The new purpose-built campus of The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) in Ampang Hilir was recently officially opened by YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs Malaysia; YB Dr. Xavier Jayakumar, Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources Malaysia; and YB Ms. Teo Nie Ching, Deputy Minister of Education Malaysia.
The opening was attended by more than 600 guests including Malaysian government officials, dignitaries, ambassadors, representatives of the business community, past and present school board members, alumni, parents, faculty and staff. In her official address, the Honourable Ms. Teo Nie Ching said, “We applaud all efforts which have taken place over the last several years to bring us to this place today. This hard work will certainly impact young people, from Malaysia and throughout the world for years to come.”
Master of Ceremonies, Ms Ika Muzamal, Class of 2007 was a recipient of ISKL’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Scholarship for Malaysian students. The Scholarship programme, approved by the Ministry of Education Malaysia, has been offered since 2002. Each year ISKL offers two Malaysian SPM graduates a scholarship to study the rigorous two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Since its inception, 33 scholarship recipients have graduated from ISKL and gone on to attend prestigious universities worldwide.
Innovation is a key component of the Ampang Hilir campus, which features the latest in design and technology to stimulate and support student learning and collaboration. Leading-edge facilities include technology and science laboratories, a performing arts centre, indoor and outdoor sports complexes and an aquatics centre featuring learn-to-swim, competition and Olympic-size pools. The campus is also the first school in Malaysia designed to achieve platinum Green Building Index (GBI) status and is a testament to ISKL’s commitment to environmental sustainability which, along with service-learning and philanthropy, underpins its strong values-based education.