Ask any early childhood educator what the key to academic success is in primary school and you’ll most likely be told it’s the result of a healthy mix of creativity, imagination and purposeful play in the preschool years. Structured play is key to proper cognitive development after all, and at Australian International School little ones are treated to a safe and nurturing preschool environment that supports learning through discovery and play.
Keeping class sizes intimate and teacher attention focused, little learners in the Australian International School’s preschool benefit from three early childhood trained specialists – one teacher and two teacher assistants per class who provide guidance and encouragement through the preschool’s highly interactive and imaginative play sessions. As littlies learn to interact with their peers, they improve their psychomotor and communication skills, equipping them with the skills they need to grow and live in the outside world. In addition to this, kiddos are also given ample time to learn in the great outdoors, observing the natural environment first hand and extending their language and creative skills as they go!
The school’s new Inquiry Centre – a multi-disciplinary learning environment where young ones are exposed to a deeper investigation of literacy and units of inquiry – is the heart and soul of Australian International School, helping little ones learn valuable problem solving skills as they “think outside the square.” Youngsters will further benefit from a school community that places just as much focus on academic success as it does social well being and where little ones are warmly encouraged to work with their classmates as part of a team. Mamas can rest assured that when their kids go to school at AIS, they become part of a support network that emphasises pastoral care and child well being – because kids who feel connected to the wider community flourish at school.
To see Australian International School in action, book a tour online, call (+65) 6517 0247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and RSVP for their next Open House on Thursday 9 October 2014.
Australian International School
1 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556818
Tel: (+65) 6883 5155