Explore. Enrich. ExcelBritish IGCSE | Co-education | Day & Boarding | Year 7 to A Levels
Boarding and Day
HIBS offers a holistic IGCSE Cambridge education and a wealth of opportunities for our students to discover, explore and pursue their interests and talents. The IGCSE Cambridge Curriculum is implemented in all subjects with Teachers tailoring the Programme to suit students of all abilities and learning styles. The lower secondary curriculum is designed to integrate seamlessly with the middle school to include knowledge, skills, understanding and application.
Technology is an integrated part of the curriculum and students will use their devices during lessons alongside traditional learning methodologies and interactive group work.
HIBS is a school for both Boarding and Day Students and those who live within a 40km distance of the school. We offer a complete educational experience for both Day and Boarding students. Our student roll is made up of 60% Boarders and 40% Day students, all of whom learn, interact and play together during the school day.
All Students benefit from our diverse environment, and this is one of the many advantages of having both Day and Boarding Students at HIBS, where students gets to meet people from both the local vicinity and further afield. This surely helps them to appreciate and embrace diversity as well as create lasting bond with people they might otherwise never have met.
During school hours no distinction is made between Day and Boarding students.
Pastoral care is a priority for both Boarders and Day students. Boarding students have their boarding houses as home away from home, with dedicated Houseparents and support staff 24/7 to care for them. Both Day and Boarding students have access to the common areas, sports and recreation facilities during their free time. This is a form of relaxation for students, to connect and strenghthen their peer to peer relationship.
Living within a larger boarding community is an excellent opportunity for our students as it draws everyone together during mealtimes, weekends and during activities that’s organised on and off site.
If your child is new to Boarding, we would like to assure you that we do everything we can to help your child flourish.
Virtual E Learning as a Permanent Solution – HIBS HI-BLEND
During the Pandemic HIBS introduced the virtual e-learning as a permanent solution for Year groups 7 to 9. Students will learn for 17 Days virtually and spend 3 quality Days at HIBS for physical classes and Extra Curricular Activities. These 3 Days are weaved into their Learning Plan where all activities are centralised on site. The packed and interesting on site program is when Students will reach out for support on their subjects with their Teacher, review their progress and discuss and work on projects with their Peers, as well as take part in their ECA of choice.
Uniform bodies, Sports and Leadership ECAs are offered throughout the Year and Students are expected to enrol for a minimum of 2 ECAs per Term. This makes a Student achieve 6 ECAs Annually.
Uniform Bodies has a long term commitment and they are usually for a long term tenure.
Living and interacting with Peers and Friends is akin to living in a community. It enables your child to develop valuable life skills that will also promote academic success. The daily routine of Boarding and School life with duties and homework time, helps students to learn self-management, discipline, self control, team work, respect for others, resilience and much more.
HIBS co-educational environment allows Boys and Girls to develop social skills within safe structures that maintains privacy and keep everyone safe.
” It gives me the greatest pleasure to be the Principal of Highlands International Boarding School.
I am very proud of this school which is nestled in the scenic, cool and conducive environment for learning in the Genting Highlands.”
Commencement of Academic Year 2021
HI-BLEND Virtual E Learning For Year 7 to A Levels
100 Million Years Old Rainforest, surrounding the school site
established as a British IGCSE Boarding School
Curricular and Sports Activities
Boarding Rooms for Boys and Girls
A Look Around HIBS
HIBS Leadership Team
Mr Leow Kim Hin
Mr Leow Kim Hin is the Torch Bearer of Highlands International Boarding School shouldering the responsibility of leading and managing the Academic and Non Academic divisions.
His thirty seven (37) years’ of experience as a Teacher, Principal and Policy maker in leading schools including residential school and education department have equipped him with the width and depth of knowledge in ensuring qualities are met to maintain the School’s excellence.
Mdm Rasamah is the Commander in Chief, leading the Battalion of Academician who holds the bastion of our education policy.
As the Director of Studies, she curates the academic implementation and ensures it meets the gold standard of HIBS. Leveraging on her more then thirteen years of teaching experience, she actively pursues for new teaching technology and played a pivotal role in implementing our revolutionary E-Learning Platform. Teaching still remains her passion and teaching Biology for Senior year students keeps her excited and helps her to stay connected with the students.
Dr Puvanendran is the Beacon of Knowledge and Pillar of strength for our School.
He has an extensive background leading one of the oldest and historic English Government school in Malaysia as its Principal, the St. John’s Institution Kuala Lumpur. His role in HIBS as the Director of Academic focuses on leading the academic framework through his pivotal role in supporting the Heads of Departments and Teachers. Apart from graduating with a Masters from University Malaya and PhD from University of East Anglia, Dr Puvan has a Post graduate in School Administration and Management from King’s College, UK and brings a wealth of experience to HIBS.
Mr Patrick Sta Maria
Mr Patrick Sta Maria has a wealth of experience and thrives when immersed in learning, coaching, and interpersonal communication.
He is passionate about encouraging everyone at HIBS, to be the best they can be and implementing strategies to achieve this. HIBS Registrar since 2015, Patrick is a strong advocate for embracing a well-being culture. A former Trainer and Consultant with a leading Training company, Patrick is also a skilled voice trainer and his expertise in the areas of personal development acknowledges the importance of creating a high performance environment for the HIBS community and lives by the school’s ethos – Explore, Enrich, Excel.
Ms Maureen Keasbery
Ms Maureen Keasbery, comes with 20 years of consulting and management experience in the areas of business development, sales and marketing.
She is the Head of Department for Vocational and Technical and is a Business Administration Graduate from RMIT University, and obtained her Masters in Management from Asian Institute of Management. Improving one’s competitiveness in the market place starts from school, and Maureen’s wealth of experience in the corporate sector supports HIBS focus on developing every student to their true potential equipped with broad-based transferable skills and technical skills that is a key factor for the future of jobs and the new economy.
Mr Han S Kim
Mr Han S Kim, has made Malaysia, and in particular HIBS his second home for the last 5 years.
He comes to us from his corporate IT experience where he started his career before pursuing his passion in teaching. His creative side in design and editing, is still a big part of his teaching though he is responsible for Korean Studies in HIBS. Stepping into his classrooms will give us a glimpse of his creative side and it is no surprise that he manages a diversified portfolio in the school, including teaching musical instruments namely guitar and drum to interested students
Ms Gao Qian Yun
Ms Gao Qian Yun, comes with 12 years of teaching experience specialising in Bilingualism, and is our Mandarin Teacher.
An MBA graduate from the University of Newcastle, UK, Ms Gao uses her business operations and management experience in a variety of perspectives which has enabled her to establish and maintain positive collaborative relationships across multiple areas in the school, with her peers, students and parents alike.
Ms Indra Arumugam
A passionate educator, Ms Indra has had extensive experience implementing and delivering excellence through the Cambridge IGCSE Secondary programmes.
She is the Head of Languages and Humanities in Highlands International Boarding School, a position she has held for 5 years. Before joining HIBS, she has taught English and held a leadership position in a renowned International School in United Arab Emirates for more then 10 years. This international exposure has given Ms Indra a wide variety of education systems and cultures to draw upon in creating and sustaining a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where students are encouraged to become independent, inquisitive learners. Ms Indra has a Masters in Business Administration and Education and an Advance Diploma in Teaching for Higher Education.