MATRIX INTERNATIONAL PRE-SCHOOL (MIPS)
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children have their own uniqueness and their experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life opportunities. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important and good parenting, coupled with high quality early learning, provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
Here in Matrix International Pre-school, we set standards that ensure our children learn, develop well and are kept healthy and safe. We promote teaching and nurturing to ensure our children are prepared to effectively move into the Primary phase. We also provide the exposure and wide range of knowledge and skills that will give them the right foundation for better future progress through school and life.
Since children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, Matrix International Pre-school draws on a range of pedagogical practices to enrich our children’s learning through a holistic approach. We pay attention to our children’s physical, personal, social, emotional and cognitive aspects of learning. Our teachers are responsive to our children in their environment and they build trust and learn together with the children. The children are taught in a manner which works best for them, which is ‘learning through play’, whereby they are given opportunities to learn by discovery, experimenting, predicting, problem solving and engaging in critical thinking. Children are allowed to learn naturally by cultivating enjoyment in learning and, how better else can it be done, but through ‘play’.
We seek to provide:
a) Quality and consistency in our approach to ensure every child is able to progress;
b) A stable foundation through nurturing, learning and developmental opportunities, whereby every lesson is planned with regard to the age and interest of the children, with each child assessed regularly;
c) A partnership between teachers and parents.