PEOPLE BEHIND SRI KDU

Senior Leadership Team

 
 
Mr. Anthony Partington
Executive Principal of Sri KDU Schools

Mr Anthony Partington has 20 years’ experience as a teacher and school leader.

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Anthony originally worked in the City of London in public, media and analyst relations, after studying English Language and Literature at Christ Church, University of Oxford, but a passion for Literature and an interest life-long learning led him to Trinity College, University of Cambridge to train as an English teacher in 2002. He has worked at a number of schools in Cambridgeshire, England, including pastoral leadership and leading the internationally renowned English and media faculty across the Parkside Federation of academies in Cambridge.

Anthony joined Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) in 2010 as an Assistant Principal to support the improvement of one school and left after eight years, ultimately working as CMAT’s Executive Director of Education and an Executive Principal responsible for the quality assurance of all the academies and teacher professional development from initial teacher training to leadership succession planning and development. Along the way, he was a principal of an academy in Lincolnshire, England, securing its best ever examination results and inspection judgement.

Whilst completing a Masters with UCL Institute of Education, Anthony conducted research into and published on the teaching of literacy. He is a frequent conference speaker, presenting on school leadership and English teaching and editor of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and ‘Twelfth Night’ in the Cambridge University Press Cambridge School Shakespeare series. He has been a governor and a director of a number of schools and colleges and chaired the school-improvement board in the largest county authority in England. He is a qualified leadership coach.

Anthony believes in a whole education striving for academic excellence and great examination results, whist providing the experiences and building the character skills that student need to thrive in life afterwards.

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Ms. April Peters
Principal

Ms April Peters has vast teaching experience spanning close to three decades in the United Kingdom (UK) and Malaysia. She holds a B.Ed. in Physical Education with Computer Studies at the Chelsea School of Human Movement, Brighton, UK.

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At the start of her career in 1990, Ms Peters taught in Kent, advancing from a classroom teacher to a head of department for several subjects, followed by academic management to pastoral management then moving into senior leadership as an Assistant Head teacher in Medway, UK.

In 2005, Ms Peters attained the National Professional Qualification of Headship – NPQH. Following this, she was appointed Deputy Head teacher in a large secondary school in Yorkshire with a wide portfolio including Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Reporting, Staff Training and Development, Pastoral guidance and Discipline.

Ms April Peters is no stranger to Sri KDU. She was the Founding Vice Principal of Sri KDU International School, Kota Damansara from 2011 - 2014. She supported the Principal in ensuring the school was fully set up, working with both local and expatriate staff to design and implement a British curriculum that offered personalized learning for every child to achieve their potential in and outside of the classroom.

She returned to the UK and started a position with Teach First in 2015, training both primary and secondary teachers towards attaining their UK qualified teacher status (QTS). In 2017, she was promoted into the role of Initial Teacher Training Programme Manager which involved working across the North of England with Manchester University, Newcastle University and Sheffield Hallam ensuring that the Teacher Training Programme was delivered to the government contract criteria. Ms. Peters moved back into a school environment in 2019 as a regional manager for a large Multi Academy Trust.

And now in 2020 Ms April Peters has returned to Malaysia as Founding Principal of Sri KDU International School Klang. She is determined and excited about serving the educational needs of families and young people of Klang by offering an international school that will promote excellence in all areas by fully embracing technology and innovation to ensure students leave the school confident and equipped to be successful in the ever evolving landscape of the 21st century whilst being proud of the Malaysian culture.

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  • Innovation centre

    Tech-rich collaboration space – for ideal 21st-century learning. Designed to facilitate a myriad of learning activities, solo learning and testing, but most importantly promote collaborative group work.

    Set up like a google office, in this space our students will learn to program, code, learn about hardware and software as well as website design. It’s much more than mastering the basics of Microsoft office!

  • Audio Visual Hub

    A room created for students to take their video creations to a different level-
    Through the magic of video effects and technology, students can superimpose their subjects onto virtual backgrounds, place them over animated digital backdrops or transport them to a desert oasis.

  • Primary Classroom

    We encourage flexibility and creativity in the classroom. The furniture is moved around to suit the learning theme and activities.

  • Climbing Wall

    Built three stories high, this climbing wall will encourage physical activity, boost memory and cognitive skills, build confidence and provide a place for our students to have fun.

  • Cafeteria

    Students are given an array of selections ranging from local and international cuisine.

  • Running Track

    A 100m sprint training and fitness activities.

  • Speaker’s Corner

    An open stage area where public speaking, debate, and performances are held. This provides the opportunity for every student to shine.

  • Design and Technology Lab

    Design and Technology (D&T) is a school subject under the National Curriculum of England, used for students to develop a range of designing skills and technical skills. This is a highly practical subject using a range of materials and graphic media.

    Students work on many interesting projects here that use state-of-the-art CAD-CAM machines such as the laser cutter and 3D printer.

  • Academic Street

    A very unique space where we showcase our student’s life and achievement. There is also a drone flying area where students can learn and improve their drone flying skills.

  • Speech and Drama Room

    This is our mini black box for structured play and drama activities to be carried out. We will also have performances in this room where parents may be invited to see their talented children in action.

  • Music (Keyboard) Room

    Equipped with keyboards, this room allows students to pick up the basic piano skills and develop themselves to grow as an accomplished pianist

  • Music Room

    Students will have the opportunity to learn to play a selection of musical instruments which include, ukulele, recorder, African drums and percussions.

  • Art Room

    This creative space provides students a platform to express themselves by sparking imagination and developing creative skills. Equipped with easels and large drawing tables, students will be able showcase their best creative skills here.

  • Vocal & Choir Room

    Music and vocal lessons are conducted here. There is a mini stage for students to have performances and previews for parents.

  • Futsal Court

    This indoor futsal court caters to futsal lessons and matches and will also be used for a PE teaching space. The design of this space gives a good flow of natural air while activities are taking place in it.

  • Secondary Classroom

    The classrooms are arranged according to the needs of the teacher. Each classroom is equipped with a SMART TV that enables more interactive lessons to be conducted.

  • Multi-Purpose Hall

    A fully air-conditioned hall where we have our assemblies, sports activities, annual school productions and in future, our IGCSE exams. The hall has a seating capacity of 700

  • Science Lab

    Designed to allow for flexible use of space and furnishings. This is where students engage in exciting practicals to deepen their understanding of the science concepts.

  • Culinary Lab

    Equipped with state of the art kitchen appliances to provide our students the best hands on experience in a real world environment just like in the MasterChef kitchen.

  • Makerspace

    A collaborative work space where our students can make, learn, explore and share ideas on how to innovate with the usage of high tech to no tech tools. This space is to promote STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)

    The lab is equipped with 3D printers, sewing machines, electronic cutters, soldering equipment etc

  • Library

    A calm space where students can come during breaks and after school to do research, read books or do some of their home learning. Our library is stocked with 15000 books and e- books, all recommended and approved by our Principal and school librarians.