En­hanc­ing young minds

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MA­TRIx Global Schools which con­sists of Ma­trix Pri­vate School, Ma­trix In­ter­na­tional School and Ma­trix In­ter­na­tional Pre-school, is a fully owned sub­sidiary of Ma­trix Con­cepts Hold­ing Ber­had.

Spread over a 20-acre (8.09ha) site, these schools are built based on the Bri­tish res­i­den­tial school con­cept and share one cam­pus, one vi­sion and one mis­sion.

Ma­trix Global Schools aims to en­hance learn­ing ef­fi­ciency through fus­ing prac­ti­cal­ity with aca­demic syl­labus.

It is set to rev­o­lu­tionise ed­u­ca­tion to break through bound­aries, open­ing minds and ex­plor­ing knowl­edge.

Mov­ing away from the cliche per­cep­tion that fun can­not be in­ter­twined with learn­ing, Ma­trix Global Schools in­te­grates mod­ern tech­nol­ogy with tra­di­tional school of thoughts. It em­braces the con­cept of the world as a class­room.

It pro­vides a learn­ing plat­form for stu­dents to be in­tel­lec­tu­ally cu­ri­ous, re­spon­sive and per­sis­tent via in­door as well as out­door learn­ings.

“Sum­mer camps” are in­fused into the cur­ricu­lum and are com­pul­sory for all stu­dents.

To Ma­trix Global Schools the learn­ing jour­ney is more im­por­tant than the des­ti­na­tion.

It fo­cuses on a sim­ple con­cept of train­ing people to learn.

“Our task as ed­u­ca­tors is to help our chil­dren to dis­cover and de­velop their strengths so that they have the courage, skills and re­source­ful­ness to live ful­filled lives,” said chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Felix E.B. Lee, who has more than 21 years ex­pe­ri­ence in pri­vate ed­u­ca­tion in Malaysia and was the pre­vi­ous deputy pres­i­dent of NAPEI (Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Pri­vate Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tions).

Ma­trix Global has been as­so­ci­ated with the United King­dom’s pres­ti­gious Ellesmere Col­lege, a 130-year-old Bri­tish res­i­den­tial school, and the part­ner­ship will lever­age on each oth­ers’ strengths.

Ma­trix Global will be ex­port­ing Ellesmere Col­lege’s teach­ing method­ol­ogy, which in­cludes com­puter tablets with a spe­cially de­signed in­ter­ac­tive cur­ricu­lum.

Cur­rently be­ing de­vel­oped for use in Ma­trix Global schools and Ellesmere Col­lege, this in­ter­ac­tive fea­ture in the cur­ricu­lum is unique in the re­gion, as it is based on the con­cept of col­lab­o­ra­tive and co­op­er­a­tive learn­ing.

Ma­trix Global Schools of­fers a se­ries of events in the fol­low­ing months to ex­tend their ver­sion of ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing to the pub­lic.

These ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude an out­door cin­ema-themed Sto­ries Un­der the Sky. It en­cour­ages people to en­joy the out­doors by of­fer­ing a unique cin­ema ex­pe­ri­ence with loved ones. This will be fol­lowed by a stargaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of the moon and planet Jupiter.

A road show called The Whizz Kid Road­show is also planned for par­ents and chil­dren to ex­plore cre­ative imag­i­na­tions.

The Ma­trix Fun Ride aims to bring com­mu­ni­ties to­gether in a friendly ac­tiv­ity that pro­motes fam­ily val­ues, bond­ing and fun.

The pro­gramme will see par­tic­i­pants cy­cling around a pre­de­ter­mined route around Ban­dar Sri Sen­dayan, Serem­ban.

The Ma­trix Hunt is Ma­trix’s ver­sion of the Amaz­ing Hunt where par­tic­i­pants chal­lenge each other in a group of four to com­plete the tasks given.

Ma­trix Global Schools has pre­pared a se­ries of in­for­ma­tion ses­sions in selected lo­cal­i­ties, in­clud­ing Da­mansara, Ka­jang, Cheras, Putra Heights, Serem­ban, Ni­lai and Port Dick­son.

Ma­trix In­ter­na­tional School will open in Septem­ber this year while Ma­trix Pri­vate School opens in Jan­uary next year.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the school visit www.ma­trixschools. edu.my or its Face­book page – Ma­trix Global Schools.

Ellesmere Col­lege’s prin­ci­pal and CEO Brendan Wig­nall ex­chang­ing the Af­fil­i­a­tion Agree­ment with Lee as (from left) the col­lege’s fi­nance di­rec­tor Nick Hawarth, Ma­trix Con­cepts Group chair­man Datuk Haji Mo­hamad Haslah, Ma­trix Con­cepts Group CEO Datuk Lee Tian Hock and Ellesmere Col­lege’s ex­ter­nal re­la­tions di­rec­tor Nick Pet­tin­gale look on.

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