Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Kindergarten (Nursery, Reception, and Year 1)

Overview

Our Kindergarten aims to provide pupils with the foundation and passion for learning that will carry them through their academic career and beyond.

Through English-only instruction, our pupils are encouraged to cultivate imagination, acquire the confidence to learn and explore, achieve resilience and independence, and to develop a deep sense of curiosity.

Our objective is for pupils to become confident communicators able to express their ideas, feelings, and cultural values. Pupils are taught the skills necessary to actively listen to others and to collaborate effectively with an international student body.

Our teachers create a supportive learning environment wherein our pupils can deepen their understanding of the world around them through play, observation, speech, creativity, and questioning of both adults and peers all while creating activities that will stimulate development and muscles, and provide opportunities for practice of fine-motor skills.

In Nursery and Reception (ages three to five), our approach is guided by the idea that:

  • Every child is unique and can be taught to be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured;
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;
  • Children develop best in enabling environments in which there is a strong partnership between the school and parents or care-givers.

A school day runs from 08:30 to 14:30 for a total of six periods lasting 45 minutes each.