1st March 2017 was a special day for folks in Cyberjaya as it marked the ground-breaking for King Henry VIII College, Malaysia, Christ College’s new sister school in Malaysia.
The prestigious event was attended by the two Heads of School, Shupal Shrestha and Amy Baker, and by the Bursar, Martin Allen. Simon Spencer, who is the Head Elect of the King Henry VIII College was also present, along with around 300 guests.The dignitaries included the Deputy Minister of Education in Malaysia, Senator Datuk Gong Sin Woon, and the Acting British High Commissioner, Paul Rennie. During Simon Spencer’s speech, Shupal passed on the best wishes of Christ College pupils, and Amy presented a Christ College flag to Datuk Benny Hoe, the Managing Director of Christ College’s Malaysian partners. This will fly proudly alongside the Welsh Dragon in Cyberjaya.
King Henry VIII College will accommodate 1,500 pupils on a modern, spacious campus with state-of-the-art facilities for learning, sport, drama, and many other activities. It will function as a day and boarding school catering to students between the ages of 7 and 18 from across ASEAN.
Building of the school is scheduled to be complete by June 2018, and the doors will open to the first pupils in September 2018.
Christ College’s partnership with DBH Holdings will ensure that a new generation of Malaysians can benefit from its education excellence and rich heritage without having to leave the country.
In Malaysia alone, there are currently over 58,000 individuals currently studying for a UK qualification. This underlines the value attached to UK education.
Teachers for the schools will be recruited from Brecon, while teachers from Malaysia will undergo training in Brecon. Students will also have the opportunity to study in Christ College Brecon as the syllabus, uniform and textbooks are identical.
King Henry VIII College will cover a modern subject selection and pupils will sit for Cambridge International IGCSE’s and AS/A levels, preparing them to go on to study at top universities world-wide.
Parents can register their interest here
The Star Online