Education in the Community

Royal Harbour Investment Group Ltd.

4. Quality Education 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Overview

These educational facilities not only provide quality education for the properties but also for other residents in the city. However, children who live in the community at the same level as other kids who do not live in the community would have priority admission. This private school was built in 2005, it received many provincial and national awards and cultivated many creatively talented students in 11 years. Among them, 53 students’ inventions won national patents which were a great achievement for the school.

Author

meishi wu

meishi wu

School

Monash University

Monash University

Professor

Gitanjali Bedi

Gitanjali Bedi

Innovation

As the highest-priced community in the city, one feature makes Royal Harbour Group stand out is their community-supported educational facilities, they own their primary and secondary schools since 2005. It is a nine-year private school built by Royal Harbour Group to accelerate community development and return to the people of the city.

Education in the Community

Inspiration

Royal Harbour Group tries to build a community that satisfies all the customers’ needs, such as shopping, sporting, and education which was the whole idea behind it. Properties can enjoy all the service without going out of the community, therefore, the establishment of a school is also convenient for children and parents attending school. Parents do not worry about the safety problems faced by children when they go to school in their community. Besides, it also saves time for parents to pick up and drop off children. In addition, this school also provides strict and standardized management and quality education for students. School-based courses such as chess, computer and calligraphy are added from the first grade according to the age characteristics of the students. The account manager of Royal Harbour Group Yunyang Pan said: “It becomes the first chosen school for local people.” Royal Harbour Group is doing their best to accommodate residents with a relaxed and convenient living environment.

Overall impact

The educational facility is one of the expanding operations of the company, however, it makes great impacts on the Royal Harbour Group. Yunyang Pan, the account manager said: “We became the most valuable property in the Sihui city because of the school.” After 13 years of development, the school has grown up as a quite mature educational institution and it earned a great reputation in the society. It also increased the company’s social status and housing price. Many parents decided to move to Royal Harbour Community to enroll in this school. Furthermore, the school provides 150 jobs for professional teaching faculty, pays them considerable income and gives them a good working environment. There are 1800 students in both primary and secondary schools, which solved the problem of the shortage of school. Besides, this school delivers comprehensive development talents for society in the long run. It can be seen from these facts, the scores of the high school entrance examinations are among the best in the city and their training objectives with “healthy students and talents for multi-dimensional development”. Visnjic, Wiengarten and Neely (2016) claimed that in order to achieve improvement in the long term, the business needs to look beyond the evidence on the short-run influence. Therefore, the aim of Royal Harbour Group to build a school is due to the considerations of the long-term development of society and the Group.

Business benefit

As a private school, the tuition is higher than other public schools which provides a steady income for the Group and also can be invested in new construction and expanding. The school is a mark-up element of the community, it increases the housing prices which is the second part of income that can be brought to the Group. Furthermore, the school also attracts many parents who want to put their children into, to invest in the Royal Harbour community.

Social and environmental benefit

Royal Harbour Group is a leader in the real estate field in the Sihui city, it brought indelible influence on the society. Due to the participation of many government construction projects, the Group won the trust of local people and the government. The school not only provides jobs but also cultivates talents for society. Moreover, to strictly monitor the quality of teaching is to take the responsibility of students and parents and achieve sustainable development goals 4, 8 and 11.

Interview

Yunyang Pan, Account Manager

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Royal Harbour Investment Group Ltd.

Royal Harbour Investment Group Ltd.

Sihui, Guangdong, CN

Business Website: http://www.gd-bhw.com/Home.aspx

Year Founded: 2011

Number of Employees: 501 to 1000

Royal Harbour Investment Group Ltd. was established in 2011 and located in China. The business involves real estate development, project investment, construction, education, and many other fields. They have an enterprise policy of “integrity-based, quality first, and strive to build the most beautiful habitat” that's needed to follow and improve. As the most potential group corporation in their city, the company will continue to adhere to the “people-oriented” management philosophy in future development and to construct a harmonious society and economic development.