Great work Panthers! Congratulations to ISKL students on their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Advanced Placement (AP) exam results. We are so proud of their amazing accomplishments.
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Welcome to Panther Post - a round-up of ideas, insights and inspiration from ISKL and the broader educational community both in Asia Pacific and around the world. In keeping with the ISKL mindset of continuous improvement, knowledge sharing and growth - Panther Post is a quick, easy to read summary of how we lead, learn, empower and engage.
Over the past two years we have worked together with over 50 teachers from more than 40 local schools. The experience has enriched everyone involved and ultimately helped strengthen student learning and engagement
The ceremony embodied the spirit of ISKL with performances from the graduates themselves including an emotional rendition of ‘You Raise Me Up’ by the Senior Choral Ensemble.
On Monday, May 27, 2019 ISKL held an official Scholarship Award Ceremony to present the 2019-2021 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Scholarship to Malaysian students, Ms. Elayna Mohamed Emery and Mr. Hsien Rong Evan Loo.
For the past three years, I have been a Malaysia Week parent volunteer, lured by the cheeky glint in Malaysia Week supremo, Karen Palko’s, eye and her invitation to “give it a go”, at my first parent information evening in 2017.
“Teachers Teaching Teachers” is a homegrown idea started by Ms. Suji DeHart, ISKL’s ES Librarian in 2017 to support teachers at refugee schools in Kuala Lumpur. Since then the program has evolved into fortnightly workshops with ISKL teachers teaching up to 40 teachers at a time. Read more about this inspiring initiative.
ISKL’s Grade 1 teachers have planned 26 different A-Z activities from the beginning of May through the end of the school year. The activities align with the educational objectives of the Grade 1 team and are engineered to include key learning goals: numeracy, literacy and social thinking.
Over two weekends in April the ISKL community was most definitely united and excited to support the Dignity for Children Foundation (DCF) by co-hosting preliminaries for The Faisal Cup, a football tournament involving 1,200 children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Malaysia Week program has grown and changed over the years, evolving into a well-oiled machine, not least without the hard work of the Middle School team
The story behind the batik print is one of inspiration and collaboration between students, parents and faculty. The idea of a batik sash was first initiated by the ISKL Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in 2011.
The learning experiences that children engage in at school during their early years can influence the development of executive functioning skills which in turn can have a lifelong impact
The Picha Project is a great example of how an impact driven enterprise is changing the lives of refugees in Malaysia by helping them rebuild their lives.
Three of ISKL’s alumni and one HS student will be participating in the event: Georgina McKavanagh (Class of 2013), Jasmine Ng (Class of 2021), Jennab Zulkifly (Class of 2011) and Kenzi-Li Williams (Class of 2018) will be playing for Malaysia’s national team in the tournament.
The Faisal Cup was initiated to ensure that children from underprivileged backgrounds have an equal opportunity to play in a safe environment.
While being able to access and afford these supports may result in positive changes for your child, the progress rate is influenced by a family's direct involvement. The most critical aspect of early language intervention is parent involvement.
Deciding where to send your child to school needs to be well considered and it is natural for parents and children to be concerned about how they will fit into a new school both academically and socially, especially when the child may have little to no familiarity with the English language.
The new purpose-built campus of The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) in Ampang Hilir was officially opened today by: YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs Malaysia; YB Dr. Xavier Jayakumar, Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Malaysia; and YB Ms. Teo Nie Ching, Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia.
Over three tough, competitive sporting days, 150 visiting athletes from international schools across the region battled it out on the pitches of ISKL in the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asia Schools (IASAS) Rugby (Boys) and Touch (Girls) Tournament.
ISKL has won the prestigious International School Leader Awards in the category Initiative for Inclusion for its unique Life-Centered Education (LCE) program which supports the needs of students with diagnosed intellectual or developmental differences.
Making the right choice isn’t always easy and seems to get harder as the number of candles on the birthday cake increases. Deciding when, and where, to send your child to school is possibly one of the biggest decisions a family has to make in early childhood
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) has been shortlisted for the prestigious International School Leader Awards in the category Initiative for Inclusion for its unique Life-Centered Education (LCE) program.
The transition to our Ampang Hilir campus presented a unique opportunity for ISKL to create learning spaces that offer flexibility, inspire ideas and create opportunities for interaction and connectivity
It is with great pleasure that the ISKL Board announces the appointment of Mr. Rami Madani as our next Head of School.
Sharing knowledge with peers is the cornerstone of professional development and ISKL was delighted to have eight representatives present at the 50th Annual East Asia Regional Council of Schools Leadership Conference (EARCOS) held in Kuala Lumpur this month.
ISKL’s academic program has been specifically designed to give our students the flexibility to explore options and take advantage of expanding global opportunities
ISKL is delighted to host LanguageOne Kuala Lumpur in our Ampang Hilir campus to provide Dutch language courses to children aged 2½ to 18 and the opportunity to develop their home language in a safe and enjoyable learning environment.
ISKL’s PTA President, Annie Gillis shares her insights on the benefits of getting involved in your school community.
ISKL students outstanding International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) academic results.
Director of Admissions, Julia Love shares her insights into the questions parents should be asking a prospective school.
Four ISKL teams recently competed at the KL Novel Knockout Championships.
Well done to ISKL's representatives, Tasha and Alex who came in third place at the YIS Global Stock Pitch Competition.
Listen to Mark McElroy's (Class '97) recent TEDx talk and hear how his experiences at ISKL prepared him for life as a global citizen.
ISKL is dedicated to providing the best learning environment possible and we are excited to see the reaction from both faculty and students when they experience ISKL's new smart campus.
ISKL is one of the only international schools in Kuala Lumpur offering all elementary students access to a dedicated, in-house, full-time SLP and speech therapy.
As this year's data is analyzed, it is not a surprise to see such impressive results coming from our hard-working students.
Making reading fun and interesting is a critical component in engaging our young readers.
In February nine ISKL students headed to Siem Reap, Cambodia to assist in building two houses for local families.
Global Action Program (GAP) participants idea to keep this group of Nepali children warm during the harsh winter.
The evening was aimed at local families interested to learn more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) and ISKL's IB Diploma program, the longest-running such program in Malaysia.
Agency is the drive and capacity to take purposeful initiative - or even simpler - the exact opposite of helplessness.
Dr. Ramsey spent a full week with ISKL music students, teaching and sharing her knowledge culminating in the Choral Exchange music festival.
Kids 4 Kids, is a nonprofit organization where ISKL students volunteer to spend time with cancer children at the Pediatric Cancer Ward in KL Hospital.
This month, we welcome Dr. Andrea Ramsey, Scott Hickey, and Haffendi Anuar Visiting Artists in Residence at ISKL!
The SEA Forensics and Debate Tournament is the longest consecutive event hosted by ISKL
ISKL hosted the first ever ISAC Climbing Competition on Friday, November 24, 2017
Congratulations to all these students for demonstrating maturity and resilience in the face of challenging new environments.
ISKL recently enjoyed our biggest community events of the year!
Congratulations to this year's ISKL Slam team for writing well, speaking brilliantly, and representing ISKL on an international stage with grace, poise, and beauty.
Feedback from the Director and teachers are that they have gained a great deal of learning as a result of the visit.
ISKL's Grade 1 students have been working hard at writing real stories about their lives.
ISKL students earn recognition as Most Supportive School at SPCA media event.
The students gained much from experience. They learned that ordinary people could make a positive difference in their local and school communities, so it follows that they can too.
Middle and High School Art Departments had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Oscar Olivares, a young painting and illustration artist from Venezuela.
Haffendi Anuar's reputation as a distinguished Malaysian artist is on the rise.
Meet Michael Cummings, Class of 2009.
This year, 3 students scored 44, placing them in the top 1% of all IB Diploma candidates worldwide.
Beginning in September 2017 ISKL will be offering Dutch language and cultural classes on its campuses.
Friday, June 2, our community proudly recognized 134 Class of 2017 graduates from 34 countries.
The annual event recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence, dedication, and passion for academics, sports, visual and performing arts, or community service.
Performance data drives decision-making at ISKL
ISKL Melawati hosted Kuala Lumpur's Novel Knockout!
Steve Katz, Technology Coordinator at ISKL's Elementary campus, spoke to educational leaders at the Global Education Leadership Summit in Bangkok
Congratulations to Nicole, Abbernaa Dhevi, and all of our IB Scholarship Award recipients.
Michael Protomo set 1 national (Indonesian) record
The students had been learning about characters through a series of stories and this was the perfect character study.
A look inside what the INSPIRATION FUND: Artist in Residence gave to our Middle and High School students this week.
Prep Senior students from Melawati Campus took a field trip to the Grade 10 classes in High School.
The exhibition is a culmination of two years of prolonged focus to produce very creative artwork.
CAS project in the IB Diploma Program which is based on teaching the ISKL bus monitors English.
Our parents were excited to learn from our knowledgable faculty...
The festival seeks to cultivate the concert band culture in Kuala Lumpur.
The show was student directed by our own senior, Lily Casey '17, with 25 high schoolers taking part in the production.
Nadia Redza was recently nominated as Selangor's Most Promising Female Athlete.
Nadia won 6 gold medals in dominating the field in the U18 age division.
The annual Terry Fox Run was held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Melawati and Ampang campuses.
Mr. Antonio "Tony" Meloto, founder of the unique and highly successful social enterprise platform, Gawad Kalinga and its GK Enchanted Farm project, joined us with several family members to share their real life transformational experiences.
Two of our football loving students had the opportunity to participate in the Astro Supersport Football Trivia "Whiz Kids Challenge"
Famous children's book author, Marissa Moss, shared her passion for writing and Illustration at our Melawati Campus
Our ISKL community recently welcomed the Year of the Rooster with great fanfare!
ISKL Middle School Ilaria Kaharudin broke the International School Activities Conference (ISAC) swim record.
In December last year, two ISKL teams participated in a very special challenge and came up roses!
ISKL is offering two International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma scholarships to Malaysian students for its August 2017 intake.
On January 20th, both ISKL campus' had the pleasure of welcoming the US Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir in for a visit.
Lydia Lubon, ISKL graduate Class of '96, screened her film, Operation Sumatran Rhino, made for National Geographic last Tuesday evening at ISKL.
On Wednesday, December 7, Grade 2 students picked out a series of work samples highlighting their growth over the semester to share with their parents.
The following is an English translation of a story published in the Pokhara Hotline National Daily newspaper on November 5, 2016.
Early Childhood students visit BFM Radio as part of effective communication learning unit.
ISKL's annual International Festival is a wonderful celebration of our multi-cultural diversity.
ISKL is very pleased to announce that we have two scholars acknowledged as Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
It was a day for our community to gain an insight into one of the biggest celebrated festivals in our host country, Malaysia.
The ISKL pass rate was 97.9% compared to 79.3% world-wide, and 89.7% in the Asia Pacific region.
Nadia contributed to the Selangor team three gold and one silver (two individual gold and one relay gold and one relay silver) as well as setting a new personal best time of 2:26.55 in 200m backstroke!
On behalf of the ISKL community, we offer our sincere condolences to Ochan, Sean and Colin.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Scholarship Award Ceremony.
ISKL was awarded the prestigious 5-Star Quality Standards Award for Private Education Institutions (SKIPS).
ISKL's Class of 2016 will leave ISKL for destinations both near and far.
Middle School students participated in the Annual Touch Tournament in Jakarta from May 13-15, 2016.
Media coverage on ISKL New Campus Groundbreaking Ceremony last Monday.
The second annual Teachers Teaching Parents coffee morning was conducted at ISKL recently.
Sarah J. Maas, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author recently visited ISKL as part of her Asian tour
Her stories conveyed messages in a light hearted, simple and entertaining way.
ISKL proudly hosted its second TEDxISKL.
ISKL's Eugenia Kwon and Diane Hare have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Cathryn returned to ISKL for this third weekend workshop.
ISKL Community came forth with their help so generously and willingly that truly we should be proud.
The award is merely a recognition for all the cumulative wonderful things that you think, you say and you do to make the world a better place each and every day.
On Friday, the ISKL Jazz Singers visited Tasputra; a day care centre for special needs and handicapped children.
The ISKL Global Action Program (GAP) provides 25 Expedition Teams hands-on opportunities to explore the physical and cultural environment of our amazing Asian neighborhood
International Fest Event brings together the ISKL community to celebrate the uniqueness of their many nationalities...
Student Council members participated in a variety of character building activities...
The purpose of the week was to build spirit, create new friendships, compete for house points and raise money for student council charities.
Well done to our under 11 basketball players who played in the ISAC Tournament recently!