Teachers, staff, students and parents come together at Kinabalu International School to create a friendly, welcoming and nurturing community, where their hard work and motivation results in excellent academic achievement and the development of responsible global citizens.

At KIS you can become part of a great team of professionals who are motivated, supportive and work hard to deliver a high quality educational programme. Our staff are valued and respected for the talents they bring to the school. The professional development programme provides many opportunities for staff to benefit from new experiences and to advance their skills and knowledge, so that they can thrive professionally.

Our rigorous recruitment process is designed to ensure that our students benefit from the very best classroom practitioners. The school will only employ teaching staff with recognised formal teaching qualifications. New overseas staff are typically employed from the UK, Australia, New Zealand or other International Schools.

Once all applications have been reviewed, an initial long list is drawn up. Candidates are interviewed via Skype by senior members of staff and professional references are requested from current and previous employers. Following this stage a short-list of preferred candidates are interviewed by the Principal. Before employment begins background checks are made to ensure we follow current safeguarding policies.

At KIS staff benefit from a competitive employment package, an informative induction programme, exciting opportunities for professional development and a rigorous appraisal system, combined with a high standard of living in a beautiful, tropical location.

Despite an increasingly competitive global market for qualified and experienced teachers overseas, KIS is proud of our continued success in appointing and retaining high quality staff to deliver our educational programme.

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Kota Kinabalu offers something for everyone, from the warm seas to the cool mountain ranges to the melting pot of cuisine available in the city’s many eateries. There are opportunities to learn about and celebrate the traditions of its diverse ethnic population. This warm, sunny and friendly city is perfectly positioned for tropical adventures within Malaysia and beyond.