Principal's Blog

Date: 21 MAR 2019
We were thrilled to be able to share our learning with Anfield families on Saturday at our Literacy Festival. With our school transformed into a setting from Jack and the Beanstalk, the children and their parents enjoyed wandering around all of the classrooms in the school to see what we’ve been learning in our phonics and literacy lessons.

It was wonderful to see and hear the children perform learned texts. Even our youngest children astounded us, whilst our K2 and K3 children recited complex texts.

Children delighted in storytelling sessions through live readings and in our cinema and the staff drama was enjoyed by all.

Date: 31 JAN 2019
Following the EDB announcement of the Chinese New Year holiday advancement, we are so disappointed to have to close the school to pupils this week.  Staff are using the opportunity to sort, clean and sterilise our toys and environment.  They are also planning exciting learning opportunities for children on their return to school after the CNY holiday.

I am pleased that we will still be able to hold our lovely CNY events after the holiday and look forward to having families join us on Tuesday 19th February for the K2 and K3 children’s performances and for the professional Lion Dance on Friday 22nd February.

We wish all of our families a healthy and happy Year of the Pig.

Date: 23 JAN 2019
After the excitement of Christmas, with wonderful performances from all of our children on the large stage and parties, we have begun our new school term with gusto!
 
The teachers have designed exciting themes to engage the children in their classes this term. As they know the children in their class so well, they have considered themes to motivate them, as well as meeting their needs and moving on the learning. These range from dinosaurs to animals to festivals. 
 
It was wonderful to be able to show off our fabulous environment with prospective parents during our Open Day on Saturday 19th January.
 
We are also preparing for Chinese New Year. The Mandarin teachers are teaching about the customs and why they are important to many of our families. Our children are enjoying learning how to cook Tong Huan and our K2 and K3 children are practising a very exciting performance to share with all parents on Thursday 31st January. We are also looking forward to the professional Lion Dance in the school garden on Wednesday 30th January.

Date: 22 NOV 2018
This month’s Fairytale theme is really capturing the imagination of all of our children. Through well-known stories, such as ‘The Gingerbread Man’, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and others, the learning that the children have enjoyed has been outstanding. We are looking forward to a magical end to the theme with a Fairytale Ball on Friday.
One of the Anfield priorities is to enhance partnership working and community collaboration. One of the ways that we do this at the Kindergarten is by raising children’s awareness of the needs of those less fortunate than ourselves. Our children have worked with their families to create a Box of Hope for Christmas. The response has been overwhelming and I feel certain that many children will be thrilled to open their surprise boxes later this year.

Date: 12 OCT 2018
What a fabulous start to the school year!

It is lovely to see how well our children have settled into their new classes and how much progress they are already making.  They love the range of activities that they access – PE, music, cooking, Mandarin, library, phonics and just playing with our lovely toys and classroom resources.

The staff all enjoyed spending time with our current parents informally during our Cheese and Wine evenings and meeting prospective parents at our recent Open Day.

This week, the children came to school in their casual clothes in support of the Hong Kong Community Chest.  Our aim is to encourage our children to understand that we all have a social responsibility towards others. Supporting charities throughout the year will be a part of that.

We are looking forward to an exciting year at Anfield International Kindergarten, with many events and lots of learning to enjoy.