Craft­ing bril­liant lit­tle jew­els

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Star Education Fair -

AT GEMS In­ter­na­tional School Pearl City on mainland Pe­nang, the ed­u­ca­tional ap­proach is an­chored by the sim­ple yet sig­nif­i­cant premise that all chil­dren are ca­pa­ble of great things.

The teach­ers take time to con­nect with stu­dents and see things through their eyes. They work at cul­ti­vat­ing their nat­u­ral cu­rios­ity, char­ac­ter, con­fi­dence, col­lab­o­ra­tive spirit, crit­i­cal think­ing and creative tal­ent; em­pow­er­ing them to give their best daily.

The school lead­er­ship also be­lieves in com­mu­nity and wel­comes the par­tic­i­pa­tion of par­ents at ev­ery step of the child’s ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney.

An es­tab­lished global force in in­ter­na­tional K-12 ed­u­ca­tion, GEMS Ed­u­ca­tion was founded more than 55 years ago on one mod­est goal – to make qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion avail­able to ev­ery­one.

To­day, the Group man­ages over 250 schools in 13 coun­tries. GEMS Pearl City is the first GEMS school in Malaysia set up in 2015 fol­lowed by the sec­ond school in Subang Jaya, Se­lan­gor, last year.

At GEMS, all staff mem­bers and stu­dents are guided by the core val­ues of Lead­ing Through In­no­va­tion, Pur­su­ing Ex­cel­lence, Grow­ing by Learn­ing, and Global Cit­i­zen­ship.

The GEMS qual­ity stan­dard en­com­passes more than just pure aca­demic ex­cel­lence but also en­cour­ages the de­vel­op­ment of good char­ac­ter and soft skills.

This high stan­dard of holis­tic ed­u­ca­tion is de­liv­ered by a di­verse fac­ulty of well-qual­i­fied teach­ers with rich ex­pe­ri­ence in the new English Na­tional Cur­ricu­lum (also known as the Bri­tish Cur­ricu­lum).

Each child will un­dergo an en­try as­sess­ment that helps both stu­dents and their teach­ers un­der­stand how they learn and what their aca­demic po­ten­tial might be.

English as an Ad­di­tional Lan­guage (EAL) sup­port is avail­able for stu­dents who need to bridge gaps in their English pro­fi­ciency lev­els. This is of­fered in the form of in-class­room sup­port or ex­tra tu­to­ri­als, where re­quired.

Most im­por­tantly, GEMS fo­cuses on pro­vid­ing all chil­dren with a learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment that is happy and safe. Stu­dents ben­e­fit from a bal­anced pro­gramme that em­pha­sises aca­demic, sports, arts and mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion equally.

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The happy faces of GEMS stu­dents.

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