THE Horizon Hills township in Iskandar Puteri, Johor Baru, will see the establishment of an international school by the year 2023.
Open to kindergarten, primary and secondary-level instruction, it will carry the Invictus International School brand and occupy 1.7ha, with a gross floor area of approximately 203,875 sq ft.
Construction of the campus will be carried out over three phases, with the first phase expecting completion by next year.
The building of the school is part of a collaboration involving three companies: Horizon Hills Development Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between UEM Land Bhd and Gamuda Bhd; CES Horizon Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd; and Nusajaya Greens Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Land.
The collaboration will benefit a projected population of 18,800 by 2022, as well as more than 80,000 residents in surrounding communities.
Long-term good quality of life and capital growth is derived from towns situated at good locations, well master-planned with great gathering places that bring the community closer together, as well as facilities and amenities that meet their needs, Gamuda Land chief executive officer Ngan Chee Meng said in a press release.
UEM Sunrise chief operating officer (Southern) Zamri Yusof said the establishment of an international school with Invictus’ pedigree is a pull factor for the demographics in the township, particularly families and owner-occupiers.
Chip Eng Seng Corp executive director Tan Tee How said Invictus provides a pathway to academic success for those who set their sights on admission to internationally-renowned universities.
“Through a nurturing environment that encourages innovation and lifelong learning, Invictus focuses on the fundamentals of learning and the individual learner, ” he added. The school, which was first established in Singapore in 2015 and has campuses in Hong Kong and Cambodia, is set to take in up to 1,500 students in stages.
It will adopt the UK Cambridge curriculum, from pre-school levels up to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the Cambridge International A Levels (Advanced Levels).The school will be located next to Horizon Hills’ south entrance, accessible via Persiaran Selatan Horizon. Launched in 2007, the Horizon Hills township is 70% completed to date and is targeted for full completion by 2027.