Effective ways to discipline your child

“Spare the rod and spoil the child” A phrase we have heard and believed over the ages. Is it still an effective parenting skill to discipline our children? Smacking is not legal in 60 countries. Sweden was the first country to ban smacking way back in 1969. Many have followed since. In March 2019, the...
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The importance of family time

It’s a digital world and while this may have connected the world, it has also increasingly distanced the people close to us. Many of us now spend time following friends that live thousands of miles away, but in doing so ignore the person sitting right beside us. A lot of discussion on the effects of...
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Sowing The Seeds Of Physical Education In Schools

Schools play an integral role in the early formative years of a child. School affects every sphere of child development, particularly the physical and mental realms. In most cases, the discipline instilled in students at school remains with them for life. Obesity has been a matter of concern for decades among adults. However, child obesity...
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The values of education at elc International School and what it brings to the table

elc International School was established more than 30 years ago with a dream to bring affordable international education to Malaysia. What started as a humble enterprise with only 5 students and 6 teachers including the principal herself, it has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, elc boasts of thousands of alumni who are well-established across the...
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Why Accreditation Is Important When Choosing A School

Choosing a school is no easy task especially when there are many choices out there; more so when it is a definitive decision for your child. Education is expensive and as a parent, you need to ensure that your child gets the best value. There are many factors to consider when deciding on a school,...
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Is Quality Education in an International School a Leap of Faith?

For parents, it is becoming increasingly hard to see through the marketing glitz and glamour, and essentially see the true potential any particular international school has. One of the quickest and easiest methods a parent can adopt in assessing potential international schools is to look for any type of externally awarded accreditation or quality assurance....
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Our Route to Educational Success

To open a school sports event in 1881 a Dominican priest by the name of Henri Didon said “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, meaning “Faster, Higher, Stronger”. The words resonated with students and guests alike, so much so that it was adopted by the Olympic Games as their official motto. Having said that the words do not...
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Imagining The Future Of International Schools

In thinking about what an International School of the future might look like, I’m compelled to think about what makes for any successful school? How can any of us sustain success in the face of new technologies, new routes, and pathways to education? There is a great deal of emphasis on how technology will completely...
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