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.
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.
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.
PTA STEERING COMMITTEE (PTASC) 2019-20
New Friends Team Liaison
Balvinder K. Kler
Class Ambassador Coordinator
Indah S Setiawan – Secondary
Zalina Wood – Primary
Yong Ken Ni
Ice-Cream Stall Coordinator
Hello, I am Liz and I am British, married to a local Sabahan. We have lived in KK for over 8 years now and have three children in KIS. Hope in Year 6, Caleb Year 4, and Hannah. I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful steering committee. As a committee member, we are […]
PTASC Co-Vice Chairperson
Hi, my name is Adeline Lim and I am mixed kadazan – Chinese descent from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. My son Alden is currently in Year 3 and my daughter Chloe will be joining F1 after this summer holiday. I’m looking forward to working with my new PTASC steering committee member and I hope we can […]
Hello everyone, my name is Ritu Parashar. I am from India. My son joined KIS in year 7 and continuing. I am thankful to PTA for giving me chance to be part of the team to assist in various activities undertaken by it. I will try my best to help parents, students and staff in […]
Hi everyone, I’m Dahliah Leong, and I am happy to be part of the Steering Committee 2019/20. I am looking forward to work in this year’s energetic and dynamic Steering Committee and I sincerely hope it would allow me to contribute in achieving the objectives of the PTASC. Please feel free to provide PTA suggestions […]
New Friends Team Liaison
Greetings. My name is Balvinder. I am Sabahan. My son Jai (pronounced as ‘Jay’) is in Year 4 and he has been with KIS since Year 1. Together we can continue to ensure this PTA supports our children in every way possible. We welcome your participation and ideas.
大家好！I am Xu Liyan , I was born and grew up in China. My family and I moved to KK in January 2019. My son is in F2. Every day after school, he tells me a lot about KIS. I am very grateful to KIS and the PTA for your fantastic work to rich the […]
Hello my name is Sasinee (everyone calls me Emma). I am Thai-British, my family and I moved from Bahrain last year, and Kota Kinabalu is home for us now. I have two children at KIS, my eldest Freya in Year 10, my youngest Keira in Year 6. This is my first post as a PTASC […]
Hi, I’m Kaynie. I am a Chinese Dusun Sabahan. I have two kids in KIS, my son Benson is in Year 4 and my daughter Kaitlyn is in Year 2. This is my second year in the PTASC. It’s my pleasure to continue to work with the new PTA members. Please come to find me […]
Class Ambassador Coordinator (Primary)
Hi, my name is Zalina Wood, please call me Zal. I am a Malaysian from Perak. I have been in KK for two years and am a mum of two adorable daughters, Olivia in Y1 and Megan in First Steps. We are a truly an International family as my husband is Welsh. In the past […]
Class Ambassador Coordinator (Secondary)
Hi, my name is Indah Sulistiyowati. This is my 2nd year joining PTASC, 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 10 years, before that I have lived in Terengganu (Peninsular Malaysia) for 4 […]
Hi, I’m Carmen Pilcher, mother of three wonderful girls. Our two eldest have already left KIS and graduated from University, leaving us with Leilana in Year 12. My husband and I run the Marine Research Foundation, a non-profit conservation agency here in KK, and I am active in various other charitable organisations. We have been […]
Ice-Cream Stall Coordinator
Hello everyone! My name is Yuliani and I’m the mother of Thilal Ilham in year 6 as well as Tazkhiya Tunafsi in Year 12. I have worked as a Foundation teacher for 4 years before I stopped to become a full-time mother for my children. Currently, i have been staying in Kota Kinabalu for 4 […]
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 Balvinder Kler, who welcome new KIS families. If you are new to KIS and have not met the New Friends Team, please contact Balvinder at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please find this useful document for your further reading