Cultivating a Love for Learning through weCreate®
A lifelong love of learning is perhaps one of the best gifts that parents can give their children. It inspires an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that enables the children to understand their own capabilities and to set personal goals without being constantly guided by their parents or teachers. One way to encourage a lifelong love of learning is by letting the children explore and discover their own strengths. With that in mind, Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, a prestigious American boarding school, initiated weCreate®, a unique program that facilitates its students’ journey of self-discovery by providing them with a platform to pursue their passions.
Holistic Learning Environment
Creating an ambience that encourages a love of learning in children motivates them to acquire more breadth and depth of knowledge. A dedicated weCreate® Center at Shattuck-St. Mary's School provides a physical space that is equipped with the proper facilities for its students to explore various areas of personal interest, in addition to formal academics. The center includes studios for video editing, lighting and animation, writing, fashion design, graphic design, e-design, architecture, music editing and recording, performance, digital photography and much more.
Hands-On and Fun Experience
In upholding its weCreate® philosophy that stresses on creativity, collaboration, and innovation, Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School provides its students with the necessary support to drive their passion towards success. From special equipment to dedicated guidance from the teachers, from musical performances to bringing creative designs to life via 3D printing, students are well equipped, making it feasible for them to easily explore and learn in a fun and exciting manner.
Stepping Stone toward Career Life
How does cultivating one’s love of learning contribute to their success in life? Encouraging students to continuously gain knowledge prepares them for upcoming challenges in the working world. The career and life opportunities are vast for those who are open to learning. Utilizing a platform like weCreate® as leverage, students can gain invaluable skills like creative, collaboration, critical-thinking and project management skills that will be an advantage not only when they apply to college, but also when they enter the job market.
Shattuck- St. Mary's Forest City International School
The school recently expanded its reach to Southeast Asia with the establishment of its international campus, Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School in Johor, Malaysia, bringing its hallmark programs, including weCreate®, to the region. According to the Head of Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School, Dr. Gregg Maloberti, “The love of learning comes to only those who learn the skills for better understanding.” At Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School, providing creative spaces allows students the opportunity to exercise their imaginations, keeping them eager and excited to learn every day.