Most companies start with an introduction to their founder and where they came from.
Here, we're strong advocates of starting with the end so let’s allow some of the “end products” from our education system do the talking. Without further ado, here are some of our alumni, now young men and women in their next chapters. We'll let them tell their stories of how studying at Sri Emas has impacted their way forward.
Freedom to Learn
The way we are taught and how the programme is planned out with coursework makes the learning way more interactive. It's very two-way so not only do teachers question us, but we also learn how to ask good questions. The coursework incorporates a lot of real-life situations for us to figure out and I've learned so many skills from this, like creativity, time management and presentation skills. The teachers are always there to guide us so we're never alone. For example, I used to hate Physics but Teacher Ivan opened my mind to how Physics applies to our daily lives and I started to understand the concepts. He made lessons come to life!
I feel that the best thing that Sri Emas does with its learning culture is that they encourage students to be creative, to be novel, things that people wouldn't think about. There were so many instances where we were encouraged to think outside the box... in fact not just outside the box, think as if there were no box. There were boundless opportunities to create and to present.
Nurturing Talent and Confidence
When I entered Sri Emas, I joined the Hip Hop Programme and started learning about dance. I feel that through dance, I was able to learn to be more confident and courageous. At first, I was afraid to ask questions and I did badly at presentations. But through dance, I learnt to be more confident and that actually helped with my academic skills.
Positioned to Influence
Teck Yu, 23
I really have to say that Sri Emas was a huge turning point for me. I used to be a real ruffian before coming to Sri Emas. I could barely speak English and was terrible in my studies. I'd been in 8 schools but couldn't find a fit because I was always causing trouble. Coming here, it was so different. It felt like home and I didn't feel pressured to get everything right; they focused on my strengths while working on my weaknesses, setting fair goals for me to reach. As they say, "you can't force a fish to climb a tree". They always push you to be better not just for academics, but for your own future.