At St. Andrew’s Scots School Kindergarten we believe in whole child education and developing all aspects of children’s growth. We think that each student is unique and we celebrate it.
We offer a well balanced programme for the development of cognitive, emotional, spiritual, physical and social wellbeing.
Our days at the kindergarten include play, project based learning, music and movement activities, physical education, visual and performing arts, yoga, mindfulness and social emotional learning.
Units of inquiry and projects related to all areas of curriculum, math, science, social studies and language, are planned and an immersion programme in English is our distinctive mark.
We seek to form life- long learners, avid for learning and eager to pursue a continuous training, within an organization which is in constantly learning and transforming.
Our children will be faced with an uncertain, fast changing world when they graduate from school, therefore they need competencies and flexible skills which will enable them to be committed and responsible citizens of the world
We seek to link learning with real life situations where children can put into practice their problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, collaboration and communication skills. We hope kids will be equipped to think flexibly on diverse topics later in life. It's not enough to give them knowledge, you also have to give them a way of transforming knowledge into action.
With our Technology and Robotics curriculum children learn steps to coding and computational thinking, and use technology as tools for learning and producing. Early childhood is a wonderful time to spark kids’ interest in coding, robotics, and engineering. Young children are curious about the world around them, and today that world includes technology. Research shows that young children can learn programming and engineering at a very early age. This is possible when children are given the tools that are developmentally appropriate, that encourage open-ended play and that allow the integration of technical skills with expressive arts, math, literacy and cultural explorations. Young kids learn by doing. They learn best by playing with physical objects: by making things, testing things, making mistakes and starting all over again.. Our students engage in playful learning, cultivate their curiosity for the technological world, explore problem solving, and understand concepts such as sequencing, cause-and-effect and programming concepts.
We are an inclusive Kindergarten that welcome students with different needs, who enrich our community. A team of Educational psychologists works closely with class teachers and parents to support each student's learning needs, to help them reach their full potential.
Children are the leaders of their learning journey with the guidance of all staff, who challenge and support them every day with innovative proposals, developing their curiosity, joy for learning and creativity. We help them develop enquiring minds and be caring about the world around them. We give each one the time they need to observe, discover, experience and marvel with the world around them.
The new Campus Kinder, with is unique design and architecture, enhances all learning experiences, allowing different class configurations, integrating children from different classrooms, offering varied learning environments for different needs and learning profiles.
We help students develop strong relationships, based on trust, with teachers and peers.
Family involvement and participation is a priority for us, therefore many events take place where parents can experience and see all that their children learn and do at school. We have concerts, music and gym open classes, sports days and art exhibitions, and many parents come to share their passion and talents with their children. We believe that communicating all that we do to parents and sharing activities together strengthens our bond and collaboration spirit. We send a detailed progress report home each semester to describe in depth their learning process and journey in all areas. Parent teacher meetings take place throughout the year where families have the chance to engage in conversation with their child’s teachers and discuss their progress.