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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.
Our ES students took part in the 100 Days Celebration (marking their 100th day of the academic year) by doing a bunch of fun activities related to the number 100!
The International School of Kuala Lumpur opens its doors to the 42nd annual SEA Forensics and Debate tournament, where students from several schools
A common question amongst ISKL’s prospective students and parents is ‘How do I choose an international school?’ We discuss frequently asked questions which occur when choosing an international school.
On Friday, January 17, 2020, five social change-makers from Kuala Lumpur came to Grade 5 to share how they have made a difference in our community.
The day has come when students become the teacher - watch what happens when our G2 teacher Alex Lancia took the brave step in having the students teach one lesson.
Facing History and Ourselves is an international organization founded in 1976 which aims to empower education professionals, students and the greater community
As part of the International School of Kuala Lumpur’s ‘Celebrates 2020 Gala and Auction’ on March 7 at the Four Seasons KL, we are excited to welcome Philip Wong
Welcome to Panthers of ISKL! Each week we interview someone from our unique ISKL community to find out about their passions, personal bests...
The room was a buzz of activity as 60 administrators representing 37 different refugee schools were hosted in a collaborative exchange of ideas.
‘Community & Team Building’ was the theme for the camp-in experience, where students asked themselves questions to do with, The Me in We...
“Coming together to create an environment that supports ISKL’s mission and vision.” This is the mantra of the parents-elected, all-parents Board of Directors
ISKL has embraced this concept with our comprehensive Food Technology program which is part of the Middle School curriculum. The aim of the program is...
Our Grade 5 recently took part in the annual Social Change Makers Conference (SCMC), a program that was developed to introduce students to activists and NGOs
One of ISKL’s goals is to support students in developing the 21st Century learning skills necessary to be socially responsible global citizens
Last semester unleashed a musical powerhouse in High School. Offering a plethora of performances, we were tapping our toes ‘til the end of term
We are delighted to announce that ISKL has again received the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, an internationally recognized award
Grade 6 students decided to take action to address the impact of climate change by initiating a tree planting project at ISKL’s campus.
We are delighted to welcome Malaysian Paralympic athlete, Muhamad Ashraf Bin Muhammad Haisham (Ashraf), and his trainers to ISKL as we commence a new partnership
This year, ISKL Alumnus William Birdthistle (Class of ‘91) was awarded the prestigious 2019 Teaching Award from the University of Chicago Law School.
The robotics after school program in High School has supported and provided the opportunity for groups of students to acquire programming and engineering skills
ISKL’s theme for the week was, “We All Belong.” This theme paints an accurate description of the culture and mindset at ISKL - a place where all students belong.
George Jahnke from Touch NZ was at ISKL during the last week of November to run a series of coaching and training sessions for ISKL Touch, Rugby...
A good futurist needs to be both an expert in one area and be a generalist, being able to understand many domains of knowledge.
High School Service, Sustainability & Community Partnership activities for the month of November 2019.
ISKL's annual International Festival (iFest) was the ultimate family friendly event celebrating diversity, amazing food and respect for each others’ cultures.
Our idea for the Outdoor Discovery Garden is to increase the green space at the new ISKL campus and make it a place of learning and discovery for the children.
Once the designs were reviewed by the teachers, students got the materials and tools they needed from the maker cart and began building their prototypes...
This past week, our music department had the honor to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Boeckman from the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa as a conducting guest artist.
We invited a group of ISKL’s Millennial alumni to join us for a special focus group to look at how they would like to be part of ISKL’s community moving forward.
As soon as we arrived in Siem Reap, we went straight to a school, run by an organization named HUSK, where we got a briefing about how we would be teaching children English
Exploration, enthusiasm and excitement are high on the agenda in Middle School (MS) as our annual MS Agency program gets well and truly underway.
ISKLs Elementary School (ES) Principal and Assistant Principal, Julie Olson and Azra Pathan shared their experience in navigating large scale change and leading inclusion.
High-caliber auditions recently took place for the 27 spots on the music team for IASAS Cultural Convention which will take place on March 6-8, 2020.
Eighteen High School ISKL students have been selected to represent ISKL in Singapore at the IASAS Cultural Convention (CulCon) this week.
A short distance from downtown Kuala Lumpur and with easy access to the greater Klang Valley, families living in Ampang can enjoy a variety of weekend adventures near ISKL.
ISKL’s Isabella J. (Grade 12) is IASAS MUN Secretary-General and explains on behalf of the team the hard work that is taking place in the lead-up.
High School Service, Sustainability & Community Partnership activities for the month of October 2019.
Composting is not new to the ISKL community. The Elementary School (ES) has a long history of composting their lunches.
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is conveniently located in Ampang, where you can find a variety of cafés and restaurants, activities for families, and so much more.
Almost 200 athletes in the High School have been a member of a Season 1 sports team, with over 10% of the High School currently in Manila to compete in IASAS
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” YoungLeaders.World spread their message for growth and good at ISKL in September 2019. The events focused on fostering leadership and overcoming barriers, started with keynote talks by the very inspirational Chris Koch to upper elementary and middle school students.
“It was awesome. I felt like my brain was being rewired. I'm excited to try these new strategies in my classroom.” This was the reaction of ISKL’s ES teacher Andy Shaw.
High School Service, Sustainability & Community Partnership activities for the month of September 2019.
We are the Red hats. Some may know this ISKL concept, others may not. However, most 1st to 4th graders look up to them.
“A-B-C-D-E-F-G…” Sounds familiar? By just reading the letters, many of us can probably already hear the tune of this nursery rhyme in our heads ...
A conversation with Haiqal and Yasmin, two of the lead actors in this year’s ISKL High School musical “Bring it On.”
ISKL is hosting the Dance Exchange and thanks to the ISKL Inspiration Fund, we are able to bring in ten members of the E.sperimenti Dance Company from Italy.
Celine was one of 11 student pianists who were joined by Head of School, Rami Madani, to perform in the recital held in the Robert B. Gaw Theatre on Tuesday.
Chris visited ISKL and spent four days with science teachers from all three divisions to help them transition to NGSS. Here are some of what our teachers have to say.
Chris Koch, doesn’t let barriers get in his way; instead, he embraces every challenge as an opportunity. The inspirational speaker will be coming to Kuala Lumpur.
Thanks to the ISKL Inspiration Fund, we are able to bring in ten members of the E.sperimenti Dance Company from Italy to work with our students.
Student Leadership Team recently put their leadership skills into practice to shape a new mission, redefine their purpose, and develop the team’s plans for the future.
In a recent service-learning initiative, ISKL students and community members learned about the significance of taking small steps to support forest reforestation.
ISKL alumnus, Eric Chudler has taken his passion for neuroscience from the laboratory to the small screen, winning an Emmy award along the way.
Hosted by the ISKL Cross Country teams, the fun run will support Care2Run which provides sports programs to differently-abled young people in Malaysia. Run with us!
ISKL is delighted to be the host venue for this year’s University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) information session in Kuala Lumpur.
Chris Charnitiski has just wrapped up a four-day professional development training program with ISKL’s Science Faculty.
As an international school in Malaysia, a critical part of life at The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is celebrating the country and school's cultural diversity.
Aqil, who studied at ISKL for eight years, has this year achieved two prestigious awards in the field of aeronautics and astronautics.
High School Service, Sustainability & Community Partnership activities for the month of August 2019.
Interning at ISKL during the long end-of-academic year holidays is a great way for ISKL alumni university students and recent graduates to gain some real-world work experience.
Students in Grades 11 and 12 are required to initiate a project in CAS that benefits individuals, communities or the environment.
Congratulations to all the students who were recognized at the end of year High School 2018-2019 International School of Kuala Lumpur Award Ceremonies.
Great work Panthers! Congratulations to ISKL students on their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Advanced Placement (AP) exam results.
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.
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.
ISKL held an official Scholarship Award Ceremony to present the 2019-2021 IB Diploma Scholarship to Malaysian students, Ms. Elayna and Mr. Hsien.
Lucky for me, my first Malaysia Week assignment was Survivor Island, accompanying Karen Palko herself. This is an awesome camp ...
“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. 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.
Over 2 weekends in April the ISKL community was united and excited to support the DCF by co-hosting preliminaries for The Faisal Cup,
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.
ISKL alumni & HS pupil is partaking in event: Georgina McKavanagh Jasmine Ng Jennab Zulkifly and Kenzi-Li Williams is playing for Malaysia’s public team in tourney.
The Faisal Cup was initiated to ensure that children from underprivileged backgrounds have an equal opportunity to play in a safe environment.
Access & afford these support may result in helpful changes for child, most critical aspect of early verbal 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 purpose-built estate of ISKL was given by: Minister of Foreign Affairs (MY);, Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources (MY); and Dep Minister of Edu (MY).
Three tough, good sporting days, 150 athletes from global schools across region battled out on pitches of ISKL in the IASAS Rugby Boys and Touch Girls Tournament.
ISKL has won prestigious International School Leader Awards in the category Initiative for Inclusion for its unique Life-Centered Education (LCE) program
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
ISKL has been shortlisted for the prestigious International School Leader Awards in the category Initiative for Inclusion for its unique LCE program.
Transition to Ampang Hilir campus presented unique opportunity for ISKL to create learning spaces inspire ideas, create opportunities for interaction, 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 ISKL was happy to have 8 reps present at the 50th Annual EARCOS held in KL 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 keen to providing the best learning situation possible and excited to see reaction from both faculty + students when they experience ISKL's new 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 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!