By : Siti Zaimaliza Bt Masturi Nurul Atiqah Bt Mohd Nori Wan Noor Aainaa Izyani Wan Ibrahim Nurul Nadia

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&The aims of Ministry of Education Malaysia
- to provide a high quality of education for all students - build a world rank education system

&Project of RMK-9 - government wish to develop the potential of our education institution
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&Education institution - shown a very positive progression and there are a lot of changes have been made. &Various type of school in our education system
- Primary level -SK, SJKC, SJKT and Indigenous - Secondary level - SBP, SMT, SMKA, Sekolah Model Khas and SMK Harian

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& In the project of RMK-9 - new category of school that will develop and it is called as«

µ CLUSTER SCHOOL¶
& What is Cluster School???
± brand name given to schools that have been identified as excellent in their cluster in aspect of school management and student excellence ± focus on niche areas

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& The implementation :
± To accelerate the excellence level of schools in the Malaysian Education system. ± To develop schools that can be role models by schools within its cluster and other schools outside its cluster.

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‡ Launched on 16th January 2006 ‡ Based on second PIPP approach ‡ Idea from Dato¶ Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn

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‡ Launched 30 schools for the first phase ‡ Launched another 30 schools for the second phase

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&Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya &Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah, Klang &Kolej Tunku Kurshiah, Negeri Sembilan &Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar, Perak &SMS Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra, Kelantan &SMK Penang Free, Pulau Pinang &SMK (P) Sri Aman, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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&SK Puteri, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan &SJK Tamil Masai, Masai, Johor &SK Tengku Ampuan Intan, Kuala Berang, Terengganu &Sekolah Seri Puteri, Cyberjaya &Sekolah Menengah Sains (SMS) Kuching &Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Bahru &SMK Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh

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& To accelerate school excellence & To expand full potential of schools & To improve Malaysian education system

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& To be role models to other schools & To achieve world-class standard & To be centre of educational excellence.

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1. Type of schools :
± Primary school ± Secondary school ± Sekolah-sekolah di luar seliaan KPM ± Higher Institution

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2. Niche Areas
± Each school will have a particular niche area ± KPM has given the authority to the school to choose any niche areas ± Usually each school would have 3 kinds of niche areas

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3. Students
± have students who excel in various fields ± not only have to achieve good results but also perform well in co-curriculum aspect.

4. Teachers
± must achieve the standard that the KPM has provided ± regard the knowledge and skill items

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5. Parents-teacher Association (PTA)
± KPM has given the local 'stakeholders' (PTA) to make
changes for the Cluster School ± Cluster schools will expand the roles of the PTA, Board of Governors, Alumni and NGOs

6. Mentor ± Mentee System
± co-operation with the formation of University-Schools clusters to stress on the concept of each public government university (IPTA) will be a mentor to a number of selected schools

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7. School¶s Autonomy Power
± curriculum management ± co-curriculum management ± school management ± financial resources management ± physical resources and human resource management

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&based on :
± ± ± ± ± students¶ achievement in aspects of academic co-curriculum, character/personality effective school management, management of resources, quality school leadership, effective management in teaching and learning, conducive environment for the development of human capital ± effective implementation of KPM program and schools with character
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a) How a school can be selected as a Cluster School? ROUTE 1
± Through the automatic selected process by KPM ± The school that have been recognized for their excellence in certain field. E.g. Sports, ICT etc ± The school need to reach certain band that the KPM has set.

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ROUTE 2
± Any interested school can apply the title of Cluster School from the KPM. ± The headmaster or the principal of the school need to do make a formal application letter to the Jemaah Nazir Sekolah (JNS) ± They need to go through various levels of selection procedures and meet criteria in order to be in the running of the selection processes.
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&The KPM has set the band and condition for each criteria of performance for a school need to achieve in order to be a Cluster School:
± School should attain at least Excellent Level based on the Standard for Quality Education in Malaysian Schools (SQEM) ± Co-Curriculum excellence (Secondary Schools) ± Primary Day Schools : 80% students passes in all subjects in the Primary School

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b) How can teachers enter Cluster School? Secondary Cluster School
± Achieve good results and perform well academically in Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) and also in co-curriculum automatically listed by the JPN - send to continue their studies in the Cluster Schools ± If the students are not listed, they can apply on JPN but must achieve good results in both field, academically, cocurriculum and they also need to acquire positive personality.

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&Primary school students :
± Due to the only real examination, that they would have is only UPSR, the school has not much power to choose their students. ± The students are still young and their abilities cannot be detected ± Therefore, as a primary Cluster School it depends entirely on the creativity of their teachers to teach and the ability of their students to learn and to perform

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&How can teachers enter Cluster School ? Characteristics of the teacher
± positive attitude to be a role model ± able to take challenges easily and show special interest in everything ± High achievers ± Depends on the credentials of the teacher on speciality in niche areas

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Ways a)The principals, headmaster or headmistress are given the power to make choices of their own teachers :± view of the very much needed skills that a particular teacher possesses ± can apply these teachers from the JPN, and it is up to the JPN to permit their grant.

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b) Qualify teacher can apply through form
± KPM will advertise the form ± Submit it to KPM ± Wait for the result

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IT IS ALL ABOUT FLEXIBILITY! a)Curriculum Management
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Principals have no restrictions as compared to other principals in an ordinary school. They can manage their teaching and learning aspects
method of curriculum deliverance method of student¶s progress report, scheduling of learning and interaction of learning period of curriculum implementation other subject besides core subject in the national curriculum

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b) Co-curriculum management
± types of co-curriculum (niche areas) ± opportunity to participate in other international events abroad ± construct their own scheduling
‡ ‡ ‡ implementation on co-curriculum activities, mode of assessment, selection of their coaches

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c) School management and physical resources and human resource management.
± ± Teachers selection are based on application or identification by the Parent Teachers Association selection of their students

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d) Financial resources management
± main resource is the Parent Teachers Association ± capable to raise additional fund for project and programmes ± PTA are willing to go to great pains in spending substantial amount of money to upgrade the infrastructure of the school

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e) Implementation of Niche Areas
± very unique that other schools do not have ± the school has become a diversity learning institution ± Produce benefits to the students, school and to the country

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&Not all students would be interest with the niche areas &Thus, will lead to a great disaster ± Failure of the implementation of niche areas ± failed to achieve aims
± Waste of time, money and energy

&The issue of funding - bureaucratic delay

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‡ excellent school ‡ possess the potential ‡ The aim of the possess the potential national education- requires a specific systematic planning

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‡ The aim of generating cluster schools
± as a benchmark in uplifting our educational system ± create the Malaysian education system ± produce future generation that is holistic and able to meet the high demands of the competitive workforce

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‡ Strongly agree with the implementation of Cluster School ‡ Please understand, that Cluster School is not the best schools but it is more towards an excellent school possess the potential to be uplifted in their excellence to a much more higher level

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SMKA Sheik Hj. Mohd. Said, Seremban.

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