K3 (English | Mandarin Program)

 KG International Stream
K3 English | Mandarin Program (Non-Local)

Our program is targeted at children from the age of 4 years and 6 months to 6 years.

Children attend for three hours per day, five days per week.

We adopt the PYP (Primary Years Program) Framework. Our program is designed to motivate children to learn through experiences, explorations and self-discovery. Children will be supported by their teachers, peers and the learning environment. There will be equal emphasis put on all six-subject areas, as outlined in the PYP Scopes and Sequences. 

 In our English | Mandarin program two hours of the session are conducted in English, taught by a Native English homeroom teacher. Children will be advancing within our “Oxford Reading Tree” program that supplements the PYP Language Scope. Through emergent writing, children will be writing phrases, short sentences and will be creating their own short stories.

Mandarin would be introduced for one hour of the class, taught by Native Mandarin teacher. Children will learn vocabulary and concepts related to the school’s Unit of Inquiry. Furthermore, children will learn to read and write in Traditional Chinese on a level that is equivalent to the required standards in local schools. Classes teaching in Simplified Chinese are also available for non-local students upon demand.

In addition, children will also be taught Bible studies during the lessons to familiarize themselves with the bible through story reading and game play. Lessons are based on the main emphasis of the biblical books.

The transdisciplinary nature of the programme

The PYP acknowledges the importance of particular subject areas:

  • language
  • mathematics
  • social studies
  • science
  • arts
  • personal, social and physical education.

The knowledge, concepts and skills that constitute each of these subject areas are documented in detailed frameworks—scope and sequences—that set out the overall expectations for each subject within age ranges, or as a developmental continuum. These documents are provided to schools as exemplar materials.

The PYP also recognizes that educating students in a set of isolated subject areas, while necessary, is not sufficient. Of equal importance is the need to acquire skills in context, and to explore content that is relevant to students and transcends the boundaries of the traditional subjects.

For more detailed information regarding the PYP program, please visit www.ibo.org