Principal Blog

Welcome to our Principal Blog. We hear you loud and clear! Here are 8 videos explaining the curriculum of Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong. You will also be introduced to our bespoke bi-lingual setting, science approach and amazing Forest-Beach-School Programme. Do click into the links and see we bring a holistic education to our pupils.

 

Episode 1 (First Half)

Welcome to our new series of Principal Posts!

Would you like to learn more about Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong, its EYFS curriculum, bi-lingual setting, science approach and amazing Forest-Beach-School Programme?

Meet Mrs Jacqueline McNalty, Founding Principal for Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong featuring the series’ first episode.

The series starts with some exciting information about our parent school, Malvern College UK and its strong science heritage. Did you know that they were the first to apply the Nuffield Science approach?

 

 


Episode 1 (Second Half)

Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong’s Principal Post continues with the balanced and holistic Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) from the UK.

In today’s Principal Post, we focus on the EYFS curriculum area of Understanding the World. Watch how Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong guides its pupils to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

 

 


Episode 2

Welcome to the second episode of Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong’s Principal Post!

See how the EYFS curriculum area “Understanding the World” is integrated in our amazing Forest-Beach School Programme. A huge thank you to our Forest-Beach School leader Ms Claire Jones for giving valuable insights into her wonderful work!

 

 


Episode 3

Welcome to our Principal Post #3!

How can science be taught through a play-based approach?

Watch Mrs Natalie Gleeson, Assistant Principal of the Coronation Circle campus, explain how science is being made accessible to pre-schoolers.

 

 


Episode 4

Welcome to our new series of Principal Posts!
In episode #4 of our Principal Post, Ms Catriona Woodward, Assistant Principal of the Island West campus, provides valuable insights to the Reggio Emilia approach and how it lends itself directly to science and exploration.

See how the Reggio Emilia approach creates a context for hands-on, heads-on and hearts-on science education for pre-schoolers – both in the classroom and at Forest-Beach School.

 

 


Episode 5

How can science be brought home to pre-schoolers? Through hands-on activities and play!

Malvern College Pre-School pupils learn about science through sand play, water play, small world play, construction play, creative play…and much more! In episode #5 of our Principal Post, Ms Viola Choi, Mandarin Coordinator at MCPS, unpacks how our campuses are equipped for endless possibilities of exploration and experimentation.

 

 


Episode 6

Episode #6 of our Principal Post describes how we encourage scientific questioning and wonder with young children.

Watch Ms Emma Masters, EYFS Co-ordinator at Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong (Island West), explain how children’s natural curiosity is extended into learning.

 

 


Episode 7

Episode #7 of our Principal Post

How do we help children to acquire Chinese and English languages skills to a very good standard?
In the video, Ms Virginia Liao, Mandarin Coordinator at Malvern College Pre-school Hong Kong (MCPS), Island West, will help you to gain a better understanding of our bilingual approach.

Are you ready? Let’s take a closer look at how Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong supports children’s bilingual development in “Understanding the World” together!

 

 


Episode 8

Episode #8 of our Principal Post

Welcome to our last Principal Post of the science series! In our Pre-School, curiosity is encouraged from the youngest to the oldest learner. In this video, Ms Laura Marriott, EYFS Co-ordinator at Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong (MCPS), Coronation Circle, will share with you the way we do in school to ensure opportunities for inquiry and critical thinking in all learning environments.

Let’s learn about how our teachers modelling thinking about questions and facilitating independent investigation among the children!