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Challenging new frontiers Top once again! What an experience! Oxford@Sunway A love story made in Sunway

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Should you have comments, kindly contact: The Public Relations Department Sunway Education Group Tel: 603-7491 8622 pr@sunway.edu.my www.sunway.edu.my/college Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed or implied in are those of the authors or contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of Sunway Education Group.

is published four times a year. The name was selected by popular choice by the students themselves to represent a progressive Sunway College, an institution owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. Since its inception in 1986, Sunway College has always been a leading private institution of higher learning, and it is forever escalating into the next level of excellence. or UPP stands for “Uniquely Purposeful Programmes”. The Sunway Education Group institutions and services: Sunway University Tel: 603-7491 8622 info@sunway.edu.my sunway.edu.my/university Monash University Sunway Campus Malaysia Tel: 603-5514 6000 info@monash.edu.my www.monash.edu.my Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine Monash University Sunway Campus Malaysia Tel: 603-5514 6000 info@monash.edu.my www.monash.edu.my Sunway International Business & Management Tel: 603-5880 7356/60 info@sunway.edu.my www.sunway.edu.my/sibm

CONTENTS
Cover Story
Challenging new frontiers

Social Responsibility
A time together

Sunway College FIA graduates are proud achievers A night to celebrate Victoria University graduation in Malaysia gleams with achievers Top once again! Sunway College A-levels garnered 16 CIE Awards

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Jacqueline Muriel Lim
(Sub-Editor & Writer)

Laveenia Theertha Pathy
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Publisher : Sunway Education Group Concept + Design : Yoong & Ng Consulting Printer: Ocean Transfer (M) Sdn Bhd

Sunway College Tel: 603-7491 8622/7776 info@sunway.edu.my sunway.edu.my/college Sunway College Johor Bahru Tel: 607-359 6880 infojb@sunway.edu.my www.sunway.edu.my/jb Sunway College Ipoh Tel: 605-545 4398 infoipoh@sunway.edu.my www.sunway.edu.my/ipoh

Sunway College Kuching Tel: (6082) 232 780/236 666 info@swck.edu.my www.sunwaycollegekuching.edu.my Sunway-TES Tel: 603-7491 8622 info@sunway.edu.my www.sunway.edu.my

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Sunway students light the torch of patriotism Oxford @ Sunway

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Sports
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First ever Taekwondo Annual Dinner

Alumni
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A love story made in Sunway

Cover Story

Challenging new frontiers
Having incubated Sunway University College to Sunway University in its 25 years of existence, Sunway College continues to make great strides ahead with its own great plans to expand and challenge new frontiers. Along with it, according to Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director, Sunway Education Group, is the possibility of setting up its own campuses in other parts of the world. brings you the story …

Sunway College may not have continued to exist when it was first accorded University College status by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2004, and later, a full university early this year. Between 2004 and 2010, when it was still a university college, it had started offering its own undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, while running various pre-university and professional programmes. It maintained its twinning arrangement with Victoria University and continued to run the American Degree Transfer Programme, to enable students to spend the preparatory years in their undergraduate programmes locally and finishing their degree overseas.

“Hence,” as Sunway Education Group’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Lee put it, “Sunway College’s existence is to meet a different set of expectations. While the University is able to stand on its own to offer its own Foundation, Diploma and Degree (Postgraduate and Undergraduate) UK university-validated programmes, and indulge itself in research and curriculum development, Sunway College provides a wide range of professional qualifications and internationally recognised pre-university programmes in collaboration with reputable international bodies such as ICAEW and ACCA. Sunway College will continue to offer Australian twinning programmes to students who prefer to complete their degrees in Malaysia.” While the degree offered by Sunway University will be validated by a Top 10 UK university, Lancaster University, Sunway College graduates will graduate with a testamur from the foreign institution. “Both are pathways to a good career in the corporate world,” said Lee. “In the process, students have more options to choose from. What’s more important is that they must know their career objectives.”

“Sunway College’s existence is to meet a different set of expectations.” - Elizabeth Lee

But after Sunway became a full university in January this year, the need to continue operating Sunway College became a necessity.

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Cover Story Our Story Sunway College started in 1986, when its founder, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO decided that education will always be very close to the heart of Malaysian parents. The College started operating from a building in Petaling Jaya State New Town. Within a short span of time, Sunway College became a popular household name for quality private higher education. It had a number of twinning programmes with reputable universities from Australia and the United Kingdom. It was also the incubator to a Malaysian campus of Monash University from 1998 before Monash’s new campus was set up within the same township. In 2009, Sunway University College became one of very few private higher education institutions in Malaysia to be rated ‘Excellent’ in the first ever quality rating system in Malaysia – the ‘SETARA’ by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). With its excellent rating, quality delivery of teaching and learning, and significant contribution towards developing the nation’s workforce, Sunway University College was given the full-fledged university status and became Sunway University in January 2011. It is today a well-respected name in private higher education in Southeast Asia, drawing students from Indonesia, China, Vietnam, as well as the Middle-Eastern continent. Quarter of a century old now, Sunway College has indeed made great strides in the higher education scene in Malaysia. What particularly makes Sunway College attractive to employers, said Lee, is that its students have received numerous accolades that continue to make the College management and staff proud of their achievements. One of its students, Gan Fang Wen emerged Top in the World for Mathematics AS-Level. Fang has been accepted to pursue her studies in Medicine at Cambridge University. Two of its students, Kwong Sze Hui and Vivian Teh Qian Yuen topped the rest of the world in the December 2010 ICAEW ACA qualification examination and jointly took First Place. Tay Jun Yin, who is currently employed with Deloitte scored nine High Distinctions and eight Distinctions in the twinning programme with Victoria University. Besides being a high achiever, Tay is also actively involved in extra-curricular activities. This bagged him the coveted CIMB Bank ECA Achiever’s Award 2010. The former President of the Sunway CPA Australia Student Charter in 2010 also represented Sunway in Taekwondo and won the MAPCU Taekwondo championship in 2008. The list goes on. On the front cover of this edition of , A-Levels student, Lee Kin Wai is currently studying at Cambridge University. Lee scored the Highest Mark (joint) in the World for Mathematics at AS Level and the Second Highest Mark (joint) in the World for General Paper in the Cambridge Fellowship Awards 2010. Pre-university Studies At the pre-university studies level, Sunway College offers grade 12 or matriculation programme options from the UK, Australia and Canada. These pre-university programmes include: • AUSMAT (Australian Matriculation) • Cambridge GCE Advance Levels (A-Level) • CIMP (Canadian International Matriculation Programme) • MUFY (Monash University Foundation Year) • Sunway FIA (Foundation in Arts) According to Cheng Mien Wee, Director, Pre-University Studies, the range of pre-university programmes has been carefully designed to suit the different learning preferences of students, and to prepare them to enter their university of choice.

“Depending on their career objectives and performance at school, our counsellors will be able to guide the students to choose the right pathway.” - Cheng

“Depending on their career objectives and performance at school, our counsellors will be able to guide the students to choose the right pathway,” she said. “This is why we always encourage students to meet the counsellors before choosing a suitable programme.” With some talented students, a professional qualification is more suitable. “We would ask them to consider either Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) or Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) instead of going through the pre-university programme route,” she added. “These programmes are conducted by Sunway College through its subsidiary, Sunway-TES.”

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Cover Story Professional Accounting Programmes: The award-winning Sunway-TES offers programmes of study leading to the globally recognised ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountant) and CAT (Certified Accounting Technician) professional accounting qualifications, as well as the Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) and the ACA qualification of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). Its Executive Director, Teo Ee Sing said since Sunway-TES started in 1994, it has produced 96 world prize winners since 1996. A total of 2309 students have graduated with different professional qualifications. “Many of them have climbed up the corporate ladder,” he said. “We are proud of their achievements. Learning does not end at convocations. Our alumni know that in order to keep abreast with the latest development in their profession, they have to continue to develop new skills.” Elizabeth Lee, who has been with Sunway College since 1992, said although Sunway now has its own university offering “home-grown” programmes validated by Lancaster, a number of students still prefer to pursue twinning undergraduate and MBA programmes with foreign universities. “For that reason, Sunway College will continue to develop in this direction. Twinning & MBA programmes Being one of the pioneers of the twinning and credit transfer programmes, Sunway College has offered many Malaysian and international students the opportunity of obtaining well recognised qualifications of foreign universities from the UK, Australia and the USA through studying at Sunway in Malaysia. Lee stressed: “Our long history of partnership with Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne, Australia dates back to as far as 1994, where a strong academic partnership continues today, enabling us to offer the VU Bachelor of Business and MBA twinning programmes. These have become popular options that are well recognised by employers and industry.” Sunway College also offers a range of well-established English language proficiency programmes that have been specifically designed to equip students with English language and communication skills necessary for academic success as well as employment and career development. Throughout its history, the College has provided holistic education and nurtured students to be critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens. Expansion Although its main campus is located at Bandar Sunway, Sunway College has a number of branches in other cities such as Johor Bahru, Ipoh and Kuching. There is no reason why the College cannot now replicate its success in other third world countries. “Although we have not ventured aggressively overseas, whenever the opportunities are there, we will definitely explore and replicate our success in these countries,” she said. “Success is a journey, not a destination.” said Elizabeth Lee. Revolving funds Sunway College and Sunway University are part of the Sunway “Learning does Education Group and are wholly not end at the owned and governed by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation. The convocation. Our Foundation, which was launched alumni know in March 2010 operates upon that in order to keep the philosophy of its Founder, abreast with the latest Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, who is passionate about giving back development in to the community via education. their profession, they Sunway College channels have to continue to its surpluses in the form of develop new skills.” scholarships and financial - Teo Ee Sing support to deserving students. A total of RM 66 million in scholarships has been disbursed to-date by the Foundation and its predecessor, Sunway Education Trust Fund which was set up in 1997. The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation champions the spirit of giving back to society and believes that education transforms lives. Every student and staff at Sunway College is able to contribute in the same way by virtue of the simple fact that we are a part of the Sunway community.

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Hallmarks

The golden hearts
Giving of one’s time and money to these young people can bring satisfaction when you see their progress…

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Gerald Tan Lye Sern was one of the top students who scored an average mark of 90% and received a full scholarship to continue his undergraduate studies at Sunway University under the Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship. Tan Wei Chun, Goh Zi Dong and Khoo Jun Hao were the other high scorers in the same category as Gerald. More than 70% of the students received the Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Continuing Scholarship to pursue their undergraduate studies. 25 students who had average marks of 80% to 84.9% received the 75% tuition fee waiver scholarship award. FIA also recognised and appreciated students who were active in co-curricular activities. Seven students were awarded Certificate of Appreciation for their contributions to co-curricular activities. stephendaddy1: The home-grown FIA programme is a preparatory course for Sunway’s undergraduate programmes developed in collaboration with Sunway’s partner, Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. Over 60% of the 119 FIA graduates will continue to pursue the BSc (Hons) Psychology and various business degree programmes at Sunway University.

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AT, hiever in AUSM the highest ac n for ctio ho was icate of Distin Yeoh Zi Yi, w es in Special Certif awarded the 5% of candidat was e top 0. He ranked in th ion (WACE) at Mathematics. icate of Educ stralian Certif the Western Au worldwide. pared to the ally lively com . in Sunway is re stem,” he said “AUSMAT y Education sy benefits the sian Secondar Malay and this ht to speak up “We are taug s.” any area students in m ghest achiever Wei was the hi emerged nwhile, Ng Jia Mea ng Jern Whey hile Nicholas Li in MUFY, w programme. top in the FIA UFY ctorian at the M moorthy, Valedi the students, Vidhya Sathya for ight, said that Graduation N srooms. “MUFY nfined to clas d ng is not co lear ni to unwind an us a chance ogramme gave ines through pr rout from our daily id. “We have take a break ents,” she sa urricular ev extra-c of our personal of skills as part ar nt a number le development.”

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Features

WHAT an experience!
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omestay has always enchanted tourists for many years. From April 15 to 17, Sunway College students had the opportunity to participate in a homestay programme at Air Manis Homestay in Sabak Bernam.
The journey of this not-to-be-missed experience started with a plan to stage a traditional wedding ceremony. But, events took its turn and Sajid got himself a ‘new bride’ after meeting a young lady from University of Malaya. Sajid, our international student from Afghanistan was supposed to have taken a fellow student from Thailand as his wife. The entire mock-up of a Malay wedding was the climax of the homestay, where 30 of our international students, accompanied by three staff from the International Student Office, lived with the local host families to experience and appreciate the traditional aspects of village lifestyle. The host families were generally friendly and had provided good hospitality, with both host and participants showing great mutual respect and positive attitudes towards each other. The activities organised included batik crafting, canoeing, gamelan performance, traditional dance performance, playing traditional games (congkak, hitting the bee hives, sandal fighting, kite flying and learning to weave ketupat.) Participants found the homestay programme at Air Manis was both beneficial and meaningful. “We would like to recommend the programme to other international students,” remarked Sajid.

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VICTORIA
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gleams with achievers

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t Victoria University’s graduation ceremony in Bandar Sunway, Amy Kok Sok Jen emerged the top student, with an overall of 83% marks and 23 High Distinctions and Distinctions in total, out of 24 subjects.

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Left to right, Jimmy Goh, Liew Jun Keen, Professor Peter Dawkins, Chancellor George Pappas, Puan Sri Susan Cheah, Amy Kok and Ng Chin Peng

Besides being a recipient of The Star Education Fund scholarship, Kok, who is currently employed by KPMG in Singapore, was also a recipient of the Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Scholastic Award in 2010. Another achiever, Tay Jun Yin, President of the Sunway CPA Australia Student Charter in 2010 was the CIMB Bank ECA Achiever’s Award 2010 recipient for his active involvement in Extra-Curricular Activities. He also represented Sunway in Taekwondo and won the MAPCU Taekwondo championship in 2008. Tay scored nine High Distinctions and eight Distinctions. He is currently employed with Deloitte.

There were many exemplary students at the Graduation Ceremony. Amongst them, Joyce Wong Su Ting who was the President of the Sunway Student Council 2010 was also a CIMB Bank ECA Achiever Award recipient. Ng Mun Foong who was the President of VU Business Club in 2009 is currently employed with Bloomberg. Ng Chin Peng, another Star Education Fund scholar, is employed by Maybank Investment Bank. Jimmy Goh Tzun-Foo, a Sin Chew Daily Education Fund recipient is with OSK Investment Bank and Liew Jun Keen, an NST MAPCU scholar is with Sunway City. These scholarships or awards were jointly funded by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and Victoria University. The Graduation Ceremony also saw Betty Lai, Director of Human Resources cum Facilities of Sunway Education Group, among the proud graduates receiving her Victoria University MBA scroll offered at Sunway from Chancellor, George Pappas. Congratulations!

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Hallmarks

once again
hen two SunwayTES students, Kwong Sze Hui and Vivian Teh Qian Yuen topped the world in the December 2010 ICAEW ACA qualification examination and jointly took on First Place, they were simply thrilled.
“I did not expect to be the top scorer in the Financial Accounting paper since ICAEW examination is tough and all the candidates are very good,” said Teh. “However, like most students, I did my best.”

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Like Teh, Kwong attributed her success to the high level of commitment shown by Ruzlena Ahmad, a Financial Accounting lecturer, who has been using mind mapping to help her students understand a whole chapter. “She has helped us see a clearer syllabus linkage,” said Kwong. “I chose ICAEW ACA because it is a prestigious accountancy qualification that does not only provide a solid foundation in accountancy, business and finance, but also helps to enhance my analytical skills,” Teh said. Kwong concurred: “Yes, the ICAEW provides a wide perspective of the business world, ranging from accounting to audit, tax, law, business strategy, all of which are useful in the work environment.” An Li Fong, 23, another Sunway-TES student, who bagged the First prize in Audit and Assurance in the June 2010 examination (featured in blaze March edition), and both Kwong and Teh attended the annual ACA Prize Giving Ceremony in London in May this year, courtesy of BDO, ICAEW and Sunway-TES, who jointly sponsored their air tickets and accommodation. Executive Director of Sunway-TES, Teo Ee Sing said Sunway-TES has always been in the forefront producing world-class accountants. “We will continue with our tradition as an institution of educational excellence and strive to produce award winning graduates, who will help to raise the accounting standards in this country,” he said.
) and Teh Q ian Yuen.

From left: K wong Sze Hui, Teo Ee Sing (Execu tive Director , Sunway-T ES

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From left: Dr Wong Yoke Chen, Ang Hui Inn, Iulia Gherman, Gan Fang Wen, Leong Yean Long and Darren Soh Ningyuan

Sunway College
-Levels garnered 16 CIE Awards

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an Fang Wen and Iulia Gherman were two of Sunway College’s most outstanding students. “The A-level programme is distinct from other pre-university programmes as it involved more reading, more studying and a more attentive attitude from students who choose to pursue this pathway. A lot is covered in one classroom sitting and if your attendance is weak, you will need to double the effort in order to catch up.” – Gan Fang Wen

Fang Wen was Top in the World for Mathematics AS-Level. She also bagged the second placing in Malaysia for Best across Four Cambridge International AS-Levels and secured third place in Malaysia for Best across Three Cambridge International A-Levels. She has been accepted to pursue her studies in Medicine at Cambridge University. Iulia Gherman, who hails from Romania, emerged Top in the World for Mathematics AS-Level and was awarded second placing in Malaysia for the Best Across Five Cambridge International AS-Levels as well as third placing in Malaysia for the Best Across Four Cambridge International A-Levels. She will be heading to Imperial College, London to pursue her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry. They were among the ten Sunway A-level students who were the world’s top when they won a total of 16 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards from the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) recently. This is the largest haul of awards in one ceremony for the programme.

Other Sunway students who emerged Top in the World for Mathematics AS-Levels were Ang Hui Inn, Darren Soh Ningyuan, Muhammad Siddiq Foong bin Mohammad Faiz Foong and Nur Dzafirah Binti Kamaruddin. Nur Dzafirah was awarded second placing in Malaysia for Best across Three Cambridge International AS-Level. Jacqueline Liu Xing Yi was top in the world for Psychology at AS-Level, whereas Charmaine Leong Sook Yee topped the world for Mathematics and topped Malaysia for Biology at A-Level. Her coursemates, Lee Kin Wai was top in the world Mathematics while Leong Yean Long topped the world in Further Mathematics at the A-Levels. Lee Kin Wai is currently at Cambridge University. In addition to the impressive string of CIE awards garnered, 25% of Sunway’s A-level students scored straight A’s and 100% of students successfully completed the A-level programme, reflecting the high quality of the A-Levels programme in Sunway.

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Happenings

Sunway

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the torch of patriotism

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Monarch

Born Died Political party Spouse(s)

LCSC students with their lecturers in front of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Memorial

Occupation Religion

Abdul Rahman Hisamuddin Alam Shah Putra Ismail Nasiruddin Shah 8 February 1903 Alor Star, Kedah, British Malaya 6 December 1990 (aged 87) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia United Malays National Organisation -Alliance Party/National Front Meriam Chong (1933–1935) Violet Coulson (1935–1946) Sharifah Rodziah Syed Alwi Barakbah (1939–1990) Lawyer Islam

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total of 125 students from the Australian Matriculation Programme and Monash University Foundation Year of Sunway College recently visited the Tunku Abdul Rahman Memorial in Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Santhana Raja, lecturer of LCSC with his students at the Memorial.

Lee Aun Nee, a LCSC lecturer, with her students at the Memorial.

The trip, organized by the Language and Compulsory Subjects Centre (LCSC) of Sunway College, was held to enable students to learn more about the role played by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman and his effort of bringing independence to this country. The students were also required to carry out a research project as part of the Malaysian studies project on the country’s first prime minister, in an effort to instill national patriotism and historical values in the hearts of the students. They learnt about the Tunku’s contribution to the nation, his challenges in forging unity in order to achieve independence, his early life, vision and mission, integration of communities in Malaya, and the saddest moment in history – the May 13, 1969 racial riots. The trip turned out to be exciting, educational and informative.

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large audience turned up at an Information Session with Oxford University which was held at Sunway College recently. Dr Anne Mullen, the tutor for Admissions in Humanities and Social Science subjects, led the team of tutors to Sunway College to educate the students and the public on the programmes available at Oxford. Also present were Dr Martin Speight, tutor in Biology and Dr John Murphy, tutor in Material Science.

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Dr Speight managed to draw the attention of many pre-university students who listened intensely to his information session on biological sciences, as well as other life sciences such as medicine, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, experimental psychology, human sciences, and geography. He also demonstrated the different interviewing techniques used by Oxford to test the responses of potential students.

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Dr Murphy, a tutor in Material Science as well as Physical Science, briefed the students on the two disciplines of study and highlighted the latest developments in research in these two areas. Sunway College students and their parents, particularly from the A-Levels and Australian Matriculation programme, as well as the general public found this information session valuable.

Dr Anne Mullen inte racting with Sunway students and the pub lic.

Students and parent s listening intently to Dr Speight

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Social Responsibility

A time together

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and-Aid, a group consisting of A-Level students at Sunway College, recently visited GOLD at 3C Complex in Bandar Sunway.

During the visit, they managed to socialise and had fun with the students. They also organised activities for the students that allowed them to experience a sense of individual achievement and helped to further build their self-esteem.
Band-Aid Our motto: “To cure the feelings of others by helping them physically and mentally”. Project leader: Sam Poon Shi Sum Team members: Aaron Tan Wai Kit, Cheryl Lee Chiu Ping, Christabelle Peter, Esminda Parmar, Fong Zheng, Lee Kin Mun, Lim Yong Wei, Ng Su Ping, Romeo Lew Ken Jean, Sonia Lee Yi Jie, Tan Ker Loon, Tan Juan, Thasban Singh Bhatt

Although the project was done as part of a Moral Studies assignment, it turned out the GOLD project had a huge impact on the participants themselves: the sheer determination shown by members of GOLD in trying out new skills despite their autism was simply inspiring! This project has provided the Band-Aid members with an opportunity to get involved in the community through meaningful work. It has also allowed the members to develop skills which will be invaluable in their future endeavours, such as those of organisation, communication, planning, and leadership. (Report was provided by project leader, Sam Poon Shi Sum)

Sports

First ever Taekwondo Annual Dinner

total of 110 Tae Kwon Do Club members from Sunway College and Sunway University, Monash University, APIIT/ UCTI, Taylors University and SEGi College attended Tae Kwon Do Night organized by Sunway Tae Kwon Do Club. The event, themed, ‘The Golden Globe’ saw many performances by talented students, which included Malaysia’s Top Female Beatboxer, Kim Sng; recent Champion of Popping Battle D’Vol Soul Session 2011, Luke a.k.a. Groundwalker; Sunway’s very Lee Hao Seng (left) ACCA student and President of Sunway’s Tae Kwon Do Club own talented dancers, the Sofakes Crew receiving a “People’s Choice Award” from from Ravelution; Jalaluddin bin HJ Zakaria, President of Tae a unique tricking Kwon Do Kuala Lumpur performance by Kuntaw Fatakie, and a band that performed a duet. A number of awards were given away, which included the ‘Event of The Year’ award, which went to Monash University, and the ‘High Achievers’ award which was bagged by APIIT/UCTI. Roger Ng of Sunway and Naza of APIIT/UCTI were both awarded ‘Best President’ for year 2009 and 2010, respectively. Among the generous sponsors for the event were the Kuala Lumpur Tae Kwon Do Club (KLTC), Red Bull, and LH Engineering and Machinery Sdn. Bhd.
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