KIS STORIES

Aug
08

Special Focus: Outside Tuition

From time to time parents ask us if we would recommend that their child get extra help in the form of tuition – either through a private arrangement with an individual tutor, or by attending one of the many tuition centres here in Kota Kinabalu. The response we give is usually a qualified “no”. Let [...]
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Jun
25

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey

Our Silver Duke of Edinburgh team completed their qualifying Adventurous Journey on June 13th; the culmination of many weeks of planning, organisation, and preparation. Isabella, Kaori, Kate, Wesley, and Sandro (Year 11), spent 3 days trekking through the beautiful countryside around the Sabah Tea Gardens, supported and supervised by Mr Colbeck, and assessed by Mrs Colbeck. Carrying […]

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Jun
22

Year 12 Careers Days

Last week our Year 12 students attended the school’s annual Careers Days.  These three days give the students an opportunity to really focus on their futures as they start to actively plan out what they would like to do following their A Levels. The aims of the three days were: •    To learn about how […]

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Jun
21

Charity Committee Donation to the Don Bosco Children’s Home

Students representing Kinabalu International School’s Charity Committee recently met with a representative from the Don Bosco Children’s Home in Ranau to present a cheque for RM 3,000 to help provide support with their daily living needs. The funds had been raised through a charity Christmas Fair, held on the 12th December at the school. The […]

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Jun
14

Year 13 Graduation Ceremony

Kinabalu International School’s A Level students celebrated the end of their studies with a Graduation Ceremony at the Theatre at Sutera Harbour Marina on June 11th. The evening celebrated the many achievements of the graduating class of 2018, through musical performances, speeches and the presentation of graduation certificates. The guest speaker for the evening, Ms […]

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Jun
12

Teacher Tuesday – Mrs Julie Connah

In this week’s Teacher Tuesday we speak to Mrs Julie Connah, who teaches Secondary Mathematics and ICT: How many years have you been teaching? 26 years When did you join KIS? January 2017 Use three words to describe the KIS community: a Friendly Learning Community What is your favourite classroom resource and why? Technology – […]

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May
23

Year 4 Residential Trip

Year 4 recently travelled to Kiulu, near Tamparuli, to stay for two nights at The Adventure Centre, run by Ability Expeditions. Over the 3 days the students were faced with many challenges, both mental and physical, aimed at developing their teamwork and outdoor skills. For some it was their very first time sleeping away from […]

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May
22

Teacher Tuesday – Ms Charmaine Ku

At KIS we are committed to developing the whole child and, therefore, the Creative and Performing Arts play an important part of the curriculum. In this week’s Teacher Tuesday, we talk to Ms Charmaine Ku who teaches Music. How many years have you been teaching? Nine years as a classroom teacher, and many more years […]

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