It is my privilege to welcome you to
Westlake International School.
It is a privilege to welcome you to our school, whether as a prospective parent, student or member of the Westlake Community. The school was started with the vision to transform minds and change lives in the pursuit of excellence. A decade on, we are proud that our students have achieved outstanding results in high stakes examinations, participated in international events and gained admissions to the Top 100 universities in the world. I believe the information here will give you an insight into our school and that you will discover Westlake as the best place to invest in your child’s future.
Note From Executive Director
Mr. Hew Fen Yee
Pursuit of Excellence.
Westlake International School (WIS) starts 2020 as the school’s eighth year in operation. Despite our short history, WIS has achieved remarkable results both in the academic and sports arenas. In 2017, we saw our students entering prestigious top-tier universities such as Yale, Manchester and Melbourne. In sports, our school teams have also attained impressive wins at district and state levels.
These encouraging achievements not only reflect the hard work and determination of our students but also the dedication and investments of all WIS educators, be they teachers, boarding house parents, or administrators. Such strong foundation built will definitely augur well for current as well as future students, giving them many platforms and opportunities for them to live up to the school motto, “Pursuit of Excellence”.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and the Kampar community. For without their relentless and undivided supports, such success, especially for such a young school, will not be possible.
Our former English teacher, Mr Tiong Ngee Derk (who is currently pursuing a PhD degree at Cambridge University) did an in-depth study of WIS. His findings, published in the book “WIS Heartbeat”, sum us up as a responsive, relational and reflective school. This book will give us a head start to understand the school better and to have a glimpse of the people behind the school. I do encourage anyone who wishes to know WIS better to download an e-copy from our website.
Indeed, we look forward to an exciting year ahead. We have introduced many new initiatives and programmes to “Add Value” to the learning of WIS students. I firmly believe in the notion of “Train up a child when he is young, so that when he is old, he will not turn from it”. We aspire to ensure that our students will be challenged academically, mentally and morally so that they will become better people: competent, confident and compassionate.
I wish the school, students and parents a successful and meaningful year ahead!