A Welcome Message from the Director of Education
Welcome to The International School @ ParkCity, situated in the award-winning township of Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur. I have been privileged to witness the progressive success of the school since its opening in 2011, and to observe how our reputation continues to strengthen within both Kuala Lumpur and beyond. Clear evidence of this success came in October 2017 when we were awarded Gold Accreditation Status following an International School’s Quality Mark (ISQM) inspection in which we were graded as ‘Outstanding’ across all eight standards. We are all immensely and justifiably proud of this achievement; my favourite quotation from the report is ‘Everyone is always looking for ways to make this outstanding school even better’, which I believe succinctly epitomises the type of school we are.
In my new role as Director of Education, I remain fully committed to the ideal of ISP meeting its vision of becoming Malaysia’s premier international school, and I shall continue to work closely with Mr Jonathan Turner, the second Principal of ISP, as we enter this next exciting phase in the school’s ongoing development.
The Board of Governors, Staff and Parents work in partnership to prepare our students for life by helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning. Our carefully crafted curriculum, which is delivered by teachers of the highest calibre, is designed to stretch, challenge and inspire students of all abilities, encouraging them to develop deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding and higher order thinking skills. Yet, education is not all about the academics, and so it brings me great joy to see ISP students evolving into empathetic, responsible and compassionate young people. ISP is a place where internationally-minded and culturally aware students are encouraged to pursue academic excellence and personal development, enabling them to take a leading role in tomorrow’s ever-changing global community.
We hope our brochure and website allow you to enter our world and raise your levels of excitement about what The International School @ ParkCity can offer your family.
May I close by saying that any contact that you make with us, and any future visits to the school, will be embraced and valued with the sensitivity, informality and warmth that has become our trademark.
Andrew J Dalton
Director of Education
A Welcome Message from the Principal
Welcome to The International School @ ParkCity (ISP). It is a great honour to succeed Mr Dalton as the Principal of this outstanding school and it is a privilege to lead a team of such talented teachers and to work alongside such wonderful students and supportive parents.
As a founding member of staff since 2011, I am immensely proud to be a part of the school’s journey from the outset. Ever since we opened in 2011 with just over 100 students, our mission has been to provide a high quality education offering a broad curriculum that promotes high achievement and embraces creativity, sports and the arts. We quickly earned a reputation as one of Malaysia’s leading international schools and our strong sense of community together with our characteristic sensitivity, inclusivity and warmth means that ISP is a very special place for students to learn. We recognise that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions that parents make, and we understand the high expectations parents have for the school of their choice.
At ISP we believe that children learn best only when they enjoy school and if they are taught by the very best teachers. The Early Years Centre and the ISP Main Campus mean that we are one school across two purpose built sites with impressive modern facilities. Students are able to join our school from the age of 3 years old in our Early Years Centre (EYC) and continue a seamless education until their graduation at the age of 18.
This ultimately results in qualifications that are widely recognised by universities and employers around the world and ensures our students are fully prepared for university life and beyond.
We are very proud of the extensive and rigorous programmes of study that we offer our students whilst incorporating the flexibility to effectively respond to global change. Our robust academic programme is evidenced by our exceptional IGCSE and A-Level external examination results, a summary of which can be found on this website. All students benefit from our individualised approach and our academic programmes are supported by a strong pastoral system, which nurtures and enables each student to achieve their maximum potential. Our well-developed performing arts and creative arts programmes compliment our academic curriculum, as do the sporting opportunities available at ISP. Our comprehensive range of Co-Curricular activities augments school life at ISP, as does the internal House System that encourages healthy competition between students at all levels. Our distinct Community Outreach and Life Skills (COALS) programme ensures that our students are well-rounded individuals who display integrity and who understand the need for compassion and respect towards others. Through these programmes and more, I believe that we are igniting the spark of curiosity in our students and hope that they will become the problem solvers and innovators of the future.
I hope our website and brochure provides you with a taste of what makes ISP such a unique school and encourage you to visit the school to see this for yourself. I look forward to welcoming you in person and in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly admissions staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about the school or how to enrol your child.