If your child is new to Boarding, then you may have some questions. 

Please see our list of frequently asked questions below. Our KTJ Boarding Student Handbook also provides further information. 

Please get in touch if you have any further questions.

How many boarding students are there in a room?

As students go through the school, they get more and more privacy and independence. We believe it is important for young boarders to mix with others to develop their interpersonal skills and to maximise the benefits of being a boarder. Usually, Form 1 and 2 students are in a dorm with 6 - 8 people, the Form 3 and 4s share with 3 - 5 students, the Form 5 and Lower Sixth students share with 2 - 3 people and our Upper Sixth students are in single or double rooms.

Can I choose my child’s boarding house/room?

Students are usually assigned to their Boarding House at random. However, our Director of Boarding will consider placing siblings of the same gender together in one house.

What are the weekend activities, and can my child return home on some weekends?

We host a variety of House events and co-curricular activities at weekends, such as our sports competitions, House Singing, House Drama, workshops, seminars and residential trips. Approximately every third weekend during term time, we have an Exeat where students can return home for a long weekend if they so wish. 

How do I visit, drop-off or collect my child from school?

Before visiting KTJ to collect your child, please contact their Houseparent at least 24 hours prior to your arrival. When leaving the school, students will receive an official departure card signed by their Houseparent which will be handed to security at the Guard House. You must have a KTJ Parent car sticker to collect and drop off your child. These are given to parents on their child’s first day of school. 

What are the personal items that my child needs to bring?

A checklist of items for your child can be found in our Parent Handbook. While most items are provided by KTJ, items such as bedding, crockery and a laundry basket must be brought to school on arrival. 

What does a typical day look like for a student?

 Example weekday schedule:

06.45 - 07.45Wake up and have breakfast
08.00 - 15.00Lessons
16.00 - 18.00CCAs and after school activities
18.15 - 19.15Dinner
19.45- 20.45Lesson prep for junior and senior students
21.15 - 22.00Second prep for senior students
21.45 - 22.30Bedtime for Form 1 - 5 students
23.00 - 00.00Bedtime for Sixth Form students

Example Saturday schedule:

06.45 - 07.45Wake up and have breakfast
08.00 - 13.30Lessons
13.00 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 18.00House activities, house competitions and free time
18.15 - 19.15Dinner
20.00 - 21.30Saturday evening programme
22.15 - 23.00Bedtime for Form 1 - 5 students
23.00 - 00.00Bedtime for Sixth Form students

Example Sunday schedule:  

10.00 - 12.30Wake up and have breakfast
13.00 - 13.30Roll call and House Meeting
14.00 - 18.00House activities, house competitions and free time
18.15 - 19.15Dinner
20.00 - 20.45Lesson prep for junior and senior students
21.45 - 22.00Bedtime for Form 1 - 5 students
23.00 - 00.00Bedtime for Sixth Form students
How is homework or classwork prep supervised?

Each House has a tutor on duty to oversee prep time in the Houses. Some Houses, including the Junior House also have Prefects on duty to encourage a positive working environment. Any student who has difficulties with their work is encouraged to speak to the House Staff or senior students to get support.

Can my child remain in the school during the school holidays?

School will remain open for all mid-term breaks and holidays of up to 10 days. If your child is staying in School during these holiday periods, there will be an extra charge of RM175 per day. For more information on holidays, please view our Term Dates

Is the use of a bicycle or other vehicles permitted?

Bicycles and skateboards are allowed in school, but students must wear a helmet and be aware of pedestrians and vehicles. Students are not allowed to drive cars or motorcycles on campus.

Are meals compulsory? Are there any vegetarian options?

Students in Forms 1-5 are expected to attend all meals, and Sixth Form students are also strongly encouraged to do so. There are always vegetarian options and all food served is Halal. We also have a Cafe and a Tuck Shop on campus. 

Do students need to bring pocket money?

It is advisable for students to have some pocket money so that they can buy food and drinks, and so have spending money for House trips. Each Boarding House operates a House Bank where parents can deposit money for their child.

How do students keep their belongings safe?

Students should bring several padlocks to be used on their own desk or lockers. We do not encourage students to bring any expensive items into school as they may go missing or get damaged. Students need to be responsible for their own belongings and for locking items away safely. Each House has a safe for the storage of expensive items. The school will take necessary steps to provide a safe environment but it cannot be held responsible for any loss of valuable items such as jewellery, expensive watches, mobile phones, laptops or other electrical goods.

Should students bring their own laptop?

KTJ’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy was launched in January 2021, and requires all secondary students to bring a laptop or tablet to school and use it as a central part of their schoolwork. It is vital that all young people develop digital citizenship, and strong technology 

skills are integral to the holistic education we provide at KTJ. The recommended specifications for your child’s laptop or tablet. 

How is handphone/internet use regulated?

Our School wi-fi is regulated and restricts access to specific websites, such as gaming sites. There are clear rules about the use of devices around the campus including a zoning system that students must follow. For example, students are not permitted to use their handphone whilst walking between classrooms or in the Dining Hall. Devices will be confiscated for a short time if a student does not follow these rules. Persistent offenders will have their devices removed for longer periods and may also face further sanctions. 

How do parents keep in touch with their child and houseparents?

For boarding students, parents and students should arrange a suitable time in the day to communicate with each other that does not coincide with lessons, extra-curricular activities, prep or bedtime. Houseparents can be contacted by email and are usually very quick to respond. Parents are also sent a weekly update from the Principal and are given access to a “What’s On” document for their child’s Boarding House.

Do students do their own laundry?

Laundry service has been included in the boarding fees, but items that are dry cleaned or any other items that exceed the weekly limit set by the school will be chargeable to parents. Students will complete a laundry form and submit it to the House Matron. All clothing should be labelled clearly. The Form 5 and 6 students also have access to washing machines within their Boarding House. 

Is there an airport transfer service?

The school only uses taxis that are licensed and drivers who are known to the school and who have undergone police checks. Houseparents will collate information on the taxi services required at exeats, holidays and end of terms. This information will then be passed on to the Head of Security who will contact the taxi drivers and make the relevant bookings. The school will pay for the cost of the taxi in advance and the relevant sum will be added to the students bill. Parents and/or students must inform the school in advance if the airlines their child is flying on observes a policy on minors travelling unaccompanied. In these cases, the school can provide an adult presence at the airport to verify details and facilitate travel. Although, this will incur some extra charges if not on the last day of term.

Where next?

Admissions Process
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