Our learning philosophy - Part 1

We’ve compiled a list of blog posts that help sum up our teaching and learning philosophy. Written by our teachers, these are part of what it means to be an Avendale teacher or student and we hope that you can see what it means to learn the ‘Avendale Way’.


Early Childhood Education

This is Part 1 of our learning philosophy. Part 2 is here.

1. Five reasons why we love the Reggio Emilia approach.

Five reasons why we love the Reggio Emilia approach

Hong Kong has so many different schools, promoting a varied range of different learning styles and theories; preschool choice is certainly intimidating for any prospective or current parent! To help you decide why the Reggio Emilia approach might be right for your child, we’ve compiled a list of 5 reasons why we love it. Read more here.


2. How do you choose what educational philosophy is right for your child?

Reggio vs Montessori

If you are a parent choosing the best preschool for your young child can be challenging. Understanding the educational philosophy embraced by the preschool might help you make your choice more easily. Two common philosophies you will see embraced by Hong Kong preschools and kindergartens are: the Reggio Emilia approach & Montessori. Read more here.


3. Five activities to develop gross motor skills at home.

Five activities to develop gross motor skills at home

A common issue for parents in Hong Kong is the lack of space for their children to move around and play. Luckily, wide-open space is not essential to develop gross-motor skills in young children. Read more here.


4. Five things you can do at home to extend your child’s learning journey.

Five things you can do at home to extend your child’s learning journey

Research materials, highlighted on several child development related websites, point out the importance of quality time between parents and children. Here are some of the many ways you can support your child’s early learning through your everyday activities. Read more here.


5. The most precious gift you can give your child.

The joy of reading with your child

One of the most precious gifts you can give to your child is to read with them each night. Read more here.


Part 2