Holistic Leadership Development

As a leading advocate of holistic leadership development, Malvern College Chengdu offers extensive opportunities, including team sports, art, music, liberal studies and community service, to develop holistic students as future leaders who are multi-cultural, internationally minded and independent thinkers.

At Malvern College Chengdu, a student’s education is not limited to the academic curriculum. Out of class, we offer ample opportunities for students to engage in new experiences and develop their potential in different areas. This learning process is known as the Co-curriculum.

The principles underlying the Co-curriculum are twofold:

  • To encourage students to engage in new experiences
  • To encourage a balance between creativity, action and service

Each year, a student is expected to complete a minimum of 60 hours of co-curricular activities, distributed between creativity, action and service. The aims are to help students to develop:

  • A willingness to inquire and an enjoyment of discovery
  • Autonomy and self-reliance
  • An appreciation of their own and others’ talents
  • Knowledge, skills and understanding
  • An awareness of the wider community
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