A delegation from the Peninsula International School Australia recently visited its partner school, Peninsula Grammar, in Australia to enhance co-operation and understanding, ahead of the former’s opening in January 2018. The visit was headed by the school’s Founding Principal, Clive P. Rogers. Others in the delegation included Junior School Principal Mary Rivers, Senior School Principal Emily Vallance and Admissions and Marketing Director Catherine de Jonge.
The Malaysian delegation was received by Peninsula Grammar Principal, Stuart Johnston and his key academic and management staff. Extensive discussions between both parties were held. The host also arranged the visitors to a guided tour around the campus in Mt Eliza, off Melbourne.
The week-long visit was a success as the visitors received positive ideas and developed a better understanding of the new developments in the Victorian curriculum. A particular focus was on the implementation of the pastoral aspects of the curriculum delivered at the Peninsula Grammar such as the Well Being and Positive Education programmes that we will be mirroring here.
The team from Malaysia is expected to make more visits to Melbourne to attend workshops and other training opportunities, as part of the effort to ensure quality delivery of the Victorian Certificate of Education programmes.
In August, Johnston had visited the Malaysian campus and held discussions with his counterpart, Rogers. Johnston was also briefed on the latest development in the school then.
Peninsula International School Australia in Setia Alam is a collaboration between the HCK Group and Peninsula Grammar, which also has campuses in China and India. The Peninsula International School Australia is the first institution to offer the Victorian curriculum in Malaysia.
Rogers (third from left) and Johnston (second from left) at Peninsula Grammar
Peninsula’s team with Gary van den Elsen (fourth from left), International Director of Peninsula Grammar at the Zammit Senior Centre