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Wednesday May 26, 2010

Tenby and Sri Pinang to relocate

COME August 2011, Tenby International School will have a new home within the upcoming Permai Village mixed development project in Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

The school, along with its Malaysian-stream sister school Sekolah Sri Pinang, will relocate from their current base on Lorong Burma.

Tenby Schools Group education director Robert Lloyd said the new campus was a collaboration with Boon Siew Group Property who owned the 2.4ha land and was paying for the construction of the school.

“The new campus will have state-of-the-art classrooms, computer workshops, fully-equipped science laboratories and excellent sports facilities including a swimming pool and an indoor sports hall,” Lloyd said during the ground breaking ceremony of the new campus on Saturday.

Tranquil environment: Lloyd (right) showing a model of Permai Village to Su Tong. The village is a 37.2ha mixed development project by Boon Siew Group Property that began construction in 2008.

With the relocation, Sekolah Sri Pinang will change its name to Sekolah Sri Tenby, he said.

Lloyd added that the new campus’ student capacity was 750, an increase from the current 400-student limit at the Lorong Burma campus.

Tenby Schools also operates a Malaysian-stream junior school on Macalister Road that houses 200 students and will not be affected in the relocation.

Boon Siew Group Property chairman Datuk Lim Su Tong, who was also present, said the RM10mil venture would greatly benefit not only Tanjung Bungah residents but also Penangites as a whole.

“Our company’s founders envisioned this place to be a retreat and the campus will now enable local and international students to study in a tranquil, green environment,” he said.

The ground breaking ceremony was officiated by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Permai Village is a 37.2ha mixed development project by Boon Siew Group Property that began construction in 2008.

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