Alan Connah

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Kinabalu International School. Established in 1973, KIS is a family friendly school, where everybody is valued as an individual, where student learning is at the very centre of everything we do and where we aspire to be genuinely international in our approach to education.

KIS currently provides an education for students aged 18 months to 18 years old. It prides itself on offering an education that develops all aspects of a student’s intellectual, physical, creative and social character. We recognise that each child is unique and that in order to provide them with the very best education, we need to be student centred in our approach. We challenge each student to strive for personal and corporate excellence in all that they do, so that they are well prepared for the challenges of tomorrow’s world. In the words of our School’s Mission:

At Kinabalu International School we are dedicated to providing an excellent education in a caring, respectful environment, challenging students to achieve their full potential as successful world citizens.

Our talented students currently come from 33 different countries around the world and our professional teaching staff nearly 10. Our educational programmes, in the form of the English National Curriculum and the Cambridge International IGCSE and A-Level programmes, represent some of the very best available worldwide and provide an authentically international perspective.

We are a caring and supportive community where students can feel safe and secure, and equally valued. All members of our community are encouraged to develop an understanding of other cultures, along with their own. Our students acquire an independent and critical approach to learning, and are provided with a wide range of opportunities to develop their own personal interests.

KIS is very proud to be a not for profit school, which is owned and operated by parents for the benefit of their children. The school is managed by an active and forward thinking Board of Management, which is elected annually by parents. In addition, the Parents and Teachers Association organises and supports a number of excellent KIS community events during the year and also raises funds to help the school.

In the pages that follow, you will see some examples and evidence of student learning in an atmosphere that is friendly and supportive, yet challenging and stimulating. If you would like to know more or would like to visit our school, please feel welcome to contact our Admissions Officer, who will be happy to assist you.

Alan Connah

Principal
Kinabalu International School