At Madang International School, we believe that play is a powerful vehicle for learning and development, especially during the early childhood years. Our school embraces a play-based curriculum that promotes active engagement, exploration, and creativity, laying the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
In our play-based approach, we recognize that children learn best when they are actively involved in their learning experiences. Play provides a natural and joyful way for children to make sense of the world around them, fostering cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
This area of learning is about emotional well-being, your child knowing who they are and where they fit in and feeling good about themselves. It is also about developing respect for others, social competence and a positive disposition to learn.
This area of learning includes communication, speaking and listening in different situations and for different purposes, being able to read a wide range of books and reading simple texts and writing for a variety of purposes.
This area of learning includes counting, sorting, matching, seeking patterns, making connections, recognizing relationships and working with numbers, shapes, space and measures. Mathematical understanding is developed through stories, songs, games and imaginative play, so that children enjoy using and experimenting with numbers, including numbers larger than 10.
Physical development in the foundation stage is about improving skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement. Physical development has two other very important aspects. It helps your child gain confidence in what they can do and enables them to feel the positive benefits of being healthy and active.
Creativity is fundamental to successful learning. Being creative enables children to make connections between one area of learning and another and so extend their understanding. This area of learning includes art, music, dance, role play and imaginative play.
In this area of learning, children are developing the crucial knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world. This forms the foundation for later work in science, design and technology, history, geography, and information and communication technology (ICT)