Children as Active and Engaged Learners
Children are given opportunities to be engaged in activities that involves interaction with teachers and peers, environment, and materials. In Inquiry Based Learning, the children are encouraged to be active learners who are constantly thinking and asking questions to find out about who they are and how the world works.
Our children are involved in learning and are given a positive platform to discover about what they are interested in. The learning process thus becomes intriguing and pleasant for them.
Learning Beyond Classroom
Not only is learning within the school curriculum is beneficial for the children, learning beyond classroom helps provide children with good exposure and new experiences too.
We plan termly outings and workshops for the children to participate in. Children get to visit museums, natural environment, watch a play or musical, visit a primary school and visit places of interest in Singapore. Such outings cultivate a sense of appreciation for the arts and music, the culture and the environment in children, and reinforce their knowledge of concepts introduced in class.
We also collaborate with external speakers and community partners to conduct workshops and talks for the children. Some of the workshops include Oral Care Programme, Road Safety and Health on Wheels. These educational workshops help children understand the importance of safety and hygiene.
Parents as Partners
Parents play an important role in the children’s lives. We believe that having a supporting and trusting partnership between the school and home is important in the learning and development of the children.
We started a Parent Support Group (PSG) in 2015 and are glad that we have started our first event planning together the same year. We encourage parents to join the PSG to be part of our planning committee and build closer relationship with the school.
Parents are also involved in the children’s learning by completing tasks/ projects related to the curriculum. The completed work is then returned to school and presented in the class for sharing with peers. Parents are also invited to join in for some class outings, centre celebrations and Agape centre-wide events.
We value the involvement of parents in the school’s activities and appreciate parents for their support and trust in the school.
Staff as Professional Learners
Our staffs are continuously involved in professional development courses and workshops to improve their knowledge, skills and practices, and to keep up-to-date on the trends and practices in Early Childhood Education.
They have opportunity to be part of the learning community with both internal and external training platform available for them.
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