A non-descriptive approach to learning, small class sizes, dedicated tutor time and a genuine concern for the individual are key features of a Malvern education. The school’s strong pastoral care seeks to embed the ethos of a boarding school into a day-school setting where we strive to develop a tight-knit community of pupils and teachers.
Our aim is to further pupils beyond academics by nurturing also their physical, social and emotional development. Character education, building and strengthening good personal relationships within the school community and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle are integral to our effective pastoral system. We provide counselling as well as career and university guidance for senior year groups.
To create a strong sense of community across the houses, we follow Malvern College UK’s tradition of house dining. All staff are allocated to a house and each day, teachers and pupils eat lunch together with their house peers in the dining hall (“Grub”). House dining is a way to foster social etiquette and a sense of affiliation.
Malvern College Hong Kong believes that pupils’ wellbeing and happiness must be a joint effort between school and parents, and that the end goal can only be achieved if both parties work together.
Malvern College Hong Kong embeds a focus on well-being across the school through the curriculum and dedicated tutor time. Its entire academic team is carefully and thoroughly trained to assess and monitor pupils’ well-being, identify problems early on, and provide appropriate support.
Malvern College Hong Kong conducts “wellbeing audits” to regularly assess its pupils’ emotional states. For example, Secondary pupils are given anonymous surveys on a regular basis. For younger pupils, teachers may ask them to put a photograph of themselves next to emotional expressions presented in the form of a picture. This allows educators to get instant feedback on the emotional state of their pupils, while children improve their ability to understand, acknowledge, and express their feelings.