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Sri KDU International School Klang

Sri KDU International School Klang is unrivalled when it comes to digital leadership and academic brilliance. Partnering with Microsoft, we’re leading the charge for digital transformation in education.

By upholding the principles and spirit of excellence that are embedded in the Sri KDU Schools ethos, every child is given the opportunity to shine.

This Is Where
Future Leaders Are Made

Sri KDU International School Klang is the first and only school in Asia dedicated to nurturing students to become the digital leaders of tomorrow.

The digital revolution is reshaping all industries. It's projected that 8 out of 10 future jobs will demand digital proficiency.

We develop each learner's full potential by offering enhanced learning pathways, unleashing creativity, and nurturing innovative thinking that empowers our students to lead with character, passion, and determination in the digital age.

BUILDING FUTURE LEADERS SINCE 2003 - Sri KDU International Schools deliver on the Sri KDU promise with a holistic British curriculum that guarantees academic excellence and character development for future leadership.

The School's Focus

Experience The New Normal In Education

Sri KDU International School Klang - Asia’s 1st School For Digital Leadership - promises a one-of-a-kind learning experience. We aim to develop each learner’s full academic and personal potential so that they may become leaders in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Instilling an Attitude of Achievement

Developing a Future-proof Mindset

Gaining Clarity for Life

Positive Learning Experiences

Partners We Collaborate With

Testimonials

News & Updates

February 9, 2024

Sri KDU International School, Klang Newsletter (9th February 2024)

As we close the door on term 2, it is important we take stock of the progress and achievements we have seen over the past weeks and months. We have seen a plethora of new initiatives from Science fairs to Spelling Bees; inter house competitions and international debating competitions to catwalk opportunities!
February 2, 2024

Sri KDU International School, Klang Newsletter (2nd February 2024)

As we close the door on term 2, it is important we take stock of the progress and achievements we have seen over the past weeks and months. We have seen a plethora of new initiatives from Science fairs to Spelling Bees; inter house competitions and international debating competitions to catwalk opportunities!
January 28, 2024

Sri KDU International School, Klang Newsletter (26th January 2024)

As we close the door on term 2, it is important we take stock of the progress and achievements we have seen over the past weeks and months. We have seen a plethora of new initiatives from Science fairs to Spelling Bees; inter house competitions and international debating competitions to catwalk opportunities!
January 24, 2024

Meet the CEO: Anthony Partington, XCL Education Malaysia

As we close the door on term 2, it is important we take stock of the progress and achievements we have seen over the past weeks and months. We have seen a plethora of new initiatives from Science fairs to Spelling Bees; inter house competitions and international debating competitions to catwalk opportunities!
January 22, 2024

Sri KDU International School, Klang Newsletter (19t January 2024)

As we close the door on term 2, it is important we take stock of the progress and achievements we have seen over the past weeks and months. We have seen a plethora of new initiatives from Science fairs to Spelling Bees; inter house competitions and international debating competitions to catwalk opportunities!
  • NEW TO ENGLISH

    Specialised Intervention – Full Time  (for up to 2 Terms)
    Separate programme to gain functional levels of language to progress to next phase of language learning

  • EARLY ACQUISITION

    Specialised Intervention – Up to 12 hours per week (for at least 2 Terms)
    Additional highly personalised interventions alongside mainstream learning to meet age-related  language learning expectations

     

  • DEVELOPING COMPETENCE

    Targeted Support – Up to 4 hours per week (for at least 2 terms)
    Additional interventions alongside mainstream learning focused on supporting in achieving and exceeding age-related language learning expectations

     

  • FLUENT

    Fully Inclusive Immersion – Full time
    Effective and differentiated quality-first teaching and learning to enable all students to meet and exceed age-related language learning expectations.

     

  • GOVERNER

    Marcel Van Miert is a Senior Advisor to TPG in Southeast Asia. Marcel has almost 3 decades of extensive experience working exclusively in the education sector.

    Prior to TPG, Marcel served as the Executive Chairman of Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) for ~8 years. Prior to VAS, Marcel spent 4 years as the Group CEO of WCL Group, a PE-backed school chain now part of Nord Anglia, and 3 years as the Managing Director of the Schools Division at Nord Anglia.

    Marcel has also served several other education companies in multiple capacities including Sommet Education (a network of hospitality schools), VUS (English Language Training Centers), EBS London (UK’s first private accredited Business School), INK Education, Sri KDU Schools, and Europreneur Consultants.

    Marcel received a Bachelor’s in Arts from Regent’s University London and MBA from Henley Business School in the UK.

     

  • GOVERNER

    Gilles has worked in leadership roles across a multitude of sectors in Asia since 2000 and has spent ~20 years leading organizations and managing operations in Asia Pacific. He brings with him deep experience managing large service-oriented organizations, where he had the privilege of building diverse teams, working with passionate people, and nurturing a culture of collaboration and excellence.

    Gilles has ~7 years of extensive experience working in the education sector. Gilles was the Thailand & Myanmar CEO of Laureate International Universities, the world’s leading higher education provider, where he built and expanded Laureate’s activities in Southeast Asia. As the CEO, Gilles was instrumental in expanding Laureate’s presence in new geographies, launching innovative offline and online programs, turning around universities, scaling existing universities, and expanding the reputation and credibility of the overall group in Southeast Asia. As a father of three, he is a firm believer in the transformative power of education and the significant roles that schools play in shaping the lives of students and preparing them for what comes next.

    Prior to XCL Education, Gilles was the Asia Pacific CEO for OCS Group, the world’s largest family-owned facilities management services company. At OCS, he played a pivotal role in building out the leadership team, executing the commercial transformation of the business, and acquiring & integrating other facilities management businesses. He has also served as the Managing Director for Asia and Vice President for APAC of Sodexo Group, a Fortune Global 500 company that is the leading provider of Food and Facilities Management services.

    Gilles holds dual Post-graduate degrees in Business & Finance and Philosophy from the University of Paris-La Sorbonne in France.

  • VICE PRINCIPAL, SRI KDU INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, KLANG
    QUALIFICATION

    With a strong commitment to educational excellence and a passion for student development, Mr Narish brings a wealth of experience to the role of Head of Secondary at Sri KDU International School, Klang. Currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Technology at Putra University, Malaysia, he has a deep understanding of pedagogical strategies that foster holistic and digital learning. 

    As an accomplished educator, Mr Narish has over 15 years of experience in teaching and leadership positions. Prior to joining Sri KDU International School in Klang, he held positions such as head of department, head of student leadership and student affairs and sports coordinator at his previous schools. 

    Mr Narish’s innovative approach on digital learning and curriculum implementation aligns perfectly with the ethos of Sri KDU Klang. He believes in nurturing critical thinking, creativity, character development and digital leadership in students to prepare them for success in a rapidly evolving world. He believes in project-based learning experiences that empower students to achieve academically and socially. 

    Mr Narish is known for his exceptional leadership skills and works closely with heads of departments, academic staff and parents to ensure a cohesive educational community. As Head of Secondary, he is poised to contribute to the school’s mission of providing an exceptional educational journey. Under his leadership, Sri KDU Klang will continue to thrive as a centre for academic excellence and holistic student development. 

  • HEAD OF PRIMARY, SRI KDU INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL KLANG
    QUALIFICATION

     

    Mr Anthony Blacklock began teaching more than twenty-five years ago in London UK. He was head of the upper Primary and was a teacher governor when OFSTED in its inspection judged the school outstanding in all areas. Mr Tony first taught overseas at the premium international school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as Head of Early Years. Here, he implemented the EYFS curriculum and developed teaching and learning policies that placed the child at the centre of all key agreements. 

    Following several years in this role, Mr Tony was then appointed Head of Early Years and Primary at a new school in the same city. As part of the founding senior leadership team, Mr Tony responsible for the introduction and implementation of the Cambridge international curriculum and the development of a rigorous and challenging Cambridge pathway from Primary to pre-University. 

    Since then, Mr Tony has been Principal and Head Teacher at schools in Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, and the largest group of bilingual schools in Vietnam. During his time as a senior leader, he has successfully supported schools in their IB authorization and CIS accreditation. 

    Before joining Sri KDU International School Klang, Mr Tony was Executive Principal for a new group of international preschools in Ho Chi Minh City, where he trained campus principals and teachers using the HEI Schools’ curriculum which was designed by the University of Helsinki and is centred on a playful learning pedagogy. 

    Mr Tony is experienced in the specific challenges of creating bespoke policies, practices and procedures for international schools, and establishing an environment of hard work and high expectations. He is a strong advocate for the importance of student well-being and student voice. 

    Mr Tony holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with Qualified Teacher Status from Edge Hill University, England. He also holds an Early Years teaching diploma from HEI Schools and the University of Helsinki. He is Category Three level trained for the IB Primary Years Programme. 

  • CEO
    QUALIFICATION

    Anthony completed his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Christ Church, University of Oxford. After leaving Oxford, Anthony worked in the City of London in public, media and analyst relations. A passion for English Literature and life-long learning led him to being asked to work first as a teacher as part of the reforms at a school in Bolton and then to Trinity College, University of Cambridge to train as an English teacher in 2002.

    He has worked at a number of schools in Cambridgeshire, England, including pastoral leadership and leading the internationally renowned English and media faculty across the Parkside Federation of academies in Cambridge. Anthony joined the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) in 2010 to support the improvement of Nene Park Academy, where he worked as Assistant Principal leading on the development of the sixth form, literacy, English as an additional language, special needs and latterly as the Vice Principal with responsibility for the curriculum, timetable and student achievement throughout the academy. In July 2014, Anthony was appointed as Principal of Stamford Welland Academy with the brief to deliver the ‘Stamford Free School’ vision. During his time here, the school secured its best examination results and Ofsted inspection judgment in its history. In September 2017, he became CMAT’s Executive Director of Education responsible for the quality assurance of all the academies and teacher professional development from initial teacher training to leadership succession planning and development.

    In February 2019, Anthony joined GEMS as the Principal of GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Whilst completing a Masters with UCL Institute of Education, Anthony conducted research into and published on the teaching of literacy. He is a frequent conference speaker, presenting on school leadership and English teaching and editor of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and ‘Twelfth Night’ in the Cambridge University Press Cambridge School Shakespeare series. Anthony believes in a whole education striving for academic excellence and great examination results, whist providing the experiences and building the character skills that student need to thrive in learning, work and life. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys travel, film, theatre, music, singing, running, and exercise.

  • OUR PROMISE

    Positive Learning Experiences

    Students thrive when they are in a positive, nurturing learning environment that allows them to explore, satisfy their curiosity and develop the joy of learning. This is made possible at our international school in Klang through:

    • Sustainability learning
    • A strong anti-bullying stance
    • A unique digital culture that increases student engagement
    • A risk-free environment
  • OUR PROMISE

    Gaining Clarity for Life

    In order to forge a path not only for themselves in the future, but also for companies and society as digital leaders, students need to have a clear understanding of themselves and the world around them

    We provide all the tools and opportunities necessary for our students to attain this awareness and clarity of their life and career goals. To help your child remain on the developmental right path, we help your child through:

    • Digital student development tracking
    • Digital Career Guidance platforms
    • Our unique Habits of Mind Programme
  • OUR PROMISE

    Developing a Future-proof Mindset

    To thrive in the 4th Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), students need to develop proper digital-mindedness and the digital skillsets. We gear your child to become digital trailblazers in the IR4.0 landscape with our specialized Digital Leadership curriculum, which runs alongside the mainstream curriculum. In collaboration with key digital players, we nurture a school culture modeled on tech campus culture, which is the seedbed of innovation in the Silicon Valley.

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  • OUR PROMISE

    Instilling an Attitude of Achievement

    Every student possesses the potential to achieve greatness. The key lies in harnessing that potential. At Sri KDU Klang, we help students cultivate an achievement mindset, encouraging excellence not only in academics but also in diverse spheres like sports, arts, and culture. All this, set within an environment that underlines discipline and character development.

    This will give them a well-rounded experience and help them build confidence in themselves to handle any challenge. As they grow in confidence, our students can then begin to develop digital leadership qualities, with technology as a key enabler.

    To this end, with Sri KDU Klang International School, we provides students with:

    • Excellent and experienced teachers
    • STREAM learning to develop 21st century skills
    • Strong Digital learning programmes
    • A multi-level Mentoring system

     

  • PRINCIPAL SRI KDU INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL KLANG

    Ms April Peters has vast teaching experience spanning close to three decades in the United Kingdom (UK) and Malaysia. She holds a B.Ed. in Physical Education with Computer Studies at the Chelsea School of Human Movement, Brighton, UK.At the start of her career in 1990, Ms Peters taught in Kent, advancing from a classroom teacher to a head of department for several subjects, followed by academic management to pastoral management then moving into senior leadership as an Assistant Head teacher in Medway, UK.

    In 2005, Ms Peters attained the National Professional Qualification of Headship – NPQH. Following this, she was appointed Deputy Head teacher in a large secondary school in Yorkshire with a wide portfolio including Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Reporting, Staff Training and Development, Pastoral guidance and Discipline.

    Ms April Peters is no stranger to Sri KDU. She was the Founding Vice Principal of Sri KDU International School, Kota Damansara from 2011 – 2014. She supported the Principal in ensuring the school was fully set up, working with both local and expatriate staff to design and implement a British curriculum that offered personalized learning for every child to achieve their potential in and outside of the classroom.

    She returned to the UK and started a position with Teach First in 2015, training both primary and secondary teachers towards attaining their UK qualified teacher status (QTS). In 2017, she was promoted into the role of Initial Teacher Training Programme Manager which involved working across the North of England with Manchester University, Newcastle University and Sheffield Hallam ensuring that the Teacher Training Programme was delivered to the government contract criteria. Ms. Peters moved back into a school environment in 2019 as a regional manager for a large Multi Academy Trust.

    And now in 2020 Ms April Peters has returned to Malaysia as Founding Principal of Sri KDU International School Klang. She is determined and excited about serving the educational needs of families and young people of Klang by offering an international school that will promote excellence in all areas by fully embracing technology and innovation to ensure students leave the school confident and equipped to be successful in the ever evolving landscape of the 21st century whilst being proud of the Malaysian culture.

  • EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL OF SRI KDU SCHOOLS

    Mr Anthony Partington has 20 years’ experience as a teacher and school leader.Anthony originally worked in the City of London in public, media and analyst relations, after studying English Language and Literature at Christ Church, University of Oxford, but a passion for Literature and an interest life-long learning led him to Trinity College, University of Cambridge to train as an English teacher in 2002. He has worked at a number of schools in Cambridgeshire, England, including pastoral leadership and leading the internationally renowned English and media faculty across the Parkside Federation of academies in Cambridge.

    Anthony joined Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) in 2010 as an Assistant Principal to support the improvement of one school and left after eight years, ultimately working as CMAT’s Executive Director of Education and an Executive Principal responsible for the quality assurance of all the academies and teacher professional development from initial teacher training to leadership succession planning and development. Along the way, he was a principal of an academy in Lincolnshire, England, securing its best ever examination results and inspection judgement.

    Whilst completing a Masters with UCL Institute of Education, Anthony conducted research into and published on the teaching of literacy. He is a frequent conference speaker, presenting on school leadership and English teaching and editor of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and ‘Twelfth Night’ in the Cambridge University Press Cambridge School Shakespeare series. He has been a governor and a director of a number of schools and colleges and chaired the school-improvement board in the largest county authority in England. He is a qualified leadership coach.

    Anthony believes in a whole education striving for academic excellence and great examination results, whist providing the experiences and building the character skills that student need to thrive in life afterwards.

  • GOVERNOR
    QUALIFICATION

    En. Hafiz Hussien is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. He started his career with CIMB Investment Bank in 2004 where he experienced roles in the Group CEO’s Office, Investment Banking and a stint in Indonesia with CIMB Niaga. Hafiz subsequently joined Khazanah Nasional’s strategy team in 2016 where he worked on projects involving Khazanah’s investment portfolio and overall corporate strategy.

    En. Hafiz holds a degree in Economics from the University of Warwick.

  • GOVERNOR
    QUALIFICATION

    Mr Dominic Picone is a Partner and Managing Director at TPG, based in Singapore. He has lived and worked in Asia since joining the firm in 2005 and, in that time, has been engaged with investments throughout the Asia Pacific region that represent more than $1.5b of committed equity capital.

    His involvement with current and past TPG portfolio companies includes Apollo Towers, Vietnam Australia International School (VAS), Myanmar Distillery Company / Grand Royal Group, PropertyGuru, 8990 (Deca Homes), BFI Finance, Masan Group, Fairmont Raffles Hotels, Bank BTPN, United Test & Assembly Center (UTAC), and CIMB.

    Prior to TPG, Mr Picone worked in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston in Melbourne, primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand.

    A native of Australia, he received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours – Finance) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

  • GOVERNOR
    QUALIFICATION

    Datuk Ganen Sarvananthan, is a Managing Partner at TPG Capital Asia and its Head of South East Asia. A distinguished scholar, he was an ASEAN Scholar, a Sultan Azlan Shah Scholar; and a recipient of the British Chevening Scholarship.

    A law graduate of University College London (UCL), he was the Head of Investments at Khazanah Nasional for a decade before he joined TPG in 2014. More importantly, Datuk Ganen has played a key role in TPG Capital Asia’s investment in Vietnam Australian International School (VAS) which is one of the fastest growing school groups in Vietnam.

  • CHAIRMAN
    QUALIFICATION

    Tunku Ali Redhauddin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz, a graduate of both the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, is Chairman of Marlborough College, Malaysia; founding trustee and Chairman of Teach for Malaysia; and Pro-Chancellor at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia.

    In 2013, he was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Previously, he worked at both McKinsey & Company and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, and he currently holds other board and advisory roles at several corporations and non-profit entities including TPG Capital Asia.

  • GOVERNOR
    QUALIFICATION

    Datuk Ganendran Sarvananthan, is a Managing Partner at TPG Capital Asia and its Head of South East Asia. A distinguished scholar, he was an ASEAN Scholar, a Sultan Azlan Shah Scholar; and a recipient of the British Chevening Scholarship.

    A law graduate of University College London (UCL), he was the Head of Investments at Khazanah Nasional for a decade before he joined TPG in 2014. More importantly, Datuk Ganen has played a key role in TPG Capital Asia’s investment in Vietnam Australian International School (VAS) which is one of the fastest growing school groups in Vietnam.

  • GOVERNOR
    QUALIFICATION

    Mr Dominic John Picone is a Partner and Managing Director at TPG, based in Singapore. He has lived and worked in Asia since joining the firm in 2005 and, in that time, has been engaged with investments throughout the Asia Pacific region that represent more than $1.5b of committed equity capital.

    His involvement with current and past TPG portfolio companies includes Apollo Towers, Vietnam Australia International School (VAS), Myanmar Distillery Company / Grand Royal Group, PropertyGuru, 8990 (Deca Homes), BFI Finance, Masan Group, Fairmont Raffles Hotels, Bank BTPN, United Test & Assembly Center (UTAC), and CIMB.

    Prior to TPG, Mr Picone worked in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston in Melbourne, primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand.

  • GOVERNOR
    QUALIFICATION

    Experienced CEO with a demonstrated track record of creating shareholder value in the education management industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Management, Mergers & Acquisitions.

  • CHAIRMAN
    QUALIFICATION

    Tunku Ali Redhauddin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz, a graduate of both the University of Cambridge and Harvard University, is Chairman of Marlborough College, Malaysia; founding trustee and Chairman of Teach for Malaysia; and Pro-Chancellor at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia.

    In 2013, he was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Previously, he worked at both McKinsey & Company and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, and he currently holds other board and advisory roles at several corporations and non-profit entities including TPG Capital Asia.

  • GOVERNOR
    QUALIFICATION

    En. Wan Hafiz Hamzah Bin Wan Hussien is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. He started his career with CIMB Investment Bank in 2004 where he experienced roles in the Group CEO’s Office, Investment Banking and a stint in Indonesia with CIMB Niaga. He subsequently joined Khazanah Nasional’s strategy team in 2016 where he worked on projects involving Khazanah’s investment portfolio and overall corporate strategy.

    En. Wan Hafiz Hamzah holds a degree in Economics from the University of Warwick.