Garden International School

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Garden International School (GIS) is the largest private, co-educational, British international school in Malaysia and is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). Since the school’s inception by Sally Watkins in its first home in the Lake Gardens in 1951, GIS has grown to achieve a reputation as one of the premier international schools in the Asian region.

GIS fosters a holistic education, from Early Years right through to Sixth Form and provides education to the expatriate and local community in Malaysia. The school has three campuses, the main campus is situated in Bukit Kiara (Kuala Lumpur), an Early Years Centre in Desa Sri Hartamas, (Kuala Lumpur) and a campus located on the East Coast of Malaysia in Kuantan.

Education at GIS provides a holistic education, which focuses on achieving the student vision for adaptable lifelong learners, active citizens, effective contributors, resilient individuals, independent enquirers, and creative thinkers.


GIS utilises the National Curriculum of England and Wales.

Early Years
Our Early Years Centre offers our youngest children an exceptional first educational experience through the British Early Years Foundation Stage and the thematic approach of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). It is a curriculum that is stimulating, creative, and integrated, with specific guidance on personal, social, and emotional development.

Primary School
In the Primary School the English curriculum Literacy and Numeracy frameworks are taught alongside the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in subjects such as Science, Geography, and History. Primary welcomes children from the EYC into the main campus and encourages each child to continue their development and maintain the fun, active, enquiry-based approach to learning.

The Foundation subjects of Science, History, Geography and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) are taught by classroom teachers, alongside specialist teachers supporting the teaching of Art, Design and Technology, Music, ICT, Physical Education and Modern Foreign Languages.

Secondary School
The Secondary School curriculum focuses on supporting young confident adults to reach their potential. Students leave us fully prepared to face the challenges of university life and beyond. Students follow a full range of courses leading to International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examinations.

The Sixth Form experience at GIS is designed to prepare high-attaining students for admission to top universities all over the world. There is a wide range of AS and A Level courses available with subject combinations tailored as far as possible to meet the needs and choices of individual students.


Academic Excellence

In 2014 one in every three students achieved all A*or A grades in IGCSE and A Level across all subjects. GIS students study at world-class universities across the globe.
2014 results highlights:
• 100% A Level pass rate
• 94% A Level A – C grades
• 97% IGCSE A – C grades
• 76% IGCSE A*/A grades

Holistic Education

GIS offers students over 150 Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) that change every term and to which new opportunities are constantly being developed and added. Activities cover a wide range of interests such as: sporting activities, community service projects, musical theatre, creative writing, chess, fencing, debating, and free-running, among many others.

These are designed to provide a holistic education for students, ensuring that education occurs both inside and outside the classroom. Sports also play a meaningful role at GIS as the Dragons teams compete in a wide variety of sports at the heart of school life.

Additionally all students from Year 3 through to Year 12 attend an annual residential camp. The activities at these camps are designed to be age-appropriate and build on prior experiences. These opportunities develop our students’ resilience, determination, teamwork, and cooperation; all attributes espoused in the student vision. Each student in the Secondary School also participates in Discovery Week in June. The focus during this week is community service and these opportunities are located throughout Southeast Asia.

Embracing Technology

GIS is fully embracing the use of technology in education across the school, enabling students to learn and develop the ever-changing skills necessary for life-long learning in the 21st-century workplace. All students in Years 4-10 are required to bring an iPad to school and these are used as a tool for enquiry-based learning within lessons, allowing students to research, collaborate, and give and receive feedback.

One of the recent additions is the new suite of Modern Foreign Languages classrooms. The classrooms are designed with the use of technology in education in mind. All 10 classrooms boast Smart Interactive Projectors and boards created with Idea Paint, painted directly onto the walls, which can then be both written and projected onto. Apple TV has also been incorporated into all the classrooms along with Airplay, allowing both students and teachers to connect their Apple Mac laptops or iPads directly to the board for all to view. Wireless access points in the rooms provide the capability for all the students in the classroom to be connected simultaneously.

Garden International School has a track record of educating students to achieve their full potential… both at school and in the world.

To find out more about GIS, please take a look at our website or speak to the admissions team.

Garden International School
16 Jalan Kiara 3, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 6209 6888
Email: [email protected]

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