In March 2018, CMSB collaborated with the HELP Education Group and Ibraco Berhad, to embark on an exciting journey in educational growth by establishing the Tunku Putra HELP International School in Kuching.
Located strategically at the NorthBank area of Tabuan Jaya, the residential heart of Kuching, the school will begin its first intake in January 2020 at its new purpose-built campus which can accommodate up to 1,500 students.
The Tunku Putra HELP International School in Kuching is built on a partnership amongst three leading organisations, Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, Ibraco Berhad and the HELP Education Group- who share the belief that quality education can assist people to achieve success and significance in their lives. Leveraging on each other’s respective forte, the partnership strives to deliver a world-class education at affordable fees to the people of Sarawak, and develop the future leaders of not only this state, but also of the nation and the world.
The Tunku Putra HELP International School philosophy will encompass the mastering of the following ideals: that of the intellectual, creative, social, physical, technology, career, leadership, emotional, and moral standings. The school’s campus will further encapsulate this philosophy that learning should ideally be a wholesome and joyful experience, where students are encouraged to flourish and nurture their potential in a safe and secure environment.
Some of the facilities will be the 3-storey multi-purpose building, sports hall and fitness gymnasium, swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, football field, computer labs, tech labs, cutting-edge science labs, performing arts theatre, dance studio with full-length mirrors, and so many more purpose-built amenities.
Named after the ﬁrst Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haji, Tunku Putra School was set up by Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB) in 1996 as the first international school in Sarawak. 20 years later, the School has grown to over 600 students, represented by 20 nationalities.
The HELP Education Group is one of the leading education groups in Malaysia with 30 years of experience and over 11,000 students in its various institutions. For 30 years, HELP has nurtured achievers to secure scholarships to study in world-class universities like Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton and Harvard.
It has also set up two other highly successful international schools – HELP International School in Kuala Lumpur and Crescendo – HELP International School in Johor Baru. Both schools focus on a holistic and all-round education model, combining the best of Western and Eastern values, and backed by research-led education programme supported by HELP University’s Faculty of Education and Languages and the Faculty of Behavioural Science with its world-renowned Psychology Department.
The HELP schools boast of world class facilities in purpose-built campuses strategic to the corresponding town centres and to the airport as well, with over 2,850 students in two schools within a mere five years of operation. These students are taught by over 250 experienced teachers from all over the world, the merits of a holistic and well rounded education model combining the most sought after Eastern and Western values.
HELP international school institutions are recognisable for their commitment to lead innovation in education and leadership via their technology partnership with the Apple corporation, their approved provision of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, for being a featured International Primary Curriculum (IPC) school, for being a registered Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) centre that offers both the IGCSEs and the A-Levels, as well as for receiving the highest possible 5-star rating in the SKIPS (Private Education Institutions’ Standard Quality Evaluation) award programme.
The NorthBank, Kuching-Samarahan Expressway, Tabuan Jaya Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia