Malvern College Hong Kong
About Malvern College Hong Kong
Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) will open its doors to its first pupils in September 2018. This co-educational day school will cater largely for international pupils, reflecting the truly multi-cultural nature of this vibrant city. MCHK will open with around 400 pupils in Years 1-9 and will grow year on year to reach a capacity of 960 pupils in Years 1-13.
MCHK is located near the Science Park in the New Territories, with easy access by both road and rail from all areas around Hong Kong. With the added attraction of proximity to the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as the Hong Kong Institute of Education, the area will provide an excellent cultural and academic environment for teaching and learning.
Malvern College Hong Kong will seek International Baccalaureate authorization to deliver a full IB curriculum, covering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. The curricular programmes in MCHK will draw on the educational heritage and practices of Malvern College, UK, whilst being adapted to fit the context of MCHK. The curricular programme will be complemented by a comprehensive academic enrichment programme which will be an integral part of the school’s commitment to providing a holistic education. The academic programme will ensure the strong promotion of Mathematics and the Sciences and we will offer a robust Chinese programme in collaboration with Beijing Normal University.
MCHK works closely with Malvern College in the UK where the Malvern College International team is based. Sharing the ethos of our mother school, we will create a nurturing learning environment and will place equal emphasis on stretching pupils’ potential and building character, with support from the strong pastoral system structured around the vertical House system. In short, the educational experience for pupils at MCHK will extend far beyond the structured curricular timetable. A full range of co-curricular activities including sports, the Arts and debating will be provided on a daily basis alongside an extensive programme of trips and expeditions.
The purpose-built campus will offer a superb environment for learning and teaching. Spread over 7 floors, well-equipped classrooms and science laboratories will be complemented by an indoor sports hall and 6-lane 35m swimming pool, an auditorium, a dance and drama studio, music rooms, seminar rooms and exhibition spaces. A 3-storey high library in the central atrium will form a vibrant hub of learning and independent study at the heart of the school, and a Skypitch with Astroturf will top off the building.
The school will be led by the Chief Executive, Ms Jacqueline So, and the Founding Headmaster, Dr Robin Lister who took up post in September 2017. Robin Lister has moved from Malvern College, UK, where he spent 28 years as Head of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Housemaster and Senior Deputy Head. The Headmaster will be supported by a senior team incorporating in the initial stages the PYP Co-ordinator and MYP Co-ordinator.