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Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, Ibraco Berhad and the HELP Education Group jointly establish Tunku Putra-HELP International School in Kuching

Kuching (Sarawak), Friday, 9 March 2018 – Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, Ibraco Berhad and the HELP Education Group announced their partnership in establishing the Tunku Putra-HELP International School in Kuching in a launching ceremony today. The ceremony was graced by the presence of His Excellency The Governor of Sarawak, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, and also attended by The Honourable Dato Sri Michael Manyin ak. Jawong, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research, Sarawak, representing The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Chief Minister of Sarawak.

The partnership of these three large organisations promises to deliver world-class education and world-class facilities at affordable fees to the people of Sarawak. The new Tunku Putra-HELP International School will begin its first intake in January 2020 at its new purpose-built campus, which will hold a capacity of 1,500 students. Located strategically in the NorthBank at Tabuan Jaya, the residential heart of Kuching, the School will offer both national and international curricula, for students at kindergarten, primary, secondary and A-Level.

“Tabuan Jaya has grown continuously and we look forward to a new purpose-built campus with the state-of-the-art facilities that the students can enjoy. We seek to deliver excellence in education to our community with Tunku Putra-HELP International School,” said Datuk Chew Chiaw Han, Managing Director of Ibraco Berhad.

The School’s international programme will offer the British Education Curriculum culminating in the widely-recognised IGCSE and CIE A-Level qualifications, which are accepted by the world’s best universities. The national programme will offer the Primary School Standard Curriculum (KSSR) and Secondary School Standard Curriculum (KSSM). Mathematics and Science are further complemented with Singapore and British syllabi.

Combining the best of Western and Eastern education, students will develop higher order thinking skills (HOTS), and will master a minimum of four languages: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia and Spanish. This will enable them to work or conduct business in over 70% of the world’s countries.

“Our students at Tunku Putra School enjoy learning and are articulate, confident, driven individuals. I am very proud and excited for our students who will be able to further enhance their learning experience at Tunku Putra-HELP International School,” added Datuk Syed Ahmad Alwee Alsree, the Group Executive Director of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad and the Chairman of Tunku Putra School.

His Excellency The Governor of Sarawak, Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud, commented that Tunku Putra School was established in 1996 and was built to provide a specialised and conducive environment to bring out the best in its students. The partnership among the three organisations will take the school to the next level and will offer wider educational opportunities to the State. “The development of education has been a priority to our nation as it will play an important role in the development of our city, State and country,” said His Excellency.

Successful in establishing HELP University and two international schools in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, drawing over 11,000 students to its university and over 2,000 students to its international schools, the HELP Education Group will contribute its expertise and vast education experience to the establishment of Tunku Putra-HELP International School. HELP University has over 30 years of experience in nurturning top students that have secured scholarships to study in top universities around the world, including Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, UCLA, London School of Economics, Imperial College London and Australian National University.

According to Datuk Professor Dr Paul Chan, the Co-Founder, Vice Chancellor and President of HELP University, “The future of our nation depends on quality education. HELP is thus delighted to have this synergistic partnership with Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad and Ibraco Berhad to set up the Tunku Putra-HELP International School (TPHIS). We have a shared vision and values. HELP has deep expertise in innovative education leadership and wide experience in management to ensure high academic standards for TPHIS. Recently, HELP International School in KL was accredited as an IPC School, having been recognised for the high quality delivery of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). This achievement made us one of the 20 out of 1,800 IPC schools in over 90 countries to be given such a recognition. Our goal is to position TPHIS within 5 years, as one of the top international schools in Asia and globally that prepares students with the right mindset and future skills to capture the future.”

Families who seek more information on Tunku Putra-HELP International School are invited to call the school at +6016-678 0351 or email at enquiry@tphis.edu.my. More information are also available on www.tphis.edu.my.

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