The Foundation Stage (FS) is a two-year stage which aims to cultivate motivation for and pleasure in learning as well as build up good learning habits. The design of the curriculum takes full account of the development of students’ multiple intelligences, which cover the linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily kinesthetic, intra-personal, inter-personal and naturalistic aspects in terms of knowledge, skills and attitude. Students participate in activities that develop and strengthen their faculties of thinking, expressing, creating and organising. Taking departure from subject-based study in traditional schools, thematic learning activities encourage students to integrate knowledge and their own experience.
Our curriculum encourages curiosity and self-motivated learning — it stimulates students to take initiatives and explore the world. During the process of learning and teaching, continuous assessments of students’ learning abilities and progresses will be conducted. The assessments will provide timely evaluation as well as informative feedback for students, teachers and parents.
For some subjects, there are no traditional textbooks for students. Instead, carefully selected authentic and interesting materials will be used. The school has fully utilized telecommunication systems in learning, teaching and administration. In addition to conventional writing exercises, students will learn to complete assignments on the web. Students will also learn to access related reference materials in both Chinese and English. They will be using Putonghua and English as they participate in different learning sessions and activities. With Chinese culture as the basis, the school will systematically facilitate multicultural encounters for our students so as to increase their exposure to other cultures.