SJK(C) Cheah Fah Kicks-Off New Term with Over 200 Students in Attendance

Sunway City Iskandar Puteri’s first Chinese Primary School gearing up to provide quality education to students of Cheah Fah

(From left, in front) Rasedy Baba, Johor Bahru District Preschool and Primary School Education Officer, Gerard Soosay, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway City Iskandar Puteri, Dato’ Ir. Steve Chong Yoon On, SJK (C) Cheah Fah Building Committee Chairman, SJK (C) Cheah Fah Principal, Madam Chew Lee Peng and Johor State Education Department Officer, Teng Mee Kwong welcoming 200 students at SJK(C) Cheah Fah

SJK (C) Cheah Fah, Sunway City Iskandar Puteri’s (SCIP) first-ever vernacular school has officially commenced the start of its new school term on the 10th of May, welcoming more than 200 students. 

In attendance to welcome and address the students on their first day of school were Gerard Soosay, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway City Iskandar Puteri and Dato’ Ir. Steve Chong Yoon On, SJK (C) Cheah Fah Building Committee Chairman. 

Students of SJK(C) Cheah Fah taking a commemorative photo at school

Spanning five acres of land with a construction cost of RM 18 million, the school is also fully funded by SCIP. Students can expect a fulfilling and sustainable primary academic term partially thanks to the various facilities and curricula developed to help students progress comprehensively in and outside the classroom. Currently, the school comprises two academic blocks, one administration block, one canteen block, a multi-purpose hall and a library. Additionally, part of their learning amenities and facilities include a science lab, computer lab, art room, life skills workshop, football field and indoor badminton and basketball courts. 

According to veteran teacher and SJK (C) Cheah Fah Principal, Madam Chew Lee Peng, a child spend a majority of their time at school on a weekly basis which is why it is imperative to ensure that they are in a wholesome environment that will help them to thrive mentally and physically – not only to receive knowledge but also to train their personality and instil courage through life skills lessons. 

Gerard Soosay, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway City Iskandar Puteri and Dato’ Ir. Steve Chong Yoon On, SJK (C) Cheah Fah Building Committee Chairman handing goodie bag to parents on the first day of the new term

“The school has built their facilities and learning amenities in line with the country’s education transformation plan and with the goal to provide a healthy and safe learning environment for students. With the concept of high-quality education, the school is constantly striving to provide support in the students’ personality development that will enhance their morality and cultivate their core positive humanistic qualities, while enjoying the essence of education that will allow them to unleash their utmost potential, imbued with the foundation of lifelong learning,” added Madam Chew, a visionary educationist with experience of over 30 years in school education and administration.

Additionally, Cheah Fah has activated an inclusive school policy such as the adoption of small-class teaching, emphasis on happy learning, total involvement in each student’s learning capabilities, spacious classrooms and complete facilities such as specific laboratories and creative rooms where students can be in a safe and comfortable environment to learn and perform various activities while taking into account the academic and healthy development of the children. Cheah Fah students will also enjoy co-curriculum collaborations with its sister school, Sunway International School, these collaborations will encompass language and sporting programmes as well as cultural exchange activities with students of various nationalities. Aside from modern learning amenities and facilities, the school places a strong emphasis on good transportation planning to ensure the safety of pupils using public transit and to make it easier for parents to pick up their children.

“At Cheah Fah, we pride ourselves in our vision of upholding honesty, integrity and humility yet pursuing excellence. Such a vision is what we want to instil onto our students to be the leaders of tomorrow who will contribute positively back to society, yet enjoy the art of continuous learning for years to come,” said Madam Chew.

More information on SJK (C) Cheah Fah here