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  •   “With great power comes great responsibility.” – Ben Parker in Spider-Man. And there is no denying all those involved in Global Oak Tree Scholars’ (GOTS) second Sports Carnival last Saturday used their “powers responsibility” – much to the delight of the parents and guests...

  • “Like a caterpillar that turned into a beautiful butterfly thanks to the nurturing nature of Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS)”. That was how Carol Angel and Murphy Clement described their daughter Naomi Shalom Murphy’s journey at the international school in City of Elmina in Shah...

  • The cries were loud and unwavering. Some children clung to their parents, refusing to let go despite the coaxing by the coaches at Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS). For many, this was the first time they were being separated from their families. That is the...

  • It was meant to be a surprise but Haresha Kaur knew what was coming. The Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) Student of the Month for May had a feeling she had won the award as the “teachers were behaving suspiciously”. “One of the coaches asked...

  • Come see our ‘superheroes’ soar at Global Oak Tree Scholars Sports Carnival on July 27, 2019. Join us for a day filled with fun, games and activities at our City of Elmina Campus in Shah Alam. For more information, contact our education consultants at +6010-2956340...

  •   Get set for Global Oak Tree Scholars’ (GOTS) second Sports Carnival on July 27, 2019. Expect it to be a ‘super’ fun day as scholars representing four sports houses will each make their own superhero mascot. Female scholars from GOTS Primary have also formed...

  • At Global Oak Tree Scholars Secondary, Mathematics is taught in a fun and interactive way to ensure scholars can build skills and reinforce lesson content. Coaches infuse skill-building games and technology with fundamental lessons to spark curiosity and develop passion for the subject. To learn...

  • Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) believes in helping its scholars in school and beyond. This was exemplified when its secondary scholar Maryam Mahmud won a gold medal at the recent Skate Malaysia competition at Sunway Pyramid. Maryam’s coach is none other than Michelle Shepherdson, who...

  • Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) coach Dr A.J. Minai wasn’t always the outgoing influencer he is today. However, he always had the “gift of the gab” and he capitalised on this to become a much sought after speaker and has twice presented on the TEDx...

  • Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) and Dr A.J. Minai present ‘Junior TEDx Speaker Workshop’ on July 20, 2019. To be held at GOTS secondary in Plaza Jelutong, the workshop aims to teach children aged 8 to 14 how to speak eloquently in public and equip...

  • At GOTS Secondary, our method of teaching is a trademark we are proud of. We are Definitely Different because we don’t just think out of the box but we reinvent the box. Technology is relied upon in our classrooms with smart televisions playing a big...

  • At GOTS, we believe in nurturing students who will not only excel professionally but also become competent communicators equipped with excellent interpersonal skills. Be it pre-primary, primary or secondary level, we believe our scholars not only deserve the best, but better than the best. But...

  • Getting it right from the start Not many realise each child has his or her own dominant learning style. Most of us teach our child the way we are comfortable and this may not help them. We learn from one of three ways – visually,...

  •     When she was little, Veronica Shepherdson struggled in school. Grumpy and indifferent teachers made it hard for her to absorb lessons but she couldn’t figure out then why it was so. Was something wrong with her? Was she not being taught correctly? It...

  •     Discover your child’s true learning style at GOTS VAK & Edu Games Workshop on June 29, 2019. To register, log on to http://bit.ly/VAKWorkshop or call 010-295 6340 #GlobalOakTreeScholars #GOTS #VAK #IGCSE #InternationalSchool #ShahAlam #Elmina #BukitJelutong #PlazaJelutong #De

  • It is unusual to find PhD holders teaching at an international school, but that is exactly the kind of coaches you’ll find at Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS). Meet Dr Vicknesha Santhirasegaram, the Head of Science at GOTS who is changing the way scholars learn...

  • Join us at our VAK & Edu Games Workshop. Discover the benefits of knowing how to maximise your child’s educational experience. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/VAKWorkshop    

  • Life is about evolution. If you stand still, chances are you will be overtaken by your rivals. That is why Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) continues to make improvements. Into its second year of existence and buoyant by the positive feedback from scholars and parents,...

  • It has been 18 months since we opened GOTS, City of Elmina Campus doors in Shah Alam. We have grown by leaps and bounds, none more so than our pioneer batch of scholars. They share what they have gained since joining us. To learn more...

  •                     Global Oak Tree Scholars’ (GOTS) City of Elmina Campus in Shah Alam was turned into a ‘kampung’ as the school celebrated Hari Raya last week. Bahasa Melayu coach Norashikin Mohammad Hariri worked tirelessly with other...

  •   Hari Raya is one day away. Some of our scholars reveal their holiday wishes, plans and why they will miss school.  

  • Leadership is a process, enjoy the journey. That was one of the key takeaways from the recent Global Oak Tree Scholars’ Gen Y Leadership Workshop. Renowned TEDx Talk speaker Dr A.J. Minai and GOTS co-founder Veronica Shepherdson delivered the four-hour masterclass for 25 students at...

  • To learn more about GOTS, contact our education consultants at +6010 295 6340 or visit www.gots.edu.my    

  • Distance not a problem if you get the right school Catherina Maria Soosa and Maniselvan Thirumalai have gone the ‘distance’ to find a school for their daughter Gayanthika.While there are a few international schools near their home in Saujana Subang, they have opted to brave...

  • Creating leaders at GOTS Gen Y Leadership Workshop   Leaders can be made. This is what Global Oak Tree Scholars’ Gen Y Leadership Workshop at its City of Elmina Campus, Shah Alam on May 25 will teach you. Led by GOTS co-founder Veronica Shepherdson and...

  • Building leaders from a tender age   Veronica Shepherdson has always been a determined person. At the age of six, she had made up her mind to be an educator and she didn’t let anything stand in her way. Fast forward to today and she...

  • Teachers Day is celebrated on different days around the world but in Malaysia it falls on May 16 each year. This is to commemorate the date the Razak Report was endorsed by the Federal Legislative Assembly of the Federation of Malaya in 1956. The report...

  • Getting the best out of scholars   “The best teachers teach from the heart and not from the book.” Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) coaches, as teachers are called in the international school, follow this mantra religiously. That is why its out of the box...

  • You’re never too young to learn about money and that is the basis of Global Oak Tree Scholars’ (GOTS) FinancialSmart programme. Run in collaboration with world-renowned MoneyTree, the programme is aimed at developing financial savvy kids and teenagers by complementing academic achievement with finan

  • “It’s about letting your hair down and having fun.” That was Veronica Shepherdson’s simple message to the Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) secondary intake earlier this year. She was explaining the rationale behind the Chill Out classes which take place every day to the inaugural...

  • Scholars SHINE at GOTS It is not every day you get an experienced TED Talk personality coaching you but that is just what Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) offers at its primary and secondary schools. Dr A.J. Minai, who has spoken at over 170 events...

  • Easier learning the fun way “Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play, children learn how to learn.” – O. Fred Donaldson, Pulitzer-nominated author, and renowned play researcher. We often hear how play is a child’s work and this is something Global Oak Tree...

  • At Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) we believe in the concept of lifelong learning. Our teaching methodology and lessons are designed to be fun to encourage scholars to think creatively and independently. All our scholars are exposed to activities that create savvy entrepreneurs, encourage interperso

  • Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) believes that to make the world a better place, you have to take a look at yourself and make that change. One of the ways it tries is by teaching scholars about the importance of preserving the environment, including the...

  • Earth Day falls on April 22 and has been celebrated by billions across the globe for the last 49 years. During the celebration, a host of activities are held by government bodies, schools, organisations, corporations and individuals to demonstrate their support for environmental protection.

  • Happy International Earth Day from all of us at Global Oak Tree Scholars. Let’s all do our bit to show our appreciation to our planet.  

  • GLOBAL OAK TREE SCHOLARS AS I SEE IT. VERONICA SHEPHERDSON As the first day of school began, I couldn’t help feeling that thrill of excitement coupled with enthusiasm and anxiety. A cocktail of emotions mixed into one. The first to arrive around 6ish, I sat...

  • It is amazing what a little perseverance and careful planning can do. From an idea brought to life on a working retreat in the highlands to a thriving school which has grown to encompass every stage of a child’s development stage – that is where...

  • * It has been celebrated for over 3,000 years. * It is also known by several other names: – Lunar New Year because it follows the lunar calendar. – Spring Festival as it starts at the beginning of Spring (Li Chun). – Guo Nian, meaning...

  • Ong Beng Chung has been involved in the food business since graduating as a food technologist from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1992. Food technologists check raw ingredients and processed food for nutritional value, safety and quality. They also undertake basic and applied research into aspect

  • “Cakes are healthy too, you just eat a small slice.” That tongue-in-cheek advice from popular British food writer and television presenter Mary Berry could be applied to the food served at Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS). The international school in Shah Alam is an advocate...

  • There were smiles, laughter and hugs as Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) began its school year. The returning scholars of GOTS primary could not wait to get back into the groove after their one-month break. “It is good to be back,” said Noah Elias Ammar,...

  • The power of a mother’s love changed Norashikin Mohammed Hariri’s life. A lawyer by training, Norashikin or just Shikin to her friends, opted to become an educator after becoming a mother 17 years ago. “I was spending lots of time with my daughter and when...

  • Perfection takes time and Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) is making sure everything is faultless for the opening of its secondary school. Staff have been working hard to make sure everything is tip-top for today’s orientation of the school’s first intake. GOTS is drawing from...

  • Gerard Abisheganaden is always game for new challenges and the former principal of Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) primary school is ready to roll up his sleeves when the secondary school opens this month. GOTS secondary at Plaza Jelutong, Shah Alam is part of the...

  • It has been a wonderful year for Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS). We have grown so much in such a short time and we cannot believe how fast the year has flown by. We look back at some of the precious memories we created in...

  • * “Jingle Bells” was written in 1857 for Thanksgiving! It was originally titled “One Horse Open Sleigh” to commemorate the famed Medford sleigh races. * “Jingle Bells” is also the first song to be broadcast from space when astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra sang...

  • Pablo Picasso once said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Looking at some of the artwork produced by Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) students, we can understand the first part of that famous saying....

  • Nancy Khoo started by helping her children Nicole and Neil with their school projects as art had always been a passion. She never seriously considered it a profession as she was too busy leading the corporate life. But since giving up the rat race to...

  • Tears flowed freely as scholars, coaches and parents hugged each other at Global Oak Tree Scholars’ year-end camp on Nov 29 and 30. It showed the close bond among the scholars, coaches and parents as the international school completed a successful first year. As the...

  • GOTS year-end camp brings families together Global Oak Tree Scholars’ recent inaugural year-end camp was a huge success. The camp on Nov 29 and 30 was aimed at fostering a better relationship among coaches, parents and scholars. Several parents said they gained valuable insights after...

  • It was not your usual parents-teachers meeting. At Global Oak Tree Scholars, everything is definitely different and this was proven at its year-end camp in the last week of November. To help better understand GOTS’ teaching methodology, the parents were encouraged to let their hair...

  • Nancy Goh glides gracefully across the dance studio at Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS), a big smile across her face. She twirls and spins, hands in the air, following the rhythm of the music before expertly performing a pirouette as the scholars watch enthralled. They...

  • She is the big sister of Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS). Meet Nicole Ann Beins, the hip-hop coach who has injected rhythm into the scholars of the international school at Elmina East in Shah Alam. The 22-year-old has been GOTS’ hip-hop coach since it opened...

  • It was a cold wet day in Elmina, Shah Alam, when Veronica Shepherdson and her partners stumbled upon the place which would warm their hearts. The four had just completed a brainstorming session in Genting Highlands where they shared ideas and aspirations on what they...

  • It has been a wonderful year for everyone at Global Oak Tree Scholars. As the school term comes to an end, here are the key highlights of 2018. * Doors open on January 8 with four students. * Our numbers have been growing steadily and...

  • There were tears of joy and smiles at Global Oak Tree Scholars’ first year-end concert last Saturday. Founder Veronica Shepherdson could hardly control her emotions at the finale when she joined her coaches and scholars in the number ‘This is me’ from the movie ‘The...

  • Get ready for a ‘Thriller’ of a performance this Saturday as ‘History’ is made at Global Oak Tree Scholars’ (GOTS) first concert. Everyone will surely ‘Remember the Time’ as the scholars are doing a tribute to Michael Jackson. Principal Gerard Abisheganaden promises a show that...

  • Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) is definitely different … and this is evident when it comes to assessing how one fares in examinations. It is about positive affirmation and while having super grades is wonderful, it is the journey of learning which is cherished above...

  • Global Oak Tree Scholar (GOTS) is definitely different because our students do not have any homework. An hour is set aside at the end of each school day to help the scholars finish any pending work so that when they go home, they do not...

  • Everyone’s a winner at sports carnival Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) is known for being definitely different … and its first sports carnival lived up to that tag. Instead of the usual sporting events, GOTS used the carnival for coaches, scholars and parents to bond. The joy...

  • In simple terms, Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP is learning the language of your mind. Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the systematic study of thoughts (neuro), language (linguistic) and the scripts running our lives (programming). As such, NLP is the study of excellent communication with yours

  • The difference between leading a successful or unhappy life depends on how you perceive yourself. Sometimes our unconscious mind holds us back as it thinks that is what we want. Many of us ‘presuppose’ something to be true and therefore act on that ‘presupposition’ not...

  • NLP nurtures the mind Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) is definitely different from other schools as our coaches will have Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for the Academics certification from ABNLP in addition to other qualifications. NLP is a series of techniques that help children and even...

  • Music can bring out the best in you Albert Einstein was a gifted musician who could play the piano and violin with exceptional skill. He once said: “The greatest scientists are artists as well.” He is a perfect example of how music can help spur...

  • Music shines on Sheena’s life Sheena Moorthy has always loved singing. She was musically inclined from a very young age and used to sing whenever she could and wherever she was. It was no surprise she would make music her career and now, she cannot...

  • Set the example for your children Students of Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) are given the keys to be financially independent via its FinancialSmart programme but parents still play an important role in nurturing their children’s financial targets. One way of setting a good example...

  • Growing Outstanding Trading Skills Do you want to be a millionaire? Well, if you are at Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS), you could be taking the first step, if not to millions, then to financial freedom. Under GOTS’ FinancialSmart programme, scholars are given the tools to...

  • Learning is fun … that’s what GOTS is about It was a chance for Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) coaches to get back to basics through a training session ahead of the secondary school’s opening in January. There was much laughter and merriment as they got to know each...

  • GOTS’ stand-out coaches add value to teaching The teachers or coaches as they are known at Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS), know they are special. This is because at GOTS, they need to stand out. Parents who send their children to GOTS secondary which opens in January, can...

  • Only the best coaches for GOTS You will not find ordinary teachers at Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS). Why? Its founder Veronica Shepherdson said to join the international school, a teacher or coach as they are known in GOTS, must possess “something special”. “They must have the...

  • GOTS, truly Malaysian Unlike many international schools in Malaysia, Global Oak Tree Scholars has a different approach – it hires only local teachers. GOTS founder Veronica Shepherdson says there are ample qualified local teachers in Malaysia to meet the scholars’ needs. “Malaysia is blessed w

  • At Global Oak Tree Scholars secondary, the quality of our teachers or A+ coaches as they are known, sets us apart from other international schools. Besides having degrees in various fields including Masters and PhD as well as Cambridge International Diploma for Teacher Learners, they...

  • Have a break, Chill Out Global Oak Tree Scholars’ (GOTS) secondary school, which opens its doors in January, is the place to be if you want to combine top-notch education with life skills and a love for the arts. Unlike other international schools, GOTS will offer for...

  • Learn to have fun, have fun to learn Unlike many international schools offering secondary level education, Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) does things differently. One example is its Chill Out class – a fun, interactive way to break the monotony of studying. Comprising activities such...

  • Alesia hits the right note If you are a follower of the local entertainment industry you probably would have come across the name Alesia Dhana. This 24-year-old Ipoh lass has been involved in the arts ever since she was 11 and has carved quite a...

  • Let GOTS show the way In January, Malaysia will have a new player in the international school scene. Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) promises to be different with innovative ideas and teaching styles which are guaranteed to stimulate children’s minds. Founded by Veronica Shepherdson, an educator for

  • Rebooting PE classes Timothy Naden Henry was a budding state hockey player when he discovered the world of bodybuilding three years ago. It was then he decided to forego his promising career in hockey to “build muscles”. “I was quite skinny and not as strong...

  • Lim gives taekwondo lessons more kick Mark Lim has been a taekwondo coach for over 20 years but his lessons as part of Global Oak Tree Scholars’ Funky Munky classes are different from what he normally teaches. The international school offers taekwondo as part of...

  • Play the Funky Munky right Not many schools, if any, offer speech and drama, taekwondo, ballet, Taiko drums and hip-hop dance for free as part of their syllabus. Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) provides that and more. There is also children’s boot camp, SHINE and...

  • Eye-opener on why GOTS is differentParents came bright and early to experience why Global Oak Tree Scholars is ‘Definitely Different’ from other international schools during its open day on Saturday. Founder Veronica Shepherdson was delighted with the overwhelming…

  • Making money work for you Last December, the Insolvency Department revealed Malaysian youth aged 25 to 44 account for nearly 60 per cent of new bankruptcy cases in the country. This statistic underlines the need to teach children from an early age the importance of…

  • Science made fun Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) students were given a special treat before their first-term break when they visited the National Planetarium earlier this month. The students enjoyed themselves during the two-hour visit where they toured the…

  • Drumming in the New Year By invitation from Sime Darby Property, Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) joined in the festivities at its annual Chinese New Year open house. Held at the Elmina Sime Darby Property Sales Gallery, the event drew an excellent crowd that included…

  • Two Days of Fun and Learning @ Global Oak Tree Scholars “The two-day camp saw children, full of happiness as they went through the fun-filled days. There was joyful laughter, excited squeals, smiling faces, animated expressions to lively chatter.” Global Oak Tree…

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City of Elmina Campus
Persiaran Elmina, Elmina East, 40160 Shah Alam,
Selangor, Malaysia

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Plaza Jelutong
GL1, Persiaran Gerbang Utama
Bukit Jelutong, Seksyen U8
40150 Selangor Darul Ehsan

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