[Sponsored Article] The campus of Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) is located adjacent to the Hong Kong Science Park and the scenic Tolo Harbour. It only takes about 25-minute to drive from central. The 7-storey, state-of-the-art building, is designed specifically with Malvern College’s ethos in mind. The 24,000m2 campus will house the primary and secondary school and will include academic, sporting, and recreational spaces incorporating the latest innovation and technology in teaching, learning and environmental sustainability. Providing a Creative and Collaborative Environment for Personalised and Blended Learning Drawing upon over a 150-year British boarding school heritage, MCHK strives to instil a strong sense of community and responsibility amongst all members of the Malvern family. The school will ensure that pupils are nurtured by emphasising a strong pastoral and house system where house masters and tutors will guide, support and advise pupils – in academic, co-curricular and personal matters. Support structures will be put in place where a young person shows particular talent or where extra help is needed in a subject. Weekly assemblies, daily form time, personal tutors, character education classes, and career and guidance counsellors will also be part of a pupil’s Malvern education. These activities, alongside the co-curricular programme, enable MCHK’s pupils and staff to interact beyond the classroom and campus limit, strengthening the community and enabling long lasting relationships to form that last beyond a pupil’s time at Malvern. To enhance the learning experience of every child, MCHK will provide blended and personalised learning approach to pupils ensuing their potential can be fulfilled. The Library The open plan library located at the heart of the school serves as a common learning space. Physical boundaries are minimised to create a welcoming environment that encourages collaboration. It includes social spaces, quiet areas, and small meeting areas. Not only does it serve as a study place for pupils, but an area where they’re able to meet, discuss, and socialise – thus creating a space for pupils to gain a strong sense of community and belonging. This will be the central hub of the school. The Dining Hall MCHK aims to develop a tight-knit community of pupils and teachers. To create a sense of community and competitive spirit across houses, MCHK will follow the tradition from Malvern College UK of house dining. To support this idea, the dining hall is incorporated into the campus. The dining hall will be equipped with a professional kitchen and is designed so that we can deliver the House Dining experience. Flexible seating and furniture will allow the space to be used for different House Events. Every child will eat their lunch in house group, with the house master, tutors, teachers and thus enable pupils to learn how to engage with adults informally while they’re eating. Social skills and eating etiquette are the aims! Classrooms MCHK values and understands the needs of every children. A low pupil-teacher ratio of 10:1 and dedicated tutor time, will allow each pupil to experience a personalised teaching approach. Enrichment classes will supplement ‘core’ teaching. Academic excellence has always been a key component of Malvern life – a high quality of teaching combined with state of the art facilities merge to provide an all-rounded education for all its pupils. Blended learning is the combination of face-to-face instruction with online learning - recognised as the most effective method for achieving a rewarding personalised learning experience. Malvern College Hong Kong excels in this blended learning technique with well-equipped learning spaces, makerspaces, the use of effective learning technologies and other modern purpose-built facilities. All classrooms in MCHK will be equipped with interactive projectors, audio systems, and acoustic ceilings. Focus on Science and Mathematics Malvern College (UK) pioneered Nuffield Science, an approach that promotes the study of science through experimentation and discovery. Our approach across the learning and teaching of STEM is focused around practical work, inspiring a spirit of inquiry, critical thinking and problem solving. This emphasises the relevance of work to environmental, social, technical and economic issues and to children’s lives. Learning not only to understand, but to apply knowledge is the key. In this may knowledge and creativity become join partners in the learning experience. Lobby and Science Centre Malvern College Hong Kong captures the very essence of its British counterpart, in particular, its extraordinary scientific heritage. MCHK puts strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths in the curriculum. There will be a 1,000 feet Science centre, which will serve as an exhibition area for pupils’ work. Science Lab Professional standard laboratories complete with suitable equipment, including 4-sided fume cupboards, will ensure an optimal learning environment for scientists. The layout of laboratories will facilitate both practicals and tutorials. Innovative Co-Curriculum and a Rich After-School Programme Pupils at MCHK will experience a well-balanced daily routine encompassing academic, physical and co-curricular activities. The Auditorium The 450-seat auditorium will feature concert hall quality acoustics. The auditorium is geared towards musical and orchestral performances, and will allow pupils to explore many different crafts such as acting, singing, backstage management and directing. Furthermore, there will also be various music rooms, band rooms, and individual practice rooms that are designed to enable good mixing of the sound for a group while reducing noise build-up, so that musicians can hear themselves and each other clearly! Sports Malvern College UK has a deserved reputation as a school that encourages both excellence and participation in sport. MCHK aims to be the same, making sport an essential component of the co-curricular programme. Having a three-floor ceiling height (stretching from 4th to 6th floor), the sports hall creates an extremely spacious environment for pupils to experience a variety of activities. The indoor multi-purpose sports hall will feature full-sized basketball, badminton and volleyball courts, cricket lanes will also be available with special flooring that closely mimics the bounce of a real cricket pitch. As sports are an integral part of our curriculum, all pupils will participate in a selection of sports including Rugby, Cricket, Netball, Basketball, Athletics and Gymnastics. Some of these sports will be offered as co-curricular activities after school. The campus will have a roof Skypitch that will be equipped with 4th generation artificial turf and shock-absorption pads, designed for football and also allow multi-purposes such a hockey. There will be a 6-lane, 25m heated swimming pool offering swimmers an excellent all-year round facility located on the Ground Floor. The biggest difference of Malvern to other schools is the emphasis on very strong academics whilst also taking care of a child’s personality development and character. MCHK seeks to develop independent, forward-thinking individuals who demonstrate strength of character and responsibility. Committed to giving pupils a rich learning environment so that they will become vibrant, inquiring learners, passionate about engaging with the world as global citizens.