The Early Years Department caters for children from three to five years old in two classes. In both classes, the maximum number of students is 20.
Children learn through a stimulating inquiry-based curriculum, with a balance of discovery, play and structured work times. Early literacy and mathematical skills are developed within a supportive, enjoyable framework.
As well as three spacious, air-conditioned classrooms, these students have their own outdoor play space that is partially covered. This means there is always a large shady place to play and the children can still go outside in the rainy season.
Children in the Early Years start school at 8.30am. There is time for play at the beginning of the school day, and this is a good time to teach organisational skills such as hanging their school bag up and making sure their water bottle is in the correct place. Morning play break is at 10.30-10.50am and lunch is from 12.30pm to 1.20pm. The school day for Early Years students finishes at 2.20pm.
Classes have a schedule which includes in-class learning and the specialist classes of PE, Swimming, Music, and Indonesian.
Our young students are learning about independence and responsibility but do need more assistance than older students. Because of this, we keep our ratio of children to adults low and each class has one full-time teacher and two full-time qualified teaching assistants.