GIS Careers’ Day- 2020!

Four of our Alumni recently shared their experiences of working life, career tips and general life lessons for our current students. Here we hear a little more of the pearls of wisdom offered on our annual Careers Day 2020.    Keynote: Alumna Yvonne Natalie Kniese, Class of 2000  Public Speaking & Communication Coaching at NK Communications PLT “It was a pleasure to speak about careers and life choices with the Sixth Formers at GIS earlier this month. I remember...


Meet Alumna Mei Lian Hoe – An Artist And Animator!

Alumni Mei Lian Hoe is an animator and freelance comic artist from Malaysia. She graduated with a Masters in Character Animation from the prestigious Central St Martins, UK, as well as a BA in English Literature from UCL. Her graduation film 'Left Unsaid' has been nominated for the MullenLowe NOVA Award 2020, and her webcomic, My Husband is a Cultist, has also been shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Publishing Prize 2020.   Mei, what has been your journey after GIS? I left...


Meet our Fabulous 2020 Scholars!

At GIS, our outstanding academic results, extensive extra-curricular programmes and innovative approaches to teaching and learning place us amongst the best British international schools in the world. Our scholarship programme is designed to reward and motivate talented students- outstanding scholars, musicians or sportspeople – or a combination of all three. Throughout the year, we launch different types of scholarships, both internal and external.  This week, we held a special event to...


Class of 1995 Zoom Online Alumni Reunion!

At GIS, we always welcome and encourage events organised by our former students and Alumni reunions are definitely a favorite of ours. The Alumni members from Class of 2000 recently had their Alumni Reunion via Zoom Meeting on Saturday 15th, August 2020, celebrating their 25 year of anniversary.  The event gathered around Alumni from this year group, Teacher Mrs Lim from the GIS Leadership Team, former and current teachers. This reunion sparked a sense of nostalgia for everyone who...


Class of 2000 Zoom Online Alumni Reunion!

At GIS, we always welcome and encourage events organised by our former students and Alumni reunions are definitely a favorite of ours. The Alumni members from Class of 2000 recently had their Alumni Reunion via Zoom Meeting on Saturday 18th, July 2020, celebrating their 20 year of anniversary.  The event gathered around 56 Alumni from this year group, Teacher Mrs Lim from the GIS Leadership Team, former and current teachers. This reunion sparked a sense of nostalgia for everyone who...


Alumni Simon Mo – Clothes are the Spirit of Fashion!

Our Alumni are creating waves across many fields, but today we reconnect with Simon Mo (Class ‘07), a fashion designer whose contemporary label has recently been shown at London Fashion Week.  After GIS, Simon studied Fashion Design in Womenswear at the prestigious Central Saint Martins, where fellow alumni include Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. He talks to us about his journey post- GIS, what he feels he gained from his experience with us, as well as offering some advice to...


Winner of GIS Learner Skills Award, Alumna Safiyyah Rafe!

Alumni Safiyyah Rafe (Class ‘20), who will soon be embarking on a BA Economics at London School of Economics and Political Science, has recently been awarded the ‘GIS Learner Skills Award’ for her inspiring work in supporting the Somali Refugee Community. Having recognised a need for the support of this marginalised group in KL, she has shown exceptional commitment to working with external organisations to ensure sustainable change.    Safiyyah could you tell us more about...


Alumna Nirmala Ramanujam, Interview on a Pandemic Punditry!

Alumna Dr. Nirmala Ramanujam (Class of ‘84) is a globally renowned leader in women’s healthcare. An innovator, entrepreneur and academic, she has earned a number of accolades, including Robert W. Carr Professor of Biomedical Engineering and faculty member in the Global Health Institute and the Department of Pharmacology & Cell Biology at Duke University, Director of the Center of Global Women's Health Technologies (GWHT) and founder of Zenalux Biomedical Inc. and Calla...


Class of 1990 Zoom Online Alumni Reunion!

At GIS, we always welcome and encourage events organised by our former students and Alumni reunions are definitely a favorite of ours. The Alumni members from Class of 1990 recently had their Alumni Reunion via Zoom Meeting on Saturday 13th, June 2020, celebrating their 30 year of anniversary.  The event gathered Class of 1990 Alumni, Teacher Mrs Lim from the GIS Leadership Team, former and current teachers. This reunion sparked a sense of nostalgia for everyone who attended. It was a great...


Alumna Isabelle Brouwers – First Artist at English National Ballet!

Isabelle Brouwers, Class of 2011 Current Profession: Artist, English National Ballet Attended: The Royal Ballet School and English National Ballet School   What has been your journey since you left GIS? I left GIS in 2008 to train professionally as a ballerina. I completed my GCSEs whilst at the Royal Ballet School in London, and then in 2011, I joined the English National Ballet School and continued my A Level studies privately. I was very fortunate to be offered a contract to...