Location – 4 & 6, Lengkok Bellamy, Bukit Petaling, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website – http://www.ais-kl.edu.my/
Contact – +60 16-666 3450
- Please mention about the school and its mission/vision and various infrastructural facilities.
Alnoor International Schools (AIS) was established in early 2007. Dato Prof. Dr. Mahmoud and his friend, the late Dr. Yassin Yahya Yassin, set out to construct a school that would provide inexpensive, university-level English instruction to the children of Arab expat families in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Captain Ibrahim Muhamady and Dr. Abdulsaheb Saleh Abdulsaheb soon joined. With Datin Amani Majid Altaha’s support as soon-to-be principal, the premises was prepared for students to join.
Alnoor International School was inaugurated in July 2007 with a curriculum that combines Western-style education (IGCSE) with community-centred Arabic values in order to cultivate a global perspective in the younger generation. In 2007, 70 students of 12 different nationalities began their education at Alnoor International Schools (AIS). Alnoor International Schools (AIS) emphasises the importance of understanding and accepting the different cultures represented in the school along with developing individuals as responsible, reflective, caring, and confident members of our society with the aim to develop emotional, spiritual, moral, and cultural values that will lead students to being disciplined, hardworking, and wise. Lastly, provide a learning environment where students take responsibility for their own learning. High achievement and creativity will enable all students to contribute to the global community.
- Kindly mention the prominent personality of the school and his/her role in the development of the school.
Alnoor International Schools was established by four founders, each of whom brought a vision and mission from his own educational heritage. Dato’ Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Khalid Al Msafir, Chairman and CEO of United Renaissance Sdn. Bhd. (UR) and Design for Scientific Renaissance Sdn. Bhd. (DSR), is the former president of Lusail University in Qatar. Dr. Captain Ibrahim Al Muhamadi, Captain/Senior Pilot (MAS Airline). Dr. Abdul Sahib Salih Assistant Prof. Of Economics. Late Dr Yassin Yahya Yassin Professional Civil Engineer. From the outset of the project, the founders emphasised both high-quality educational standards and modern teaching methods, all within an environment that promotes intercultural understanding.
Datin Amani Majid Altaha Alnoor, the school’s founding principal and current board governor, played a crucial role in laying the groundwork for the institution, fostering a welcoming atmosphere for AIS students, and keeping the focus on education so that they would graduate ready to contribute to society.
- What new services or activities did you establish at your school?
In 2015, smartboards were introduced into the classrooms, transforming the campuses’ traditional textbook learning environment into a multimedia institution. During 2020–2022, when the world was transitioning to COVID-19, AIS swiftly implemented hybrid learning, which combines physical and digital instruction using a digital platform known as the Zoom app. In 2022, the infamous Joga Bonito and Dos Santos arenas, a state-of-the-art futsal pitch, began operations on the grounds of Alnoor International Schools, demonstrating the school’s international and inventive character once again. As football is a sport that brings people together globally in a tranquil manner, AIS endeavours to incorporate sports into the learning experience.
- Please mention what steps are you taking beyond the traditional curriculum to ensure overall development of the students?
AIS-KL aspires to establish a high-quality institution that combines a traditional textbook-based learning environment with multimedia and cutting-edge facilities. Also, creating a welcoming, unrestricted environment where students can learn in a relaxed setting The AIS has created a mini-zoo for educational and recreational purposes. Establishing an online management system permits immediate communication between teacher and student, as well as between teacher and guardian.
- What steps does the school take to motivate and develop the students’ interest towards education?
At AIS-KL, students are strongly encouraged to participate in campus activities. When children are interested in their studies, they have a positive outlook on school, contribute meaningfully to classroom discussions, and are well-prepared to perform at their best. Encourage students to take an active role in their education, which can have a positive impact on their academic performance, in order to promote a more positive school climate. Appreciate their accomplishments and hard work in person, online, or via social media. This will allow students to both emphasise their positive qualities and overcome any deficiencies.
- How are you providing financial assistance to the students in need?
Students are eligible to receive financial support from AIS in the form of monthly payment instillments as well as scholarships.
- What makes your school unique?
AIS’s welcoming environment is one of the factors that distinguishes it from other educational institutions. From the very beginning, the founders of AIS intended to create an institution that combined both traditional and modern teaching and learning methodologies, along with incorporating new modern technologies into its educational system. All this enables students to develop and thrive as tomorrow’s leaders. Being raised in an enjoyable and relaxed environment will help them grow physically, mentally, and intellectually with knowledgeable minds. Therefore, this institution ensures the implementation of new teaching methods and the creation of harmonious classrooms, and appointing good teachers will help shape students’ confidence for a modernised society.
- What are some ways you keep up with changes in education trends?
Keep up-to-date by reading educational publications, websites, teaching and learning books, educational platforms, and other teachers’ blogs. It is also one of the most cost-effective ways to remain current on educational developments.
- Please enlighten us about the school’s major awards/achievements, its accomplished/renowned alumni, remarkable collaborations, and major accreditations.
AIS has witnessed a number of achievements throughout its 15 years journey. In 2010, AIS attained a memorable milestone when the school was recognised as an official Cambridge Assessment Centre. From then on, anyone seeking to obtain an international education certificate could turn to AIS to take an official IGCSE examination and prove their attainment of the Level 9 Checkpoint. In 2013, an AIS student was awarded by Cambridge for scoring a 100 % mark in Arabic as a foreign language this put the mark for AIS. In 2014, AIS established a Cambridge Assessment Centre for Primary, enabling anyone to verify accomplishment of the Level 6 Checkpoint. In 2016, AIS acquired its own transportation fleet, consisting of three school buses and seven school vans. From then on, kids and parents could depend on a reliable and safe transportation service. In 2019, the student population numbered 46 different countries among the two campuses in Jalan Bellamy. In 2020, during the lockdown, AIS introduced online learning using a digital platform known as the Zoom app along with WhatsApp as a discussion platform to communicate among students and parents. In 2023, AIS introduced two new programmes: Robotics and Money Tree. These two programmers will help students develop their ability to design and might one day create a state-of-the art robot. As for the money tree, this programme will help the students in the future manage their finances in a more manageable manner.
10. Kindly elaborate about the future plans of the school.
The latest developments in the educational landscape are staggering. Young people need to find an appropriate balance between working hard and doing the right thing. AIS-KL and other schools like it have a responsibility to provide students with opportunities to unwind and enjoy themselves as they acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the contemporary world. Because of the beneficial effect on productivity, students will need fewer study hours in the future and more outdoor activities. AIS’s future plan is to welcome more nationalities, create a well-balanced educational environment, and engage students in real-life activities that help them learn how to manage real-life situations.