About Us

Founded in 2017, Borneo International School comprises of both a Primary and Secondary School on the same campus and is accredited to Cambridge International Education (CIE) UK. We are truly one school with a common aim to provide a holistic education that not only prepares students for life but also recognises that these school years are intrinsically precious and should be enjoyable, memorable and transformative. Borneo International School was established to bring internationally recognized education at affordable fees to the community.

Our educational expectations will bring out the best of children, in academic and social terms as well as making them more aware of the wider world and their personal opportunities beyond school.

The school is nestled at Tabuan Laru, 4 km northeast of Kuching International airport and 7-8 km from the Kuching city centre. Borneo International School is co-educational and follows the British educational system so that our students will receive international educational qualifications via Cambridge University International Examinations (CIE), for which we are an accredited examination centre. Such credentials are recognized worldwide for entrance into university and other forms of tertiary education.


The new campus will be at Saradise and will be ready by December 2022. The overall architectural design is about a unique learning environment to nurture and inspire students, teachers and staff. The infrastructure is about making connections at different levels- physical connections between the campus infrastructure and the surroundings- residential, business as well as between the Primary, Secondary and Administration blocks. In short, the School's Vision for academic excellence, life-long learning, character building, social responsibility and inspiring self-confidence, is deeply embodied in this new school to take our students to even greater personal academic heights.

Governing Body & Senior Management

Mr Tan Seng Kee-Chairman

A passionate believer in education being a fundamental human right, Mr. Tan has taken an active interest in enhancing the provision of competitively priced, international-quality education in the country.

He is a director and founder of Nobel International. He is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of Nobel, and Director of Ajiya Berhad, a public listed company on Bursa Malaysia.

Datuk Mutang Tagal

Datuk Mutang actively contributed to the local political scene as Member of Parliament for Bukit Mas, Sarawak from 1982 to 1990. Datuk Mutang is the founder of Sri Mulia Private School, Miri.

Datuk Mutang holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Malaya and a Master of Business Administration from Curtin University.

Dato Chris Chung

Dato Chris Chung is the Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Titanium and Saradise Group of Companies, and the Founder and Executive Chairman of Grand Olie Sdn Bhd and TSG Green Sdn Bhd. He is also a member of University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) Industry Advisory Council (UNIAC). He holds a BA in Business Administration from London International College, United Kingdom, a Master Degree in Finance from Birkbeck College, University of London and a Post Graduate Degree in Management (DMS) from the University of East London.

Ms Cherry Chiaw

Ms Chiaw obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Lincoln, New Zealand. She is the Managing Director of Major Plastic Sdn Bhd. She actively promotes the creation of a warm and nurturing atmosphere at BIS for students to build a strong foundation of academic skills and explore their talents in other areas of the broader curriculum.

Mr. Mark Tan

Mr. Tan has held senior leadership positions at leading multinational companies in the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Mr. Tan received his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Salford, UK.

Ms Florence Chew

Ms Florence Chew obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from University of Salford, UK. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience and student counseling in a private international school in Kuching She has a passion for teaching and instilling a lifelong love of learning in her students.

Throughout her career, she has been involved with many English Faculties, co-curricular activities, and fund raising for charitable organizations in Sarawak.

Mr. Alan Rogers-UK Advisor

Mr. Rogers is the school´s advisor. He was the Headmaster of Wellington School, Somerset, UK for 16 years. He was also a Certified UK Independent School Inspector, who in his sabbatical year, appointed by BESO (British Executive Service Overseas), came first to inspect private schools in Kuching in 2002. Subsequently, he became, upon his retirement, the Principal of a local international school in Sarawak.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Distinction, and a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University. He currently writes a weekly column, entitled ´Nature Matters´ for the Sunday Borneo Post newspaper

Message from Chairman

The   Borneo International Group of Schools´ involvement with education stretches back more than 15 years. The desire to transform lives for the benefit of our future generations was the driving force behind the establishment of numerous educational institutions in Malaysia.

Indeed, we at Borneo International School strongly believe that laying the proper moral and educational foundations will prepare our children for academic excellence and develop their personal character. Children who are equipped with extensive yet applicable knowledge whilst possessing virtuous characters will definitely be welcomed additions to society.

Accordingly, Borneo International School is offering our students an internationally acclaimed educational system through our adoption of the United Kingdom´s Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) syllabus. In addition, we conduct character-transformation programmes (using materials that have been developed in-house) to equip our students with a broader spectrum of understanding and addressing societal issues. This will help prepare them for more informed decision-making at all stages of development into adulthood. We will strive to develop in our students moral attributes within the framework of a mutually respectful and caring environment. It is our ultimate aim to transform future generations of children into individuals and adults who embody integrity in every aspect of their lives.

While we recognize that the pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong one, the early inculcation of the love of learning, together with impressing upon our students the value of having good character traits from young, will be crucial in the prevention of the students´ departure from such values when they arrive at adulthood. Borneo International School wants our students to grow up with commendable values and adopt qualities that stand out for good citizenship and a respectful fear of God.

The duties of parents do not cease beyond their homes, nor do those of teachers after their classes are over. Hence, we proactively engage with parents to help them stay abreast of their children´s development at our school. This collaboration enables us to derive the best instructions to create confident and successful students.

An exciting range of indoor and outdoor extracurricular activities that take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities have been designed to encourage our students to stay fit and healthy. These services are further complemented by a resource-driven and relevant curriculum to ensure that our students receive a wholesome education at Borneo International School.

Lastly, we pledge to remain active in the local Kuching community to educate and impact the lives of our children for the benefit of our future generations.

I look forward to welcoming you to our Borneo International School family.

Mr Tan Seng Kee

Message from Principal

I   feel very privileged to take up my appointment at an outstanding international school, with experienced teachers and with highly qualified non teaching personal on staff. As a team, we will provide a truly international education for our students based upon my years of such in UK and in Malaysia. This, I am sure, will be reflected in the pride of my students and their parent´s pride of their academic achievements. I welcome all parents to visit me personally and view my school and its amazing facilities.

You will not be disappointed!

Ms Florence Chew

Message from UK Advisor

In my visits to each of the already long established international schools in Peninsular Malaysia, belonging to the group of schools, to which Borneo International School will join, I have been most impressed by the high quality of education and facilities on offer at affordable fees. Borneo International School will maintain these high standards, for enthusiastic teachers will provide quality education to equally enthusiastic children aiming to gain internationally recognized qualifications.

In a well chosen and easily accessible location, I wish this new school, its teachers and students every success in lifelong learning and in their contributions to the local community.

Mr. Alan Rogers

Our Vision, Mission and Philosophy


Borneo International School aims to be the leading international school in Sarawak, synonymous with high quality education and a model of excellence for lifelong learning.


We endeavor to provide the best environment for unparalleled learning and instill in our students the School´s 5 tenets namely:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Character Building
  • Social Responsibility
  • Passion for Lifelong Learning
  • Communication and Engagement
We aim to achieve these aims through impeccable teaching practices that leverage on innovative technologies and teaching pedagogy.


We believe that every child is unique, valued and given the right environment, have the capacity to develop to his or her fullest potential. We aim to ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment and to teach the children to value themselves, respect others and be responsible, caring and helpful at all times. We subscribe to the provision of quality education which is affordable and accessible.

School Emblem

T he school emblem is a shield which exemplifies honorable virtues. Embodied in the shield is:

School Calendar

There are four (4) terms in an academic year.

Term From To
1st term January Mid-March
2nd term End March Mid-May
3rd term June Mid-August
4th term End August November


O ur School comes fitted with the latest innovations in academic facilities, including multimedia smart board-equipped classrooms, ICT laboratories, science laboratories, and a comprehensive library.

We also have an indoor Multipurpose Hall and a Performing Arts and Drama Academy Centre. Our extensive sporting facilities include swimming pools for beginner and advanced swimmers, an indoor badminton hall with four full-sized courts, as well as outdoor courts for tennis, futsal, basketball and volleyball.

Additionally, a bookshop is conveniently located in the School to enable students to purchase textbooks, exercise books, stationery, arts and craft materials, and school uniforms, amongst others. Lockers are also provided for Secondary-level students, whilst Primary-level students have designated areas to store their personal items.

To ensure round-the-clock safety of the students in our care, the School employs 24-hour in-house uniformed security guards who patrol the School on a regular schedule. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras are also installed at strategic areas around the School to enhance our security efforts.

For parents/guardians wishing to make transport arrangements for their children to and from our School, we can recommend a third-party school bus operator. Please contact our Administration team for further details.