Welcome to Early Years at NBHIS, an exciting fun-filled learning experience where our 2-5 year olds can be challenged and allowed to grow into a love of inquiring and exploring, which will remain with them for their entire school experience.
As part of the world-renown Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate. NBHIS’ learning programme goes beyond just academics. The enquiry-based activities, diverse electives, along with specialist music, art and PE and service activities are the cornerstone of our carefully structured framework for learning.
What makes us different from other pre-schools is that our classes are co-taught by foreign and Chinese teachers in a genuine bilingual learning environment. Our Chinese and foreign students thrive in this play-based education experience where Chinese culture and tradition inform our teaching alongside global awareness of the cultures of the English speaking world.
Students in bi-lingual classrooms develop the ability to switch in language and concept, allowing them to embrace the exploration of different ideas and to become independent, resilient learners. Our students love coming to school each day as they anticipate being stimulated, challenged, and being successful.
NBHIS Early Years adopts ‘the small class model’ to give attention to every child’s needs and to maximise their natural abilities. Meanwhile, we also encourage children to learn collaboratively, through play and shared, focused inquiry. The IB goal is to cultivate world citizen who are inquirers as well as knowledgeable and caring individuals. NBHIS Early Years programme begins the journey of respect for others and their points of view. Children are encouraged to question, to explore, to reflect and to communicate what they are learning in a variety of ways. They begin to discover how they learn best and what challenges there are to be.