I am deeply thrilled about the opening of Malvern College Chengdu. Not only because it is the first of its kind in the region which is set to bring innovation, but also the strong team that we are able to assemble who are uniquely qualified to bring the quality education to our students in Western China.
Education is so critical in one’s life that I believe it will be the determining success factor for individuals and countries in the next decade. As a forward-looking school, we would like to serve to the vision that we are preparing our students not only for knowledge acquisition, exam preparation, and university admission, but also provide an education of a life time to cope with the future world—learning aptitudes, understanding of one’s passion, strengths and weakness, ability to connect and relate to people from different cultures and backgrounds, and most importantly the upholding of traditional values and virtues.
The learning and teaching at Malvern College Chengdu will be highly personalized, with every student treated as an individual developing at his/her own pace. The student-oriented approach will encourage the students to acquire the active study skills much needed in university study in 21st century. We are acutely aware that our students are brought up in a traditional Chinese learning environment, therefore a transition into the international education will take time and effort.Our curriculum will have a strong focus on English as an Additional Language and subjects which Chinese students have natural strength in, supplemented with academic enrichment to push students beyond their comfort zone in subjects like English Literature, Humanities, and foreign languages, as well as tutoring in other areas of the core curriculum.
The pastoral and co-curricular part of our education is truly extraordinary. We place equal emphasis on classroom learning and out-of-classroom experiential learning. Drawing from our own experience, the clubs, outdoor pursuits, concerts, international exchanges and other things happening outside the classroom build our character and form the best memories of our school life. We believe that throughout your years at Malvern College Chengdu, you will be able to acquire a holistic set of skills that enable you to deal with challenges and opportunities in life, wherever you are and whenever it is.
I would encourage you to look through our website and meet our School Management Committee members, management, and staff, a collaborative team who are committed to bring the best education to the students in the region. A visit to our campus and a face-to-face meeting with us will deepen your experience as we will be able to share with you how we put these concepts into action.