Principal's Welcome

Welcome from
Michael Bardsley

Garden International School is an inclusive and diverse school- our community has families from 65 different nationalities! With 70 years of experience in delivering first-class education to the local and international communities in KL, we offer outstanding learning opportunities for students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and with a wide range of abilities. At the same time, we consistently achieve some of the finest academic results in the region, with our value-added results reflecting outstanding progress across all age ranges.

Our successes are a real testament to the outstanding teaching faculty, our commitment to ongoing professional learning, and to our whole-school learning culture. Indeed, at GIS we are all learners. As well as supporting our students to achieve success in all areas of school life, we offer our parents weekly workshops covering a wide range of topics and other exciting learning opportunities throughout each academic year. In addition, our professional development programme for teachers, which runs weekly, is one of the most comprehensive in the region.

At GIS, we believe in the concept of academic care: the notion that children can’t flourish academically unless they are happy, supported and well cared for. This holistic approach, in which success is more than just about good grades, defines what we do. I am incredibly proud of the high level of pastoral care that we offer all of our students- care that is coupled with outstanding teaching and academic mentoring, and ensures every child has the opportunity to reach their potential.

In addition, our extensive CCA programme – one of the largest in the region – also ensures that every GIS student has plentiful opportunities to flourish outside of the classroom. Whether through sports, music, the creative and performing arts or any other hobby, our students have every opportunity to get involved and excel in their chosen fields.

Finally, we are a school that is committed to our local and global community. We believe we have a responsibility to help those less privileged through genuine, sustainable service opportunities. Through camps, service-based CCAs and student-led action projects in both Primary and Secondary, as well as regular school charity events, our GIS community strives to make a difference to those in need.

Welcome to our very special GIS community; we would love to show you around.

Michael Bardsley
(GIS Principal)

Whole School Strategic Team

Meet our Leadership Team

Michael Bardsley

Principal
BSC (HONS) PSYCH, MBA (ED), PGCE (UK)

Amy Ward

Head Of Secondary
BSC (HONS) MA, PGCE (UK)

Nicola Nelson

Head Of Primary And Eyc
BA(HONS), PGCE(UK), NPQH

Amy Marsh

Director Of Professional Learning
BSC (HONS), MSC, PGCE (UK)

Damian Graizervsky

Director Of Learning
BA (HONS), PGCE (UK), NPQH

Matt Bennett

Deputy Head Of Secondary,
Key Stage 3 & 4
BSC (HONS), MED, PGCE (UK)

David Lee

Deputy Head Of Primary,
Early Years And Key Stage 1
BED (HONS), MED (UK)

Lindsay Round

Deputy Head Of Secondary,
Key Stage 5
BSC (HONS), PGCE (UK), MED (UK)

Kelly Hersey

Deputy Head Of Primary,
Key Stage 2
BA (HONS), MA (ED), PGCE (UK)

Michael Bardsley

Principal
BSC (HONS) PSYCH, MBA (ED), PGCE (UK)

Amy Ward

Head Of Secondary
BSC (HONS) MA, PGCE (UK)

Nicola Nelson

Head Of Primary And Eyc
BA(HONS), PGCE(UK), NPQH

Amy Marsh

Director Of Professional Learning
BSC (HONS), MSC, PGCE (UK)

Damian Graizervsky

Director Of Learning
BA (HONS), PGCE (UK), NPQH

Matt Bennett

Deputy Head Of Secondary,
Key Stage 3 & 4
BSC (HONS), MED, PGCE (UK)

David Lee

Deputy Head Of Primary,
Early Years And Key Stage 1
BED (HONS), MED (UK)

Lindsay Round

Deputy Head Of Secondary,
Key Stage 5
BSC (HONS), PGCE (UK), MED (UK)

Kelly Hersey

Deputy Head Of Primary,
Key Stage 2
BA (HONS), MA (ED), PGCE (UK)