ESF Abacus International Kindergarten

ESF Abacus International Kindergarten is an authorised IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme. Our programme caters for K1 and K2 children aged from 3 to 5 years in a morning or afternoon session. We operate two three-hour sessions daily – 8.30 to 11.30am and 12.30 to 3.30pm. We cater to children from Clearwater Bay, Sai Kung and the neighbouring New Territories.

Our inquiry based curriculum encourages children to explore relevant concepts and ideas through child-centred play and exploration, real-life experiences and focussed learning and teaching activities, allowing them to develop a range of understandings, knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum. We have a wonderful team of highly qualified and experienced teaching staff who are both nurturing and knowledgeable about early childhood education. The school has a large, bright spaces for learning and play and children spend their time in classrooms, shared areas and in the indoor and outdoor play areas.working individually, in small groups and in whole class groups. Learning engagements are carefully planned to enable the children to develop a range of life- long skills and our concept based curriculum is organised and delivered through four carefully crafted Units of Inquiry. At Abacus the large outdoor area and an abundance of natural materials are used creatively by staff to encourage children to explore and interact with nature.

Children will spend time learning in their classrooms, the shared area and in the indoor and outdoor play spaces during each session.Your child will work closely with the class teacher and EAs to develop a range of skills, knowledge and understanding in all areas of the curriculum. A range of groupings are used: whole class, small groups and one-to-one to enable all children to learn effectively. Learning is planned to cater for the needs of all children and is differentiated for individual children’s skill levels.

Abacus only employs highly qualified and experienced Teachers and Educational Assistants to facilitate the programme. Their role is to support and challenge children, learning collaboratively with the children through active listening, discussion, and reflection. Children are consistently encouraged to wonder, ask questions, test their own theories and take action around new knowledge they have discovered.

Abacus offers two streams in both K1 and K2: English and Bi-lingual