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Helmed by new leaders

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“MY passion lies in working with children and youth, and building their character and discipline. This complement­s R.E.A.L Schools’ aim of nurturing students into becoming global leaders, creative thinkers and innovative individual­s,” says Dr Jeffery Louis, principal of R.E.A.L Internatio­nal School, Shah Alam campus.

“Part of R.E.A.L Education is teaching students to give back to society. Therefore, knowledge-sharing is key to building character and enhancing knowledge within oneself.”

After more than three decades in the field, Dr Jeffery has garnered extensive knowledge and experience. He was also elected into the National Associatio­n for Private Education Institutio­ns and chaired its sub-committee for private colleges.

On a related note, R.E.A.L Schools recently appointed a new principal, Pearly Ng, to lead its Johor Baru campus. Her experience in problem-based teaching and learning has informed her perspectiv­e that teaching is more than just imparting knowledge.

Ng echoes the fundamenta­l belief espoused by R.E.A.L Education that true learning extends beyond books and classrooms. “After managing several academic programmes and setting up an internatio­nal school from scratch, it dawned on me that it is critical for policymake­rs to make the right decisions in determinin­g students’ overall learning experience.

“This includes the developmen­t of quality curricula and enriching extracurri­cular programmes for schools and other learning institutio­ns,” she says.

Ng is a passionate believer in lifelong learning. She bases her views on education on her favourite quote from Malala Yousafzai: “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”. Ng stresses the importance of education and how it can transform lives.

“Learning never ends, even when you are a teacher. I feel that instilling this love for learning truly resonates with R.E.A.L’s education philosophy and mission to nurture confident, committed and competent lifelong learners.”

Meet the new principals and explore what R.E.A.L Schools has to offer during its Open Day this Saturday, which will be held at its Cheras, Shah Alam and Johor Baru campuses.

n For more informatio­n, call 03-9021 3601 (Cheras campus), 03-7842 3228 (Shah Alam campus) or 07-386 4468 (Johor Baru campus), or visit www.realschool­s.edu.my

 ??  ?? Pearly Ng.
Pearly Ng.
 ??  ?? Dr Jeffery Louis.
Dr Jeffery Louis.

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