New Parents Guide
Welcoming New Families
KL International Kidsclub embraces new families and assists them with their transition to the school and to Kuala Lumpur. As a community of internationally-mobile people, with a 20% turnover of students and an average stay of around two years, we are very used to people arriving and departing.
A transition is not just moving from one country to another, it can be moving to a new school or changing classes.
Some students and families have been here for many years and have seen close friends move. Being the one left behind and adjusting to that is also a type of transition. Most of our staff and virtually all of our parents have been through these experiences – they remember all those questions, concerns, worries and frustrations that they had, so are a good source of information and support. We also fully understand that the process of transition is different for everyone and family members will each respond in their own way.
Our Parents -Teacher will help you settle in straight away, providing “insider information” about the best places to shop, eat and visit; information about doctors, dentists, chemists, places of worship, expat organisations as well as essential recommendations for goods and services.
Your First Day and Beyond
We know that changing or starting a new school isn’t easy. A child’s first day can be filled with excitement and anxiety over the unknown. We focus on making the transition as welcoming and worry-free as possible – for your child and for you. To ensure that’s the case, here are a few things to keep in mind for your first day and beyond.
- Keeping your child safe: On your first day (or before), you’ll get check-in instructions for entering our secure school facility.
- Getting you acquainted: Be sure to take a tour of your child’s classroom and get an overview of the daily routine.
– we’ll keep their personal belongings safe and place any take-home items here
– we post lesson plans, your teacher’s name, announcements, and upcoming event info for every classroom
– we love watching them learn as much as you do, so we take plenty of photos of daily activities and post them on the school website.
- Keeping you in the know: On day one, you’ll receive your first update about your child’s experience, plus a few photos. After that, we’ll start sending you regular reports to keep you informed and involved every day that your child is with us.
And here are a few things to keep in mind when coming to school:
- Please dress your child in school uniform (including all accessories). Note: flip-flops, sandals, and open-toe shoes not permitted.
- please send spare clothes (add your child’s first and last name on all clothing and personal items in permanent ink).