Author: Sarah Burns

Sep
01

Examination Success for the Class of 2017-18

Kinabalu International School is very proud to announce another excellent set of results for our Year 11 and 13 classes of 2017-18. 99% of IGCSE exams sat by our students were passed with close to 90% being awarded the top grades of A* to C in the Cambridge IGCSEs. With such excellent results, many students […]

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Aug
28

Teacher Tuesday – Mr Ian Gross

The KIS community was delighted to welcome our new Principal and his family to the school last week. So who better to feature in the first Teacher Tuesday for the 2018-19 academic year? How many years have you been in teaching and where have you taught? I became a teacher nearly 25 years ago and […]

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Aug
23

KIS Welcomes New Principal

Kinabalu International School recently welcomed Mr Ian Gross as the newly-appointed Principal. Originally from the UK, Ian brings with him a wealth of experience in the education sector, having taught in schools worldwide for nearly 25 years. Starting as a science teacher and then working up through the leadership ranks from Head of Department to […]

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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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