On a bright sunny day on the 6th July 2018, Wesley Methodist School Penang new campus in Bandar Sri Pinang had its official opening with the Chief Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Tuan Chow Koon Yeow as the guest of honour.
Among some of the VIPs that greeted the Chief Minister were Bishop Rev. Dr. Ong Hwai Teik Chairman of the Council of Education (COE), Dato’ Chin Lean Keat WMS Board of Management Chairman, Dato’ Jerry Chan WMS Penang Building Committee Task Force co-chairman, Jenny Qua COE Private Education Director, Mr. Khor Hong Yin COE Executive Director and the senior management team from Telekom Malaysia.
There were performances from WMS Ipoh students and WMS Penang, including a short video clip on the school from the ground breaking ceremony, on-going construction to the completion of the school complex. The school is built for a capacity of 1,500 students, from Early Years to Primary to Secondary school. In his speech, Dato’ Chin Lean Keat said WMS Penang (Intl) aimed to offer affordable education to working parents who were seeking British curriculum for their children.
On this auspicious day, there was also a signing ceremony between Dato’ Chin Lean Keat on behalf of Wesley Methodist School Penang and the senior management team from Telekom Malaysia Berhad for digital school management system and solutions. After the ceremony in the school hall, the VIPs proceeded to visit exhibition booths on 21st Century Education.
They then proceeded to the school’s central courtyard, where the Chief Minister, Bishop, Dato’ Chin and Dato’ Jerry Chan released balloons into the air to mark the opening of WMS Penang (Intl) at Lebuh Sungai Pinang. The Methodist Council of Education would like to thank God for His grace and providence, bringing about the completion of the school building complex. Heartfelt thanks were accorded to donors, the AEC of Methodist Church in Malaysia, the Board of Management of WMS, the Methodist Churches, other churches in Penang and the Building Committee tasked for building of this campus, making WMS Penang (Intl) campus a reality.
By Jenny Qua
Private Education Director