KIS STORIES

Jan
10

The Advantages of Teaching Reading Through Phonics

Children can often be heard singing the alphabet song from a very young age, but is this really the best way to teach children how to read? Reading is a skill that children need to be taught in a structured and systematic way, to enable them to learn the necessary skills to decode the letters […]

By Sarah Burns | KIS STORIES
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Dec
11

Secondary Arts Week

The ‘KIS Arts Week 2017’ was an enthralling week for the Creative & Performing Arts Department. The week started with a crucial opening event at the Black Box, the first Sabah Community Theatre, at Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. Our department’s objective was to give our students the valuable experience of performing in a commercial theatre […]

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Dec
07

Cambridge International Examination Success

Three students from Kinabalu International School were awarded ‘High Achievement’ certificates last month for their academic achievements in the May/June 2017 Cambridge AS Level and IGCSE examinations. The CIE Outstanding Learner Awards recognise the exceptional performance of students around the world in Cambridge examinations. They reflect the talent and hard work of students and acknowledge […]

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Nov
28

Teacher Tuesday: Mrs Nicky Russell

Mrs Nicky Russell is the Head of Primary at KIS and in this week’s Teacher Tuesday we find out more how she recruits her teaching team, and which famous person she had lunch with as a young student! How many years have you been teaching? I have been teaching for 19 years. When did you […]

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Nov
21

Teacher Tuesday – Ms Catriona Watt

This week we introduce you to Ms Catriona Watt, Head of PE and Sport, who joined us in August and has brought a wealth of talent and fresh ideas to our PE Department. How many years have you been teaching? I have been teaching for 14 years. When did you join KIS? I joined KIS […]

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Nov
20

KIS Senior Maths Challenge

“Problems worthy of attack … … prove their worth by fighting back!” The above quotation, widely attributed to the Danish mathematician (and inventor, designer, scientist, poet, author) Piet Hein, nicely sums up the notion that there is great satisfaction to be had in tackling and solving problems that don’t easily surrender. It feels very rewarding […]

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Nov
14

Teacher Tuesday: Mrs Lucy Bernard

This week we talk a member of staff who has been with us for 11 years! Mrs Lucy Bernard teaches ICT in Secondary and is the Year 13 Form Tutor. How many years have you been teaching? I have been teaching for 20 years When did you join KIS? I joined KIS as an ICT […]

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Nov
13

KIS Christmas Fair

Celebrate the Festive Season with Kinabalu International School this December! Come along and help celebrate this Festive Season at Kinabalu International School on Tuesday 12th December, from 2.00 – 4.00 pm! In this time of gift-giving, browse our stalls selling local handmade gifts and tasty seasonal delights. Enjoy a special performance from our Primary School […]

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