By Sarjit Kaur
MALAYSIA: Sri Dasmesh International School (SDIS), a private school based in Kuala Lumpur with a majority of Sikh student population, came out with flying colours on the recent national examinations for eleventh year students.
The exam is called Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), or the Malaysian Certificate of Education.
Seventeen of its students got between nine and 12 As, with two of them scoring As in 12 subjects while three scored 11As.
The school achieved a 100% passing rate, a consistent unbroken track record since inception.
When asked on the school’s success factor, SDIS principal Jaswinder Kaur says it boils down to the partnership between students rising to the occasion with teachers and parents being there to support them.
She adds that students are in a supportive environment where they are not competing against one another rather, setting a new benchmark for themselves all the time and resulting in all of them doing well mutually.
On whether the top students are balanced individuals, Jaswinder affirms that they are not just bookworms but versatile in carrying out various roles in the school.
Tripthpal Kaur and Harpreet Kaur, who scored 12As, are school prefects. There are also student council members , debaters and sports enthusiasts among the cream.
“Generally, those who are willing to walk the extra mile,” she tells Asia Samachar.
The SDIS students who recently completed their A levels have been accepted into top global universities.
Arvvin Maniam was one of the two Malaysians who obtained a seat at the coveted Minerva University, R Vigneesh secured a place in the London School of Economics while Angad Singh, Bhagat Singh and Tashvin Singh have seats in the University College of London. – ASIA SAMACHAR (5 March 2015)
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