Up close with Zoe Bowden: Malaysia’s representative at SEA Games Triathlon

KUALA LUMPUR, 01 JUNE 2017 - Triathlon is a demanding sport that requires balance in three disciplines. To be a successful triathlon athlete, the key is finding the right balance. For Zoe Bowden who has been selected to compete for Malaysia at the SEA Games in the triathlon category, balance is everything. Zoe, a Garden International School (GIS) alumna, started participating in sports when she was five years old. She first got actively involved in swimming, athletic, T-ball and football. By...


GIS student retells the true story of an autistic child in her debut book

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 APRIL 2017 - When Huda Patel chose autism as the subject of her personal study at school, she never thought that it would lead to something bigger: making her debut as an author. The A-Level student from Garden International School (GIS) recently published a children’s book titled “My Name is Nadia. I have Autism”. ...


GIS students to design lighting for Pestle & Mortar Clothing

KUALA LUMPUR, 06 SEPTEMBER 2016 - Garden International School (GIS) students has embarked on a real-life lighting project with the clothing company, Pestle & Mortar Clothing (www.pestlemortarclothing.com) under the mentorship of the multi-award winning industrial designer and GIS alumna Stephanie Ng. Passion drives the 32-year-old Malaysian lass back to her alma mater to work with Year 11 Design & Technology (DT) students through a series of weekly workshops. She aims to give them a...


GIS Alumni Gathering in UK – January 2016

GIS Alumni Gathering in UK - 21st January 2016 To start the year off, GIS held the annual alumni gathering in London at Amba Hotel, Charing Cross. It was an intimate gathering where ex-students and ex-teachers had the opportunity to catch up with one another. Throughout the night, many wonderful 'old' and new stories were shared. Present was also acting Principal Colter Watt who had a great time sharing current news of Garden International School with the alumni. Current staff from...


Year 11 of 2014/15 Graduation Evening

1 week after the Class of 2015’s graduation, the Year 11s follow suit and received their certificates on stage. The evening was graced by Dato’ Loy, who is the CEO of the Taylor’s Education Group. He attended the ceremony with 2 objectives – as a parent to his son who has completed Year 11 in GIS, as well as the guest speaker for the night. He shared 4 simple life lessons, which he had learned: life is not fair, focus on your strength, have many failures, and try to do many things in...


Class of 2015 Graduation

On the evening of 19 June 2015, the Year 13 students of GIS attended a ceremony that marks the first of many milestones of their achievements. It was an event that was decked with grandeur – chairs in golden covers, tables with beautiful posies and the hall was cool and cozily lit. The evening began with the opening music by our very own GIS Four Corners Community Jazz Ensemble followed by a very warm welcome from a very able emcee – Ms. Kasumi Higewake, who is also one of the graduants...


The Garden International School Street Store- Saturday 21st March

Dear Alumni, Following on from the clothing drive we had in the build up to Mufti, we are pleased to announce the date of our GIS Street Store will be Saturday 21st of March.    This event will support our Street Friends who we currently provide meals to every Friday evening (approx. 160-200 people).  The event will feature a catered meal, some music (parents, alumni and students - please let us know if you would like to sing or play), and the opportunity for our street...


Post Flood Relief Trip to Temerloh – 24 January 2015

On Saturday the 24th of January a bus full of the GIS community (parents, students, staff and alumni) headed to Temerloh to help a local orphanage with rebuilding their wooden huts (where the students sleep) and repainting them. In total we painted 16 huts, did repair work on 3 huts and helped clear the area of rubble and damaged wood. It was a great community effort! Here’s an article written by one of the participating alumni – Clement Chew (Class of 2007) on his experience for the...


GIS Alumni Gathering in KL – 10th January 2015

The GIS Alumni Gathering in KL was held on a sunny Saturday evening at the newly renovated lobby of Garden International School, Bukit Kiara campus. The event attracted alumni from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, and some ex-staff as well as some of the current longer serving staff! It was a relaxed and informal gathering with lots of people catching up, exchanging stories and news about each other's lives. The evening started with a welcome speech by our Principal, Mr. Walker,...


Malaysia’s First 24 Hour Race

Written by Kasumi Higewake The 24 Hour Race which took place at Nexus International School on the 15th and 16th of November was absolutely fantastic! We hosted Malaysia's First 24 Hour Race powered by Running To Stop the Traffik, a youth organisation managed by the talent, commitment and compassion of students and young adults who have one vision in mind: a world free from trafficking and modern day slavery. Together with the races in Singapore and Hong Kong (which started in 2010), Kuala...