We believe that every child should have the foundation for an active and global life.
Our school curriculum is based on The Iwasaki Method, an integrated pedagogy we developed for the children of the 21st century. Backed by research and collaborations with professors, and visiting educators from Fukuoka Education University, Stanford University Graduate School of Education and Columbia University's Teacher's College; musicians and artists from around the world; and visiting educators from France and Japan, our educational method is a unique approach to teaching young learners to be active, glocal (global and local) citizens while ensuring socio-emotional development.
The Khayay Method emphasizes eight core educational programs.
Health and Nutrition
We provide snack and lunch to our learners everyday, because we know that a healthy body is a healthy mind. Snacks are always the freshest fruits, and lunch is a delicious array of vegetable and meat (no pork or beef) dishes, soup and rice.
Our learners LOVE to eat. As they grow older, they begin to understand the nutritional and health value of proper foods, and appreciate the good food that enter their bodies.
Our supervising dietitian and school chef oversee the food we all eat at the school, from its initial quality at the market to its production and nutrition. Parents will also know from the weekly newsletters what food the children will be eating the next week at school.
Our self-motivated learning program encourages learners to challenge and accomplish tasks while having fun and learning at their own pace.
When these children grow up, they will be part of a global society that will no doubt give them challenges to overcome. This is a great thing! However, everyone needs resilience in order to handle the hardships they may face. The important thing is to never give up because something is difficult.
We think of our learners with 20 years ahead in mind. How we encourage and teach them now with the cooperation of parents will build a solid foundation of high self-esteem, confidence, happiness and lifelong curiosity.
CONCEPT AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
We introduce academic concepts such as math, science and social studies from a young age through our concept and experiential learning program. Our educators build sensory experiences (see, smell, taste, hear and touch) for each academic lesson, so that learners understand what they are learning.
Having a healthy body is one of our top priorities. We strengthen both the inner functions of the body with proper food, and the physical capacity through P.E. Our learners have P.E. every day for 30 minutes in the morning. During P.E. time, they do fun body warm-ups and play the game of that day. Once a week, they play The Adventure Tower, a wooden playhouse in the school’s compound.
We are pioneers of a multilingual approach to learning for socio-emotional development. Our learners are exposed to 5 languages through our Polyglot School method.
We do not expect the children to master the languages; rather, we teach to develop their curiosity towards other languages and cultures, and hone their sense of sound. Through our years of research, we have found that multi-lingual language learning expands self-awareness, reactively increasing cultural awareness and empathy towards others as well.
When we look at our learners, we see true diversity and cultural equality. As the world transforms into global community, the people within in it need to adapt to the changing landscape. We imagine a peaceful world, where cultural, racial and religious differences do not define politics or economics. Our learners not only appreciate other cultures, but accept them as well.
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Emotional development is about: having the willingness to learn and explore, respecting others, listening well, communicating clearly about personal opinions without hesitation or fear, and much more within a social context. At the core of all of these traits though, is high self-esteem.
Our educators create a safe and nurturing environment for our learners to grow into themselves and build their confidence. We make sure that every child feels like s/he is part of a loving community and has a voice within it.
Arts and Crafts
A vital part of early childhood development is nurturing creativity and expression in children. Our learners have several arts and crafts classes per week, alongside free drawings sessions everyday. They make 2D and 3D art using a variety of materials, ranging from crayons and paints, to handpicked natural objects, to even recycled materials. As part of our correlative learning concept, art products relate to another lesson that learners had on that day.
We celebrate diversity at our school and are always looking to teach our learners how people live around the world. That means, we celebrate all cultural events at our school! From different religious celebrations to international and cultural occasions, we host all sorts of cultural events for the children to see and experience. Parents also have a representative voice in our community, so if they want to include a celebration from their culture, we welcome the idea with open arms.