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Kindergarten

GRADE: NURSERY, KINDERGARTEN 1 AND 2
AGE GROUP: 3 TO 6 YEARS

HWA’s Kindergarten curriculum introduces young learners to and sets the foundation for a dual language and inquiry-based framework for teaching and learning in the IB-Primary Years Programme. The nature of the classroom is bilingual, we have one English and one Mandarin teacher stationed within class, we also impart our young ones with essential skills and concepts by listening closely to their wonderings and questions.

At HWA, a child’s play is valued more than recreation—it is a child’s ‘work’. Through play, young learners explore and investigate, demonstrating the skills and dispositions that will follow them as they move through Kindergarten. Intrinsic to HWA’s Kindergarten Programme is also active learning, in which we immerse our young learners in an environment that provides opportunities for action to occur, and consequently, for them to choose or think through solutions to problems for themselves.  

Assessment:
Assessment is an important part of each unit of inquiry as it both enhances learning and provides opportunities for students to reflect on what they know, understand, and can do. The teachers give feedback, which in turn guides our students to becoming more capable and independent learners.

The Courses Offered at the HWA Kindergarten are as follows:

 Course Title  Mode      Duration    Start  End 
 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS 
 PROGRAM (IB-PYP) - NURSERY
 Full-Time   12 Months   August   July 
 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS 
 PROGRAM (IB-PYP) - KINDERGARTEN 1
 Full-Time  12 Months   August   July 
 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS 
 PROGRAM (IB-PYP) - KINDERGARTEN 2 
 Full-Time  12 Months   August   July 

 

The optimum teacher-student ratio which is approved by Academic Board, stipulated for HWA programmes is as follows:

 Programme   Teacher:Student ratio 
Kindergarten  1:8 
 Primary School   1:24 
 Middle & High School   1:24