Principal's Message

Sri KDU International School

Mr George Piacentini

Principal's Message


Welcome to our dynamic and exciting learning community. Sri KDU International School strives to be “The best international school in the world’’.  We aim to prepare tomorrow’s leaders, develop how they embed our vision, mission and exemplify high quality learning. We believe in support and well-being for all stakeholders in our community and what it means to be Global Citizens. 
 
We aspire to excellence in everything that we do. This is evident in our continued success in both our IGCSE and IBDP results. We are also consistent in how we achieve success, illustrated with the recent external re-accreditation of our school on being awarded the Gold Award for the International School Quality Mark (ISQM). We achieved the highest level of the award; given to the school by the Education Development Trust. The Educational Development Trust confers this award to international schools in the UK and around the world. We were the first international school in Malaysia to receive the gold accolade.
 
We believe in the development of the whole child, not just academic success, which leads us to achieve such accomplishments. A focus on holistic achievement encapsulating a student’s physical, emotional, social and creative needs; contribute to such accolades. We are committed to celebrating, nurturing and developing the varied talents of our student body and we do this in many different ways such as sports and our Co-Curricular Programme (CCL).  Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of competitions and events through the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and  the Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS); both of these prestigious bodies have high standards of membership criteria, so it is another confirmation of the excellence of the school that we meet those standards for membership. Each year, students have a unique opportunity to participate in the Paramount Championship; this is an entertaining talent competition organised completely by students.  There are categories of the competition to suit a wide range of talents, including Public Speaking, Modern Dance, Solo Singing, Culinary and Chinese Calligraphy, to name but a few. From Year 1 to Year 13, students have many opportunities to excel in the creative arts, sports and service activities.
 
The international school motto is “Tomorrow’s Leaders, Here and Now” so we promote leadership skills in every student, every day. This starts in the classroom, where our pedagogy, “Learning Powered Approach”, encourages all students to lead their own learning. We believe in a growth mindset, which means we believe that every student has the capability to achieve and to be a leader. As well as being a significant theme, which runs throughout the curriculum and co-curricular learning, there are specific high quality programmes which students can follow to develop their leadership skills, such as the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, Leo Club, PTPI (People-to-People-International) and Eco-Schools Programme. Through these programmes and the school ethos, we aim to provide a values-led education which develops future leaders, of Malaysia and the world, who can lead with wisdom and compassion.
 
We are proud to be a part of XCL Education as the group promotes the values of Wellbeing, Academic Quality, Dignity and Integrity. We are also proud to be part of Sri KDU Sdn Bhd as Sri KDU Schools has been recognized for providing quality education in Malaysia for over 18 years. The motto of the KDU Campus, which we also subscribe to, is “Malaysian Hearts, Global Minds”; this means that students attending our school get a high quality British education with a Malaysian flavour. We celebrate Malaysian culture and teach all students, whether they be Malaysian or “adopted” Malaysians, to recognise what makes a Malaysian heart. The focus on “Global Minds” also allows our students to develop into young people who can take their place in the global arena and make a difference in the world.
 
I hope that whilst exploring our website you will be able to see how we embed the ambitions, mottos and values described in this message but please do come and visit our Kota Damansara campus to find out more. Visitors are always welcome.
 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

— NELSON MANDELA