for Each Child at
Early Years Centre (EYC)
Our Early Years Centre (EYC)
offers preschool children an exceptional
first educational experience
that will introduce them
to the joy of learning.
Enquire Now for Flexibility to Suit
Your Child and your Family’s Needs!
Children aged 2.5 to 3 years old by 31 December 2018 are eligible for immediate intake
Garden International School
the Joy of Learning
at Early Years Centre (EYC)
Our Early Years Centre (EYC) offers preschool children an exceptional first educational experience that will introduce them to the joy of learning.
Garden International School EYC is a small school in its own right; providing a happy, secure, enriched environment in which children feel valued and have the self-confidence to become lifelong learners. Our learning environments both inside and outside, are well resourced and equipped with facilities, offering a range of multi-sensory learning opportunities.
The Jungle School Programme – the first of its kind in Malaysia – encourages young learners to take risks, explore and imagine through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment.
Simply put, a child’s early years education lays the foundation for all that is to come. In recent years, researchers have learned that the human brain develops the vast majority of its neurons, and is at its most receptive to learning, between birth and four years of age.
Each child at the GIS EYC is offered a personalised learning experience that meets their individual needs, ensuring that the transition to primary school is seamless. Our open door policy enables parents to have regular opportunities to meet informally with their child’s teacher as well as to see their child interacting in the EYC learning environment.
We have a number of enrolment options with our Flexible Enrolment structure*, offering the choice between full-time or part-time opportunities. GIS EYC offers the best early years learning experience for your child.
EYC, bringing out the best in you since the very beginning
*Only applicable to pre-nursery and nursery year groups
Why Should YOU Enrol to
Garden International School –
Early Years Centre (GIS EYC)
For Each Child
Promoting Positive Wellbeing
The Only School to offer
Jungle School Programme
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum at EYC. The curriculum is divided into 7 areas of learning i.e. 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas. The Prime areas are:
These Prime areas help the children develop skills in the following Specific Areas:
At EYC, we know that all of our children are entitled to the best learning experiences. It is essential that we lay the foundations correctly as we know that this will pave the way to excellence in the rest of their education.
GIS At A Glance
GIS Students Accepted to
Years of Heritage
International School in Malaysia
GIS Mother and Toddler Playgroup
The GIS Mother Toddler Playgroup is a fun, free community playgroup for children from birth to 3 years old.
Our group emphasises socialization and learning through play, while making connections between our families
and the larger community.
Facilitated by GIS, but led by parents for parents, the playgroups meet 4 days a week
at locations around our neighbourhood, including two sessions at GIS EYC.
To give you an idea of the activities on offer, we currently have Musical Storytime on Tuesday’s, along with Art and
Storytime Playgroup on Thursday’s. Gym and Coffee/Playdate opportunities happen at other times and venues around Mont Kiara.
Join our playgroup and learn new ways to support your child’s learning and development.
The GIS Mother Toddler Playgroup team.
Garden International School
The GIS Learning Culture
Garden International School fosters a unique learning culture, one where we believe that we can grow and learn together as a community. At GIS we aim to develop each learner’s full potential by offering our students the very best learning environment, at home and at school. Nurturing a strong home-school partnership through our community learning focus, our students benefit from innovative learning initiatives that extend beyond the classroom. Back at school, we strive to ensure that we are constantly attracting and developing the best teachers and talent to support our effective style of education.
GIS Learner Skills
Garden International School offers a holistic education from Nursery to Year 13.
As we prepare our students to be world changers, we teach them that any positive impact, small or big, is important. To achieve this, we are integrating GIS Learner Skills into their learning.
- Solving Problems
- Imagination & Innovation
- Taking Risks
- Building Team Strengths
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Managing Emotions
- Questions & Conclusions
- Evaluate & Improve
- Respect & Personal Values
- Wider World
- Our Community
Garden International School is one of the oldest and most distinguished schools in Asia along with being one of the most forward thinking and innovative schools in the world.We would be delighted to welcome you and your children to the GIS community.
To help you find the information you need, we suggest that you start by identifying which stage your child will be entering the school, whether it’s the Early Years, Primary, Secondary or Sixth Form, and reading the relevant information for each stage. There, you can read more on the curriculum, the many choices of co-curricular activities on offer and get a general feel of what GIS provides.
Early Years Centre
(3 to 5 years of age)
5 to 11 years of age
(Key Stage 1 & 2)
11 to 18 years of age
(Key Stage 3,4 & 6th Form)
Accreditations & Affiliations
Garden International School is accredited by renowned institutions and consistently receives awards for its innovative teaching approach and quality of education.
Garden International School (GIS) is in its 8th year of accreditation with the Council of International Schools (CIS). GIS selected CIS as its preferred accreditation body because we view CIS as the strongest accreditation body available to international schools. Accreditation with CIS both endorses and insures the quality of education provided by GIS while supporting our development and improvement planning process. GIS is a member of several prominent international education groups. We are part of the Schools Division of the Taylor’s Education Group and a member of FOBISIA. We are also affiliated to a number of organisations which enhance the opportunities that are provided for our students and the development of the school.
Association of International Malaysian Schools (AIMS)
East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS)
Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA)
South East Asian Student Activities Conference (SEASAC)
Taylor’s Education Group (TEG)
Apple Distinguished School
Garden International School has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017–2018.
Apple Distinguished Schools are K–20 schools that provide 24/7, schoolwide, one-to-one access to Apple notebook computers and/or mobile devices to all students, teachers, and administrators. They demonstrate an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment.
Global Innovative Learning Program Award by 21st Century Learning
Beating entries from 26 countries, GIS is the only school in Malaysia to receive the Global Innovation Award 2016 which recognises those who demonstrate exemplary values and best practice in learning and teaching in 21st Century schools. Visit www.21clhk.org/awards for more information.
TES Independent School Awards 2016
Garden International School (GIS) has been shortlisted for the British International School Initiative of the Year category of the TES Independent School Awards 2016. The British International School Initiative of the Year nomination is a recognition of GIS outstanding strategic achievement through the unique and innovative Large-Scale Enquiry Programme. GIS is the only school in South East Asia to get shortlisted for this prestigious award which is a solid testament of the implementation and integration of a strong component of ethical world-changing education in the traditional curriculum.
Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)
Garden International School (GIS) is awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) in recognition of its quality of teaching and learning in science. Led by the University of Hertfordshire School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust, PSQM is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education. The PSQM scheme enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning.