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 6 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). Numicons 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.

TEACHING APPROACHES & OUTCOMES

Kindergarten (K1 & K2)

5 - 6 years old

Hands on Experience, Problem Solving
Child gains experience and self confidence in thinking and making decisions of their own in everyday context.

Nursery (N1 & N2)

3 - 4 years old

Routine Task, Guided Learning Experience, Language
Language, motor and social skills are developed through routine and repetition.

Playgroup

18 months - 2 years old

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.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (CCA)

Co-Curricular Activities enable students to learn outside of traditional subjects and these form an essential part of the school’s curriculum.

These programmes – either incorporated in class activities or provided
as after school activities – include:

  • Art and Craft 
  • Speech and Drama
  • Language Classes
  • Music and Dance
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Mindfulness
  • Swimming

Our CCA Partner:
The school also provides joint workshops on topics of interests for parents and students over the weekend.