Kolej Tunku Kurshiah

Kolej Tunku Kurshiah (English: Tunku Kurshiah College; abbreviated TKC; formerly known as Malay Girls College; abbreviated MGC), is a premier boarding school located in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. TKC is one of the best all-girls[1] residential school (Sekolah Berasrama Penuh) and the first fully residential girls' school in Malaysia. In 2010, the school was awarded with the Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi or High Performance School[2] title, a title awarded to the 20 schools in Malaysia that have met stringent criteria including academic achievement, strength of alumni, international recognition, network and linkages. The school is specialised in leadership, innovation and invention.[3]

Kolej Tunku Kurshiah
TKC
Address
Kolej Tunku Kurshiah, 71760, Seremban

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Information
TypePublic, All-girls boarding school, Sekolah Berasrama Penuh
MottoRajin dan Usaha, Tangga Kemajuan
(Diligency and efforts are the ladders to success)
Established1947[citation needed]
PrincipalPn. Roslina Abd Aziz
GradesForm 1 - Form 5 and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Number of studentsN/A
LanguageMalay, English
Classrooms5 classes for both, lower form and upper form students (T, K, C, E, N )
HousesSiti Zawiah (Yellow), Selendang Delima (Green), Tun Fatimah (Blue), Mahsuri (Red)
Colour(s)  Green and white
YearbookSaujana
AffiliationsSekolah Berasrama Penuh, Ministry of Education (Malaysia)
AlumniMGC/TKC Old Girls Association
Websitetkc.edu.my

In the 2013 PMR examination, the school managed to produce 96 out of 112 (85.7%) of straight A students with GPS 1.03 to the best school in Negeri Sembilan[4] while for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), the school GPS is 1.5.[5]

HistoryEdit

Tunku Kurshiah College was established as Malay Girls College in 1947.[citation needed] It was initially located at a piece of land located at the 2 1/2 Mile of Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. It was officially opened by Lady Gent, the wife of Sir Edward Gent, the Governor of Malayan Union. The place is now known as Bukit Damansara.

In April 1962, the college moved to a 25 acres (100,000 m2) site at Bukit Merbah, Jalan Tunku Kurshiah, Seremban. The college changed its name to Tunku Kurshiah College, in honour of the first Raja Permaisuri Agong. It was formalised when the college was declared open by Almarhum Tuanku Munawir ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the then Yang Di Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan on 24 May 1963.

In 2000, TKC was chosen as one of the schools to participate in the Malaysia Smart Schools flagship application of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC).[6] The school is the first batch of Cluster Schools which granted itself autonomy to select its own students in 2007.[7] The school niche area is student leadership, English proficiency, and research and development (R & D).[8] Three years later, in 2010, the school again was selected to be among the first High Performing Schools (Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi).[9]

In 2011, the school band was featured in a flashmob style, reality programme, Refleksi Orkestra in conjunction with Orkestra RTM 50 Golden Jubilee.[10]

The school moved to its new premise in Bandar Enstek, Nilai in January 2013.[11] TKC new campus has two main blocks, namely academic lower secondary and upper secondary, an administrator block which consists of an office, teachers' chambers, libraries, laboratories, and a main hall which can accommodate 1,000 people. The main academic block can accommodate as many as 650 Ministry's stream students and 100 International Baccalaureate students. The university-style campus also has dormitory blocks, a surau, warden's residence, cafeteria, convenient sports fields and arenas, as well as WiFi.[12] The campus has an area as large as 17.4 hectares, built with cost approximately RM 75 million.[13] The process of moving to new premises was documented by TV3 (Malaysia) documentary programme Majalah Tiga.[14]

TKC basketball team is known as TKC KUDOS and TKC hockey team is known as TKC Vitesse. In addition, TKC touch rugby team is known TKC La Reine while TKC Wind Orchestra is popularly known as TKWO.

RivalryEdit

TKC has a long-held rivalry with other all-girls premier boarding schools, notably being Sekolah Tun Fatimah and Sekolah Seri Puteri.

Notable alumniEdit

The alumni association of TKC is known as TKC Old Girls Association (TKC OGA). The association was set up in 1961, before the college was moved from Damansara to Seremban, and was officially registered on 18 January 1962. The setting up of the association came from the initiative of E. M. Pereira, the college principal then, and Puan Abbasiah Amirin Wiloughby, the first head girl of the college.

The new TKC OGA building is located in the Diplomatic Precinct Town Centre, which is sandwiched between Precinct 14 and 15 of the new administration centre of Putrajaya. The particular site of the new MGC/TKC OGA building is under the first phase of the commercial centre of the project, comprising two-storey to four-storey properties.

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