At Vanke Meisha Academy, we commit to discover the leadership potential of each and every student. We hope to cultivate well-rounded VMAers who will possess a spirit of community care. We want our students to be not only creative in their manner, but also globally competent to face the challenges of tomorrow. In order to do this, we have developed a network of student organizations since our inception including Student Union, Prefects, House Councils and VMA Student Ambassadors.
We actively encourage every VMAer to become an outstanding leader with high execution skills. We focus on their unique strengths and personality to stimulate their creativity. Our belief is that each student club is a learning platform that helps students balance their personal development through collaboration. At VMA, we provide student leadership trainings for most if not all student leaders who are deeply involved in their extracurricular activities. We believe that every child should be able to clearly recognize his or her leadership abilities. They should also develop coordination and communication skills to improve the activities within their own student clubs.
Within these clubs, students are given the autonomy to make their own decisions, as they are responsible for not just reaping the rewards, but also accept consequences that may occur. It is through this responsibility that they will learn that freedom to make decisions is a privilege and giving it makes them own their outcomes.
But all of this does not mean teachers are excluded from our students’ community life. On the contrary, we regularly provide leadership trainings for student clubs that are deeply involved in all aspects of students’ learning and extracurricular activities. We encourage all students to make the most of their strengths and contribute to improving the society and themselves every day. It is only by learning to create and collaborate together that students will learn how to become active listeners, effective communicators and learn to work towards the same goals, while balancing our their personal interests and collective good.