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In January 2017, Mont'Kiara International School became an IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) candidate school. Over the past two years, the M'KIS faculty, staff, and administration have worked hard to implement the Primary Years Programme. The M'KIS team would like to thank all students, families, and board members for their unwavering support throughout this process.

We are delighted to announce that Mont'Kiara International School has been officially authorized as an IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) school. This is only the beginning of great things to come for M'KIS; as we continue to strive for excellence in everything that we do. 

Student Feature - Isaac, Grade 12

Responsible. Trustworthy. Sincere. Honest.

What parent wouldn’t want these words to describe their child? Add on being kind and taking initiative, and you have a clear description of the goals of the Boy Scouts of America Association.

The objective of the Boy Scouts is to take young people and shape them into better citizens for society.

The mission of the Boy Scouts is to equip young men and women to live ethically and morally. This is something that Isaac, a senior at M’KIS, has done his best to live out: “The objective of the Boy Scouts is to take young people and shape them into better citizens for society.” Isaac explained that while this association teaches the importance of basic skills, their primary goal is to instill in them characteristics which help build the person they become.

Ever since first joining as a cub scout in grade 2, Isaac grew up watching boys turn into men as they took on their role as boy scouts. He had a deep respect for them and strived to be like them one day. His father was also a boy scout as a young boy and exemplified what it meant to live that out. These role models motivated Isaac to continue in boy scouts and helped him achieve the highest honor of the Boy Scouts Association. Isaac was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, which is a milestone that only four percent of Scouts have been awarded since the association’s founding in 1911.

It signifies that you are a role model to others

The Eagle Scout ranking comes from extensive hours of leadership, earning merit badges, and participating in various services projects and conferences. While Isaac is humbled to have received this honor, he also is aware of the responsibility that comes along with it: “It signifies that you are a role model to others.”

Isaac hopes to be able to support future boy scouts to achieve their goals and possibly the Eagle Scout rank, just like the role models and leaders in his life did for him. “It’s not something I could have done on my own,” he explains as he describes the struggle of balancing school and achieving the Eagle Scout ranking. As a soon-to-be graduate of M’KIS, Isaac will be attending Iowa State University and will be studying electrical engineering in the fall. “It’s bittersweet, but I’m prepared to go onto this next stage of life.” The Eagle Scout rank is an excellent way to close this chapter of his life and begin a new one at university. Congratulations Isaac!

Mont'Kiara International School Student becomes Eagle Scout
Isaacreceives Eagle Scout Rank

MYP Media Design Technology

In an era of debates about “Fake News” and data privacy, in which content can go viral and reach a million eyes in only a few hours, the power of digital media is unquestionable. The MYP Media Design Technology program at M’KIS teaches students how to navigate the constant stream of information in our digital lives and to harness the power of digital resources to create and communicate ideas in engaging and impactful ways.

The M’KIS Media Design Technology program is built around three core components: digital citizenship, media literacy, and media design. The digital citizenship element helps students to learn how to participate in online communities in safe and positive ways. The media literacy component teaches students skills to access, critically evaluate, and create digital media. Finally, the media design element of the program engages students in creating integrated media including audio, video, text, and images, to communicate their ideas and opinions. This is structured in the MYP Design Cycle framework that promotes inquiry, analysis, and problem-solving; key 21st century skills.

At M’KIS, our MYP Media Design Technology program provides students with all of the skills and competencies they need to understand, communicate, and take action as empowered 21st century global digital citizens and provides foundational knowledge in digital media creation for students seeking to pursue further studies and careers in this growing creative field. 

Written by Matt Boomhower - Director of Innovation and Technology at Mont'Kiara International School

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101 Dalmatians @ M'KIS

From nose to tail and ear to paw, 101 Dalmations was a howling success. Every character was spot on and delivered a performance worthy of the Palm Dog Award. We are so proud of our pack of pups for putting on such a spectacular performance. Congratulations to one and all. #proudlymkis

M'KIS Student Feature - Aaryan

M'KIS Student Feature! From the early age of 5, Aaryan has been growing in his love and skill for the game of chess. After first being introduced to the game by his father, Aaryan became interested in the strategy and technique involved. While attending an international school in Angola, he was first motivated by receiving best under 7 at a chess tournament when he was 6 years old. From then on, he was determined to refine his abilities and grow his love for the game. His most recent achievement was in a chess tournament for under 12 with players from over 20 international schools, where he placed 6th out of 60 students. His best performance overall was at KL Gateway Mall where he achieved 2nd place.

Nowadays, when he’s not competing in tournaments, Aaryan is practicing either online or with one of his two chess instructors. One of his favorite games to play is the fastest game Blitz and Bullets, which is where the match can last anywhere in between 1-10 minutes. One day he hopes to reach his goal of achieving the Grandmaster Title in chess, which is the highest title a chess player can receive. With an air of certainty, Aaryan is confident in attaining his goal.

On top of his love for chess, Aaryan enjoys playing cricket and looks forward to supporting his favorite professional cricket team, Australia, in the World Cup this month. The M’KIS community wishes you good luck Aaryan in your future tournaments, we are so excited for you in your achievements and are eager to see you continue to thrive!

Aaryan and his chess medal at MKIS
International School Student holding chess pieces

MYP Product Design at M'KIS

“Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.” - Steve Jobs

As a part of adopting the International Baccalaureate Middle Years’ Programme (MYP) we were excited to add Product Design as an element of our expanding STEAM programming at M’KIS this year. Our MYP Product Design Technology course challenges students to apply practical and creative thinking to solve problems by designing products to meet different needs.

Over the course of their project-based learning units, students work through a design cycle that involves four major steps: (1) Inquiry and analysis of the problem; (2) Developing ideas and planning; (3) Creating a product to solve the problem; and (4) Evaluating the success of their solution. Students can build on what they learn to improve the products that they create as they move through the cycle again!

Our new Product Design Lab is a safe and well-resourced space full of hand and power tools for working with many different types of materials, from wood to modern polymers and plastics. We’re continuing to add new tools and resources to the lab, including 3-D printing and modeling tools. Students’ daring and creativity are the only limits on the innovative solutions that they can create!

Design technology continues to move our society forward and dramatically change how we live our lives every day. MYP Product Design at M’KIS gives our students the opportunity to work through the same process that modern product designers use to build the tools we use to interact with our world each and every day to bring their bold ideas to life!

Written by Matthew Boomhower - M'KIS Director of Innovation and Learning

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Student in MYP Product Design at M'KIS
Teaching MYP Product Design at M'KIS

M’KIS Athletes Perform Exceptionally at ISAC

At the recent International Schools' Athletics Conference (ISAC) Track and Field Championship held at Kuala Lumpur Alice Smith School (KLASS), the Mont’Kiara International School (M’KIS) athletes took home 23 medals with a combined elementary, middle and high school team of only 44 athletes.

In a highly competitive competition that consisted of Kuala Lumpur’s top international schools, M’KIS was one of the smaller teams on the day. The M’KIS athletes rose to the occasion and were a shining example of how a handful of dedicated athletes have the ability to compete at any level. Athletes from every school put forward exceptional performances throughout the day, making it a real testament to international school education here in Malaysia.

“We are exceptionally proud of each and every one of our athletes. They have worked incredibly hard over the past twelve weeks and deserve the results they achieved today. No matter where they placed, we know that they gave one-hundred percent on the day. We look forward to continuing to build a strong and competitive athletics program at M’KIS. We would also like to thank KLASS for hosting and putting on a great weekend.” - M’KIS Head Coach, Mr. Jeff Hritzuk.

The Elementary ISAC Championship took place on Saturday 23 February 2019, with the Middle and High School ISAC Championship taking place on Sunday 24 February 2019. Both days ran smoothly with a new format that was implemented this year in relation to the timing of events.

Mont'Kiara International School
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Kuala Lumpur
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In operation since 1994, we are a fully accredited international school. Our curriculum is based upon North American standards and delivered through the International Baccalaureate framework from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We pride ourselves on being a globally minded, internationally diverse, and community-driven school.

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