AHI Preschool teaching approach is aptly expressed in the School’s motto ‘Learn, Grow, Play’. Teaching focuses on literacy, numeracy and skills development – Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social Skills (PIES) – through the use of fun, creative and interactive methods.
AHI Preschool offers full day and half day programmes for children of ages 18 months to 5 years old (Playgroup, Nursery and Kindergarten classes).
The curriculum is largely based on Montessori teaching approaches, complemented by other learning methods, such as Jolly Phonics and Numicon. During Montessori classes, children make creative choices in their learning through age-appropriate self directed activities assigned by the teacher. Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics(4 letter sounds). Numicon is a multi-sensory approach to teaching mathematics and is designed to help children understand connections between numbers.
Moral education and physical education are other essential building blocks included in the programme.
Hands on Experience, Problem Solving
Child gains experience and self confidence in thinking and making decisions of their own in everyday context.
Routine Task, Guided Learning Experience, Language
Language, motor and social skills are developed through routine and repetition.
Learning Though Play
Play becomes a natural way to expose the child to sounds and words as well as motivate them to learn about themselves and their surroundings.
The AHI Primary School Curriculum emphasises on the capacity for inquiry, research, problem-solving as well as essential skills for communication and collaboration. Students are taught to apply what they have learned in different contexts and across disciplines. Students are encouraged to be curious, creative, critical thinkers, collaborators, self-directed learners and problem solvers.
AHI teachers create imaginative lesson plans within an international framework that has been adapted to suit the specific needs of our students. This educational framework allows teachers to target specific learning goals whilst supporting the children through a student centered approach in order to help them acquire an awareness of their own potential, as well as an understanding of the world around them and their place in it. School subjects include English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspectives, Music, Art Design & Technology, PE and a 2nd Language with each subject following a curriculum framework that supports various learning objectives. In addition, the IPC supports deeper learning through student enquiry that covers across the topic-based subjects (science, social studies, geography, history, art and international mindedness) as well as the core subjects (Maths and English).
At AHI, the process of learning is very important to us for it ensures that our students develop the skills and attributes that will help them to become independent and flexible learners that are prepared for the 21st century. The implementation of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) across all subjects is used to support student learning in this regard. Anne Hill International School is an IPC Membership School.
Learning with IPC means that AHI students focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning that is exciting and challenging. At the heart of the IPC curriculum are thematic units that are based on current affairs (science, history, geography, humanities & arts) to foster global mindedness. These units are then used to convert learning goals into fun inquiry-based learning activities – connecting various subjects to provide a holistic learning experience.
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Co-curricular Activities are part of the holistic education, which enable students to discover their interest and talents while developing values and competencies that will prepare them for the future.
These programmes – either incorporated in class activities or provided as after school activities – include:
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The school also provides joint workshops on topics of interests for parents and students over the weekend.