Our Curriculum

Nursery Program

K1-K3 English Program

Enrichment Program

Our educational philosophy is based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, which encourages children to develop and value their multiple talents and appreciate others.We provide a variety of experiences to encourage each child to develop his or her areas of strength with support from the teachers in the child’s areas for development in order to inspire all children to reach their highest potential. With effective teaching, the Project Approach is committed to the MI theory and the school’s curriculum.In our classroom, the children always have the opportunity to engage in every step of learning. The Project Approach, which is in depth study by means of an inquiry process and hands-on experience, provides plenty of value learning experience at every stage of the learning process, including beginning, developing, and concluding a project. With support and engagement from teachers, specialists, parents and the community, the children have the opportunity to learn from several sources, work together and cooperate with the other children. These opportunities promote the children’s self-confidence, happiness and success for their future.We believe strongly that children should be given the opportunity to experience the best start to their school life and we encourage them to become creative thinkers, effective problem solvers, and to love learning so that they can continue to flourish throughout their school years and beyond.

Nursery Program

Our nursery curriculum is based on building the first steps of nurturing children’s learning skills, including the self-help skills and the social and emotional skills that are the foundation to becoming good learners and cooperative members of society in the future. Our comfortable learning environment encourages the children to develop a good attitude towards attending school and meeting new friends and the teachers. We recommend this Program for children from 2-3 years old.

Our daily activities

1. Daily English : A fun English learning experience with British teachers.

2. Story Time and Morning Talk: The story of the day engages the children in various activities, and ensures that they concentrate and pay attention to the story and think and learn things from the story.

3. Movement and Music: This fun and creative activity encourages the children to move their bodies in rhythm with the music, songs, and lyrics. We encourage the children to participate with movement and motion to encourage creativity, independent thought, and inquiry. Through these movement activities, the children build self-esteem and strength, both physically and emotionally.

4. Creative Art: Creative art activities encourage the children to express their thinking, feelings and ideas. They explore and experiment with colors, forms, shapes, textures and designs. These are the best ways for children to be creative.

5. Learning Center: Children choose their learning center based on their personal interests. We offer various materials and opportunities for hands-on learning at individually appropriate levels. We create a responsive environment to promote each child’s learning and development capability in several areas including language, block building, role-playing, and a manipulative center.

6. Games: This is a fun time to promote learning and knowledge through educational toys and games. With sensitive guidance and support, the children learn new knowledge, concepts, and social skills by playing games and participating in activities both within a group and individually.

K1-K3 English Program

We divide our English Program equally between English and Thai study time and provide a variety of enjoyable learning experiences through hands-on activities. The children explore maths and science concepts by conducting experiments and fun activities. In addition, the children enjoy creative art and music activities that encourage them to create and appreciate visual aesthetics that will enhance their social and emotional development as they grow up. The British teachers, our specialists and the early childhood teachers work together in order to encourage the children’s English communication skills while developing their multiple intelligences.

The 8 intelligences areas are as follows

1. Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart): Children who have this intelligence will enjoy reading, writing and telling stories or poetry to others. They will be good second language learners and have good memories of vocabulary and spelling and be good at playing word games.
2. Musical Intelligence (Music Smart): Children will love to sing and listen to music. They will discover that they can learn to play a musical instrument easily. They will be very good at hearing and remembering the different tunes, melodies and rhythms.

3. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Logic Smart): Children will find that they are interested in math and science. For example, they will like to measure, estimate and calculate things. They also have a skill in organizing things and even create charts and different kinds of graphs to introduce information.

4. Spatial Intelligence (Picture Smart): Children will be good at “learning and thinking in pictures”. They can remember the detail of faces, places and objects. They like to express their ideas through drawing and love to do art projects.

5. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (Body Smart): Children will be active and have good physical skill. They can play sports, dance and imitate people’s gesture very well.

6. Interpersonal Intelligence (People Smart): Children will find that they feel confident and comfortable to be around people or meet new people. They enjoy playing in groups and have a good understanding of other people’s feelings.

7. Intrapersonal Intelligence (Self Smart): Children mostly prefer to work alone rather than with peers. They know their feelings and understand themselves very well. They may enjoy expressing themselves through writing, for example in a diary.

8. Naturalist Intelligence (Nature Smart): Children will find that they can understand and learn things about nature very well.For example, they may love taking care of pets, growing plants and going to parks, zoos or aquariums (Armstrong, 2003, p.4).

The Project Approach

We have applied the MI Theory to the school’s curriculum together with the Project Approach to provide opportunities for the children to study an interesting theme and discover and develop their varied competences. Children are excellent explorers and discovers; their natural curiosity encourages them to question and investigate. Through the Project’s learning steps, the children thrive within a wide variety of learning experiences, including searching for knowledge, conducting experiments, observing and collecting data, making conclusions, and reviewing their works. These learning experiences, both in the classroom and outside the classroom, encourage the children to be active participants in learning and developing their knowledge, skills and competences that cultivate them to achieve a positive attitude towards learning and living in harmony with others. The following is an example a typical project.

Farm Animals Project

Beginning the project

The teacher showed pictures that the children had brought from home and provided the opportunity for everyone to talk about his or her topic of interested. Each child voted for a topic. Most of the class voted for Farm Animals project because they wanted to know “What kinds of animals live on farm?” “How do they live on the farm?” and “What are the most important features of a farm?”

Developing the Project

The children began their investigation by visiting a farm to find out what crops the farmers was growing, what animals live on the farm, and how they live. The children helped to look after the farm animals including some cows, ducks and chickens and found out more information about their food and living conditions. We decided to create our own farm. The children collected the information and made their own farm by planting a vegetable garden in which we grew carrots, onions and peppers. The children also worked together to create their farm animals using arts and crafts in order to prepare for the presentation day of the Project.

Concluding the Project

The final stage was concluding and presenting what we had learned to the children’s parents and friends. We had our own farm animals, and had learned how to feed and raise them and how farm animals are important to farmers. The chickens provide eggs, the cows provide milk and the sheep provide wool. The children had a lot of fun learning about these farm animals. Some parents joined us on field trips, and helped us find information and suitable materials to develop our farm.

Enrichment Program

We provide enrichment opportunities in our Saturday Program and the After School Programs. These courses offer a variety of activities that children can choose from to match with their respective needs and interests.

Saturday Program

This is for K1-K3 students who like to use their half-day on Saturday to develop their learning skills in specific areas, including reading, writing and math. These courses are designed with fun activities and games to build up the children’s learning skills. In addition, the weekly art project is an enjoyable and creative activity that encourages the children join in and develop their artistic skills.

After School Program

1. Creative Art : Fun art activities with a specialist art teacher.

2. Fundamental Math : Learn about mathematical concepts using learning materials and games that are appropriate to each child’s knowledge level.

3. English: Enjoy learning English with British teachers through a variety of fun activities that promote the children’s communication skills in order to use English language with confidence.

4. Thai Dance : The children develop skills including balance, dance and coordination. Learning and developing these skills also have a tremendous impact on each child’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as providing them with an ongoing sense of accomplishment.

5. Thai Music : Thai music is an important part of encouraging children to learn about Thai culture. The butterfly harp is a suitable instrument for the children to start learning about Thai music. This course enhances teamwork skills and discipline. The children must work together harmoniously, commit to learning the music, and attend the rehearsals. Practicing these musical activities helps develop the areas of the brain involved with language and reasoning while also enhancing the children’s social and emotional development.

6. Kids Cooking : Cooking is a wonderful activity for stimulating children’s learning experience through the five senses. It is not only a fun time but also provides a meaningful learning experience for science, math, and language concepts. When cooking, the children have the opportunity to observe and learn about the changing physical state of food including freezing, melting, grilling and blending. In addition, the cooking process helps the children learn about various steps and the importance of planning that they can apply in their daily live. Cooking also encourages the children to become familiar with a variety of different foods and understand how to choose food that is healthy.

7. Homework : This course is designed to help the children with their homework and review the materials they have studied in the classroom.

8. Little Scientist : Our fun science experiments are designed to help kids to discover and learn the nature around them through hands-on activities. These are the great way for kids to enjoy the world of science. Our science projects for kids are as follow:

- Simple chemical reaction

- Nature around us ( Plants, animals, air , water and weather)

- Magnetism

- Simple Machine

9. Chinese : Our Chinese course makes learning Chinese easy and enjoyable for kids. The Chinese speaking teacher use different kinds of media, leaning materials and games to help kids recognize and read Chinese characters.