We hope you will find all the information you require here, however if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your Steering Committee members.
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) comprises of all KIS parents and teachers. The PTA is governed by the PTA Constitution and is administered by a Steering Committee that is elected, by the members of the association, during the annual AGM.
The Steering Committee welcomes all members to get involved with the PTA. Please attend meetings, share your ideas, make suggestions, offer to organise events or start new projects.
KEEPING UP TO DATE ON PTA NEWS
Information on our activities is posted on the PTA Information Board (which located under the LED sign) and in the school’s Weekly Newsletter.
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The Steering Committee (SC) holds monthly meetings. All members of the PTA are welcome to attend meetings. The meeting dates are posted on the school calendar and are announced in the Weekly Newsletter.
The minutes of the meetings are posted here: KIS PTA Minutes
The PTA raises funds for school purposes. All members of the PTA, as well as the student body, can make an application for the PTA to fund a project, event or item. Please complete the Request For Funding Form and email it to the Steering Committee, or attend a meeting and present your request personally. If your request for funding is granted, please follow the Expense Claim Procedure. (The Expense Claim Form is available here for your convenience.)
The Class Ambassadors (CA) are an invaluable part of the PTA communication and social network. They assist the Steering Committee and teachers with sending and receiving information as well as arranging social gatherings for their class parents to meet off the school premises.
At the beginning of each academic year parents are asked to volunteer as a Class Ambassador for their child’s class / year group. If you do not know who your Class Ambassador is, a list of the Class Ambassadors is posted on the PTA noticeboard. If you would like to volunteer to be a Class Ambassador (there may be more than one CA per class), please contact the CA Coordinator.
The PTA Class Ambassador Guidelines document is available for your further reading.
NEW FRIENDS OF KIS TEAM
We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of parents, headed by Ratna Arif Powell, who welcome new KIS families. If you are new to KIS and have not met the New Friends Team, please contact Ratna (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PTA STEERING COMMITTEE (PTASC) 2018-19
Rose Mills – Co-Chairperson
Martini Tahir – Co-Chairperson
Nathalie Mazé – Vice-Chairperson
Yong Ken Ni @Kaynie – Co-Secretary & Communication Liaison
Milena Salgado Lynn – Co-Secretary & Communication Liaison
Tomoko Weightman – Co-Secretary & Communication Liaison
Meishan Kim – Co-Treasurer
Low Ai Fuah – Co-Treasurer
Indah S Setiawan – New Friends Team Liaison
Ratna Powell – New Friends Team Liaison
Nathalie Treguer – Class Ambassador Coordinator Secondary
Anne Le Goff – Class Ambassador Coordinator Primary
Hi, Please call me Rose. I am a born and bred Sabahan. My son David is in Year 8 and he joined KIS two years ago.
My team and I really looking forward to continue the amazing job the previous PTA team has done for KIS. Please feel free to approach me and my team for any comments, suggestions or to be a volunteer.
Contact: +6019 8604730
Originally from Singapore, in 1997 I visited a cute little island in the very bottom of the US called Key West, and forgot to go home. 20 years and 45 countries later, here I am in Sabah. To satiate my itchy feet, I force my family to live both in beautiful Sabah Borneo part of the year, and beautiful Santa Barbara, California part of the year.
My partner in crime is Andrew Baker who, as a writer, can pretty much float anywhere in the world – to my delight. Our son, Dragon Aditya in Year 5, is still trying to figure out if he is a Californian, Singaporean or Sabahan, all of which means he fits perfectly in KIS, where he can freely express himself as a Global Citizen.
I am excited to work with this year’s dynamic group of parents in the Steering Committee, as I’m certain that together we will help support the KIS Community and make KIS a fun schooling experience for all.
Milena Salgado Lynn
Hello! This is my second year as part of the PTASC, this time as Co-Secretary. I’m still hoping to remain in Sabah for another 10 years (8 haven’t been enough!). In KIS I can contribute by representing the minorities (being the only Mexican in the community) and the environment (being a Biologist working on wildlife conservation). I hope I can help moving the school towards a stronger recycling and plastic reduction policy for the benefit of the community.
Child: Naollin, Y2S
Contact: 012 868 7841
Hi I’m a Japanese who moved to Sydney, Australia many many years ago. My family were born in Australia but we have been living in many different places in many countries since 2005, due to my husband’s work. We have enjoyed living in Fiji, Cairns, Penang and Kota Kinabalu. We first lived in KK in 2012 to 2014, and then returned at the end of 2016. My kids Kaori (Y12) & Guy (Y9) enjoyed their Primary years at KIS during our first stay in KK. This is my very first time to be involved in a PTASC role, including our previous places, so I’m a bit nervous but I’ll try my best to help out with my team members!!
Contact : +6013 837 7802
Hi, my name is Indah Sulistiyowati. I am from Indonesia and I’m a full time house wife with 2 children, Tania in Year 8 and Aisha in Year 7. I’ve been living in KK for 8 years, before that I have lived in Terengganu (Peninsular Malaysia) for 4 years. Both my children were born in Malaysia. We joined the KIS community since my kids were in First Steps in 2009, at which time First Steps was combined with Foundation 1 because of the small number of students. Now KIS is growing bigger and bigger so it’s time for me to join this group!
Hi, I am a Malaysian of Dusun and Chinese descent. I was born in a tiny village in the interior of Sabah. My son Liam is in year 7. I head the New Friends of KIS Team, a wonderful team of parents who help new families settle into KIS and KK.
Contact: +6019 8625314
Hi, I’m Nathalie, I come from France. I have 2 sons in KIS, Romain (Y9K) and Nathan (Y5K). They joined KIS in August 2017.
Anne Le Goff
Bonjour! I am Anne from France. I am mum of three boys Noah who is in Y5, Pierre in Y9 and Mathis in Y10.
We arrived in KK in July 2015 and it is the first time we have lived so far away from our family and from our country. There have been so many new discoveries for us and we are enjoying our life here with KK. At KIS we have met many new friends and we enjoy the different cultural celebrations.
Contact: +6016 777-3216
Our Objectives are:
The PTASC fosters a welcoming and united International community which celebrates its diversity; enriches the lives of those in the KIS family; and champions progress and improvements.
The PTASC is committed to promoting a positive spirit within KIS that values and respects the diversity of our international community. We will be advocates for the needs of our school, parents, students, teachers and management; facilitate effective communication amongst stakeholders; and organize events and funding that enables our vision.
- Ensure that families new to KIS are welcomed and supported, thereby aiding in their sense of rapid inclusion into the KIS family.
- Unite families within our diverse community by organising social occasions for students, their families and staff; and in ways which celebrate our differing cultural backgrounds.
- Raise funds for additional items outside the responsibility or capacity of school to provide, and which will enrich the lives of our students and staff.
- Strengthen the partnership between the parents, students, teachers and management.
- Improve two-way communication between parents, students, families and teachers.