At Concord College UK there is a comprehensive Enrichment Programme offering a wide range of activities for students to participate in. Concord College International School (CCIS) in Malaysia will be adopting the same approach to enable students to develop their talents and interests at an age appropriate level beyond the classroom.
Enrichment at CCIS will include clubs and societies, music and the arts, sport and outdoor education, as well as social activities, trips and expeditions. It encompasses both Extra-Curricular Activities and the Super Curriculum. Students will benefit both personally and socially whilst learning the importance of team working, resilience and time management.
CCIS acknowledges the importance of extra-curricular activities contributing positive benefits to the physical and mental well-being of children young people and will encourage active participation from students at all stages of their education.
During the school day all students in the Primary, Middle and Senior Schools will have the opportunity to participate in timetabled compulsory activities including sport, music and the creative and performing arts. The extra-curricular programme will offer additional opportunities, some of which will be compulsory, to try out a range of age appropriate activities including:
- Music – a combination of curriculum music, individual tuition and ensembles
- Outdoor education
- Community engagement
- House System* & Leadership opportunities
*All students at Concord will be assigned a House (or team) which is not related to the Boarding Residences. During the school year students will participate in House Competitions including sports, music, creative and performing arts, debating and chess.
The Super Curriculum
As an academic school we are committed to the concept that learning continues when students leave the classroom. Through the super-curriculum students are encouraged to explore their subject beyond the syllabus to enhance their breadth and depth of understanding and develop their skills of creative and critical thinking. By following their own academic interests students begin to appreciate that learning is a process over which they take ownership, rather than something which is ‘done to them.’
At CCIS the super-curriculum will include age-appropriate activities which will begin at the upper end of Concord Primary and extend throughout Concord Secondary with increased opportunities in the Sixth Form:
- Teacher led academic clubs and societies eg Law Society, Medics Society, Philosophy Club, ICT, Robotics
- International Extended Project Qualification
- Student led discussion groups eg Physics & Engineering Discussion Group
- Academic competitions eg Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry Olympiads
- Academic trips