Our ECC is a very special and fun place where children, parents, and teachers come together to build amazing communities and life-long friends. Here at ISW, your children are encouraged, inspired and nurtured to discover, experience and learn about the world around them. The indoor and outdoor areas of our Center are uniquely designed, furnished, and resourced for very young children to be mentally and socially active and engaged, building meaningful connections with their environment and community. During your child's early childhood education, the students will develop important life skills and early language and math skills to prepare them for school and help them to transition successfully. Students also have the opportunity to engage in music, art and PE classes, taught by specialist teachers. Our fantastic team are all qualified teachers, and passionate about children’s learning. We offer high quality learning programs aimed to give children a love of lifelong learning.
Your fellow educator,
Dr. Phil Williams
This document provides parents and students will all the information they need about our ECC program, expectations and procedures.
The ISW curriculum provides a holistic program that balances the development of concepts, skills and character. Our approach focuses on the total growth of the developing child addressing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare.
Our program focuses on guided inquiry, collaboration and communication as approaches to teaching and learning to provide an environment that fosters the development of problem solving and critical thinking as well as subject competencies.
We guide them on this road to discovery with our research-based standards and assessments along six developmental domains:
LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELLNESS
At ISW we understand all too well that living abroad and going to school away from home and old friends can be challenging for children of all ages. The difficulties they struggle with are not always visible or clearly expressed. If not addressed, this can affect their behavior as well as their academic performance.
Our school counselor, Ms. Lianne Ong, meets with students who may be having emotional or social difficulties and help determine the best courses of action, which may include a recommendation of counseling. Conversations are confidential. Counselors are available on campus to individuals or groups of students for discussion of problems relating to emotional growth, social adjustment, academic achievement or any other issue.
Appointments may be made by emailing or visiting Ms. Ong.
MS. LIANNE ONG
The best learning is active and engaged. It can be found in ordinary places.These activities energize students and help them to see the holistic connections between mind, body, and spirit. Activities outside the classroom are not merely add-ons to the core curriculum. They are a continuous enrichment, a way to sustain and deepen learning.
At ISW we believe that co-curricular activities are an important part of education that extends beyond the classroom. Co-curricular activities provides motivation for learning, character building, physical growth ad creativity while developing confidence and educating the whole child. Students are encouraged to participate and explore all opportunities that interest them. Students who are involved in Co-curricular opportunities become more invested in the school experience, therefore increasing the opportunity for higher academic performance and social well-being.