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Meet Our Principal
Philip McCormick will be joining UCSI as the Founding Principal of UCSI International School (UIS) Kuala Lumpur. Previously, Philip was attached to another international school for two years. Throughout his career, he has over 16 years of international school experience that includes six years of school leadership. Philip holds an Honours degree in History and Politics from University College Dublin and a PGCE in History from Cambridge University. He then obtained his Masters in Educational Leadership to enhance his leadership skills. Currently, Philip is pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). Philip’s focus for UIS Kuala Lumpur includes excellent academic standards, transparent structures, cutting-edge technologies, character education in the classroom as well as developing a school culture that focuses on positive teacher-student relationships. Additionally, Philip is very keen to build a positive relationship with the parents during this exciting educational journey to ensure that the school can grow forward.
Outside of school, Philip is married and has a beautiful daughter. He also enjoys spending time with his family, reading historical fiction, walking, and an occasional round of golf.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to UIS Kuala Lumpur and thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
It is my pleasure to introduce this new and exciting school to you that aims to prepare students for the 21st century global society.
Academic success is a key priority. Thus, the combination of Cambridge International Curriculum (British-based Curriculum) and International Primary Curriculum during the primary/elementary school will lay the foundations for Secondary School and the rigorous Cambridge IGCSE exams.
Furthermore, we will integrate technology as well as IT skills into the curriculum and CCA programme to ensure our students have the skills to succeed in the fast-paced development of the 21st century.
Additionally, we equip students with character virtues, values, and practical wisdom to be able to make a positive difference to their communities and the world around them. Although success is important, the journey to achieve their goal is also vital. Therefore, we aim to develop high achieving students with virtues such as integrity, honesty and empathy.
This website will give you a glimpse of the exciting school and CCA programme that we offer. We hope it encourages you to make contact and come to visit us! Our doors are open, and we are happy to assist and answer all of your questions.
A successful school is a partnership between teachers, students and parents. I look forward to helping this partnership grow and develop over the coming years.
Integrating 21st Century Skills into Core Curriculums
While maintaining a strong focus on core curriculum which includes British school curriculum with Cambridge IGCSE and International Primary Curriculum, we aim to complement the formal curriculum with a series of CCAs which students’ experiences form a cornerstone of their holistic education for the 21st century. The rapid advancement of technological innovations, global competition, and a push towards a knowledge-based economy require that our students learn to have a repertoire of soft and hard skills to enable them to succeed in a future economy that is still in the making. Through our unique CCA experiences, our students can exhibit soft skills like creativity, leadership abilities, teamwork, flexibility, communication skills, resilience and an enterprising spirit that will enable them to stay relevant for the future.
Beyond and within the curriculum and classroom, our Schools focus on eight critical characteristics in our learning content and experiences which is supported by education technology (Edtech) including VR, AR, 3D printing and robotics amongst others.Enquire Now
Our Eight Critical Characteristics
A School Supported By Apple Education
Supported by Apple’s technology, teaching tools and education resources including creativity and coding curricula, UIS KL aims to transform primary and secondary education systems in order to prepare the next generation for the ever-changing 21st Century!
Meet Our Teachers
Head of Secondary
Primary School Teacher
EAL/English Support Teacher
Primary School Teacher
Primary School Teacher
Physical Education (PE), Health, and Swimming Teacher
History, Geography, and Humanities Teacher
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher, Secondary School
Stuart Alexander Mullord
Physical Education (PE) and Science Teacher
Lauren Katie O'Toole
Secondary Science Teacher
Design and Technology Teacher
Hira Abdulla Khatri
Lu Wei Lin
Lennart Eldert Borst
Secondary Science Teacher
Our purpose-built campus is designed to enhance our students' learning experience, while creating a safe and exciting space for students to enjoy and develop their growth.
UCSI International School (International Curriculum)
Primary Level (Years 1-6)
The IPC programme is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning. These learning goals include:
- Subject Goals: The IPC subjects include Information & Computing Technology, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, and Art. All have the objective to cover the knowledge, skills and understanding relating to the subjects studied.
- International Goals: Each thematic IPC unit includes an international aspect with the goal to develop a sense of international mindedness in the students.
- Personal Goals: Students will develop 7 personal learning goals as part of the leaning tasks for each IPC unit. These are: enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability.
Beyond IPC, the Cambridge Curriculum will be used for English, Mathematics and Science. Mandarin will also be taught throughout the school. The curriculum sets clear learning objectives and focuses on developing knowledge and skills in all of the subjects, providing an excellent foundation for the next stage of education.
Secondary Level (Years 7-11)
The Secondary School curriculum is divided into two stages: Cambridge Secondary 1 (Year 7-9) and Cambridge IGCSE (Year 10-11). Years 7- 9 is designed to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Humanities, Languages (Mandarin), Art, PE, Drama and Music. In Years 10 and 11 students will follow the two-year IGCSE exam curriculum in at least 7 subjects. This will mirror subjects studied in Years 7-9. The IGCSE exams create a direct pathway to A-Levels.
Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
- Intellectual Enquiry
- Working and Communicating in English
- Cultural Awareness
- Flexibility and responsiveness towards change
- A Wide and Balanced Variety of Subjects
- Applying knowledge and understanding in different situations
- Influencing Outcomes
Additionally, the Cambridge syllabus will develop learners who are:
- confident in working with information & ideas – their own and others'
- responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
- reflective towards their own learning and actions
- innovative and empowered to handle 21st century challenges
- engaged intellectually and socially, and prepared to make a difference.
Sekolah Sri UCSI (National Curriculum)
Primary Years (Standard 1-6)
Sri UCSI Primary School follows the National Curriculum (KSSR) with the following additional programme:
- Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Exam – English, Mathematics and Science
- Mandarin for Primary One to Primary Six in preparation for HSK
- Computer Studies
- Weekly Games Coaching Programme.
We prepare our Primary Six students for UPSR and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint. Sri UCSI Primary School fully subscribes to the National Education Philosophy. In line with this, we provide our students with a conducive learning environment and experience that will develop them into competent and responsible children. It is the aim of the Primary School to provide good quality teaching as well as genuine care to each children to achieve highest possible standards in all areas
Secondary Years (Form 1-5)
Sri UCSI Secondary School follows the National Curriculum (KSSR) with the following additional programme:
- Cambridge Lower Secondary English, Mathematics and Science
- Cambridge IGCSE offered to selected students for upper secondary
- Mandarin for Form One to Form Five in preparation for HSK and SPM
- A structured Speech and Drama Programme
- Weekly Games Coaching Programme
We prepare all our Lower Secondary students for PT3 (Form 3) and Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Tests (Form 3). We prepare all our Upper Secondary students for SPM (Form 5) and selected students for Cambridge IGCSE (Form 5).Sri UCSI Secondary School fully subscribes to the National Education Philosophy. In line with this, we provide our students with a conducive learning environment and experience that will develop them into competent and responsible young men and women who will be capable and willing to contribute to their families and our society.