Principal’s Welcome Message

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Peninsula International School Australia (PISA), a co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 (VCE) Australian Curriculum School, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our partner in the delivery of this vibrant and internationally recognised curriculum is the prestigious Peninsula Grammar School in Mt Eliza, Victoria Australia.

At Peninsula International School Australia or PISA as we know it, we blend in traditional values – courtesy, tolerance, respect, empathy, integrity, community spirit and decency with a forward and outward approach to modern education. Your child will experience a first class innovative and dynamic learning environment that will provide them with the academic and personal skills to flourish in the 21st century. Academic ambition matters and it is important that every student is inspired to be the best they can be. We possess a vision for learning that encompasses all aspects of life, not just the intellectual but also the social, cultural, physical and spiritual dimensions where education is deliberately structured to develop the whole person in a caring, family-oriented environment.

Peninsula International School Australia is an open and inclusive community of learners, serving the need of young people and their families. We want our students to develop curiosity, imagination and confidence in themselves. We want them to be compassionate and caring, thoughtful of others. We want them to think and problem solve, as well as develop independence, and personal and social responsibility. We want them to aspire to be the best they can be.

At PISA we believe in rich learning that extends beyond knowledge, to deeper understanding and the development of wisdom. So much of that happens through learning experiences and challenges, as well as through the guidance and encouragement of highly qualified, talented and passionate staff, eager themselves to further their own learning in the interests of their students. Our staff believes in the value of each individual student and are committed to their growth – from the youngest years, through adolescence to their final examinations, graduation and life beyond school.

PISA offers a healthy environment, with rich opportunities beyond the classroom. Through involvement in sports, debating, creative and performing arts, leadership and service learning, our students discover their creativity, teamwork, work/life balance, and other life lessons they will take with them after graduating. It is our goal that each student will go from strength to strength, develop courage and resilience, and have a strong sense of self, so they can go on to shape their worlds into the future.

This website is merely a glimpse of the richness and diversity of the learning experiences at our School and within our community. I warmly invite you to come and visit us, to meet our staff and students and to experience Peninsula International School Australia for yourself.

 

Mr. Guy Cassarchis
Principal
M.Ed. (Leadership & Management), B.Ed. (PDHPE), Dip. Teach (HPE & Rec. K – 12), MACE, MACEL