Principal’s Welcome

Uplands aims to provide excellent international education for students of all nationalities in a challenging multi-cultural environment. Uplands believes that hope for world peace lies in an interdependent international community where the principles of respect for self, respect for others are strongly held.

Giles Mongare
Giles MongarePRINCIPAL

am delighted to welcome you to The International School of Penang (Uplands). As you explore our website, I have no doubt that you will be impressed with the range of opportunities that are available to all our learners – inside and outside of the classroom. We pride ourselves on the high academic achievements of its students and we aim to ensure that every student exceeds their potential.

We accepts students into our Primary and Secondary schools and encourage all type of enquires, prior to actually visiting the school. We will discuss entry into specific year groups on an individual basis during our admissions interview.  Our Sixth Form accepts students into year 12 onto either the full IBDP or IB Courses. This can also be discussed at interview.

The IB Learner Profile is an important part of school life, as well as our school moto; “Respect for self – Respect for others”. The ability to communicate, think, research and reflect are further enhanced through our impressive range of activities, specialisms, expeditions and community service projects. Access to high performing sports teams, music ensembles, productions, art exhibitions and film making are all available at Uplands with further opportunities always on the horizon. Expeditions (Duke of Edinburgh Award) are common place and service opportunities are frequently on offer to our learners.

Uplands produces wonderful young adults who can make responsible and informed choices. Our students are able to face challenges and can cope with our ever-changing and challenging world. Our students are tolerant, patient and understanding towards others. They demonstrate compassion and open-mindedness.

I am extremely proud to lead Uplands and sincerely hope that I have the chance to show you around our school in the very near future.

Mr. Giles Mongare
Principal, The International School of Penang (Uplands)

Guiding Statements

The International School of Penang (Uplands) is a not-for-profit, co-educational and non-denominational day and boarding school for students aged between 4 – 18 years old.

Vision: To provide an exemplar international education in a dynamic multi-cultural environment, encouraging all school members to be active learners and engage with the local and wider community.

Mission: To be an international community that upholds the School’s values, nurturing its members to become globally minded citizens.
Motto: Respect for Self. Respect for Others.

Guiding Statements
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Further Information

For further information or to make an appointment to visit, please contact the Admissions Officer at the address given below:
Telephone: (604) 881 9777 Facsimile: (604) 881 9778 Email:
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Updated on 08 January 2018