15 February 2015

Sunway College’s FIA Students Unleashed their Creativity

28 groups of Foundation in Arts (FIA) students unleashed their creativity over two days of exhibition at Sunway College to create awareness among their peers of what our society has become.

Themed “Consumerism and Human Rights Awareness”, the students decorated their booths, invited and persuaded the public to sign their respective mock petitions based on various topics as part of their assignment to educate the public on human rights to reduce the impact of consumerism for a better world. Their exhibition encompassed issues of recycling used items, privacy rights, children’s education rights, human trafficking and child labour through the use of posters, handmade recycled products, videos and props.

From left: Chia Tze Win, Lee Con Mei, Tan Shan Shan, Teoh Zing Yeat and Khor Han Cen

14 February 2015

Sunway College Victoria University promotes active teaching and learning

Sunway College Victoria University (VU) recently organised its 1st Teaching & Learning Forum which brought together educators from Sunway College, Sunway University, Sunway International School and other institutions across Malaysia and Australia to share ideas, knowledge and experience for excellence in teaching.

Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway University and Sunway Education Group was impressed with the inaugural forum. “Having seen an awesome celebration of 20 years partnership between Sunway College VU and VU Melbourne, I am very pleased and thankful to Sunway College VU for coming up with this forum. Teaching and learning are what students come to us for and Sunway, as a young institution, we have to be good at research, to step up and meet our students’ demands,” said Dr Lee.

Presenters and participants comprising educators of different fields had a day of fruitful learning at the 1st Teaching & Learning Forum

13 February 2015

Sunway College’s AUSMAT students top the charts of BEWA and WACE

Three Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT) students from Sunway College have proven to possess strong business acumen as Khoo Yu Wen, Lee Chia Ying, Leong Wei-Xiang and Yap Yi Shin obtained distinction in the 2014 Business Educators of Western Australia (BEWA) Accounting competition. Yap came second highest in the world ranking, placing her at the forefront of the competition.

BEWA Accounting competition is an examination based competition designed to help students revise their accounting subject of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) examinations, the set of final examinations for AUSMAT students whereby its qualification is equivalent to Australian Year 12, pre-university level. The results of the competition highlight areas in the subject that require students’ extra focus and attention.

The BEWA Accounting Competition winners with Cheng Mien Wee, Executive Director of Sunway International School and Director of Pre-University Studies and Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University.
From left: Leong Wei-Xiang, Yap Yi Shin, Cheng Mien Wee, Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Khoo Yu Wen and Lee Chia Ying

10 February 2015

Sunway College & VU Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Sunway College celebrated its 20th year of partnership with Victoria University (VU) of Australia recently at a grand gala dinner at the Sunway Lagoon Resort & Spa.

Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah, AO, Founder and Chairman of Sunway Group and Sunway College and his wife, Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah, member of the board of directors of Sunway Education Group, who are alumni of VU were present at the gala dinner.

Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah was instrumental in establishing a partnership between Sunway College and VU in 1987. Sunway College is one of the education pioneers offering twinning programmes in Malaysia. The VU Bachelor of Business degree programme is the longest standing twinning programme in the country.

From left: Jane Poh, Senior General Manager, Group Branding Marketing and Communication of Sunway Group; Greeja Hemalata De Silva, Head of Australian University Programme, Sunway College; Dr Hendry Ng Han Swee, Head of Victoria University MBA, Sunway College; Dr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Education and Healthcare Division of Sunway Group; Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah, member of the board of directors of Sunway Education Group; Prof Duncan Bentley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement & Commercial) of Victoria University; Prof Jarlath Ronayne, Victoria University Foundation Vice-Chancellor and Former Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University; Cheng Mien Wee, Executive Director of Sunway International School and Director of Pre-University Studies, Sunway College; Ng Kok Cheng, Chief Financial Officer of Sunway Education Group

07 February 2015

Sunway Education Group and Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Donates RM50,000 to KPM

In view of the recent floods, described as one of the worst in our country’s history the Sunway Education Group and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation donated RM50,000 to the “Tabung Bantuan Banjir Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM)”. Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group and Sunway University, presented the cheque to Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh, Education and Higher Learning Minister II at Putrajaya last week.

06 February 2015


Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) at Sunway College Kuala Lumpur saw close to 500 students graduating in December 2014. In the November 2014 exams, MUFY students at Sunway College Kuala Lumpur were the world’s top in 16 out of 22 MUFY subjects with 124 students being eligible for Monash University scholarships. Lee Loong Kuan achieved the highest overall score of 96.5%, out-performing students at all other MUFY programme providers worldwide.

In her valedictorian speech, Priyanka Subramaniam summed up her MUFY experience at Sunway, “MUFY has offered us more than just an education. The things that one has learnt and obtained from this amazing journey are far beyond expectations. From the MUFY Games we learnt about sportsmanship and teamwork. From the Sharity Carnival we learnt that the simple pleasures of life can always come from giving rather than receiving. From the Talent Quest, many learnt to showcase their talents and tap their untapped potential. But most importantly was what we learnt on a day to day basis which were life lessons such as constantly being on our toes, leadership qualities, perseverance, strength and so much more.”

Sunway’s MUFY Students Take to the Streets

“This experience made me realise how fortunate we are - these people don’t even have a place to stay and they survive on the food that people give to them. This trip really changed how I think and made me appreciate what I have now”, said Cherlyn Ong.

Ong together with thirteen students and six lecturers from the Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) programme at Sunway College participated in the Global Street Mission (GSM) Street Outreach Feeding Program at Jalan Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur. GSM is a non-governmental organisation that reaches out to the downtrodden and marginalised community in Chow Kit.

MUFY students dishing out food

05 February 2015

Three Teo Siblings at Sunway

“We chose Sunway for our children as we heard good things about the quality of education that is provided here and the lecturers too“, said Teo Woon Kong, proud and happy father of three who studied AUSMAT at Sunway College. Teo and his wife, Wong Siew Fun both agreed that the AUSMAT programme at Sunway taught their children to think critically. They grew confident when their eldest daughter Teo Shu Wen got good results in her examinations and from her feedback that her lecturers were very concerned and helpful when it came to the students.

Shu Wen, the eldest of the Teo siblings is currently a Senior Tax Consultant in Singapore. After the AUSMAT programme, she continued with the Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Accounting and Banking & Finance at Monash University Malaysia. She cites that that life lessons learned during her time at Sunway has contributed to her current work life. “Individual and group class assignments taught me to think critically and out of the box. They also taught me to be independent, and that I think contributes tremendously in preparing students such as myself for the outside world,” she added. “I am so fortunate to have full support from my parents and worthy guidance whenever I need them. Without my parents, I wouldn’t be who and where I am today,” said Shu Wen who never gives up all challenges given to her. While in Malaysia, she continuously supported and participated in the 30 Hour Famine organised by World Vision Malaysia.

From left – Shu Mei, Mrs Teo, Mr Teo, Shu Wen and Jun Ming

04 February 2015

High Achieving AUSMATians at Sunway College

At the recent Sunway College Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) Achievement & Appreciation Awards, students celebrated their remarkable achievements in last year’s WACE examinations.

Top student Ho Hui Ping achieved an ATAR score of 99.85 took to the stage to receive the Special Course Award for English as Additional Language & Dialect (EALD), two Special Certificates of Distinction, one for Chemistry and another for EALD. The Special Course Award for EALD is awarded to Ho for obtaining the highest mark in EALD worldwide while the Certificate of Distinction is awarded to students who are in the top 0.5 per cent of candidates in a WACE subject in the 2014 WACE exam worldwide. Ho will be pursuing further studies in Actuarial Science at Curtin University, Perth, Australia starting February 2015.

Recipients of the Achievement Award for WACE Top 1% (from left) Vanitha Satchithanadan, Director, Australian Matriculation Programme; Chin Shu Wei, Lee Yong Jieh, Ho Hui Ping and Dr Elizabeth Lee

178 Sunway College CIMP Graduates Receive the OSSD

At the most recent Sunway Canadian International Matriculation Programme (CIMP) graduation ceremony, 23 graduates obtained a CGPA of 90 percent and above, 57 with 80 percent and above to achieve the Honour Roll status.

Her Excellency Judith St. George, High Commissioner for Canada graced the event where a total of 178 graduates received their Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the OSSD, an internationally recognised qualification. They join thousands of graduates preceding them who have graduated from the CIMP and continued their education in over 140 universities worldwide.

02 February 2015

Santhi Receives Award for Excellence in Teaching

“Standing here, receiving this award has given me the assurance that I have made the right choices in life and I am on the right track. The most important people in my life who have shown me my purpose in life, who have been my best teachers, my gurus, who have inspired me, molded me, defined and refined me. They are none other my dignified students. It is because of them that I stand on this stage to receive this prestigious award. My sincere and heartfelt salutations to all the students who have come into my life and walked this journey with me. This award belongs to them and May God continue to walk with them” said Santhi Suppiah in her acceptance speech.

Santhi from the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) programme, Sunway College received the Award for Excellence in Teaching at the recent Teaching Appreciation Day. A Senior Lecturer who has been with Sunway College for 17 years, she teaches mainly in AUSMAT and on a special teaching assignments in other programmes such as the Foundation in Arts (FIA), Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) of Sunway College and the Psychology Department of Sunway University.