New state-of-the-art Pun Hlaing school campus coming

21 November 2015
New state-of-the-art Pun Hlaing school campus coming
Photo: Pun Hlaing School

Pun Hlaing International School has announced details of its new, state of the art campus facility, the initial stage of a US$30 million development by Yoma Strategic Holding of campuses in Pun Hlaing and Thanlyin Star City, according to a November 21 press release.
Both campuses are set to open for the 2017-18 academic year.
The development is part of academic advisor Dulwich College International’s long-term vision for the school.
The new campus is situated on a 40,000 square meter plot, adjacent to the existing school on Pun Hlaing Golf Estate, Hlaing Tharyar Township. After completion of its full expansion programme, the school will boast world-class facilities including a 350-seat black box theatre, science laboratories, art and design studios, libraries, gymnasium, swimming pool and sports fields. The new campus will have the capacity to accommodate more than 400 students across its Early Years, Junior and Middle School year groups, according to the press release.
As part of Pun Hlaing International School’s commitment to the local community, these facilities will also be made available for public use on a scheduled basis for programmes in sports, music and arts-based activities. 
This announcement comes on the heels of Dulwich College International (DCI) being appointed as academic and operational manager of Pun Hlaing International School in August of this year. DCI in collaboration with Dulwich College in London is supporting Pun Hlaing International School as an educational advisor, providing guidance and supervision in relation to the governance, curriculum, appointment of staff, facilities, organisation and structure of the school.
“We are delighted PHIS is associated with the DCI partnership of schools in Asia. This new campus development will enable us to raise the bar for international schooling in Myanmar,” said Mr Daryl Orchard, DCI’s Headmaster in Myanmar.
“Our aim is to inspire students to realise their full potential, with state-of-the-art facilities embodying the Dulwich ethos of a holistic education. We provide opportunities for students to excel in sports and the performing arts and all of our students are encouraged to take part in a service project or join a community group. We encourage our students to take pride in their achievements, both inside and outside the classroom, continuing the tradition of excellence started by our educational advisor, Dulwich College in London.”
According to the press release, Pun Hlaing International School offers an enhanced version of the English National Curriculum, the same accredited syllabus offered by DCI schools across Asia. The school is academically selective, co-educational and offers a British independent school style of education to its students. Pun Hlaing International School places a strong emphasis on the study of Myanmar language and plans to introduce the Dulwich College International Mandarin programme to the school.
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