Q. What are your school’s curricular goals?
A. We strive to help our learners develop as well educated, knowledgeable, curious and dynamic people with high communication and adapting skills, who are able to succeed in international environments.
Q. Since my child already has school experience, is it possible for him/her to enter a higher class than the standard age / school year regulation?
A. No. Every child will enter according to the standard age / school year regulation.
Q. How many times should my child participate in a week? (Infant and Toddler)
A. Five times a week is ideal. It is important for children to have consistency, in order to develop secure relationships that will impact their ability to learn.
Q. Can parents observe lessons? Are there any days parents can join the classroom?
A. There are parent participation days available at each of our schools which include classroom observation.
Q. How are parents informed of their child’s progress?
A. Termly reports are given to parents. These inform parents about their child’s progress in social, emotional, physical, and academic areas, and discuss appropriate goals and strategies moving forward. Not only that, but teachers regularly communicate with parents through an app informing parents on regular goings on in the classroom.
Q. How does the curriculum for each age-group differ?
A. In the foundation years, infant & toddler classes we utilize Early Years Foundation Stage from UK (EYFS). From the Preschool to end of the Primary. we follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB, PYP).
Q. Do teachers or students use Japanese in class?
A. Yes, sometimes. Our language policy supports multilingualism. Our primary language of instruction and communication is English. Yet because we want students to enjoy all languages, and for cases of safety, we make sure all students can communicate their needs and feel understood. This means that where safety is concerned, teachers will sometimes communicate in multiple languages to make sure every child knows and understands key concepts. In recent years, research has shown that when multilingualism is supported, students do much better academically and with all their languages. English however, remains the primary method of communication in our classrooms to promote it as an academic language.