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Mar
04

U13 FOBISIA Success

On Wednesday 20th February, 15 excited students from Year 7 and Year 8 arrived at the airport, sizing up each other’s’ suitcases; and waved farewell to their parents. Departing for five days of fun and sporting competition at the U13 FOBISIA Games, being held once again at the wonderful facilities of Thanyapura in Phuket, Thailand. […]

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Feb
25

The Routine of Reading

With the recent success of Book Week here at KIS, our minds once again turn to the importance of reading. One of the most often-repeated pieces of advice given to students at school and at Parents’ Afternoon is how vitally important it is to read. As an English Teacher in Secondary, the most meaningful advice […]

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Jan
31

Year 7 Trip to HMS Argyll

Recently our Year 7 students boarded HMS Argyll, a Royal Navy Type 23 frigate visiting Kota Kinabalu for a few days as she nears the end of a nine-month tour of duty. HMS Argyll is  quite an old ship, recently refurbished, so there was quite a blend of “old” hi-tech rubbing shoulders with new, cutting […]

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Jan
29

Teacher Tuesday – Ms Jenny Westaway

This week we talk to Ms Westaway, who teaches Year 6 at KIS. How many years have you been in teaching and where have you taught? This is my ninth year of teaching and I previously taught in a small school in the UK. Fun fact about that town, it was the first capital of […]

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Jan
25

Students Attend CISSMUN

On Wednesday morning 16th of January, Team KIS embarked, jittery with excitement at the journey to Shanghai that lay ahead. At the end of the five and a half hour flight over the South China Sea stood CISSMUN X, a challenging international MUN conference with a reputation that attracted premier International Schools from across the […]

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Jan
21

Year 9 Experiential Theatre

Last week our Year 9 students took part in an Experiential Theatre performance, mimicking some of the atmospheric conditions suffered by the Jewish prisoners being transported to Auschwitz Camp. The task is not only designed to have cross-curricular links with History but to also encourage empathy through participation and active thinking.  Although the students were […]

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Jan
15

Teacher Tuesday – Mrs Amy Garrick

Teacher Tuesday returns following our school holiday with Mrs Amy Garrick, who teaches Year 1 at KIS: How many years have you been in teaching and where have you taught? This is my eighth year teaching and my first teaching post away from the UK. Previously I have taught in primary schools in my hometown, […]

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Dec
18

Teacher Tuesday – Ms Laura Jane Service

We head to Secondary Science for this week’s Teacher Tuesday, where we talk to Ms Laura Jane Service: How many years have you been in teaching and where have you taught? 18 years. I have taught in Buxton and Stockport in the UK, Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland and at KIS since 2017. How would […]

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