Malvern College opening pre-school in HK
UK independent school, Malvern College, has announced it will open a pre-school in Hong Kong in 2019, adding to its portfolio in the region.
Malvern College Pre-School Island West will be the third school the brand has opened in the area, following Malvern’s first pre-school campus in Kowloon, which opened in 2017, and their primary and secondary school in the New Territories, which opened in September 2018.
“Malvern College Pre-School Island West marks another milestone in [our] strategic development”
“The development of Malvern College Pre-School Island West marks another milestone in the strategic development of Malvern College’s international network of schools, providing even more young children with an opportunity to thrive and grow in the Malvern way,” Allan Walker, Malvern College’s director of international schools said in a statement.
“We are delighted that the success of our first schools in Hong Kong and elsewhere around the world has enabled us to further extend our market presence.”
Jacqueline So, co-founder and chief executive of Malvern College Hong Kong and Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong, said the new school will continue in the tradition of the Worchestershire-based school in the UK.
“Our new pre-school is located in the heart of Hong Kong Island and will share the key attributes of Malvern College itself, providing a rounded, forward-looking education within a vibrant, nurturing learning environment,” she noted.
The school will focus on active, play-based learning through its ‘early years foundation stage’, and provide life education classes to pupils and the opportunity to participate in the school’s Forest School scheme.
According to leaders, the school will also develop its own interactive robot to enhance the delivery of the formal curriculum.
With the addition of the new premises for a capacity of 250 pupils, Malvern will have seven overseas campuses, with other branches in mainland China and Egypt.
The Malvern College International team based in the UK will play a key role in overseeing the educational delivery at the new pre-school, and support quality assurance and professional development.