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Experience Our Virtual School | 24 January 2021 | 10.00am-11.00am

The Virtual School of UIS KL is designed to create a fun, interactive, and collaborative learning experience, allowing students to express themselves and enjoy classes just as much! As we move into online learning during this MCO period, we want YOU to experience our Virtual School and learn from our dynamic team of teachers!

Supported by Apple Education, experience our Virtual School of International Primary Curriculum (IPC), Science, as well as Spanish classes!

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Meet Our Principal: Philip McCormick

Philip McCormick is 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.

Meet Our Head of Primary & Secondary: Chris Edmunds

Chris Edmunds

Chris Edmunds is a UK citizen that has worked as a teacher of Music, History, English, and German (to IB Diploma and IGCSE levels), and as a school leader. Chris holds a Master of Education Leadership from University of Warwick, United Kingdom, and PTC Certificates in School Leadership. His most significant experiences, expertise, and skillsets include school start-ups, school transformation, system reform, accreditation processes, school board development, strategic planning, and teacher recruitment, development, and retention.

Chris possesses successful experience as a teacher and leader in career assignments across several regions that include Asia (Malaysia/India/China), the Gulf, Europe, and Africa. Before joining UCSI, he held diverse leadership positions including Upper School Principal of Frankfurt International School in Germany, Principal (Secondary), Westwood International School in Botswana, Head of School, Canadian International School, in Bangalore, India, Founding Principal, Emirates National School (Boys) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Founding Principal, Rafflesia International School in Malaysia and Academic Vice Principal, ADEC, Abu Dhabi.

Chris is a passionate believer in education that develops international mindedness; education that inculcates values, skills, and personal qualities to thrive in a world of relentless change; and education that prepares us all for an era in which there has never been a greater need and urgency - to learn how to live together.

Meet Our Teachers

At UCSI International School Kuala Lumpur, besides establishing a strong focus on academics, we believe a teacher’s role extends beyond preparing students for an exam. Our students will also develop character, global awareness, and important 21st century skills needed to become successful citizens in
today’s world.

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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.

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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 of the ever-changing 21st Century!

Everyone Can Create

We teach students to develop and communicate ideas through Video, Photography, Music, and Drawing. They help ignite creativity by giving teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, at any grade level.


Everyone Can Code

Through this curriculum, we will guide students through Swift Playgrounds, an app that teaches coding for kids through a world of interactive puzzles and playful characters, while introducing coding in the same language used by professional app developers.

Our Facilities

Our centrally located campus is a safe and welcoming space, designed to enhance students’ learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. The facilities allow us to provide a range of activities, from sports to coding & robotics, to performing arts.

Enjoy a Wide Range of Co-Curriculum Activities (CCAs)

At UIS KL, we believe that CCAs are an essential part of your child’s education. Through our wide range of CCA offerings, your child will be able to further develop their well-being by enhancing their communication skills, leadership skills, and improve teamwork with other students. CCAs will be offered 3 times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday), from 3.30pm-4.30pm.

Primary (Year 1-6) CCA Offerings

Secondary (Year 7-11) CCA Offerings

Our Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
Cambridge (Primary Curriculum & IGCSE)

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 (Year 7-9) and Cambridge IGCSE (Year 10-11). Years 7- 9 is designed to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, while in Year 10-11, students will follow the two-year IGCSE exam curriculum.

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.

The Cambridge IGCSE examinations create a direct pathway to A-Levels, and 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
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