Alex Kim and Wen Li Yau show what Be All You Are truly means as only a student from The International School of Kuala Lumpur can.
ISKL official blog
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.
On 6 July, 2020 over 100 students from The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) were among the thousands of students around the world to find out their results the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
Parents, faculty, and students from the ISKL community tuned in to watch the live broadcast held on June 5, 2020.
Earlier in the year, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) was recognized in the online publication Newsweek as one of the most noteworthy schools globally for 2020.
Please watch this, here's a health and safety guide on how to protect yourself and keep safe!
ISKL would like to wish our graduates every success for the future and look forward to welcoming you back to our campus as Alumni.
ISKL recently announced its Live Virtual Tour Program to prospective parents, showcasing the best of ISKL 25-acre, state-of-the-art campus.
ISKL IB Scholar from the Class of 2005 now working at the frontline of research into Covid-19.
This first 2019-2020 issue is full of information and photographs from this year’s events and reunions, including a special feature on this January’s inspirational Utopian Visions reunion.
Our MS/HS Dance community performed in a combined virtual MS/HS dance performance entitled 'Dance, Interrupted.' The live stream consisted of a medley of dance compilation.
From April 20 - 24, our whole ISKL community celebrated Earth Week 2020, making pledges and commitments to change old habits and adopt new behaviors...
Congratulations all Seniors have been recognized for their achievements at the Virtual Senior Award Ceremony!
Earlier this month, Prep Junior (PJ) Sun Bear students participated in an online art competition hosted by the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Center (BSBCC) in Sandakan, Sabah.
On May 12, 2020, ISKL won the coveted 'Highly Commended Award' for 'School Providing Outstanding Relocation Support' at the Think Relocate Awards 2020 ceremony.
The unusual and unique circumstances that have brought us into the remote working world may not be the most 'ideal.' Still, it is an opportunity for us to pivot
On Saturday, May 2, 2020, The ISKL High School virtual choir took part in a 24-hour live stream global broadcast “The Call to Unite”
“Find opportunity in crisis and proceed with grace under pressure.” Hezril Asyraaf (‘13), recipient of the Robert B. Gaw Award for Citizenship 2013.
The aim of TTT Day is to clarify ISKL's vision for the future of learning, strengthening its connections and knowledge of each other as faculty & staff.
Inclusion: “the act or state of being included in a group.” As part of ISKL's move towards an inclusive education model, the entire school celebrated Inclusive Schools Week
“I was very proud of winning the award, but I don't think I realized what an honor it was and the significance of John G. Hadwen's life.”
Earlier in April, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) was featured in the online lifestyle magazine Hong Kong Tatler
Here are some insightful tips on how we can continue to nurture our minds and well being
In CAS, students are often asked to think about what “service” really means, in light of the following definition of the Service strand of CAS.
ISKL’s Senior Award recognizing community spirit is changing its name in 2020 to the Service & Sustainability - Community Partnerships Award.
In true Panther spirit, ISKL Alumnus, Rowan Pearce (‘00) is offering his online logistics App pro bono to NGOs and governments to help them connect quickly.
We are #ISKLproud of our Grade 11 student Asha O. who has done a fantastic job creating a food drive campaign for the Chin Refugee Community during the MCO.
There is an importance of relating to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to think about what can be done locally
“Winning this award means you have led, sacrificed and given all you can in your respected sports.”
#Flashback From March 3-7, ISKL took part in the first 'Virtual IASAS Forensics & Debate' competition.
ISKL’s Key Club had the opportunity to participate in the Make A Difference (MAD) Youth Summit 2020 this past February.
We have been complying with the MCO since March 18, 2020, for those of us who are healthy, we can do whatever we can to help contain the spread of the virus
The award named in his honor is one of the many sought after accolades presented at the ISKL Senior Awards each year.
Watching our ISKL dancers on stage is a sight to behold! The effort & determination are obvious & they exude a level of joy & enthusiasm that is heartwarming to watch.
As part of their CAS project, G12 students, Julie M. & Sydnie S. have created a whole video showing how ISKL’s SLR's have helped to shape the lives of both alumni & current students.
Earlier in March, ISKL's Head of School, Rami Madani, and Director of Technology, Charlotte Diller, took part in a podcast hosted by Coachbetter.TV., part of Eduro Learning, an online educational portal for professional learning.
What would you get if you crossed over Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet story, and had Dr. Seuss himself write it - a theatre nothing short of fun, silliness and a happy ending!
Alumni students of Mr. Buddy Burniske in the mid-1990s gathered on the Skybridge of the Petronas Twin Towers, fulfilling a challenge issued a quarter of a century ago.
Have you checked out the latest Inspiration Fund video? It's a recap of some of the fantastic projects and new spaces in ISKL
Last month, 53 of our Grade 3, 4, and 5 students performed in the ever so popular family favorite “Madagascar.. the Musical”.
For many students, going to university overseas can be a challenge as they transition into a whole new way of life and learning.
ISKL is proud to have hosted our first ever Msian National VEX IQ Robotics Championship at our new Ampang campus!
42 years, and still going strong, that's how long the prestigious SEA Forensics & Debate Tournament has been going on ever since ISKL's establishment in 1965.
Sleep is one of the most commonly discussed topics and concerns amongst parents... Read more
We wanted to design a space where our students could release their daily stressors and provide an outlet away from the classroom to jump, hop, run, crawl
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!
Part of being an “always” Panther, is giving back to the school that shaped characters, provided wonderful opportunities and holds so many great memories.
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
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.