Message from the Principal

       

      I believe in the power of a quality early childhood education which focuses on fostering and developing children’s natural curiosity about the world around them. I value the uniqueness of each child as a learner and the need to create an environment that is safe and secure. Establishing positive relationships with children and families is paramount to success for the kindergarten child.

      As early childhood educators we need to be open minded, culturally sensitive and understand that children bring a wide range of knowledge and experiences with them to the classroom. We need to use students’ prior knowledge and previous experiences as a basis for further learning. Finding a balance between the academic, physical, social and emotional development of young learners is an integral part of early childhood education.

      The KAUST Kindergarten provides a play-based approach to teaching and learning. As part of an IB World School, we use the PYP framework to guide our curriculum. We believe that children learn through interactions with their teacher, each other and the environment around them. We have a dedicated, professional staff that is focused on the continual growth and development of young learners within PYP context.

      I am sure your connection with the KAUST Kindergarten will be a positive one and we look forward to working in partnership with you.

      Justin Somerville

       

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