A warm welcome to the JSS International School’s Kindergarten Phase!
At JSSIS, we believe that ‘a happy child is a successful one’.
All our children need to be nurtured and we do that by providing a positive, safe and stimulating environment where all children are valued. We intend that all children should enjoy their learning, achieve their potential and become independent life-long learners. At the very onset our goal has always been to equip our bright Kindergarteners with the skills and mindset to thrive and then take on the world. Our vision is for each child to develop a curiosity of learning, discover their interests and help them grow in their love for learning. The Kindergarten phase at JSS International School helps to prepare children for a rapidly changing world. It strives to instil in them critical thinking skills, a global perspective and embed respect for core values of empathy, compassion and honesty. We strongly believe that our Kindergarteners will have success today and be prepared for tomorrow.
I look forward to working with you for the benefit of your children. The parent-school partnership is something I firmly endorse and aim that, together; we can provide the very best educational experience for all our students. I welcome you all to visit us at our school and experience the exuberant energy flowing in our classrooms.
- Ms. Nita Gadoya
The core focus in our Kindergarten Phase lies at the heart of our teaching methodology wherein the attention is on the overall growth and development of the child. Our curriculum facilitates learning in all spheres of life and begins at an early age. The pre-academic focus is on developing basic literacy and numeracy through naturalistic daily activities such as interacting with nature and developing the foundations of reading, writing and phonological skills.
Our Kindergarten program employs a language-rich curriculum model including features such as interactive circle times and pretend-play, to enable children to develop their expression and receptive language skills. We surround children with opportunities to explore different forms of pre-literacy experiences which are fun and engaging. Our teachers ensure that all aspects of the classroom are print rich with things that promote an interest in reading and writing, as well as listening, speaking and viewing.
Our curriculum also helps to develop children’s movement skills and confidence and trust in themselves and their bodies. We place a high priority on physical development in both in the outdoor playground, and in the classrooms. Our rich curriculum also encompasses our emphasis of education in human values where children get a sense of culture of their peers, share in each other’s customs, and work with other children. Through it, children develop a foundation for compassion, empathy, and healthy social interaction with others.
JSSIS’s Kindergarten phase follows an eclectic blend of EYFS and the dynamic Ontario curriculum which aims to provide a meaningful child centred and play based content. It helps nurture and facilitate life skills, independence, confidence and resilience. The rationale of the curriculum is strong and supports each child in achieving their potential and enables them to make a smooth transition to school and society itself.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework focuses on the seven Areas of Learning: