Sunsuria Berhad (“Sunsuria”) and
Concord College International Limited (“Concord College International”)
entered a strategic partnership, marking Sunsuria’s entry into the international education space.

Under the partnership between Concord College International and Sunsuria Education Sdn Bhd (“SESB”), the two parties will establish and operate Concord College International School, which will serve as the education heart of Sunsuria City.

Sunsuria City is primed to be a world-class satellite city built around the core of Xiamen University Malaysia and KLIA – all effortlessly linked by its own integrated connection to the Express Rail Link (ERL). With the perfect balance of infrastructure, livable environments, and a sustainable master plan, it is a freehold integrated township that will become the international landmark of Sunsuria’s new venture Concord College International School.

With the addition of Concord College International School, Sunsuria City will offer a complete education ecosystem of preschool, primary, secondary, and tertiary education options.

Main Hall, Concord College UK

Concord College International School (CCIS) is set to open in September 2024, following in the footsteps of its hugely successful sister school, Concord College, UK, which has more than 7 decades of academic heritage. Just in 2023 alone, Concord College was named the winner of the Independent Schools of the Year award for the best international Student Experience.

Some of the other awards include:

Some of the other awards include:

https://concordcollegeuk.com/news/winners-of-independent-schools-of-the-year-award/

https://concordcollegeuk.com/news/top-5-boarding-schools-award/

Students of Concord College International School (CCIS), Malaysia will be able to enjoy an array of modern, purpose-built and well-equipped facilities. The campus will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that puts technology, active learning, and social engagement at the forefront to curate a prime learning environment for students.

MEET THE FOUNDING EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL

Mr. Neil Hawkins

Founding Executive Principal

Concord College International School, Malaysia

Join us and meet our Founding Execuitve Principal, Mr. Neil Hawkins, and our senior leadership team in a discussion about the Concord ethos and how we help students thrive.

When challenged, we grow.
Given confidence, we believe.
Shown kindness, we flourish.

Enjoy a guided school tour, explore our purpose-built facilities and gain insight into our new school by speaking to one of our experienced members of staff.

Mr. Neil Hawkins

Founding Executive Principal

Concord College International School, Malaysia

Join us and meet our Founding Execuitve Principal, Mr. Neil Hawkins, and our senior leadership team in a discussion about the Concord ethos and how we help students thrive.

When challenged, we grow.
Given confidence, we believe.
Shown kindness, we flourish.

Enjoy a guided school tour, explore our purpose-built facilities and gain insight into our new school by speaking to one of our experienced members of staff.

Talks by senior leadership team

  • Pathway to Oxford or Cambridge
  • 40-minute Mock Lessons
  • Cultivating Future Innovators
  • Beyond the Classroom Walls

Fee Waivers*

Special fee waivers for all Open Day applications

*Terms & conditions apply

Ask us why we are different?

CCIS will offer a broad and balanced education based on the UK National Curriculum for Primary, Secondary, and Sixth Form (A Level). The internationally-renowned international school from the UK is open to students of the ages 5 to 18 years old.

Concord Primary

Year 1-6 | Age 5-10

Core Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Integrated Curriculum (Science, History, Geography, PSHE, Computing, STEAM)

Specialist Subjects:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Mandarin
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Agama (Optional)

Concord Secondary

Year 7-11 | Age 5-10

Core Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Humanities (Economics, Geography, History & Global Perspectives, or Islamic Studies**)
  • Languages (Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia* or Spanish)
  • Computer Science
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • English, Mathematics or Science test on rota
  • Assembly or extended time with academic tutor (PSHE)
  • Compulsory afternoon activity session (drama, musical activities)
*Malaysian students only
** Optional

Sixth Form
(A Level)

Year 12-13 | Age 16-18

  • 3 or 4 A level subjects / 2 AS level subjects.
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – Invited students only

Special Offers

Await You!

Inaugural
Offer

Enjoy generous rebate off the full Tuition Fee for each student at the school.

The earlier applications are received before opening, the greater the rebate.

Scholarships Available
SIBLING REBATES
REgister for our open day today!

Rosanna Kirkbride originates from Toronto, Canada and is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in English and Political Science. She then completed her teacher training at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and is currently pursuing a master’s in education from the University of Bath.

Whilst in Australia, Mrs Kirkbride developed a great passion for education and returned to her home country to teach at a native Canadian school in Northern Ontario. Shortly after she moved to the United Kingdom where she taught at primary schools in East London and Essex. Following her time in the UK, Mrs Kirkbride then moved to an international school in Seoul, South Korea where she held the posts of Head of Year, Literacy Coordinator, Lead Safeguarding Trainer, and Extra-Curricular Activities Coordinator.

Most recently, Mrs Kirkbride has served as the Founding Head of Primary at an international school in Malaysia, assisting with the physical development of the site and successfully establishing the Primary School’s internal structures. She has also served as the Vice-Chair of Primary Heads within the Association of International Malaysian Schools. She is now the Founding Head of Primary at Concord College International School, Malaysia.

“Education serves as a pillar in the lives of children, and I consider it a privilege to contribute to the teaching and learning of young minds in an outstanding institution. At Concord Primary, we take pride in helping parents raise children in addition to educating them. We foster the growth and development of children through our ethos, Rigour, Kindness, and Creativity. It is my belief that equipping children with a set of practical life skills in line with this ethos will support their future achievements and successes. Through the delivery of a rigorous curriculum Concord Primary sets the foundation in academic subjects to prepare students for Secondary School.

Our highly dedicated team of educators reinforce values that promote kindness and creativity to develop students into respectful and responsible members of our global community. Working closely with our Concord families, we look forward to celebrating the achievements of your children.”

Dr Phil Outram read Mathematics for his undergraduate degree at Queens’ College Cambridge. He completed his Doctorate degree at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, before moving to the University of Durham where he spent six years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research focused on using large state-of-the-art surveys of distant active galaxies to probe the evolution of large-scale structure in the universe. Whilst in Durham, Dr Outram’s responsibilities included teaching and supporting the undergraduate and postgraduate students, and he took the decision to switch to secondary education, taking up a position as a teacher of mathematics at Rugby School.

He moved to Concord College UK in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the vibrant atmosphere there, where students show friendship, compassion, humility, and integrity to match their passion to learn and determination to succeed. Dr Outram has been Assistant Principal at Concord College for twelve years, with responsibilities including examinations and enrichment. He has a passion for travelling and hill-walking and has taken Concord students on many expeditions to destinations including Costa Rica, Madagascar, Bolivia, and Kenya.

Dr Outram will be moving to Malaysia at the end of the academic year and taking up the position of the Founding Head of Secondary at Concord College International School.

“We live in a world of wonders where technology is revolutionising all aspects of our lives, from an explosion in social media and driverless cars, to dramatic medical advances from sequencing the human genome. For young people growing up in this exhilarating new world, the possibilities are boundless. However, they will also face many challenges, with our rapidly expanding population using resources at a rate never previously seen, and polluting our world to an extent that wildlife, habitats, and even our climate, are threatened on an unprecedented scale. Technological advances such as artificial intelligence with quantum computing could enable us to find new solutions to problems that currently seem impossible. New inventions, innovations and discoveries require curiosity and creativity, and a Concord education will embrace these values by bringing excitement and joy to the classroom and inspiring our students to always question and want to discover more. However, with ever increasing competition, I believe that a rigorous education, ensuring that our students stand out from the crowd, is more crucial than ever. Our students entering this world will become its next leaders. Kindness and international cooperation are central to the ethos of Concord College International School, and, in my view, it is most important that our education should instil these values in them, to guide them to make the best possible decisions when addressing the challenges of the mid-21st century.”

Neil Hawkins was educated at Robinson College Cambridge, where he studied History. His 34-year of career in education started in 1989 as a teacher. He has taught and led in some of the UK’s finest schools in a career that has been marked by success and high achievement. He was Principal of Concord College UK from 2005 to 2021 during which time Concord College doubled in size, clarified its ethos, transformed its measurable outcomes and became recognised as one of the UK’s Top 5 performing schools. During this time, he was also Chair of Governors of a top performing UK primary school. His record of shaping and leading success in education is clear.

Described as an ‘educational visionary’, Mr Hawkins is now the Global Principal of Concord College International Ltd and is the Founding Executive Principal of Concord College International School, Malaysia. Mr Hawkins is also the Chair of Befrienders Worldwide, one of the world’s largest emotional support networks.

“It is my honour to welcome you to Concord College International School, Malaysia.

Our children have just one chance to be young and one chance to prepare for adulthood.    This time is precious.  It is my aim to ensure that our wonderful new school maximises opportunities and prepares children for tomorrow.  Of course, this is what all schools aim to do.  However, this is not always achieved.  Here at CCIS we will educate children using the highly successful Concord ethos of Rigour, Kindness, and Creativity.   This ethos fuses the best of western and eastern global education traditions while recognising that we all thrive when we are treated with respect and with kindness.

It is my aim that CCIS will not just be a good school but will become one of the top schools in Malaysia and in the region.  This will be achieved by children, educators and parents working together to deliver the central Concord ethos, while recognising that each child is unique and is constantly changing and developing.  My experience as an educator has taught me that the quest for high standards and good discipline is the bedrock of educational success.  When this is linked with the fostering of curiosity and creative problem solving, measurable success is achieved.  If we then act with decency and in a spirit of harmony, our families, communities and societies benefit.

Welcome to Concord College International School.”