Welcome to ACG Kindergarten
The Kindergarten years are the most special of many children's schooling and are where they develop their love of learning.
The Kindergarten programme at ACG International School Vietnam is one that focuses on the skills of Numeracy and Literacy to prepare them for successful learning experiences in the future.
International education in the early childhood years
The IB PYP defines the early childhood years as those from three to five years. These years are distinctive in several ways. The rapid rate of development which occurs in the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and aesthetic domains is particularly significant. Although the progression usually occurs in recognizable and predictable directions, it is unique in each child, occurring at varying rates from student to student. The aim of the Early Childhood Years Programme is to extend students in all areas of growth. It is to give meaningful experiences and provide new opportunities in a positive and accepting environment. In such an environment, students will develop:
The role of the teacher is to facilitate the connection between the student's prior knowledge and the knowledge to be inquired. The School must strive to make this adjustment as successful as possible by encouraging the development of secure and trusting relationships with new adults and peers.
Kindergarten students spend the majority of their school day with the Kindergarten class teacher. This teacher is responsible to teach literacy, numeracy, the Programme of Inquiry, Art, Information Technology / Computing skills as well as the Learner Profile and IB Attitudes programme. Specialist classes are conducted weekly for Physical Education, Swimming, Music / Drama, Vietnamese and Host Countries studies.
The philosophy of the PYP directly affects the student and is expressed in a series of desired attributes and traits that are characteristic of learners with an international perspective. The PYP Student Learner profile is as follows:
The programme of inquiry
As part of the aim to make learning stimulating and relevant, students study four units of inquiry a year. These units provide the content for science, social studies and for much of language development and learning data handling etc. These units are organised under six themes (Who we are, Where We Are In Place and Time, How We Express Ourselves, How The World Works, How We Organise Ourselves, Sharing The Planet).
Points of interest
Meals - A separate cafeteria is provided with a specific Kindergarten menu just outside the Kindergarten classrooms.
Please download a Kindergarten flyer here