Press Release by KLK Land: BANDAR SERI COALFIELDS OFFERING “ACE” EDUCATION IN JANUARY 2019 WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE WESLEY METHODIST SCHOOL
Selangor, 20 June 2018 – Following the launch of its hilltop homes, North Haven at Bandar Seri Coalfields last year, KLK Land has reached another milestone with the completion of the new campus of Wesley Methodist School (“WMS”). A completion of construction ceremony was held and jointly officiated by the CEO of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (“KLK”), Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian together with the Chairman of the Council of Education, The Methodist Church, Bishop Dr Ong Hwai Teik. Also present were Executive Director of KLK, Mr. Lee Jia Zhang, Managing Director of KLK Land Sdn Bhd (the property arm of KLK), Dato’ David Tan Thean Thye, and Chairman of the Board of Management, Wesley Methodist Schools, Dato Chin Lean Keat.
The event began with the usual formalities followed by a ribbon-cutting and plaque signing ceremony officially marking the completion of construction of Wesley Methodist School, Bandar Seri Coalfields. The convoy was then led to the main entrance of the school where a tree-planting ceremony was performed to commemorate the event. After the ceremony, the convoy also took time to embark on a brief walkabout around the school led by Senior General Manager, Operations of KLK Land Sdn Bhd (“KLK Land”), Mr. Prakash Prasannan.
The establishment of the school is in line with KLK Land’s commitment towards building vibrant communities through education. Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian, in his remarks during the ceremony, said that “Having a reputable education provider like Wesley Methodist School in Bandar Seri Coalfields will be an exciting time for our township and provide a catalyst for the surrounding communities to grow. The school’s entry is very timely and stamp our commitment to continuously transform communities and contribute to the nation building process.” KLK Land had inked a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with the Council of Methodist School back in September 2016, to develop a private school at Bandar Seri Coalfields.
Under the MoU, the phase 1 of the school comprises a block of Kindergarten and a block of Primary school. These two (2) blocks of education centres are equipped with 30 classrooms complete with labs, library and a courtyard garden and are expected to house a total of 1,000 students. Construction of the school was targeted for 2 years and handover of the school was targeted in the second half of 2018. Thereafter, the school operations were expected to start in January 2019.
In his congratulatory address, Bishop Dr. Ong mentioned that “Over the past 2 years, we have been working closely with KLK Land to deliver quality education and realising the dream of producing ACE students (strong Academic performance, holistic Character and well-rounded Extra-curricular achiever) in a pleasant township environment. All of us at Wesley Methodist Schools group are dedicated to provide education with Mission, Excellence and Compassion. We are well-prepared and excited to welcome the first batch of students enrolling in coming January.”
Wesley Methodist School is recognized in the private and international school environment. Having started in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, there are now a total of 6 school campuses nationwide. WMS at Bandar Seri Coalfields is currently enrolling the new intake for academic year 2019. A series of parent forum leading to entrance assessments are being conducted. The medium of instruction in WMS is the English language, but Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language are taught as study subject with equal emphasis. There is also a large pre-school building within the school complex. This pre-school is meant to be a safe environment for children in the BSC community while their parents are at work. The pre-school will be able to cater for toddlers from 3 years old onwards.
To-date, Bandar Seri Coalfields have completed over 1,600 homes. In its latest offering, Hemingway Residences comprises of 158 units of 24’x95’ Superlink homes and 94 units of 40’x100’ Semi-detached homes. The school, which also form part of this new freehold hilltop enclave, is a short 5 minutes’ walk to the residential precinct. The school will also get to use the nearby holistic facilities offered by the township, which includes the 50-acre Central Park that comes with a full-size football field, adventurous play deck as well as a new club house that holds a swimming pool, gym, badminton courts, basketball court and tennis courts.
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