Head of International Primary, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

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Matrix International SchoolNegeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Date posted:
Start date: August 1st 2018.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term


Matrix Global Schools is located on a lush, green 20 acre site with excellent facilities. The school provides opportunities for students to join either Matrix International Pre-School or Matrix International School, which consists of a Primary, and Secondary School (IPC, National Curriculum for England, CIE IGCSE) or Matrix Private School (Malaysian National Curriculum) and caters for children from 3 years of age to 17 years of age.  We also operate a residential school, for secondary aged students. Our Boarding House is run along Boarding Schools Association standards (BSA).

We offer a rich, quality education with affordable fees. The school caters for Malaysian children and children from overseas. We have recently signed an agreement with a number of agencies and partner schools, universities in China and Korean and are looking to expand into India and other SE Asian countries, which will see our international secondary school expand rapidly by approximately 300 by March 2018 and with a further 400 March 2019. The student population overall, is approximately 800 at present with 250 in our international secondary school. Our teaching staff are both expatriate and Malaysian.

Our approach is individual – we strive for every student to stretch themselves beyond their potential and use data such as CAT4 to ensure we are able to both monitor and map out individual learning programmes for our students.  The school is seeking COBIS membership this year and will be welcoming an inspection in the very near future. We have very high aspirations and are ably supported by a strong school board and parent community.

Memberships & Affiliations

We are a centre for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), and have an affiliation with Ellesmere College UK as well as with the University of Daejeon and Sangmyung in South Korea and an agreement with Shanghai Zhangjiang Specialized college and with Heng Shui Yizhong Education Group Sdn Bhd.

The Role

  • We invite dedicated and suitably qualified candidates who possess the following to join us as Head of International Primary:
  • Evidence of leading a school successfully preferably overseas.  However, candidates who can demonstrate leadership of large departments or sections should not be deterred from applying.
  • Excellent understanding of the IPC would be an advantage although not a necessity.
  • Excellent understanding of assessment for learning (AfL) and its implementation, including the use of data to track student progress.
  • Ability to mentor, coach and support teachers in raising the quality of learning and teaching across the school.
  • Knowledge of the COBIS/CIS Accreditation process would be an advantage.

This position would suit an experienced head teacher looking for a new challenge or an experienced deputy head teacher who is looking to take the next step on the leadership ladder. The Head of Primary will lead the Primary team and will be responsible for all matters pertaining to his/her school. The Head of Primary will be responsible to the Principal of Matrix Global Schools.


This is a two-year contract with an option to renew at the end.


Initial interviews will be completed through Skype. Final candidates will be invited to attend a panel interview at the school prior to the final decision being taken.

How to Apply

Further information and other positions available on our website www.matrixschools.edu.my
Interested candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying to Matrix Global Schools  together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of three referees (one of which must be from your current school) to: Ms Amy (PA to the CEO &  Principal) sl.tai@matrixschools.edu.my.

(We thank all applicants for their expressed interest; however, only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.)

Job location

More about Matrix International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Pt 12652, Sendayan Merchant Sq, Persiaran 1, Sendayan Utama, Pusat Dagangan Sendayan, Bandar Sri Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan, 71950, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 130 022 9888