Since laying our first foundations more than 30 years ago, back in 1988 to be exact, REAL Kids has steadily built its educational quality, reputation, and philosophy by cultivating a culture of continuous learning and improvement. This continues to drive our growth as we look towards the future with confidence and optimism. The REAL Learning Journey guides our purpose and mission in providing education from preschool to primary and secondary levels that nurtures students into Confident, Committed, and Competent Lifelong Learners.
But what makes REAL different? For one, REAL or ‘Results Enhancing through Active Learning’, espouses that true learning would only take place and realise its potential through hands-on experience and practical engagement. Here, the word ‘Results’ encompasses more than just academic grades or achievement. They are in fact ‘learning outcomes’ that are fluid, dynamic and influenced by various real-world factors.
Our continuous effort to promote active learning is evident in the myriad of extracurricular activities, outdoor excursions, and unique learning experiences that are available at REAL Kids. REAL Kids’ Four Learning Approaches provide vital platforms and opportunities to students to pursue their interests, passion, and to nurture their innate talents.
The children and youth of today are equipped with a different set of profiles and face different challenges. Thus, as educators, our task is to prepare them to face these challenges successfully by instilling the right skills, knowledge, and competence. Not just for the future but for the present as well. Central to this effort is teaching students ‘how’ to learn as opposed to just ‘what’ to learn. This goes a long way in building character and fostering a genuine, lifelong love for learning within them.
Looking forward, we aspire to become more and provide more than just the ordinary. By being critical, creative, and collaborative in our approach, I am confident that REAL Kids and REAL Education will continue to transform the lives of students and groom them into future leaders who are able to contribute to society and leave a mark that is profound and everlasting.
Dr Goh Chee Leong, CEO of REAL Education Group