By adopting the Invitational Education (IE) approach, our curriculum is child-centered and integrated with the project approach. Teaching is theme based, we provide many opportunities for children to visit different kinds of outdoor activities. So they get a hands-on experience. Children follow a clear sequence of learning in order to enhance their potential and develop a positive learning attitude. The whole day programme for students is divided into two sections: mainstream class in the morning and international class in the afternoon. International classes will use English as a medium of instruction and focus on listening, speaking and reading and will prepare children for international primary schools as well as building up a solid foundation for long life learning. All our international classes have a designated native English teacher, thus maximizing the opportunity for our students to interact in an English-Speaking environment.
Our school Mandarin (Putonghua) is taught by professional native Mandarin speaking teachers through a variety of theme related activities, such as singing songs, saying rhymes and telling stories, and designed to enrich children’s vocabulary and develop clear pronunciation.
2.Chinese Programme for International Class:
Mainstream Classes: Native English Teachers will teach phonics during English lessons and in small group time.
International Classes: Taught by Native English Speaking Class Teachers.
Class teachers will teach the “Orff Music Programme.” This programme allows children to learn the elements of music through stories and play. For example, an Orff music lesson may begin with the children listening to a short story, then the children are asked to interpret some elements of the story, and create related sounds or actions with the percussion instruments. Through this process children will learn rhythm, melody, movement and singing.
The school’s physical programme will develop children’s gross motor skills, such as agility, balance endurance and coordination, they will achieve this through different games and exercises appropriate to the children’s developmental level. Within the programme children will be introduced to a range of physical activities such as walking, running, jumping, throwing and catching etc.
Children will use a variety of materials, including some recycled materials, to create new artworks regularly. They will develop their creativity, and learn to appreciate the artwork of others.
7.Kimochis Social and Emotional Learning Programme:
The Kimochis programme and teaching materials are designed by the American Professional Educator Ellen Pritchard Dodge. This programme won numerous international awards, and is widely used in schools across the United States and Australia. Our school will use the Kimochis Social and Emotional Learning materials to teach children social skills, including recognizing and managing emotions; developing caring and concern for others; establishing positive relationships; making responsible decisions; and handling challenging situations constructively and ethically.
The school has adopted the EVI teaching programme. Through this programme children can enhance what they have learnt through computer games and reinforence the themes taught by teachers. Each school has a smart board for computer programmes. A smart board is a touch screen facility connected to a computer and projector. It can show computer output and can act as a computer receiver, so that it provides an interactive medium for teaching and encourages children’s self-learning.