Founded : 1999
Age range : 3 to 5
Number of students : 350
Curriculum : IBPYP
ESF Hillside International Kindergarten offers an English medium education for K1 and K2 children aged 3 to 5 years.
In January 2014, we were authorised as an IB World School, delivering the Primary Years Programme. Through their inquiry into four of the six PYP transdisciplinary themes each year, the children in both K1 and K2 develop knowledge and understanding, as well as skills and attitudes that they can use in kindergarten and take with them into their future learning.
At ESF Hillside International Kindergarten, play is the primary mode of learning and the learning environment is set up to promote inquiry through a broad range of play opportunities that promote creativity, critical thinking, and communication. At Hillside, the students develop their sense of self, and further develop the skills necessary to nurture positive friendships with other children. They become more aware of their place in the wider-world. Staff work with children on adult-initiated inquiries and to support those that are child-initiated.
The attributes of the learner profile have a significant place within our school and are acknowledged in the actions and achievements of both our children and staff.
Mandarin Chinese is the specialist language and is integrated into the programme, forming a core aspect of the curriculum.
The kindergarten is operated by ESF Educational Services Ltd, an affiliated company of the English Schools Foundation.