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It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Malvern College Egypt (MCE). At Malvern our pupils always come first. The College offers a friendly, personal, caring and pupil-centred learning environment where your child will be known, and their learning tailored to maximise their development. Our aim is to provide an appropriate and balanced level of academic challenge, which will enable each pupil to realise his or her potential, while ensuring that all the children in our care are happy, confident, well-motivated, enthusiastic learners who are excited about life in the 21st century. It is the quality of the people, the teaching and the support staff, which makes a school special. At MCE we are fortunate to have a highly skilled, committed and friendly staff who will give their very best efforts for our children. All our teachers are well-qualified professionals who bring a depth of international knowledge with them. At the centre of MCE are our pupils with their own needs, dreams, successes and challenges. We believe in the traditional values of good manners, respectful behaviour, and politeness. These are life skills of the utmost importance for our pupils which we expect them to adopt, understand and welcome.

We are fortunate to be able to welcome over 150 years of experience in education from our mother school, Malvern College UK. They provide regular inspections based on a set of high academic standards, as well as regular visits to the school to provide educational insight and expertise. We are proud to be a member of the Malvern family of schools and enjoy close ties with both Malvern College UK and Malvern’s other international schools elsewhere in the world. MCE is an exhilarating, vibrant and fun place to be. Our promise to you is that, in return for your trust and support, we will deliver confident, happy, polite, internationally-minded achievers ready to succeed in the future. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you at MCE if you are currently in Cairo to discuss what a Malvern education can do for your child. If you are overseas, I am equally happy to exchange emails to help with your transition to Egypt. Our doors are always open. Malvern College Egypt, a school of many nations but a family of one.

Duncan Grice Headmaster

College Guiding Statements

Children come first when:

1. The College cultivates the whole child Students at the College enjoy a balanced education which aims, through an excellent academic and co-curricular programme, to develop their individual intellectual, physical and emotional well-being. 2. The College values community well-being and provides a safe learning environment Students, parents and staff are provided with a secure and safe environment to promote personal, social and emotional well-being and growth. 3. The College shapes children to become global citizens who have an understanding of the complexities of an ever changing world Through developing an understanding of the needs of global communities, an awareness of the world around us and celebrating cultural diversity, students truly become global citizens. 4. The College develops a passion for learning through inquiry, curiosity and active collaborative participation Students at the College are encouraged to become self-motivated inquirers and thinkers with a passion for learning. Students develop the confidence to self-assess and to collaborate with others becoming effective communicators. 5. The College respects the natural world and its resources both globally and locally The College develops individuals who are knowledgeable about the world in which they live. Students should aspire to be caring individuals with compassion and tolerance for others and an awareness of environmental issues. 6. The College prepares children to live their lives honestly with a spirit of respect for themselves and others We believe it is important for our students to have a firm commitment to deep-rooted values in order to nurture principled individuals who act with honesty, integrity and respectful manners, as well as being flexible, pragmatic and open to new ideas. The College expects its students to be open-minded and respectful of the diversity of our community, including themselves. 7. The College prepares children to take risks and show endurance and resilience to achieve goals Students at the College are encouraged to persevere as they encounter unfamiliar situations and explore new ideas and to be resilient in the face of adversity, inspiring the self-belief to become confident risk takers. 8. The College challenges each child to be the best that they can be and discover who they might become The College creates a learning environment that encourages exploration, experimentation, questioning and discovery. It prepares its students to be reflective in analysing opportunities, in facing challenges and to learn from their mistakes.

Definition of Learning

Good learning is an experience which inspires students to take ownership of their knowledge and understanding. Students are happy, engaged, challenged and valued. They are able to question, reflect independently and collaboratively, and communicate confidently on their progress.

The Malvern Qualities Resilience Showing persistence and perseverance in the face of difficulty. Self Awareness Being reflective about the process of learning and what we do. Open Mindedness Being open-minded to the wide range of beliefs, opinions and cultures that make up the modern world and yet having the strength of character to stand by one’s own. Kindness Recognising that kindness and consideration are an essential part of a civilised society and a happy community. Collaboration Demonstrating an awareness that collaboration is a vital skill in society. Working with others to bring about the greater good and to offer service. Risk Taking Demonstrating a confident, imaginative and innovative approach to what is possible. Curiosity Having an inquisitive and investigative attitude. Ambition Being forward-thinking with a vision of the future, and showing the determination and courage to follow this path. Independence Showing self-reliance and resourcefulness in all actions. Integrity Showing the strength of character to be an honest and trustworthy member of society and to stand by one’s beliefs. Humility Having awareness of one’s strengths and abilities but with a sense of modesty.

Our Mission Malvern College Egypt strives to be the leading independent co-educational day school of its scale and type in Egypt, and seeks to develop happy, balanced individuals who will achieve personal fulfilment at school, at university, at work and in society at large. Our core business is learning. The broad curriculum, complemented by an extensive sporting, musical, artistic and dramatic co-curriculum and under-pinned by a strong emphasis on pastoral care, encourages individuals to maximise their potential. Stimulated and challenged by the Malvern experience, we intend for our pupils more frequently to exceed expectations than simply to meet them. The emphasis on individual achievement has its counterpoint in our encouragement of teamwork, co-operation and service to others. We believe it is important for our pupils to have a firm commitment to deep-rooted values, and to be flexible, pragmatic and open to new ideas. We seek to be inclusive, respecting all members of our community and promoting responsible as well as active citizenship. We aim to build self-discipline, self-confidence, communication and leadership skills in our pupils who emerge as lively, articulate young adults ready to contribute widely to the global community. At all times pupils will be guided by the words of the original Malvern College founders, ‘Sapiens Qui Prospicit’ : Wise is the person who looks ahead.

Our Approach to Learning Our approach to learning intends to cultivate a thirst for knowledge, a love of learning and the confidence to develop academic and social skills in our pupils which will prepare them for success in higher education and life beyond. The primary teaching language at Malvern College Egypt is English. From Pre-Nursery through to Year 10 we offer an enhanced form of the English National Curriculum which is inquiry-based, yet also maintains structure for academic rigour. The child is put at the centre of their learning. In Year 9, pupils begin the two-year International GCSE syllabus followed by A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12. Our highly qualified academic staff encourage a scholarly approach in our pupils and look to nurture in them the habits and skills of independent as well as collaborative learning which will equip them not only for success at school but also at university and in their future careers. We are committed to providing academic support and stretch to all our pupils, across the ability range, within the curriculum and through enrichment programmes and an extensive range of academic clubs and societies. The return, we believe, will be a splendid set of examination results achieved by well-balanced young people which will enable admission to the most highly regarded universities both in the UK and internationally.

IGCSE Examinations We aim to develop confident, polite, considerate learners who are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of secondary school and adult life. We deliver a demanding academic programme but believe that success should not solely be measured in terms of academic outcomes and test results. We offer a curriculum that has meaning and breadth as we prepare pupils for IGCSE examination courses before they move on to either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or A Level examinations. Tutors monitor progress carefully, ensuring that all pupils make the most of their academic opportunities. Pupils should aim to choose a balanced range of subjects for IGCSE and their teachers and tutors will guide them in this. Details of all examination courses are available in specific booklets.

Our Facilities and Resources We are unique amongst schools in Egypt in having teaching staff who have exclusively attended British universities; our well-qualified and experienced professionals are dedicated to bringing out the best in pupils and developing individual skills and talents. The relationship between pupils and teachers at Malvern College Egypt is distinctive and enriching and of enduring value as the educational process for each pupil leads on to the next stage of life. Our campus is a tribute to Egyptian architecture but with a modern touch. The inside is as impressive as the architecture outside and provides a bright and airy atmosphere conducive to learning. The library is located at the heart of the College and provides a calm and welcoming atmosphere for pupils across all ages. It is open throughout the day and includes an extensive fiction and non-fiction section. Classrooms are bright and well-equipped. Science laboratories allow pupils to receive practical training in scientific techniques. Our restaurant provides healthy cooked meals using fresh produce. We have six fully equipped science laboratories, a three-storey library and media centre, and four dedicated music studios with four peripatetic music practice rooms. We also have a dance studio, a 25m six-lane swimming pool, a beginners’ pool for the Early Years, a netball court, a basketball court, a 5-a-side FIFA 2 professional quality all weather surface, a 450-seat theatre, food technology and art and design technology workshops. Additionally, there is a sizeable medical centre, dedicated parent lounges, a coffee shop and a stunning central piazza.

Sport At Malvern College Egypt sport is very much part of our wider curriculum. We offer sporting engagement at all levels to help develop not only our pupils’ physical development, but also their sense of teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship. We believe that our students should learn how to conduct themselves in a sporting arena by losing with good grace, while winning with a respect for the opposition. All students are expected to take an interest in their own health and fitness. Physical Education is an important part of the College curriculum. A team of fully qualified and experienced expatriate staff provides a balance of competitive and recreational sport ensuring all pupils have the opportunity to participate if they choose. Pupils are taught a range of sports during their PE lessons and PE is also offered as an option at GCSE level.

Co-Curricular Activities The importance of educating and supporting the whole child is a central principle of a Malvern education. Part of this process is often found outside of the traditional classroom and our co-curricular activities programme gives pupils an opportunity to participate in many different activities which help nurture their development as well rounded students. The co-curricular activities at Malvern College offer a wide range of different opportunities for pupils to learn the value of teamwork, individual and group responsibility, physical strength and endurance, competition discipline, diversity, and a sense of culture and community. We also offer a CCA programme for our parents.

Art Our visual arts teachers work within a purpose -built department where students develop skills through hands-on experience. The studio and teaching spaces offer pupils an ideal environment that provides the opportunity to develop pupils’ creative and critical thinking ability. Our pupils’ work is displayed throughout the College and the work that they produce is of an impressive standard. Pupils will be able to develop work using a wide variety of visual media that includes painting and drawing, sculpture, ceramic, textiles, printmaking, photography and digital media. Our pupils are able to work independently, creatively, expressively and with increased self-discipline.

Music The College highly values music and performing arts. Pupils are actively encouraged to take part in all performing arts opportunities. The music department has a fully equipped keyboard lab, along with a dedicated iMac room for music technology. There are two additional music rooms, and four practice rooms. All pupils participate in singing throughout the curriculum. Choral singing is further encouraged through our CCA programme. Young musicians have the opportunity to take lessons in a wide range of orchestral instruments, as well as popular instruments and voice. Lessons are taught by professionals in the field, many coming from the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and Cairo Opera. Musicians have regular opportunities to perform at both informal and formal occasions. Pupils have the opportunity to take part in the annual school production, and in smaller events throughout the year. In addition to acting skills, pupils have the opportunity to learn about all areas of stagecraft lighting and sound, back stage management etc.

The Future You will probably not be surprised to learn that the motto of Malvern College, which dates back to 1865, is Sapiens qui prospicit: Wise is the person who looks ahead. In selecting Malvern College Egypt for their children, parents are looking ahead to seeing their sons and daughters flourishing academically and in other respects and, simultaneously, we want to encourage young people at Malvern College Egypt to begin to develop a vision of the type of people they aspire to being and an understanding of the impact that they will be able to make on society in the future. A good education is, fundamentally, about building on the past, about becoming better people, however this may be defined, academically and in human qualities, and all of the schools associated with Malvern have pupils working towards this goal. Malvern College has a long-established reputation for excellence in the UK and we are sharing our tradition and creative energy with people in other countries, including Egypt which, itself, has had a strong emphasis on scholarship for well over twenty centuries. Stimulated and challenged by the Malvern experience, pupils more frequently exceed expectations than match them given the right teaching and nurture. In doing so, they lay firm foundations for their future.

Antony Clark – Headmaster, Malvern College UK


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Malvern College Egypt | Prospectus  

Malvern College Egypt Prospectus

Malvern College Egypt | Prospectus  

Malvern College Egypt Prospectus