The Charterhouse Learner’s Portfolio

Our Learning Journey: Intellectual, ethical and spiritual growth

All students at Charterhouse Malaysia will complete a Charterhouse Learner’s Portfolio (CLP). Using ‘Design Thinking’ and the Charterhouse WEAVE process students will use the CLP as the vehicle through which they will chart their intellectual, ethical and spiritual growth: their learning journey.

For personal growth to occur the development of the CLP must involve:

  • Real, purposeful activities, with significant outcomes
  • Personal challenge: tasks that extend the student but are achievable in scope
  • Thoughtful consideration, such as planning, reviewing progress, reporting
  • Reflection on outcomes and personal learning

Through the building of their Charterhouse Learner’s Portfolio students will:

  • Become reflective thinkers: they will understand their own strengths and limitations, identify personal goals and devise strategies for personal growth
  • Be adventurous and courageous: willing to accept new challenges and new roles, often outside of their own comfort zone
  • Be aware of themselves as members of communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment
  • Be active participants in sustained, collaborative projects
  • Find balance: they will enjoy and find significance in a range of activities involving intellectual, physical, creative, and emotional experiences.
  • Become SPECTRA Smart
  • Be ‘Future Ready’


Learning Outcomes

The CLP will provide evidence that students have:

  • Increased their awareness of their own strengths and areas for growth
  • Undertaken new challenges
  • Planned and initiated activities
  • Worked collaboratively with others
  • Shown perseverance and commitment in their activities
  • Engaged with issues of local, national and global importance
  • Considered the ethical implications of their actions
  • Developed new skills
  • Embraced the full depth of their human intelligences


Strands of the CLP

  • Academic
  • ILP
  • CCAs
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Health, Fitness and Sport
  • Life and 21st Century Skills
  • Community Service
  • Enterprise
  • Student Leadership
  • Career and University research

All strands are interwoven with SPECTRA Smarts



  • Digital portfolio
  • Self, peer, mentor and teacher assessments
  • Community impact testimonials
  • Certificates of participation and/or achievement accompanied by self, peer, mentor and teacher reflections and feedback
  • Activity/Event participation logs accompanied by self, peer, mentor and teacher reflections and feedback
  • Smart Targets/Goals with appropriate documentation to demonstrate monitoring and reflection
  • Records and examples of growth in academic work, skills and SPECTRA Smarts
  • Records of Leadership positions held: Job description, goals, growth within the role, accomplishments
  • Career Tests, University and course summaries with evaluations


CLP and Tutorials

Tutors will be responsible for monitoring a student’s progress with their CLP and ensuring that students are fully engaged. Planning activities and other opportunities to develop within each of the four areas and in respect of the 9 learning outcomes is a key responsibility of the Tutor in partnership with the student, although some activities will be the responsibility of the Student Union, House Guardians, committees of teachers and School Leadership Team.

The tutorial program for each class will comprise of distinct units/courses that will include SPECTRA Smarts, study and life skills, as well as key pastoral topics from the traditional PSHE – Personal, Social, Health and Economics curriculum. At the end of each unit/course students will receive a certificate of participation and be expected to complete a self-assessment and skills review.


Grading of the CLP

CLPs will be awarded one of 4 possible grades:

  • Distinction
  • Merit
  • Pass
  • Not passed



At the end of Specialist 2 students will graduate from Charterhouse Malaysia. The Graduation honours will be awarded as follows:

Students with an average of

50 to 79%       Cum Laude – ‘with honour’

80 to 89%       Magna Cum Laude – “with great honour”

90 to 100%     Summa Cum Laude – “with the highest honour”

The academic performance of students will be expressed as a percentage at the end of their academic programme and will count with the CLP towards their graduation honour in the ratio 80:20.