What does it take to prepare the teenagers of today for the real world? On top of all the traditional coming-of-age challenges, our children are set to face an ever evolving workplace experience that demands a new era of leadership skills. It’s a tough place out there! In exciting news for parents, the new Sixth Form programme at Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) will commence in 2021/22, offering a range of enrichment programmes specially crafted to help students prepare for this transition to university and corporate life. We drill down on three of them here.
#1 Leadership Development Programme
MCHK is on a quest to develop compassionate and courageous leaders. The Leadership Development Programme for Sixth Form students creates opportunities for all of them to identify their own personal leadership style. Importantly, the programme incorporates the ability for students to demonstrate leadership in action by leading within and beyond the school community. These opportunities are facilitated through the school’s Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme.
#2 Sixth Form Tutor Programme
The Sixth Form is a time when MCHK students are afforded significant responsibility and freedom – including access to the Sixth Form Study Centre and even wearing business attire instead of school uniforms.
While this extra freedom will naturally sound appealing to teenagers, parents needn’t worry that it might interfere with their studies, as it’s balanced by personalised academic support delivered through the Sixth Form Tutor Programme. The programme affords every MCHK student his or her own personal tutor for regular one-to-one sessions. The personal relationship developed between tutors and their students is an additional pillar of support they can lean on to navigate the final years of senior school and all the accompanying academic, emotional and personal challenges.
#3 Black Tie School Dinner
MCHK Sixth Form students enjoy the opportunity to scrub up and don their finest for the school’s black-tie dinner. While this event is great fun, it also serves as an important experience for them to learn more about and appreciate the etiquette of formal dining – from service to appropriate attire.
The takeaway? Students are more likely to feel confident and comfortable when faced with formal occasions in the future – and that can be an essential social skill for budding professionals.
Congratulations! The Expat Living team extends its congratulations to the MCHK community for its recent IB accreditation (PYP and MYP). This is a significant milestone; we look forward to celebrating again when the school’s IBDP accreditation is finalised.
This article first appeared in the Winter 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.