Forest City Major Investment in Education To Be Realised With the Completion of Shattuck St Mary's Forest City International School

2018-07-17 12:20 1102

GELANG PATAH, Malaysia, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Shattuck St Mary's Forest City International School, a RM 935 million private boarding international school with an all-American co-curriculum, will be welcoming its first batch of students and boarders in August.

Building Completion Ceremony
Building Completion Ceremony

The school will initially cater to students age 5 to 16 years old (K-3 to Grade 10), and gradually introduce Grade 11 and Grade 12 in the future. A official ceremony was held on 16 July to mark the completion of the seven-storey building and 23 August will be the first day of school for the new students with 26 August marking the opening of the school.

Board of Director of Shattuck St Mary Forest City International School and Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) Sdn Bhd Head of Strategy, Ng Zhu Hann, said students here will get to enjoy holiday activities in the 160-year-old Shattuck St Mary's main campus in Faribault, Minnesota. Ng said Shattuck St Mary's Forest City is believed to be the first American boarding school with a campus overseas.

The school currently has 16 teachers from the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and Singapore, as well as local teachers who will be teaching Mandarin. The students will come from various countries including China, the United Kingdom, Philippines, Korea, Japan, and the United States. Another unique feature of the school is that each student will have their own apartment in the boarding school and teachers will be staying in the same building.

Ng also said the school a is testament to Forest City's confidence in Malaysia and the state of Johor. "With a total planned investment close to RM 1 Billion, this project will be divided in three phases over a five-year development plan. This exhibits Forest City and Country Garden's commitment in investing long term in the country," he said.

Ng also stated that Forest City is a unique mega development project focused on various sectors with education being one of the most important pillars. Forest City is not about residential property but focuses on building a futuristic city complete with leading facilities such as this world class education institution. "The establishment of this school will strengthen Iskandar Puteri as an international learning hub," he said. He adding that Forest City would not compete with, but rather complement Iskandar Malaysia's education ecosystem and that Forest City will continue to support the government's agenda in promoting world class education standard in Malaysia and play a part in nation building.

Present at the Building Completion ceremony were State International Investment Utility Committee chairman, Jimmy Puah Wee Tse, and CGPV executive chairman, Datuk Daing Abdul Malek Daing Abdul Rahaman. Also present were Chief Executive Officer of Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, and Head of Shattuck St Mary's Forest City International School, Graham Gamble.

About Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd

Incorporated in Malaysia on 29 April 2013, Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV) is the master developer of Forest City, Southeast Asia's largest mixed-use green development at Iskandar. CGPV is a joint venture between Country Garden (60%) and Esplanade 88 Danga Bay Sdn Bhd (EDSB), an associated company of Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ).

About Forest City

The Forest City is a 30km2 mixed-use development located at Iskandar Malaysia. Adjacent to the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link, it is a JV development between Country Garden and Malaysian partner Esplanade Danga 88. With a committed investment of approximately US$100 billion, it comprises of four reclaimed islands with the twin themes of 'integrating businesses and the city' as well as 'urban innovation'. The project aims to generate economic growth through eight key industries – tourism and MICE, healthcare, education and training, regional headquarters, nearshore finance, e-commerce service base in ASEAN, application of emerging technique and service centre, and sectors related to a green and smart city.

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Source: Country Garden Holdings