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Kindergarten

Chatsworth provides a positive, affirming and stimulating environment where our kindergarten learners begin their journey of discovery and learning

International Kindergarten
K1 and K2 (3 to 5 years old)

We know the search for your child’s first school is not an easy one. The early years of a child's education are vital to their future success, setting foundations academically as well as personally and socially. For that reason, Chatsworth strives to provide a stimulating, positive and affirming environment for our youngest learners in which they can explore, discover and grow into happy and confident individuals.


Kindergarten at Chatsworth introduces your child to a formal school setting in the world of international education. Our new Early Childhood Centre is designed with the specific needs of our Kindergarten learners (3 - 5 years old) in mind. Located at the front of the school, the Early Childhood Centre is a safe and secure space where the inside and outside merge into a creative play-based learning area. The customised play area includes a sandpit and water play space, a bike track, all specially tailored for young children. Our extended library houses a significant young readers collection in a warm and inviting space where the young learners develop a love of books and reading.

The Curriculum

At Chatsworth, the Kindergarten curriculum is drawn from the globally recognised IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), which is designed for ages 3 to 11. An international ‘best practice’ educational framework, the IB PYP stimulates and nurtures students’ sense of curiosity and imagination through an inquiry and play-based approach. Our Kindergarten classrooms are carefully designed and richly resourced to enrich learning opportunities for students.

Subject Disciplines

English

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Mandarin and French (K1 to Year 2)
Mandarin or French (Years 3 to 6)

Arts (Drama, Music and Visual Art)

Personal, Social and Physical Education

Library (Literacy and Research Skills)

Digital Citizenship/ Keeping Safe Curriculum

Communication and Parent Involvement

Communication with parents is an integral part of our programmes at Chatsworth. Our early childhood teachers communicate with parents weekly via email and the school shares important information relating to school and programmes through electronic letters and newsletters.

The school leverages a leading online platform for IB world schools and a digital portfolio platform to document and inform parents about their child’s learning and progress. Parent-teacher-student conferences are held twice a year, as with detailed reports being issued.


In addition to planned parent participatory sessions throughout the year, we encourage parents to get involved in their child’s education at school by visiting the classroom to assist with activities or lessons, watching performances or helping with field trips. Our ‘open- door’ policy provides parents the opportunity to meet with teachers at mutually convenient times to discuss their child’s progress.

 

Why Parents Choose our Early Years Programme

  • We have a low student to teacher ratio, that enables more personalised attention and support to meet the needs of individual learners
  • Our passionate and highly experienced international teachers implement an innovative and stimulating play-based learning and pedagogy
  • We provide excellent opportunities for the young ones to interact with their older peers and build confidence and trusting relationships
  • We provide a safe, welcoming and affirming environment with great facilities and green surroundings
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