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.Little Mushroom: Emotional Intelligence for Children Programme:
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.