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Why Transition Matters For Your Family

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The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is an educational institution built upon the ethics of understanding transition, whether it be between countries, grades, departments, or campuses. Proven methods, using the guidance of experienced and insightful knowledge, focus on supporting and assisting students, parents, teachers, and community members in the transition process.

ISKL believes that managing change requires a two-way partnership guided by developing confidence in ISKL’s educational and cultural philosophy. This enables a smooth transition and efficient navigation of pathways to lead to a brighter future.  

Transition is part of many stages of life, and growth comes with change. This broadening of horizons and minds extends through personal, academic, and emotional layers to consider the importance of change and its relative influence on transition. Uncertainty and unrealistic expectations can and often do negatively impact this transition process. However, the initial management intervention programs/workshops that ISKL offers are integral in the process of building upon and maintaining an individual’s positive emotional and mental wellness.

ISKL Orientation, August 2022 – 24 | Image Credit: ISKL

With this in mind, ISKL’s team of support professionals guide and assist in understanding the associated imbalance of emotions (e.g., exhilaration, excitement, disappointment, doubt) that may be experienced, as well as a focus on communication skills. Armed with these tools encourages a key understanding that mixed feelings are a natural transformation process within transition. In essence, it encourages a sense that whatever stage of life, transition matters.

Learn more about the steering committee behind transitional care at ISKL.

Transition Workshops encourage attendees to bond by sharing advice, implementing transition tools, and offering open communication opportunities for individuals to feel united in a community of change and growth. An array of personal management skills are introduced to provide long-lasting results in managing the many elements of transition that encourage a positive response to change, resulting in an individual’s growth and resilience.

It is important to note that feelings of change are not exclusive to children. Adults, whether teachers, parents, or community members, need to manage the transition effectively to translate a positive perception and response mechanism onto their students and/or children.

ES Counselor Work, October 2022 – 23 | Image Credit: ISKL

For this reason, all community members are invited to share their wonders, experiences, and personal tools with a broader audience as supportive aids. Simply being prepared to accept different life experiences can offer and how challenges can be the unearthing of an exciting future help other families manage every transition spectrum.

While each transition story differs in the circumstances, the overall impact can mainly be categorized into academic or emotional health, with an overlap occurring at any stage. This management of change is vital in establishing new routines that ease the transition into either and/or a new school, job role, or country, with each family member having their own individual challenges to accept and contend with. ISKL’s initiatives are a positive pathway to nurture everyone to be prepared for what may unfold with strategies that can be easily adapted.  

At ISKL, we know that no two stories are the same; each and every transition is a unique and individual experience requiring attention and consideration of the finer details. To learn more about how we support our community through transition, what strategies we provide, and what transition care looks like at ISKL, we invite you to read our interactive eBook, “Transitional Pathways: an ISKL Parenting Guide about Transition.”

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