From history to performance to famous alumni, Malvern College has it all!
In a city where school choices are vast and curriculums vary greatly, how does one decide where to enrol our kids? We polled the Sassy Mama team who determined the following criteria were most important in helping to reach that decision: school philosophy, performance, history and heritage, strong alumni and outstanding activities for kids. And the school that ticked all the boxes? Malvern College, which will be opening its brand new Hong Kong campus in late August 2018. When you discover all it has to offer, we think you’ll agree!
What parent wouldn’t want their child to have a well-rounded education? Highlighting qualities including resilience, self-awareness, curiosity, open-mindedness, kindness, collaboration, risk-taking, ambition, independence, integrity and humility? Because a broad education is incredibly important to a child’s overall development, we love that Malvern College goes beyond excellent academics to encompass a variety of sporting and creative opportunities as well as outstanding pastoral care. It’s obvious Malvern teachers aim to instil a genuine love of learning, and to provide opportunities for each child to flourish outside the formal curriculum.
“I have to do my best to help children adapt to the new world, so how am I going to do that?” asks Dr Robin Lister, Founding Headmaster of MCHK “The first way is subtly. I think it is absolutely imperative that a good school, in preparing children for their future, enables them to be adaptable, resilient and to avoid having ‘tunnel vision’. Good schools must also have a system where the child values and respects their teacher, and equally, where the teacher respects each child. Once that mutual respect is in place, I believe very strongly that real education takes place.”
Malvern College’s impressive performance speaks for itself. Results achieved by final year pupils comfortably beat the world averages in all subject areas. This year, in addition to offers to study at Oxbridge, 275 Russell Group University places were also offered in subjects including Business, Economics, Law, Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Sciences and Modern Languages. Seventy-nine percent of pupils obtained a place at their first-choice institution and 66% of all places offered were at Russell Group Universities. Particularly popular universities include Durham, Exeter, University College, London, and Imperial College, London.
Founded in 1865, Malvern College has an innovative approach to education. The school pioneered the Nuffield Science teaching approach and was one of the first UK schools to adopt the IB Diploma. It has an enviable reputation for being one of the most established IB schools in the UK. Founded in 1865 by Reverend Arthur Faber, Malvern was originally an all-boys school with only 24 pupils and six School Masters. Today, it provides quality education for both boys and girls (ages 3 to 18) and incorporates the International Baccalaureate and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Tradition and history are present in all aspects of student life at Malvern. Pupils learn the school song and all abide by the motto – Sapiens qui prospicit (meaning ‘Wise is the person who looks ahead’).
Ever heard of The Chronicles of Narnia? Well, its renowned author C.S. Lewis is a famous alum. But if that isn’t impressive enough (and how could it not be?), let’s allow these other famous names speak for themselves. Four Nobel prize winners (Francis Aston for Chemistry, James Meade for Economics, Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin for Physiology or Medicine and Frederick Sanger for Chemistry) are also graduates. It’s entirely possible that with an education at Malvern College Hong Kong your child could be the next one to make the headlines!
As part of the ‘Experience Malvern’ series, it will be holding a Cricket Experience Day in conjunction with Cricket Hong Kong. The workshop aims to give both parents and children an insight into this thrilling sport which is widely popular especially in countries such as England, India, Australia, South Africa and Pakistan. It’s a great opportunity for children to have a fun day out while learning the importance of teamwork and experiencing one of the traditional sports for which Malvern is renowned.
When: Saturday, 23 June 2018
Where: Po Kong Village Road Park
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Brought to you in partnership with Malvern College Hong Kong.