It’s long been said that the early years are a pivotal part of a child’s life, especially when it comes to boosting those brain cells. No argument from us there – the ages between four to six are indeed critical for a child’s academic, social, critical thinking and creative skills development. Which is why ISS International School takes special care to curate the best Early Years/ Kindergarten programme possible, in an environment that’s both nurturing and enabling.
Teaching kids to ‘fish’
Like they say: Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Fortunately for students, it’s apparent that ISS understands this philosophy perfectly. Their Early Years/ Kindergarten programme, which follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework, revolves around the core principles of Inquiry, Action and Reflection. This is in contrast to mere memory work and spoon-feeding information. Lessons are based on Units of Inquiry, where children are taught to make connections across all subjects, in turn getting those creative juices and critical thinking skills going. This framework of self discovery, coupled with an avid focus on a second language, music, art, physical education and play, ensures that kids leave the programme ready to take on the challenges of elementary school. No rote learning here!
Keeping class sizes small and cosy
As parents, we want our kids to have the best education they possibly can. That can be understandably hard in a classroom setting, with tons of other students clamouring for the attention of one teacher. Not all schools have the luxury of a small classroom size, but it’s exactly this that helps facilitate a strong student centered approach. ISS International School makes a determined effort to keep class sizes small, with caring teachers who work hard to identify your kiddo’s strengths, and create individual student strategies and study plans to help each student at this important stage in their life.
A sense of international mindedness
In addition to an intimate class environment, we love how much the school teaches their students to embrace multiculturalism and acknowledge the diversity that exists in the world. Students are taught from a young age to respect and value the cultures and beliefs of others. This begins at kindergarten and continues through all years of school at ISS International School.
To find out more about ISS International School’s Early Years/Kindergarten programme, visit www.iss.edu.sg, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 6737 9171 . The Early Years/Kindergarden programme is open to Singaporean, Permanent Resident and non-Singaporean students.
This post is sponsored by ISS International School.