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2017-09

2017-2018 School Year Introduction to the Division: About Us
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Huamei Kindergarten was founded in June 1993, became IB(International Baccalaureate) candidate school in July 2017, and prides itself as being a multicultural and bilingual boarding centre in Guangzhou. Huamei is ranked No. 1 Private Kindergarten and one of the top ten kindergartens in Guangdong Province.

 

The core objective of our school is to help the students to adapt for the changing future and contribute to a better world in the long run. To achieve it, the kindergarten, taking into consideration of its own features, sets its own mission as “utilizing eastern and western educational programs and resources to nurture healthy, confident and independent children who have international vision and enjoy reading, exploring and collaborating with others”. We are aiming at creating warm and open educational environment, forming a happy teacher team, developing varied professional curricula, and promoting development of our children both physically and mentally. The kindergarten currently has a professional and dedicated Chinese and English teaching staff with professional certificates; the rate of certificate holders is far beyond the provincial-level kindergarten standard.

 

Huamei kindergarten also enjoys the advantages of a kindergarten-primary connection school, and recognized international programs. It sits nestled in the green hills north of Guangzhou, and boasts a flourishing natural environment on campus with ecological gardens, grass playing fields and tree-lined paths throughout. Drawing on 24 years of its management experience, the kindergarten provides high-quality life for the students, increasing their potentials with healthy hearts, bodies and minds, and developing their social and communicative abilities through art, literature and language.

 

 A. Integrating IB philosophy into the design of the three-level curricula

1. Basic development curriculum (IB curriculum): according to China’s "3-6 Year Old Children's Learning and Development Guidelines", following IB PYP (Primary Year Program) curriculum concept and approach, we create activities of inquiry around six PYP trans-disciplinary themes, such as "who we are", "how we express" and "sharing the planet", etc., to promote our children’s development in the domains of health, language, society, science and art. At the same time, we open the windows of the world for the children, to lay out a foundation for their becoming internationally minded world citizens and lifelong learners.

2. Advanced development curriculum (Featured international program): including children’s English Immersion courses, supplemented by Festival cultural experience

3. Personalized development curriculum: including elective interest-development courses offering and the implementation of individual development plans to meet children’s different needs, establishment and maintenance of "children personal growth records" which track individualized development of each child.

 

B. Sound sophisticated caring system:

1. Huamei has rigorous and meticulous care-taking system. A permanent Security Leadership Team is set. All the teachers have signed responsibility agreement to ensure every kid’s safety all the time.

2. Huamei has children's medical experts to ensure our children’s physical and mental health, who provide check-up to the children on daily basis.

3. Huamei also has health-care nurses to provide suggestions on food nutrition to ensure our children to eat balanced meals, in addition to the precise calculation conducted by a specialized nutrition-focused menu software.

 

C. Body development program and assessment: 

1.Children can enjoy outdoor activities all around the school.

2. The kindergarten provides kids with a lot of choices to do physical exercises everyday, including swimming, mini basketball, and other outdoor games.

3. Check and record each child’s health every day.

4. Check and record each child’s physical development once a semester.

5. Check and record each child’s overall progress once a school year.

 

D. Small class size with outstanding teachers .

Huamei Kindergarten has small class size and good children-teacher rate (1:4) to ensure every child get enough teachers’ attention. Each junior class has about 20 children; each medium and senior class has 25-30 children. 5 teachers including one international teacher and one night life teacher are responsible for each class’s teaching and daily care. All of Chinese teachers achieve College or higher degree.

 

E. English program and its implementation:  

1. Hire experienced international teachers from English speaking countries. Close contact with children in all domains.

2. Provide a full range of English learning and acquisition environment and conditions. In the critical period of language development, enable children to immerse in an English community to communicate naturally both in the collective teaching activities and daily life activities.

3. Hold half day immersion English learning and acquisition lessons and activities, mainly including core courses (focusing on vocabulary and sentence patterns learning in meaningful context), story teaching, AV teaching and outdoor activities, western festival activities, etc., aiming at stimulating and maintaining the children’s interest in continued English learning.

4. Use the textbook “First Friends” from Oxford University Press and “You and Me” from Macmillan Press. The contents are closely relevant to our children’s daily life, whole-rounded and systematic.

5. Rigorous and systematic teacher orientation and teacher development mechanism facilitate effective implementation and quality improvement of the English program.

 

F. Arts and interest development programs

1. To ensure each child’s potential is fully explored, the kindergarten has introduced a comprehensive Interest Group Program, with various themes for children to choose from. We employ first-class arts teachers and experts in many fields, and many of them have been recognized in the city level and above for their achievements.

2. The established Interest Group program offers a choice of over ten subject areas, including “do re mi” English Song Activities, “Little Master of Ceremony”, English Cooking, Science and Crafts in English, Rugby, Pottery art, Super stars, etc.

 

G. Kindergarten-primary school connection program

Connection courses have been developed jointly by kindergarten and primary education experts to help children to adapt to the primary school life and learning.

 

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