Student’s Welcome

Dear students, staff and parents,
Welcome to the International School of Penang (Uplands).

It is truly an honour to be leading such a diverse and vibrant student community. One very important value which we want to highlight in our tenure, as student leaders, is respect. Our team believes that ‘respect for self; respect for others’ is an adequate expression of what we stand for and what we want to encourage.

That said, we have decided upon three central objectives we want to achieve, all of which revolve around our school motto. They are: Cultivating respect, strengthening relationships and ensuring global mindedness.

We will strengthen relationships with all of you by providing you with a variety of channels to communicate your ideas and opinions to us. We will also stress the importance and meaning of global mindedness. We find that in a multicultural community like Uplands it is important that we take the time and effort to learn about and embrace different cultures and viewpoints. We should accept people from diverse backgrounds, a range of beliefs and learn together in harmony because this is essentially what it means to be a student of Uplands.

We promise to be a team that works collaboratively and proactively to create a more sustainable school, a school which abides by our vision and mission. The 5 prefect portfolios cover various aspects which form a vital part of our school community. We are confident that we will use our skills and expertise within each portfolio to move Uplands forward holistically.

We are looking forward to a prosperous term and year ahead. We promise to reach our core objectives and make this year as memorable for you as possible. But, most importantly, we promise to uphold the value of respect and all that it entails.

Head Prefect
Prefect Team (2019-2020)

Updated on 24 September 2019