It is a Non-profit Making Association, controlled by a board of governors which represents both the expatriates and Malaysian communities. All the parents in the school become members of the Association.
The school’s curriculum is organised along the lines of the British Education System, and uses English as the medium of instruction.
There are approximately 580+ children ranging from 3+ to 11+ in 28 classes of mixed abilities with a maximum class size of 25 children.
Children leaving St. Christopher’s usually transfer to one of the international secondary schools here in Penang at the end of Year 6 or to schools in Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore and many other countries. Malaysian children transfer to local government schools when they reach primary age.
This school is a result of the joint planning committee of the Western Road School and the Firrell School Associate formed in 1963. In 1964, St. Christopher’s opened its premises. Since its opening the school has expanded. An extension of the main buildings in 1997, gave an extra classroom, craft room, new toilet facilities, a spacious library and creative centre, administration block, and staff room. This released more rooms for E.S.L, audio Visual Aids room, Special Needs, Resources Centre and Modern Languages (German / Bahasa Malaysia).
For more information, please download our school prospectus