475 years of renowned education pedigree and Welsh spirit is now being emulated in Kuala Lumpur.
One of Wales and the UK’s top independent day and boarding schools, Christ College, Brecon, has officially opened its first overseas sister school, as pupils in Malaysia were welcomed to King Henry VIII College for the new school year on Monday, 3rd September.
Christ College Brecon will be drawing on the experience it has built over close to five centuries to evolve and meet the challenge of expansion developments through this new and exciting chapter in the college’s history.
Located in Cyberjaya, 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur and its international airport, King Henry VIII College Malaysia emulates the longstanding Christ College Brecon model, with a mix of boarding and day school students, complemented by nursery and reception classes, as well as a small Sixth Form offering.
It replicates the Wales-based school’s structure, ethos and achievements but in a more modern setting within the Malaysian global tech hub – and with an initial student population exceeding 250 pupils, the immediate popularity of the new school is a promising indicator for its future.
Founding Head, Old Breconian and former Christ College Brecon Deputy Head, Simon Spencer said: “It has been an extraordinary couple of years to get to where we are today.
“Less than two years ago the site of King Henry VIII College was jungle and we only cleared the site for the ground-breaking ceremony and construction on 1st March last year.
“We all look forward to maintaining excellent links between our two schools, in all aspects of school life, not least cultural exchanges and shared learning experiences.”
Congratulations to Ffion , Year 10, who has completed her voluntary service as Head Chorister at Brecon Cathedral and now goes on to join the Cathedral Consort. Ffion holds a Music Award at Christ College and is studying Music at GCSE. She is currently playing…Read on
Some of our Musical Theatre Workshop pupils had the opportunity to shine at Theatr Brycheiniog last Saturday performing at ‘Drew’s Concert’. The concert was a variety performance aimed at raising funds for the Drew- Barker- Wright Charity to raise awareness of rare childhood cancer….Read on
Last Saturday we hosted the first ever Beacons Cup Under 13’s Competition. Christ College were hosts to local prep schools Llandaff Cathedral School and the Downs Malvern , for the inaugural hockey and rugby competition. Five teams competed for the cup which saw Llandaff Cathedral…Read on
Last Thursday, it was a pleasure to host the launch of the WRU’s revised elite Welsh schools and colleges competition, the premier competition for schools and colleges in Wales at Christ College. The WRU has awarded a total of 16 Rugby Programmes in Education (RPE)…Read on
New partnership will see pupils benefit from some of the greatest home-grown sporting expertise available School pupils in Wales are set to benefit from some of the highest level, home-grown sporting expertise around as part of a brand-new partnership deal. Christ College Brecon has…Read on
We were pleased to host the arrival of His Majesty King Charles and Her Majesty Queen Camilla to Brecon on Thursday July 20th. During their visit, their Royal Highnesses attended a short recital at Brecon Cathedral and met members of the Brecon Choir Festival committee….Read on