Philosophy & Approach

Introduction

Avendale International Kindergarten provides children in Hong Kong with a bilingual (English & Mandarin) learning environment designed to spark their curiosities. We recognise that each child is unique and has an innate ability to acquire knowledge through playful exploration.

Inspired by the world renowned Reggio Emilia approach to learning, our curriculum and teaching methods are child centred and promote innovative thinking. Teachers at Avendale are experienced and supported by a strong advisory team to guide children into learning. Avendale nurtures within each child with future ready skills of resilience, leadership and collaboration to succeed in an ever changing world. We also prepare our children by helping them develop enduring moral character and integrity.

Children learn best when they establish mutual respect and are in positive relationships with their parents, teachers, and peers. At Avendale, we engage parents through effective and open communication.

We are Co-Constructors of learning

We strive to help our children gain the ability to actively construct their learning by offering environments that nurture positive relationships, celebrate true respect for each other’s interests, and value collaboration. Our experienced educators observe each child and offer careful guidance to facilitate their learning. We engage and collaborate with parents to ensure that learning continues at home.

We develop skills to innovate

In a society that is constantly changing, innovation enables us to identify, analyse and solve problems and issues today in a way that positions learners to address the unforeseen problems of tomorrow. By nurturing the skills to innovate we are truly equipping our future leaders with the tools they need to succeed and be engaged in the world around them so that they flourish as global citizens.

We build character

We promote wellbeing in our children by teaching and modeling the core values of commitment, compassion, gratitude, integrity, and respect to our children. They bring a sense of purpose and identity into their world. Each child develops strength in their character to propel them to live, learn and flourish which is very important to academic and school success.

Our Core Values

At Avendale, our pursuit of becoming a leader in education is guided by our core values. Our school values are our compass; they are our ‘chosen direction’. They are what we as a school believe in and they help guide all our actions and decisions. The key point about our school values is that we have consciously chosen them to help guide and shape our school community.

Commitment

We take great care in offering our promises and make serious efforts in fulfilling them.

Compassion

We consistently show kindness to others, and are generous with our time and energy for others.

Gratitude

We take time to express thanks to the others around us.

Integrity

We take responsibility for our actions, and do what is honest and fair even when no one is looking.

Respect

We appreciate, consider and value others. We show dignity by always treating others more highly than ourselves.

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