Cempaka Cheras student dazzles Hong Kong Dancesport Tilt

Dancesport Chong Tze Wey

Cempaka Cheras student Chong Tze Wey recently dazzled the dance floors of 17th Best of Best Hong Kong Open Dancesport Championship at the Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre last 25th December 2015 where she took three Championship titles in various categories.

Tze Wey was adjudged champion in Latin Solo Freestyle U12(chacha/jive), Latin Solo U14(chacha), and Latin Solo U10 (samba/rumba). Meanwhile, she took 1st runner-up placing for Latin Solo U10 (chacha/jive) and 4th placing for Latin Solo U14 (rumba).

“I just love and enjoy myself very much with the sensation, movements & the feeling of Latin Dancing. I spend a minimum of 10 hours practicing my dances a week. My coach, (Teacher) Kelvin Choo, is a very kind and dedicated teacher who is always there to support me.” This was Tze Wey’s fourth overseas competition and her first time competing in Hong Kong. “I was very happy and overjoyed when the results were announced, with me winning three championship titles, one 1st runner-up title and one 4th runner-up placing for all the 5 events I took part,” Tze Wey gushes.


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Giving Back to Humanity – India Community Trip 2015


Last 6th-11th December 2015, 23 Cempaka International School students along with 4 teachers embarked on an educational and charity trip to Mumbai, India as part of a voluntary service program organised by the Cempaka International School’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The program was part of the Community, Action and Service (CAS) component of the course which requires students to fulfil 30 hours of community service work.

According to Nicholas Tan Hao Yu (Junior 1 Cempaka, Class of 2017), the students visited underprivileged areas in Mumbai and participated in charity events where they donated food and other basic necessities to various organisations in the city. “In preparation of this, the IBDP students have raised funds by selling food at their booth for the past 2 months, and from the money collected have proceeded to buy the items to be donated, which they have boxed to be given to the less fortunate on their visit.”

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Dutch Ambassador Cycles with Cempaka EcoRide

His Excellency Ambassador Harry Molenaar cycles with Cempaka Schools students. (Photo Credit: EcoWorld).
His Excellency Ambassador Harry Molenaar cycles with Cempaka Schools students. (Photo Credit: EcoWorld).

Together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to Malaysia and EcoWorld, Cempaka Cycle held a major cycling event dubbed as EcoRide last 12 December 2015 at the EcoMajestic in Seminyih, Selangor, Malaysia.

His Excellency, Ambassador Harry Molenaar officiated the event which drew around 250 cyclists from Cempaka International School Damansara Heights, Cempaka International School Cheras/Cempaka Cheras and Cempaka International Ladies’ College. Cycling is a ubiquitous form of transport in The Netherlands, with about a third of the population using bicycles as their transport of choice. The cities of Amsterdam, Zwolle and Groningen probably have the highest modal shares in the world.

Aside from cycling, Cempaka EcoRide was also a fair of sorts with food (food trucks, popcorn, cotton candy, light refreshments), games (gladiator jousting, bull rides) and a photo booth.

Currently, cycling is part of the extra-curricular activity for students of Cempaka Schools and will soon to be included in the Sports For All program across all the campuses. Cempaka Cycle hopes to promote safe cycling in Malaysia as well as better health and cleaner environment.



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Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) awards top Cempaka students



Students from Cempaka International School Cheras and Cempaka International Ladies’ College (CILC) were recently honored for their stellar performance during the IGCSE May/June 2015 examinations session.

The following students received the ‘Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards’ and were presented certificates last 26 November 2015 by  YBhg. Senator Tuan Chong Sin Woon, Deputy Minister, Ministry Of Education and Dr. Ben Schmidt, Regional Director, Southeast Asia and Pacific, Cambridge International Examinations:

  1. Ng Kah Yan – Mathematics (Top in World) and Mandarin ( Top in World)
  2. Elyssa Har Sir Chi – Mandarin (Top in World)
  3. Low Chuen Leik – First Language English ( Top in Malaysia ) (Chuen Leik received the same award for Additional Maths last year)
  4. Kimberly Chan Chwee Li – Combined Science (Top in Malaysia)
  5. Lee Jia Wen CILC – Food and Nutrition (High Achievement Award)

The awards continue to be a testament of Cempaka Schools Malaysia’s commitment to world-class, high quality education.


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Cheras and Damansara Heights students top World Education Games; Cempaka Schools Malaysia is World Literacy Day 2015 Champions

World Education Games Cempaka Schools
Cempaka Schools brings pride to Malaysia once again as it continues its triumph at the World Education Games 2015.

Leong Zhi Yen of Cempaka Cheras (Grade K), daughter of Mrs. Seet Wei Ching and Mr. Leong Koon Wah and Sydny Lum Shen Li of Cempaka International School Damansara Heights (Year 6), daughter of Mrs Ting Mee Mee and Mr. Lum Piew, topped their respective categories worldwide (champion of champions) and received their awards in a ceremony in Sydney, Australia last 16 November 2015.

Meanwhile, on behalf of Cempaka Schools Malaysia – Jayden Lum Jun Yi  (2nd place, World Maths Day Competitions and 2nd place, Year 8 champion of champions) of Cempaka International School Damansara Heights received the trophy for topping the World Literacy Day 2015 competition.

The awarding took place in the iconic Sydney Opera House and graced by Norman Gillespie, (Chief Executive Officer, UNICEF Australia), Tim Power (Chief Executive Officer, 3P Learning and World Education Games Founder), Jane Mackarell (Academic Programs Director, Microsoft Australia) and Anna Le Masurier (Head of Macquarie Foundation, Macquarie Group).


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Cempaka Schools Malaysia holds Art Carnival 2015


Cempaka International School Art Carnival

“Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become and a great artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be,” declares YBhg. Dato’ Abdul Rahman Sallehudin, a Cempaka parent and one of the pioneers in the animated film industry in Malaysia during his opening speech as the guest of honor at the launch of Cempaka Art Carnival 2015.

Dato’ Rahman also stressed that ‘art encourages thinking. Because art encourages observation, rewards exploration and defines expression…art is not simply a subject to be taught for grades but a key component for a student’s road to self-discovery and how they view the world around them, all of which is important in forming the minds of tomorrows leaders.’


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Cempaka Schools Malaysia shines again in 2015 World Education Games

Cempaka Schools at World Education Games 2015


DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPIONS Cempaka Schools Malaysia participated again in this years highly exciting World Education Games 2015.  The three-day marathon saw Cempaka students from all the three campuses compete with students from around the world during the World Literacy Day, World Mathematics Day and World Science Day.

As of this writing, there are two Cempaka students who were confirmed as overall topnotchers in their respective categories: Leong Zhi Yen (K Level) of Cempaka Cheras and Sydny Lum Shen (Year 6) of Cempaka International School Damansara Heights. Along with a parent, they will be flown on all-expense paid trip to Sydney, Australia to receive their prizes.

The World Education Games is the flagship educational competition event conducted by 3PLearning, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Microsoft . It is now the largest event of its kind in the world. This year, there’s over 6 million students registered in over 200 countries and territories.


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Danial Syafiq, Cempaka Schools Alumnus is Cambridge Ambassador for New Students in 2015

Danial Syafiq Cempaka Schools World Education Games

Danial Muhammad Syafiq, Cempaka alumnus, has been selected as the Ambassador for New Students for the whole Cambridge University in 2015.

According to his mother, Datin Sri Dr. Maison, ‘Danial was raised as a scholar and a leader in Cempaka Schools. The vast opportunities and the encouragement made it possible for him to be inspired to conquer even the most difficult of journeys. Cempaka Schools has helped tapped his true potential – as a mom, I’m forever grateful. He should inspire other Cempakans and Malaysians – That Nothing Is Impossible.’ 

Danial, also earned the title of ‘Champion of Champions’ for his exceptional performance in all three of the science, mathematics and literacy competitions last World Education Games in 2013.

Congratulations Danial and we at Cempaka Schools wish you well and may your achievements inspire more generations of Malaysians and Cempakans to excel in their respective fields. We are very proud of you.

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Latin American Embassies Attend Cheras’ International Understanding Day; Damansara Heights Celebrates ASEAN Diversity

International Understanding Day Cheras

Recently, the Interact Clubs of Cempaka International School Cheras/Cempaka Cheras and Cempaka International School Damansara Heights held their respective editions of this year’s International Understanding Day.

Fiesta Latina!

The Interact Club of Cempaka International School Cheras/Cempaka Cheras celebrated International Understanding Day with Colours of Life: Latin America as theme with guests from the embassies of Ecuador, Mexico and Argentina.

Her Excellency Lourdes Puma Puma, Ambassador of Ecuador to Malaysia, delivering her speech during the International Understanding Day 2015.


The event’s guest speaker was Her Excellency Lourdes Puma Puma, the Ambassador of Ecuador to Malaysia who spoke about Ecuador and the region’s economy and diversity. Also in attendance were the Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Pablo Bonifaz Arboleda (Ecuador); Head of Consular Affairs Juan Ceballos (Embassy of Mexico); Third Secretary Alberto Lasheras (Embassy of Argentina) and Attaché Juan Yanez (Embassy of Ecuador). 

The Rotary International District 3300 was ably represented by IPDG Kirenjit Kaur (Rotary Club Titiwangsa) and PP Christie Daniels (Rotary Club Ampang). Interactors from 7 different schools from around Klang Valley also attended and were entertained by a series of songs, dances, games and a fashion show.

Appetites were satiated by an exciting selection of Mexican food from Gringo’s, a Mexican food truck.

‘ASEAN: We Are The World’

Cempaka International School Damansara Heights ASEAN
Cempaka International School Damansara Heights celebrates ASEAN diversity.



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Cempaka Swimmers Break State Records; Golfers lead in Pahang, Thailand, Singapore; Shuttlers Emerge Champs


It’s the usual busy month for Cempaka athletes as they make respective wins in various sports at home and abroad in swimming, golf and badminton.

CEMPAKA tankers composed of Lim Shun Qi, Lim Zi Win, and Nigel Chan Zhe How won top honours and BROKE MULTIPLE STATE RECORDS at the recently concluded 4th Selangor Long Distance Swimming Championship with 18 medals overall.

Results below:

Under 10 Girls (State)

1.Lim Shun Qi – (Freshman Terra) (Overall Champion)
Gold – 200M I.M. (New State Record)

200M Breaststroke (New State Record)

200M Butterfly (New State Record)

400M I.M. (New State Record)

Silver – 800M Freestyle (New State Record)

200M Freestyle (New State Record)

400M Breaststroke

200M Freestyle


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