The school wants all students to develop an appreciation of their culture, their home or host country, as encapsulated in their maxim “Malaysia first, the world next”. To this end, GEMS schools have used over 55 years’ experience as international educators and a family of teachers to combine it in a meaningful way with Malaysian subjects and components and create an “enriched curriculum”.
The British National Curriculum is particularly good at teaching students to think for themselves. Our teachers work hard to encourage open debate and discussion among students, helping them to develop their own beliefs and voice their own opinions with clarity and confidence. Encouraging creativity both in artistic expression and individual thought is another cornerstone of this system.
GEMS International School, Tropicana Metropark's educational approach integrates three key aspects in each child’s education. The school calls it the “3As”: Academics, Attitudes, and Abilities. The school’s academic role in teaching the syllabus is well understood. Integrating attitudes and abilities – in other words, character and deep skills – with the classic acquisition of knowledge is a more challenging task. To cultivate these essential, yet abstract, qualities in our students, GEMS school have created the Hexagram Model. The Hexagram aims to guide teachers, students and parents in their efforts to grow, develop and succeed. It is organised around six fundamental facets of human development:
- Personal Effectiveness