Founded : 2009
Age range : 3 to 5
Number of students : 343
Curriculum : IB Primary Years Programme
ESF Wu Kai Sha International Kindergarten is located in Ma On Shan and opened in August 2009. We cater for children aged 3-5 years old and follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). The school was authorised as an IB World School in July 2013.
In partnership with families we aim to develop confident, creative, knowledgeable children who respect all others and participate actively within the school community. Our inquiry based curriculum encourages children to explore relevant concepts and ideas through child-centred play and exploration, real-life experiences and focused learning and teaching activities, allowing them to develop a range of understandings, knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum.
We have a wonderful team of highly qualified and experienced teaching staff who are both nurturing and knowledgeable about early childhood education. Children work closely with their class teacher and EAs to develop a range of skills, knowledge and understanding. A range of groupings are used to enable all children to learn effectively. Learning is planned to cater for the needs of all children and is differentiated for individual children’s skill levels.
We strive to provide an engaging and enriching environment that stimulates children’s curiosity and supports independent learning. The school has large, bright spaces for learning and play and children spend their time in classrooms, shared areas and in the indoor and outdoor play areas. All classrooms have an excellent range of resources which includes a wealth of technology resources. We also have a dedicated, well stocked library from which children and families can borrow a range of books, story sacks and other resources.
The kindergarten is operated by ESF Educational Services Ltd, an affiliated company of the English Schools Foundation.