History of GIS
Our milestones over 65 Years of Excellent British Education in Malaysia:
Mrs Sigme Syme became the Headmistress and held the post for two years.
Garden School was selected to be the first official centre for the prestigious and authoritative University of London General Certificate of Education examination in Malaysia. The first cohort of 11 candidates sat for the ‘O’ Levels.
Garden School moved to 215 Jalan Pekeliling (Jalan Tun Razak today). In the meantime, back in Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, the Secondary School grew, necessitating the Junior Three and Four students to return to the school in Jalan Bukit Bintang while the younger children were moved to the bungalow at Jalan Pekeliling for two terms.The Kindergarten began their new academic year at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng. The Secondary School moved to Jalan Pekeliling. Garden School celebrated its Silver Jubilee. Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj was invited as the Guest-of-Honour!
The Kindergarten at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng moved to Kampung Pandan and the Petaling Jaya Kindergarten at Jalan Menteri Selatan became the first branch to be established when it opened in January 1989.Mr Philip Croft came to Garden International School as the Principal.
Garden International School, Kuantan was opened for children of foreign investors located in Teluk Chempedak and the East Coast of Malaysia.
Mr Murray Parkes, the Principal from 1996 to 1998 initiated the implementation of the new International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) which was introduced in 1998 to replace the University of London GCE ‘O’ Levels.
At Bukit Kiara, there were 182 teachers.
Renovation works for the Secondary Library and 6th Form Centre is completed and fully operational.
Refurbished Modern Foreign Language workrooms, Sixth Form Courtyard, Pastoral Office.
Renovated Playgrounds located at the Main Campus and Early Years Centre.