Over the years we have admired the successes of different schools throughout Malaysia. We particularly appreciate the efforts of the “home” organisations, which have successfully blended our Eastern heritage and culture with the curriculums of the West. Taking the best practices from overseas and moulding them into an education that is a unique blend of the best of both worlds is something that we, in elc, believe is to be celebrated. Of course how that is achieved differs from school to school, and certainly elc has an unusual approach in today’s common educational approach. To give you a sense of how elc may differ from many schools, we would like to highlight 3 philosophies we try to follow:
- The Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard – students need to focus on penmanship, spelling, grammar and writing out good notes (laptops & mobile phones are only allowed into school for special projects or events, and only with the express permission of the Principal).
- Good Manners Matter – teachers are expected to reinforce good manners at all times and maintain formality with the students (particularly as students grow older).
- Respect the Uniform – teachers are expected to ensure students are smartly dressed at all times.
elc does not suggest that this is the only approach, simply that in our community this works and is what we believe will best benefit our students for the challenges of tomorrow.