our Year 6 students need this opportunity to prepare for this next phase in their academic journey. The following highlights some of the strategies we have put in place for our Prep programme:
  • Year 6 will be taught by specialist teachers in specialist classrooms for the many of their lessons – including Maths and Science
  • Year 6 will be a part of the Senior School Coaching programme, coached by an older student in Year 8 or 9 as part of their Lines
  • Year 6 will begin interacting with their Line tutor groups over the course of the year during tutor time
  • Year 6 students will move from attending our Junior School assembly to attending our Senior School assembly over the course of the year
However, we recognise that the students still have valuable experiences to gain from being the oldest and most mature members of the Junior School. Therefore, in addition to the time they spend in the Senior School, they will also experience an important continuation of their time in the Junior School. This will include:
  • The continuation of the IPC as their central curriculum
  • The continuation of exit point celebrations involving parents and / or the wider School community
  • Junior School positions of responsibility
Through the Prep programme we aim to bridge the gap between the two Schools, including their curriculums and logistics. This will allow any potential issues this may pose to our Year 6 students to be highlighted and handled through our team in a nurturing way, eliminating any nerves they may have regarding the next step in their education. Moreover, for the majority of our students, Year 6 Prep will be a time of excitement, where they get to experience the joy of working with our outstanding Senior School specialists and being inspired by their subject knowledge and enthusiasm.
Junior School

Areas of learning for Key Stage 1 & 2

Covering everything from core subjects to co-curricular activities, Key Stage 1 & 2 offers the ideal pathway to Senior School and beyond.



Our English reading scheme in Reception provides students with the systematic building blocks of the English language in a fun and dynamic way with Big Cat Phonics. With levelled reading books aligned to each individual child’s abilities, we are able to gradually improve their comprehension.

Once they have more confidence, we cultivate a genuine love for reading through whole class reading sessions. As independent learners, they are encouraged to explore our well-stocked library and turn reading into a lifelong passion.


Our teachers use the proven framework, Talk for Writing, to inspire students to unlock their potential as writers. At the start of each unit, students are assessed in order to craft a learning journey of imitation, innovation and invention. The topics for these units are linked to the IPC and students’ own interests to ensure that their writing has a real purpose.

Alongside the creative element of writing, key skills are developed. In Reception and Year 1 pupils learn to write in lowercase. When the pupils develop control, the remainder of their time in KS1 focuses on introducing a flowing, cursive style that encourages them to write with confidence. Grammar and spelling skills lessons are used to explain key concepts and support them in achieving their English writing goals.


From Reception to Year 6, our students learn Maths through the scheme White Rose Maths. White Rose Maths is based on the Singaporean approach to teaching maths, but targeted towards achieving the UK National Curriculum overviews. The scheme uses proven tools and methods from Singapore Maths to develop a mastery of the subject at all levels. The programme focuses on CPA: visualising maths concepts using Concrete materials, illustrating them Pictorially, and finally completing Abstract problems. This is also the scheme used in St Mary’s UK (Preparatory School to Stonyhurst College), which allows us to work closely with our UK counterpart.

International Primary Curriculum

The IPC is a central element of our KS1 and KS2 curriculum. The students learn about a range of topics across the year that are carefully planned to cover the breadth of the primary curriculum in a cross-curricular way. Creating these links allows students to see topics as real world scenarios and understand the complex links between issues. A key focus is placed on evaluating students’ existing knowledge and focusing the teaching on where they would like the learning to go. Our Jesuit Pupil Profile is a key element in our learning here as students work towards their own personal goals as well as the curriculum targets they are set.


At Stonyhurst, we understand the importance of increasing students’ science capital through clearly illustrating the vital role science plays in our day to day lives. At times, this is by teaching Science directly through our IPC, drawing a clear link to the wider topic. At others, this involves discreetly exploring the skills and knowledge they need to complete the British National Science curriculum. 

Our well-equipped Science lab is available to facilitate students in their practical understanding and further their passion for the subject. Furthermore, our Year 6 pupils have the opportunity to directly learn from our Senior School Science teachers as they prepare them for their future learning and see their potential as scientists!


ICT is incorporated into all aspects of learning across the curriculum. State of the art interactive panels are placed in all classrooms and 1:1 devices are available from Year 2 upwards. Not only does this provide the technological resources our students need for the modern world, but it also allows us to meet our intentional limiting of wasteful paper resources wherever necessary. 

Programming plays a central role across all year groups. This starts in our Early Years with the introduction of programmable toys and is later explored through the students’ discreet ICT lessons, which are taught by a specialist teacher across KS2.

Creative Arts

Music, Art and Drama are all key elements of our curriculum. They are often closely linked to our IPC and English lessons as they help the students to express themselves. With close links between children who excel creatively and those who excel in the sciences, our focus is on ensuring that creative subjects are given as much value by our community as those traditionally seen as academically rigorous. Music has a specialist teacher throughout the entire Junior School, with Art and Drama specialists taking over from KS2. Our well-equipped auditorium provides students with the opportunity to gain confidence, perform to large audiences and create memorable experiences.

PE and Swimming

PE and Swimming lessons are taught by specialist teachers throughout every pupil’s time at Junior School. They play a vital role within the School day and pupils learn key life skills, both related directly to their sports, teamwork and the spirit of competition. Students are further encouraged to develop their love of sport through our co-curricular activities.


French, Mandarin and Bahasa are the languages across KS1 and KS2. With specialist teachers ensuring each language is taught at the highest level, our students learn key language skills that provide them with opportunities in the international workplace and as global citizens.


Wellbeing is of the utmost importance at Stonyhurst. Through the teaching of all subjects, we ensure that student wellbeing is considered and our school values are reflected. In addition, opportunities for discreetly taught Wellbeing lessons may be taken each week. These sessions focus on the traditional PSHE topics as well as extending out into meaningful discussions through Philosophy 4 Children and from Key Stage 2, our bespoke Stonyhurst Coaching programme.