Malvern College Chengdu
About Malvern College Chengdu
Five Distinctive Features of Malvern’s Xinjin Campus
Nurturing global citizens well versed with Chinese and Western cultures by stages
At Malvern, educating the “whole person” begins with the acquisition of skills and of knowledge. From bilingual immersion at primary and pre-school levels to the international education in Secondary school, each stage is marked by clear developmental goals. Pupils also learn to appreciate both Chinese and Western cultures, to develop independent, critical thinking skills, and to gain the capacity for cross-disciplinary investigation, thus preparing them to become world citizens with a global outlook and a wholesome character.
K12 education to develop international talent
Malvern College Chengdu offers a through-school education: Pre-school focuses on a bilingual education allowing children to acquire basic conversation skills in both languages. Based on the British Curriculum, children are nurtured in seven major abilities and will develop their independent learning and exploration through exposure to Forest School, Montessori and Reggio Emilia teaching approaches. During primary education, the focus is on nurturing students to use Chinese, whilst at the same time laying a solid foundation of English. The pioneering integrated exploration course, developed in the southwestern region, encapsulates the essence of both PYP and IPC. Students explore different subjects in a critical manner and learn to integrate their knowledge in these subjects in order to develop their problem-solving skills. Secondary education aims to prepare students for overseas further education. Students in senior forms will study for IGCSE and A-Level qualifications enabling them to apply for undergraduate courses in top universities in the United Kingdom, U.S.A., Australia and Canada. Furthermore, a holistic teaching approach which also encompasses physical education, music, art, extra-curricular activities and the Duke of Edinburgh Award will develop each pupils’ skills in leadership, sociability and hobby exploration.
Educational robot institute and “Forest School”
Malvern College Chengdu plans to cooperate with Hong Kong Science Park, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to develop the most advanced technology for use in Malvern College Chengdu. This will be used to customise teaching plans and research work in language, social interaction, emotional management, programming, mathematics, analytical skills, music and art.
Malvern College Chengdu will also be the first school to introduce the concept of “Forest School” to China. Classes will spend one whole day in the countryside every two weeks. This exposure to nature will help our pupils to develop a sense of independence and autonomy. It will also build their risk-taking, leadership and teamwork skills. We believe in the Reggio Emillio theory that ‘environment is the third teacher’ and we will seek to encourage the growth of our students in a natural and diversified environment.
Heritage of top British college with shared global resources
The Malvern family of schools, Qingdao (2012), Chengdu (2015), Cairo, Egypt (2016) and Hong Kong (2018) pride themselves on making a key contribution to the international education in their respective cities and all our schools continue to pave the way for students to attend top universities throughout the world.
Malvern College Chengdu, like its sister colleges, will adhere to the high quality teaching philosophies of its long-established mother college, Malvern College UK. Consistent high standards in academic supervision and evaluation will be ensured by frequent quality assurance visits from staff at Malvern College UK who will also be pivotal in teacher recruitment across all schools. The global Malvern family, including Malvern College UK, will also offer support for further education, exchange visits for both teachers and students, and interactive classes, which will ensure extensive international learning experiences for our students.
The Malvern Family
The Malvern family believes that when parents, students and the school walk the journey of growth and develop together, they build a delightful learning environment. As parents, it is important to understand the future challenges and opportunities your child may face in an ever-changing world. Malvern College Chengdu will facilitate communication between parents and students through family workshops, local and international expert forums, school-family activities and case sharing. In doing so, we will assist parents in helping the development of their children and, encourage strong communication between the school and parents and we will help to build a closer parent-child relationship.
Be Part of Us
Our staff are a team of highly motivated teaching professionals hired from all around the world, providing a truly dynamic and energetic working atmosphere and cultural experience. We invite you to join us in the exciting journey of developing a new school that brings top-class international education to China.