We’ve found that interaction between children of different ages helps the children to learn from and teach each other. It fosters respect for each other’s differences and creates a sense of leadership among the older children.
We provide a structure that helps the children to learn about boundaries so that they feel secure and safe. We provide a space for the children to express themselves freely during Free Play, and we encourage the children to solve problems not only to help themselves but also to resolve social conflicts.
We believe in giving the children quiet time in their own space to allow them to daydream, imagine, and feel a calmness within themselves. We give them a balance in their active day by providing experiences that range through science, art and Yoga to music, gardening, healthy food preparation and our recycle project.
At the end of the day we encourage the children to share their gratefulness.
Over the course of a year, we’ll cover six essential early childhood topics:
Learning is project-based with prior knowledge, formative experience, and summative assessments that build a portfolio of a child’s learning. Our Integrated Curriculum offers subjects that are taught as part of the current learning theme.
Teachers act as role models, facilitators and stage designers for the learning environment. Best practices and teacher training ensure inquiry-based learning with lots of hands-on, exploratory experience and time for play. Children develop imagination, ideas, social skills, physical skills, and creative abilities.
The children start the day by playing outdoors in our Recycle Playground.
Children and teachers share their feelings, stories, events, and plans for the day.
The teachers, children and staff prepare healthy, organic, vegetarian food for snacks and lunch.
Providing space for individual attention and interests, small group activities allow the teachers to adapt the curriculum to each child’s specific needs.
Children explore different learning areas and choose their own space from Art, Recycle Corner, Science, Math and Book Corner, Drama and Music.
A special time for the children to relax and listen to a story, and to transition for those children who stay for half a day.
Fostering an appreciation of our relationship with food and the earth, the children help to prepare the meal and sing a grateful song for Mother Earth.
The children play together and may enjoy a special activity with a guest reader or performer.
The closing circle is an opportunity to reflect on the day’s learning and express gratitude.
Our Summer Camp is intentionally designed to nurture our children’s appreciation and understanding of the environment. Wrapped in fun, thematic-based programmes, our camp’s activities includes garden to table project, recycling, science, music and art.
It’s suitable for a long or short commitment during the summer holiday. The Camp runs for four weeks from July-August every year.
Making your own upcycled music instrument. Introduction to traditional musical instruments.
Fun earth friendly experiments. Exploring and learning about the wonders of the natural world.
Collecting and creating recycled products. Learning about the waste we produce and how to reduce them.
Exploring and creating imaginative project. Introduction and creating connection to local culture.
Planting our own fruits and vegetables and learning how to take care of them by keeping the environment healthy.
Garden to table programme - harvesting the food we plant and making healthy food from it.
There’s always something exciting happening at The Spring School.
We want to give back to the community and inspire our community members.