I have had the privilege to be part of fifteen PYP Exhibitions across my career and had the opportunity to visit countless others. Whilst I am clearly biased, I feel very confident in claiming that this year’s recent PYP Exhibition left the others in its wake. The depth of the students’ conceptual understanding, the sophistication of their presentations, the quality of their writing and compositions, and their conviction to bring about informed change was simply remarkable. The last eight weeks have been an intense but rewarding learning journey for our students. They have been pushed beyond their comfort zones and they have risen to the challenge.
The beginning of the school year is always a time of mixed emotions for all students, but particularly for those in the younger years of primary school. It is completely reasonable for students to be excited but also feel slightly uncertain about the unknown.
During this time of transition, parents play a key role in partnering with teachers to help ensure the start of the school year sets a positive platform for learning for the remainder of the year.
While every student is unique, the following tips might prove helpful in navigating this exciting journey:
Topics: All boys education
Choosing the right school for your children is a big decision. A child’s education in the early years is vitally important in establishing a positive education experience and foundation for the future.
Many people consider Kindergarten as a place where children simply colour and play. We think a child’s experience at Kindergarten can set the tone for the entire future of his education.
Here are eight reasons why Kindergarten at Trinity will provide your son with a positive experience in his early years:
“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein
A constant challenge facing early learning teachers is finding the right balance of ‘play’ and ‘structured learning’. Whilst this is an important debate and worth strong consideration, it should be remembered that we are making decisions about little people – little people who will only be five years old once. There are plenty of years of structured learning ahead where teachers can mould and guide students to ready themselves for life beyond school, but the chance to ‘play’ quickly fades unless it is nurtured and celebrated.
Potential, Passions and Purpose
“Experiences during the early years lay the foundations for all future learning … It is our responsibility as educators to recognise and maximise this crucial stage of learning.” – International Baccalaureate Organisation, 2009