Creating a Solid Foundation for Future Learning
Our Early Years Programme for preschool aged children (3-6 years old) is designed to encourage students to be curious, creative, collaborative, kind and considerate. Students learn by connecting prior and new knowledge in meaningful ways in a stimulating and safe learning environment, whilst building foundational literacy skills.
The learning experience that your child will have with us is driven by the pedagogy, beliefs and values of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) which is a leading curriculum framework for international primary education.
Chinese (Mandarin) – English Bilingual Programme
XWA proudly offers a unique Bilingual Programme specifically designed for Pre-K to Grade 2* students, focusing on English and Chinese (Mandarin). This programme ensures that both languages receive equal emphasis while also being flexible enough to accommodate the unique requirements and readiness of each individual student. Click here to learn more about our Bilingual Programme.
*XWA is planning to expand the programme every academic year. Check the latest updates with the Admissions Team.
DEDICATED EARLY YEARS BUILDING
BILINGUAL PROGRAMME OPTION
WEEKLY SWIMMING CLASS
Each young learner will be given the opportunity to develop key strengths and abilities in:
ACADEMIC, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
STRONG PERSONAL VALUES
EXPOSURE TO MANDARIN
Personalised Attention and Learning
We recognise and value that your child’s emotional and social well-being is shaped from a very early age. We also know that your child is most likely to become a confident learner when placed in an environment in which they feel secure to express themselves without fear of judgement.
We strive to establish a safe and nurturing environment within our Kindergarten classes (Pre-K – KG2), where your child can feel safe and supported. Our dedicated full-time teacher and teaching partner make it a priority to build a strong connection with your child, enabling them to understand their unique qualities and adapt activities accordingly. These specially designed activities are aimed at fostering your child’s strengths and helping them thrive.
The Early Learning programme focuses on purposeful play, active learning, creativity, and critical thinking. We encourage children to actively explore the world, developing individual and shared inquiries. Our goal is to create a dynamic and joyful community of young learners who have the strong educational foundations they need in order to continue their journey through to Primary School.
Our learners are engaged in a stimulating, inquiry-based curriculum. We create learning experiences that are meaningful, inclusive and multi-sensory, to raise your child’s natural curiosity and interests through several engaging Units of Inquiry (UOI). Inquiry is the process initiated by the learner or the teacher which moves the learner from his or her current level of understanding to a new and deeper level of understanding.
Introduction to STEM
Students are provided with opportunities to develop their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), discover the world around them, see patterns and connections between different ideas and subjects, and develop problem-solving and analytical skills.
Stimulating and Safe Learning Environment
The Early Years building is equipped with facilities and resources that were designed with younger children in mind. Our educational spaces are created to provide students with a vibrant and engaging learning environment in which they can flourish. We also encourage our younger students to experience ‘big school’ when they are comfortable. This can be done through walk-arounds and by participating in whole-school community activities.
Communications and Reporting
We encourage parents to be involved in their child’s school experience. We encourage face-to-face communication. In addition, parents have access to a personalised student digital online portfolio (SeeSaw) that provides engaging insights into what their child is learning.