DISTINGUISHING WHAT IS R.E.A.L
At R.E.A.L Schools, we pride ourselves in giving students a distinct and diverse range of learning experiences that not only enhances their knowledge and skills, but nurtures talent and potential as well. These broad scopes of educational endeavours encompass everything from student excursions to practical learning platforms.
- Science & Technology
- Design & Innovation
- Outdoor Education
- Social Responsibility
- Language & Culture
- Sports & Activities
Science & Technology
Design & Innovation
Pursuing Creative Expression & Excellence
Design & Innovation has always been a mainstay component of R.E.A.L Schools’ distinct brand of curriculum. Our plethora of unique activities and events stem from the school’s dedicated Art & Design Programme that offers students a platform to pursue their passion, interests and talents in creative pursuits. Within purpose-built facilities such as art and fashion studios, full-time art teachers are also on hand to share with students their expertise and knowledge in their respective fields. These pursuits include the areas of:
- Fashion Design
- Graphic Design, and
- Fine Art
A Lively Performing Arts Community
Complementing the Art & Design programme is the school’s dynamic Performing Arts department which has successfully staged live musicals every year. These crowd-pulling plays have, in recent years, included:
- ‘Mamma Mia’
- ‘Tarzan the Musical’
- ‘Nanny the Musical’
- ‘Green Witch the Musical’, and
- ‘Batman & Catwoman’
Pride & Passion in Self-Production
These musicals were entirely planned and produced ‘in-house’ by devoted teams of R.E.A.L students and staff. From costume, set and prop designs to promotional activities; the cast and crew were fully involved in the process from start to finish. Students gain priceless, lifelong learning experiences along the way, and fond memories to cherish for life.
Nurturing and Exhibiting Talents
The Design & Innovation efforts at R.E.A.L International Schools are distinguished by the fact that they are incorporated into the curriculum itself, while offering an almost professional avenue for students to harness their creativity and talents. Among the standout events undertaken by R.E.A.L Schools to achieve this aim include organizing the ‘Metamorphosis of Art’, a fine art exhibition held at the school art gallery which showcased the best of students’ artwork to a public domain. The exhibition also saw the presence and participation of several special guests from the local art scene, adding a touch of ‘colour’ to the event.
Extending Lessons beyond Books
The main objective of field trips and other student excursions such as teambuilding camps is to enable our students to learn and experience the value of survival skills, leadership qualities, and teamwork; as well as fostering an appreciation towards nature and the outdoors. The knowledge and exposure gained by students are in line with ‘learning beyond books and the classroom environment’ – a core belief in the R.E.A.L educational philosophy.
Instilling Universal Values
Activities such as teambuilding and leadership camps are part and parcel of R.E.A.L Schools’ distinct curriculum. These camps are not only meant to instill leadership and teamwork, but also to increase students’ self-discipline and confidence. Crucially, they also learn that leaders are not only there to lead, but to serve as well. Throughout these camps, students display unity and discover that by working together, they can achieve amazing results.
Engaging Real-Life Experiences
Organized school trips, both local and overseas, also form part of R.E.A.L Schools’ unique student offering. These trips enable students to gain priceless life experience while broadening their horizons. They also learn to be independent and responsible individuals upon embarking on such trips - trips that typify R.E.A.L Schools’ fun and engaging extracurricular efforts.
Conscious of Social Awareness
The true progress and status of a nation depends on the quality of education it provides its people. Real education is not just about pursuing academic excellence, but also about nurturing individuals with exemplary character who can contribute to society and the nation. R.E.A.L International Schools fully recognizes its role and responsibility in providing this area of education.
Making a REAL Difference in Society
R.E.A.L Schools’ Social Outreach Programme is dedicated towards establishing long-term involvement with various charities and community projects all-year round, teaching students the importance of being caring, civic-conscious and useful citizens in the process.
Language & Culture
Developing Depth in Language
R.E.A.L Schools is one of the best international school in Malaysia offers strong foundations in developing students’ language proficiency; particularly in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia. English is the medium of instruction while Mandarin is a compulsory subject for all our national curriculum students. However, we firmly believe in promoting language mastery as well. Students are highly encouraged to build depth and prowess, both written and spoken, in their language of choice. Why? Because only with depth are they able to express themselves with more clarity and substance.
Tools for Cultural Exchange
Our international school students are given opportunities to study foreign languages like French, while ESL or English as a Second Language programme and remedial classes are also made available for foreign as well as local Chinese school students who do not come from an English-speaking background. Remedial classes are divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced categories to cater to students’ varying competency levels. With a diverse student community of students from over 30 countries, language serves as a vital conduit in cultural exchange activities, where foreign students are exposed to Malaysian culture and vice versa.
Championing Competency in Communication
In addition, R.E.A.L Schools strives to constantly provide valuable opportunities for students to polish their linguistic and presentation skills. This is achieved by, among others, encouraging students to participate in inter-school debates, essay writing and public speaking competitions. They are also empowered to take on roles such as being emcees at school events like concerts, plays, carnivals, sports days and many others. In the long run, these initiatives benefit the students as they are able to build greater self-confidence in articulating their thoughts, ideas or opinions in an effective and coherent manner.
Sports & Activities
Significance of Sports
Sports form an integral part of our curriculum. The goal is to involve, excite and motivate our students to participate in sports. We offer a vibrant and exciting sports programme from Nursery level right through to Form 5 and Year 11. R.E.A.L students are fortunate to have excellent sporting facilities to pursue a wide range of competitive and non-competitive sports events throughout the year. These encourage maximum participation, individual aspiration, team achievement and personal excellence.
Broad Range of Options and Opportunities
Athletics, badminton, basketball, swimming, football, judo, netball, tennis, gymnastics, rugby, cricket, golf, t-ball, softball and volleyball are all established sports activities that have well-developed training programmes in place and offer participants the opportunity to compete in inter-school events, both within Malaysia as well as overseas.
Bringing Students Closer Together
These sporting meets at both national and international level, promote student or school activities which encourage opportunities for healthy competition, a pursuit of excellence, social and cultural interaction as well as the forging of friendships within the country and beyond.