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ISKL is known as a center of excellence in the world of international education.

As a forward-thinking and future-ready school, we are committed to sharing learning and stimulating discussion about important topics in education – both for ISKL and the wider community. We invite you to join us on our learning journey!

ISKL invitation to join us for VOX ISKL on February 7, 2024

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
9:00 am - 10:30 am
ISKL, No. 2 Lorong Kelab Polo Di Raja, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

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Free Admission!

February 5, 2024

This workshop is open to the ISKL community and limited places are available for the wider community.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Gianfranco Conti

Dr. Gianfranco Conti

Dr Conti is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, professional development provider and author on language pedagogy. He conducts more than a hundred workshops for language teachers a year and visits as many schools, either to provide professional development or to help improve curriculum design and delivery. His mission is to translate Cognitive Science and Applied Linguistics research into instructional strategies that make languages accessible for all. Dr Conti is also the founder of the language learning website and recipient of the 2015 Times Educational Supplement best-resource-contributor award.

Register here by September 22!

Guest Panelists Bio


Lynn Kogelmann

ISKL Elementary School Counselor

Lynn is an Elementary School Counselor and a passionate believer in the value and dignity of all people, promoting kindness, gratitude, and problem-solving in collaboration with her counseling colleagues. She loves to see students supporting others and improving the world. Lynn holds a MA (Counseling, Emphasis in School Counseling) and BA (History) as well as a certification in trauma counseling.

Joanna Florento

Joanna Florento

ISKL Middle School Counselor

Joanna is a Middle School Counselor and has been with ISKL since 2020. She has also taught Middle School Health classes. She is a facilitator of the DEIJ Community Engagement Committee and cares deeply about providing safe spaces for students and teaching them about diversity and inclusion. Prior to ISKL Joanna worked in Korea and the Philippines. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and English, a Master’s degree in Psychology, a certificate in College Counseling, and will pursue her doctorate later in 2023.

ISKL Alum Safa A

Safa Arshadullah

Class of 2016, ISKL Alum

Safa graduated from ISKL in 2016, continuing on to earn a BA. in Organizational Studies at Scripps College in 2019 and an MSc in Strategic Communications at the London School of Economics in 2022. She is currently a Behavioural Analyst at Canvas8, an insights firm helping brands and organizations better understand people and culture. To her, exploring behavioral and cultural insights is a means of learning nuances to better foster equity and justice in the world.

Sana M.

ISKL Grade 11 Student

Sana is a Grade 11 student currently in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at ISKL. She is a part of the student leadership team (DEIJ committee), varsity football, and the debate team. She hopes to help foster positive change in the ISKL community.

About The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning (IFESL)

IFSEL empowers educators, young people, and parents to transform their schools into caring, inclusive communities. The experiential learning at the heart of all our work enables educators to inspire young people to evolve into compassionate leaders and resilient learners.


Their work helps educators reshape how they see themselves, renew their inspiration and creativity, and develop their ability to build more humanity and empathy into their dynamic role as instructor-facilitator.

Past Events

ISKL Future Ready Education SLR

At ISKL, education is not done to our students but with them. Our mission is to develop confident global citizens who are self-directed, future-ready, and prepared for the complexities of our evolving world. In other words, we believe in preparing our students for life.

If you are interested in all of that and more, tune in to our future-ready series, and join us for an ever-evolving future!

Future-Ready Learning for Middle Schoolers

January 27, 2021

Empowering Lifelong Learners, the Middle-School Experience

Ensuring students are “future-ready” is a critical component of ISKL’s mission to nurture successful global citizens.  ISKL’s Middle School (MS) Experience goes beyond the expected parameters of an international school by basing learning on student ownership, where education is not done ‘to’ students, but ‘with’ them. There are multiple elements integrated to our Middle School program, such as Agency, Malaysia Week, WIN (What I Need) Time, Sports & Activities that empower students to develop their voice, exercise choice and practice “future-ready” life skills such as initiative, calculated risk taking, and belief in oneself in a supportive environment.

You can watch the recording of the event below:

MS Empowering Lifelong Learners

March 31 , 2021

Where It All Starts, The Foundation of Future-Readiness

What does it mean to be Future-Ready when you are 5 years old? How can you assess if the education your child is receiving is preparing him or her for whatever the future will be? Isn’t Future-Ready buzz all about tech skills for the job of tomorrow. At ISKL, it is all about how we holistically nurture our students to understand their learnng and feeling from a young age, in other words how we nurture social emotional awareness.

At the ISKL’s Elementary School, we provide a warm and caring atmosphere where we help each child to grow and develop into responsible, ethical, caring, future-ready global citizens. Our standards-based curriculum enables students to think creatively, reason critically, communicate effectively, collaborate constructively, live ethically and learn enthusiastically. The whole ES team is very intentional about how we teach our students to understand knowledge, not just absorb it and to offer relevant and varied learning opportunities to our youngest learners so they can start their educational journey, their life journey, with solid and value-driven foundations.


Breakout Room

The Art of Conferring for iskl parents

Future-Ready Learning starts in Elementary School

Future-Ready Pathways in High School

November 25, 2020

We were delighted to host a Zoom event to discuss the importance of flexible and individualized pathways in High School, global trends in university admission and why it’s so important for students to develop 21st Century learning skills today.

You can watch the recording of the event below:

At ISKL, education is not done to our students but with them. Our mission is to develop confident global citizens who are self-directed, future-ready and prepared for the complexities of our evolving world.  In other words, we believe in preparing our students for life.

Sign up to your event mailing list so you will not miss our Future-Ready series to find out ISKL is preparing our students for the future.

You can watch the recording of the event below:

ISKL Divider


Welcome to ISKL VOX, a platform that inspires, ignites and informs others of current issues and trends. 

ISKL is committed to a safe and courageous school culture through reflecting and learning about the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our commitment is to create an inclusive ISKL where all belong. As part of our work around those important topics, we are launching a series of talks from our community and guests speakers to provide fresh perspectives, insights and respectful conversations on our journey towards DEIJ.

Communication and Conflict: Approaches to Build and Repair Relationships

CLICK HERE to access IFSEL’s resource packet for parents and watch the highlights from Nick and Joe’s presentation below!

VOX ISKL: Inclusion & Belonging Panel

VOX ISKL: Approaches to Building Student Social and Emotional Learning for Academic Success, Balance, and Community


VOX ISKL: Growing a School Community for Identity, Agency and Healing

VOX ISKL: Why Identity-Centered Learning Makes a Difference to Your Child

VOX ISKL: The Art of Courageous Conversations

VOX ISKL with Dr Simran Singh

Living by Our Values: A Compass for Success and Wholeness

ISKL Divider

Conversations is ISKL Alumni’s careers series, where our Alumni share their pathways and career knowledge with the ISKL community. 

Each episode will look at a different professional grouping, exploring the many and varied opportunities for current ISKL students and our Alumni already in the field.

Alumni Black Box Conversations: Law

Check out ISKL’s third Alumni Black Box Conversations with our Alum and Director of Talent Development and Culture Ika Muzamal as the host, where our speakers Prof. William Birdthistle (’91), Sabrinne Gibson (’11), Hannah Costley (‘12), Jonathan David Ross Silva (’14), and Maggie Casey (‘14), talk about their academic journey and career experiences in the legal field.

Alumni Black Box Conversations: Medical Sciences

The first episode of Future Ready: Alumni Black Box Conversations delves into Medical Sciences and is hosted by ISKL Alumni Hezril Asyraaf (‘13) who is Producer/Presenter of the Evening Edition on Malaysia’s business radio station, BFM 89.9.

Alumni Black Box Conversations: Arts

Episode #2 of our Future Ready: Alumni Black Box Conversations brought together some amazingly talented and successful ISKL alumni in The Arts for a special live streamed event.

ISKL Divider

At ISKL, we love having special guests in our classrooms who can share their perspectives and experiences, giving our students an opportunity to meet and connect with members of the community. These renowned and eminent guest lecturers and speakers share their viewpoints, enhancing the exposure that all ISKL students receive. 

Marc Vergara's (UNICEF Malaysia) visit to ISKL

Mr. Marc Vergara, Chief of Communications at UNICEF Malaysia, visited ISKL’s HS French Language Arts class to recount his experience as a radio producer for the UN Radio Service in Rwanda.

Phillip Wong for Celebrates 2020

The celebrated contemporary Malaysian artist Philip Wong will be creating a live painting session at the ISKL ‘Celebrates 2020 Gala and Auction’ on March 7 at the Four Seasons KL!

Stay up to date with ISKL special events by registering your interest here:

Communication Updates

Latest update: October 26

  • Early Childhood, Life-Centered Education (LCE), Grade 10, 11 and 12
    On Campus Learning from October 25

  • Grade 1, 2, 3 and 9
    On Campus Learning from November 1

  • Grade 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
    On Campus Learning from November 8
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