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Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten

The Kindergarten section was inaugurated in 1990 with the recognition of experts in education from Argentina and Britain regarding the theories and concepts that support the excellence of teaching and the broadness and quality of the didactic resources. We offer an integrated educational approach which aims are helping students to develop a positive attitude towards learning, towards other people and cultures and to build their self-confidence, allowing a natural flow with the following academic levels at St George’s College North.

Objectives

Our objective is to develop all areas of human growth in children from 2 to 6 years. All the aspects related to a child’s early development are stimulated through games and motivating activities. A special emphasis is laid on the encouragement of children’s psychomotor, intellectual and emotional development, fostering their curiosity and independent thinking.

Not only do children become more confident in the use of their mother tongue but they also start to communicate in English. Children develop their individual talents and interests through games in a happy environment.

Facilities

Inaugurated in 1992, the building has six classrooms, a library and a video room. The glazed hall is used for meeting and other activities. There is an ample playing area outside the building exclusively for Kindergarten students. A new classroom was built in 2010 for 2 year-old students (Pre-K) an in 2012 another classroom was built for a new group of students.

Sports Hall

Inaugurated in 2007, it is used to for sports practice and PE classes. It is also used for international examinations.

IB & PYP

The Primary Years Programme (PYP), for students aged 3 to 11, focuses on the development of the whole child, in the classroom but also in the world outside, through other environments where children learn. It offers a framework that meets children’s several needs: academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural. The PYP defines the characteristics of students who are aware of and sensitive to the experiences of others.

Students will be able to:

  • Explore, reflect and enquire.
  • Experiment and investigate possible outcomes.
  • Obtain data and communicate findings.
  • Make use of prior knowledge and evaluate events from different perspectives.
  • Show depth of understanding by applying a given concept or rule.
  • Propose and prove theories.
  • Make predictions and discuss potential outcomes.
  • Explain solutions to problems.

We would like to create a community with the profile attributes that allow teachers, students and parents to work towards the St George’s vision:

  • Risk taker
  • Caring
  • Principled
  • Inquirer
  • Knowledgeable
  • Reflective
  • Communicator
  • Thinker

Our curriculum guarantees meaningful, relevant, interesting, challenging and stimulating learning so that students can reflect on the connections between life at school, home and the outside world.

For further information about the PYP (Primary Years Programme) please click here.

Curriculum

The National Curricula with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from the International Baccalaureate are based on investigation and the individual construction of concepts; assure a significant learning since they prepare the students for their future experience in school.

Children are guided by full-time, bilingual teachers who work with small number of students according to their ages in a comfortable and dynamic environment. English is integrated in all activities enabling the children to feel confident in the use of the second language and incorporate it in a natural way. Music, storytelling, role playing, listening activities and technology are essential tools that foster the development of the language.

Daily routine

Our day starts at 8.00. All students are involved in weekly activities such as Music, Drama and Physical Education.

From K1 (3 year-olds) students receive a weekly IT stimulus, where they develop skills related to the usage of different technological resources such as computers, tablets, interactive blackboards, among others.

Our school days are:

  • Pre-K: morning and afternoon shift.
  • K1 and K2: 08.00 to 15.00.
  • K3: 08.00 to 16.10, in articulation with Primary.

Application

If you are interested in obtaining information about the Admissions process, get in touch with the Admissions Department to coordinate a visit to the School: (011) 4663 2494 or fill in the APPLICATION below.

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