Our International curriculum engages children in the world of learning, helping them grow and develop in line with the best international practices. Developed by Mrs Helen Maffini, one of the world’s leading Early Childhood Education Specialists, the International curriculum uses the Spiral Curriculum Model. The Spiral Curriculum Model is an approach to education that introduces key concepts to students at a young age and covers these concepts repeatedly throughout each level, with increasing degrees of complexity. Through research proven age-appropriate activities, our play-based curriculum encourages children to develop creativity, confidence and independence.
We emphasize the holistic development of children, with specific programmes to address the developmental needs of children in six different learning domains.
The STEM programme develops intellectual learning through reasoning, hypothesizing, experimenting and problem solving. It allows students to learn through a hands-on approach and encourages them to ask questions and explore alternative solutions.
Custom Language Programmes
Our Custom English programme includes a comprehensive reading syllabus, phonics and talk partner activities. The talk partner activity develops coherent thinking and ‘process talk’. It enables children to learn from each other without the pressure of speaking in front of the class. For Chinese learning, a choice of Cantonese or Putonghua sessions can be included daily.
The aim of the Artist Study programme is for children to appreciate works of art by famous artists, be inspired and recreate their own artwork using similar styles or techniques.
The Mindfulness programme helps our students to be more in touch with how their body feels, the senses they experience, and to understand both their own emotions and other people’s feelings. It also helps children to develop empathy in various life situations.
Writing Preparation (part of language)
Our Journal Programme is a form of free, unstructured writing which commences with the appearance of scribbling and drawing, and eventually becomes legible writing. Children are able to ascribe meaning to their mark making, and understand that their ideas are valued. They express themselves freely, without criticism, and eventually apply their phonics knowledge to write legible sentences.
Our Sensory Play activities provide opportunities for children to actively use their five senses as they explore the world around them. The activities are related to the theme and help children develop language skills and fine motor skills to prepare them for writing. Sensory play is also calming and helps children regulate their emotions and increases their ability to focus.