Elite Education Magazine is a global Magazine (print as well as online) that is involved in featuring institutes, personalities, and organizations around the world. Published monthly, it features original articles on education, news, technology, and many other topics. A prominent ranking was awarded to Maple Leaf Kingsley International School based on the following ten comprehensive determinant analysis of Kingsley International School.
Ten Reasons for Kingsley International School’s Top Honors
1. Kingsley’s mission, vision, & values make it a great school.
• Our Vision: To be the global platform in fostering great character, strong values, and high achievement in all our students.
• Our Mission: To provide an enabling learning environment for our students to attain their fullest potential and to embrace our core values– ‘Invest, Impart, Instil’.
• Our Values: We nurture future leaders with good character, good attitude, and discipline.
2. The distinct facilities & infrastructure help us stand out.
Maple Leaf Kingsley International School started its school operation in September 2011 setting the momentum for the establishment of the Kingsley Education Group. The new school campus is strategically situated at Kingsley Hills and commenced operation in September 2015. Surrounded by lush green and offering a breath-taking sight of the city skyline of Kuala Lumpur, it also offers a healthy and clean studying environment with its location far from the industrial and city areas. As beautiful as its location, the new school sited on almost 14 acres of land offers children the opportunity to study with great facilities and educators. As vast and wide is the building that the school can cater to up to 2700 students. With plenty of rooms for studies or activities, students will experience studying in a tranquil environment. The campus features many state-of-the-art facilities including air-conditioned classrooms with Smartboards, cafeteria, IT resource centre, music room, dance studio, speech & drama rooms, storytelling room, sewing room, music rehearsal room, language lab, science and media labs, outdoor basketball courts, futsal courts, gymnastic halls, a library, sound-proof music rehearsal rooms, multipurpose halls, a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor playgrounds for a student studying the early year education and two hostel blocks catering to their international staff and students. The new campus also features a new sickbay where the full-time in-house nurses will be stationed to care for the students’ health.
3. Kingsley’s prominent personality where we are a bully-free school.
Our culture of care and trust is why our students, parents, and teachers believe in the Kingsley way. The School’s bully-free policies are preventive and restorative as harsh discipline does not benefit children. Our primary concern is to safeguard a reassuring environment for every child, where no one is singled out or ignored. This has played a crucial role in forming the identity and the development of the school.
4. The various courses offered by the school and their salient features.
Kingsley International School is a Cambridge International School with CIE (Cambridge International Examinations) accreditation offering a strategic curriculum and character education from Nursery to Pre-University. The Curriculum developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations and National Curriculum for England and Wales. Visualization and active learning will be integrated in every subject. Students will be provided an active learning environment whereby students carry out activities to discover, to process, to practice, and apply information by staying engaged. All learning takes place both indoors and outdoors to provide for a wider range of learning experience.
5. The steps Kingsley is taking beyond the traditional curriculum to ensure the overall development of the students.
At Kingsley we are heading towards becoming a school influencer. We offer e- learning, innovation and futuristic learning, interdisciplinary active learning, research based, problem based learning, enhanced advance digitization learning, blended learning technology and engage cutting-edge technology in our pedagogy. These are incorporated in the curriculum for the overall development of the students.
6. The steps the school takes to motivate and develop the students’ interest towards education.
Kingsley provides exciting and interesting problem-based blended learning, hands-on activities, projects, learning journeys, and is a keen promoter of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Young people are often disconnected from what it means to relate to others even though they’re connected 24/7. Children are engaged from an early age to get involved in the local community and to take an interest in the wellbeing of others. Students participate actively in CSR programs such as Orang Asli (ethnic group) Foundation, BORNEO Orang Utan Foundation, National Cancer Council (MAKNA) Foundation in Malaysia. Learning Journeys are a series of real-world experiences for primary and secondary students which enriches the academic learning with hands-on exploration to allow them to manage real-life issues in the places they visit. The programme offers opportunities for students to embed themselves in new cultures and gain personal insight into living in a wider world. It is tailored to specific areas of interest and learning needs of each group of students by our experienced educators.
7. Provision of financial assistance to the students in need.
At Kingsley, we believe in aiding and rewarding students who perform well, not only academically, but also in their field of interest and skills. Since the year 2013, we have offered scholarships to deserving students to continue their high school education in year 7. Yearly, scholarships are open for application in the month of February and close at the end of April. Besides scholarships, Kingsley also offers student volunteer work part-time, fee staggered payments, and work for credit scheme.
8. The career opportunities available to the students after completion of their courses.
After completion of High School students can proceed to Kingsley Cambridge A- Level (Sixth Form). The Cambridge A Level (Sixth Form) will commence in September and January every year for students who completed their IGCSE/O Level examinations or equivalent. The Cambridge A Level is a pre-university programme targeted for students who want to pursue their tertiary studies. Currently, we working on University Partnerships and collaborations besides offering Cambridge A-Level programmes.
9. Kingsley’s major awards/achievements.
Kingsley was ranked by World Schools with three categories as the Best International School in Malaysia, Best British School in Asia, and the Best Boarding School in Asia. Apart from this Kingsley was announced as a winner of RFL (Recycle for Life) with collaboration with Global Environment Centre (SMART RANGER PROJECT) partnered with the Coca-Cola Foundation under the Ministry of Education (MoE). At Kingsley, we teach our students to save Mother Earth. For all top achievers in academic and sports activities, we have a committee to recognize and reward our students with monetary rewards.
10. The future plans of the school.
Kingsley is now under the umbrella of distinguished Maple Leaf Group. Maple Leaf has grown from one international school in 1995 to China’s largest private education provider. Kingsley is in the midst of planning on providing more vocational courses in areas that benefits and enhances life-long learning for our students.