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Name elc International School
Abbreviation elc
Established 1987
Type International
Motto Learn to aspire
Location Selangormarker, Malaysiamarker
Principal Mrs. Margaret Ann Kaloo
Head of Secondary Mrs. Sheela Raghu
Head of Primary Mrs. Anu Thiruselvam


elc International School is an international school located in Selangormarker, Malaysiamarker.

History

elc International School started as elc Secondary School in 1987 with five students and six teachers including the Principal. Three of these were the children of the founders namely Dr. and Mrs. Kaloo and Dr and Mrs. Ghazalli.

The School was registered as a Secondary School, under the terms of the Education Act 1961, to prepare qualified children for the GCE 'O' Levels in May 1989. In June 1992, the school was given permission to add a Primary Division to the established Secondary Division. elc maintained two sites within the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail area, one for the Primary Division and another for the Secondary Division.

By 1995 a decision was made to bring both Primary and Secondary onto one site and in January 1997 elc relocated to its new campus in Sungai Buloh, Selangor. The official opening of the new school building and its grounds was performed by the then Minister of Education YB Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Hj. Abdul Razak on March 07, 1998.

Subjects

Students from Year 3-8 take subjects including Maths, English, Combined Science, Art, History, Geography, ICT, Music, Textile, Community Projects, Eco Education, and a choice between Malay, Chinese or French. Students in Year 9 have two extra subjects added to their timetable, Business Studies and D.T.

Beginning in Year 10, students pick their own subjects although they must include English and Maths. This is done in accordance with the 'O' level examinations. Available subjects include Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Design Technology, English Literature, French, Geography, History, Malay, Physical Education, Physics, Pure Maths, and Textiles. As of 2007, the school changed the examination board to Cambridge from Edexcel.

Operation

The Principal is Mrs. Margaret Ann Kaloo. Mrs. Sheela Raghu and Mrs. Anu Thiruselvam are the Heads of Secondary and Primary School respectively. . Shawn Lim and Mihir Kubchandani are the 2009/ 2010 Head Prefects.

The elc community has taken part in the 2007 Relay for Life Walk-athon, Cancer Awareness Week, 30 Hour Famine, Reading Week, the Terry Fox Run and many others. A keen supporter of Cancer Awareness Week, elc has raised over Rm 10,000 each year from the community to help research in cancer.

In 2008, elc celebrated its 20th year as a school and its 10th year in its present location in Sungai Buloh. To celebrate this occasion the school held a Charity Carnival and raised just over RM 71,000 for Hospis Malaysia, the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) and the Angkor Association for the Disabled.

Main block of elc.


Facilities

elc International School is located in Sungai Buloh. There are three blocks within the school campus. The first and original block is the centre 'L-shaped' building which effectively is the Secondary School along with the Admin section. Sitting on one end of the football field is the lower primary block and on the other side of the field (and secondary block) lies the upper primary building.

Sports facilities include a football field, a half Olympic sized swimming pool, a covered basketball court which can also be used as four badminton courts, two multi-purpose halls and a volley-ball court. Other facilities include six laboratories, including a Physics lab, a Biology lab, a Chemistry lab, a Textiles Lab, a Design Technology lab and a cooking lab; three ICT labs, two located in the secondary building and one in the primary; two libraries; two art rooms, two music rooms, an Audio Visual Room, two canteens, two stages, and two activity rooms. There are also play areas and paddling pools available for younger students.

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