Garden International School - Kuala Lumpur
About Garden International School - Kuala Lumpur
GIS At A Glance
Garden International School (GIS) is one of the world’s leading international schools with a strong academic track record. Our high quality, holistic education ensures that our students leave us well equipped for life; it is not surprising that GIS students are in demand across the world and are sought after by the world’s best universities.
GIS students benefit from our unique, innovative teaching and learning philosophy, integrating knowledge and skill development, supported by 66 years of heritage and a thriving alumni network.
Accredited by the Council of International Schools, GIS is one of the oldest and most distinguished schools in Malaysia with two locations, including the main campus in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, and an Early Years Centre in Desa Sri Hartamas. GIS provides British-based education for students ages 3 to 18 years of age across our Early Years Centre (Nursery to Reception), Primary School (Year 1 to Year 6) and Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 13).
The school has been teaching the National Curriculum of England and Wales with modifications designed to meet the needs of international students. With over 2,000 students, GIS is the biggest private co-educational school in Malaysia.
Please visit our website at www.gardenschool.edu.my to find out more about our school.
The GIS Learning Culture
Garden International School has a unique learning culture. We believe that we can grow and learn together as a community. At GIS we aim to constantly develop each learner’s full potential by offering our students the best learning environment, at home and at school.
We aim at giving all the tools and opportunities to all our community members to benefit from our learning culture through innovative learning culture for our students, nurturing a strong home-school partnership with our community learning culture and attract and develop the best teachers through our professional learning culture. To find out more about our GIS Learning Culture, check out our blog: https://www.gardenschool.edu.my/blog/
GIS Professional Development
At GIS we aim to constantly develop each child’s full potential and to achieve this we continually develop our teachers to be the best that they can be.
Numerous studies have shown that the success of any school is directly linked to the quality of their teachers. We are proud of our exceptional teaching cohort and the professional learning opportunities available at GIS. In 2015 we increased the internal professional learning opportunities with the introduction of the Professional Learning Afternoons. This initiative provides 2 hours per week of dedicated professional learning time to all academic staff; which more than doubled the existing internal dedicated time to professional learning.
"According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with 75 hours of internally dedicated professional learning time GIS is now providing similar learning opportunities as those from the highest performing schools in the world."
The professional development program we have at GIS has moved from strength to strength and has focused all teachers on being critically reflective on the practise of themselves and others built around a set of individualised professional goals. These help teachers to view themselves as learners and to value reflection and feedback as a powerful driver of learning.
During this time, teachers are able to critically reflect, collaborate, visit other schools, lead and participate in professional communities, further their studies by undertaking Masters and PhDs, etc.
Our staff are encouraged to acquire and develop skills and abilities which ultimately provide the students in our care with a stimulating learning environment. We believe that professional development is a collaborative effort which develops and supports staff in their commitment to learning. All members of the school community will also have opportunities through annual cycles of performance management to discuss their professional development needs.
The school has a highly rated and comprehensive induction process for new staff members which provides support and guidance in settling into a new living and working environment in Kuala Lumpur .
Training needs are met through a range of opportunities which includes; the above mentioned internal professional learning opportunities as well as conferences and workshops offered by regional organisations such as EARCOS and FOBISIA. The fact that many of our teachers and senior leaders, present and lead on these international conferences further reinforces Garden International School’s position as a centre of professional excellence.
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The teachers at GIS commit one hundred and ten percent into our education, ensuring we acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed not only in our studies but also in everyday life. The teachers at GIS go above and beyond the normal call of duty to guarantee we flourish into wholesome people. Their constant motivation and belief in us have really made all the difference.- Rachel Ann Lim Gibbons, Year 11 student
EYC offers my daughter a fun and stimulating place to take her first step in developing a truly positive attitude to learning. At GIS you always feel right at home and find the love and attention for the children in every corner!"- Monique, mother of three
“The best thing about GIS is the way the school sets us up to succeed in the future. GIS has also helped me learn the skills necessary to connect with others.”- Nicole Chan Alumnae 2011
“I have too many favourite teachers, but for now, I’ll just name two. Ms Mangin. She is extremely clear with her teaching and always pushes us to achieve our potentials. Her balance of hard work and humour is perfect. She cares deeply about her students on a level beyond academia. I couldn’t have asked for a better Maths teacher. Mr Netcher. The amount of effort put into every class to ensure the quality of teaching and quality of content is exceptional. He always develops our core understanding of a topic and enriches us with extension questions to deepen our understanding. His care for students and ensuring each and everyone excels also doesn’t go unrecognised. ”- Shaun Fendi Gan, class of 2017
“Garden International was and will always be a special place for me. I spent about 10 years there, going through life’s ups and downs, sharing them with wonderful friends, many of whom are still my best friends today. The school, and more importantly the people became more than just buildings and faces. They became an integral part of my everyday life. It was with great sadness one day that I found myself removing my badge and uniform for the very last time to venture out of that cocoon into a whole new world.”- Justin Tan, Class of 1997
With a flexible curriculum, creative minds could choose Art and Design electives alongside any other business or science subjects of their liking. This was an encouraging way to allow students to mould themselves into individuals that they aspire to be as opposed to going down a track designed for an art or science stream student. It was the first big choice you had to make for your future and from early on, GIS empowers their students to do so.”- Stephanie Ng, Class of 2001
... the teachers at Garden International School are very knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects that they teach. And this passion translates into a culture of excellence among students...- Jia Yi, class of 2017