MANJARIA KINDERGARTEN

From the Desk of the Head of Kindergarten

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the new academic year of 2018. The academic year 2017 has been fruitful and 2018 will be another exciting year with the roll-out of new programmes and increase in the number of classes. At Manjaria Kindergarten, we always uphold our commitment to provide a safe and enriching learning environment that will encourage children to be well-prepared to assimilate into primary education both academically and socially as well as be creative and critical thinkers.

We continuously strive to improve and in 2018 we will be introducing a Mandarin stream for the 6-year-old children starting from January 2018. The main objective of this programme is to enable the children to have a superior grasp of Mandarin before they enroll into Standard 1. This Mandarin stream for the 6-year-olds shall defer from our normal 6-year-old classes where children will be exposed to listening, speaking, reading and writing fully conducted in Mandarin via a wholesome Mandarin approach. In addition to having all subjects and instructions carried out in Mandarin, the teaching of Mathematics shall be in the dual languages, namely Mandarin and English as the teaching of Science and Mathematics at Sri Bestari Private School is in English under the Dual Language Programme which was approved by the Ministry of Education in 2015.

Manjaria Kindergarten is an approved early childhood centre to provide special needs support through our Education and Learning Support Academy, ELSA, for students afflicted with learning disabilities, dyslexia and autism and have very limited places only. Also planned is the offering of Fardhu Ain class as an after school enrichment programme for our Muslim students taking after the highly successful and tremendous response for after school Fardhu Ain classes at Primary.

Thank you for entrusting us to mould your children’s minds in shaping their character, independence and responsibility. I look forward to another successful year ahead.

Sylvia Ng

SCHOOL TERMS AND SCHOOL HOURS

KSPK – KURIKULUM STANDARD PRASEKOLAH KEBANGSAAN

Monday 08.30 am – 01.00 pm
Tuesday 08.30 am – 01.00 pm
Wednesday 08.30 am – 01.00 pm
Thursday 08.30 am – 01.00 pm
Friday 08.30 am – 12.30 pm
Recess 10.00 am – 10.30 pm
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CURRICULUM

We at Manjaria Kindergarten understand that there are differences and similarities among children in terms of intelligence, personality, interest and aptitude. The curriculum embraces these varied groups and has been carefully compiled. The curriculum encourages children’s participation in the classrooms and the usage of smart board encourages interactive learning so that learning is more engaging. Individual attention will be given to selected students after school to enhance their learning ability.

All Level Subjects (Year 4 to 6)

  • Bahasa Melayu
  • English
  • Phonics
  • Mandarin
  • Mathematics
  • Science / Thematic
  • Physical Education
  • Pendidikan Islam ( for Muslims )
  • Moral Education ( for non -Muslims )
  • Art & Craft / Colouring
  • Music and Movement
  • Computer Skills
  • Story and Story Time

Mandarin Stream Subjects (Year 6)

  • Bahasa Melayu
  • English
  • Pendidikan Islam ( for Muslims )

  • Classes in Mandarin
  • Phonics
  • Mandarin
  • Physical Education
  • Moral Education ( for non -Muslims )
  • Art & Craft / Colouring
  • Music and Movement
  • Computer Skills
  • Story and Circle Time

  • Classes in Mandarin and English
  • Mathematics
  • Science / Thematic

Mandarin Stream for 6 Years Old

Manjaria Kindergarten introduced a Mandarin stream for our 6 years-old children starting from January 2018. This programme is to enable the children to have a superior grasp of Mandarin. Children will be exposed to listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin.

Thematic Approach and Experiential Learning

There will be two field trips in a year to expand children’s knowledge beyond the classroom through hands-on experiences. Most of all, field trips will help to make learning more tangible and memorable. Beside academic achievement, we also emphasize on having strong foundation on character building among our children.

Reading via Phonics

Reading for English is done using the phonics way approach not the whole language approach. Phonics reading will enable children to learn how to read and to spell the words. This method will allow children to blend the letter sounds to form words. While the whole language approach teaches the children to read by recognizing the words as a whole.

Arts and Craft

There will be arts and craft lessons whereby the children will be able to exercise their creative and critical thinking skills with lots of opportunity to explore during these lessons besides improving on their fine motor skills.

Social Skill Development

The children will be exposed to different stages of play and eventually working towards cooperative play. Children will be placed in different seating arrangements all the time so that they can interact with every child in the classroom.

Use of Worksheets

The curriculum includes a set of comprehensive worksheets for each individual age as well as incorporates a thematic approach to prepare children for primary school.

Reading programme

The individual reading programme is done according to the individual pace and ability. The progress of the children will be recorded and shared with parents when they come in for the parents-teachers meeting. The readers are wisely selected for the reading programmes. Reading is done in three languages, mainly in Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin. Selecting the right readers for the beginners is important to boost their confidence level in their first attempt in reading.

Numeracy and Math

The 4 year old children will be exposed to early mathematics with emphasis on recognizing numbers from 1 until 20. While the 5 and 6 years old children will be exposed to addition, subtraction, time and value of money.

Physical Education and Gross Motor Skill

The physical development of the children is also important and we have the physical education on a weekly basis beside the annual sports day and telematch.

Religious Studies and Moral Responsibility

Also incorporated in the curriculum is Islamic study for our Muslim children. All other students attend moral studies to promote moral values among the children.

ELSA SUPPORT/SPECIAL NEEDS

The Education and Learning Support Academy (ELSA) was setup to cater to the special needs students. The ELSA support includes individual education plan as systematic approach in addressing individual needs.

These interventions are designed to help students with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and confidence. There are inclusive and exclusive classes offered to special needs students.

EXTENDED HOURS CARE

We provide extended hours care centre service to cater for the working parents from November 2015 onwards. Your child’s activities during this extended service hours have been specially planned, which includes, individual reading, indoor games, artwork, drama and outdoor activities. Our conducive environment serves to enhance your child(s) learning and at the same time providing sufficient free playtime for them. Through play, children are able to develop their social skills such as sharing, turn taking and communicating with their peers.

The child care service will operates from Monday through to Friday until 6.30 pm. A grace period of half an hour are given to parents to pick up their child, therefore; parents must pick their child by 7.00 pm. After which, there will be late pick up charges of RM10 for every additional half hour. The daycare will be closed on all public holidays and any other holidays laid down by Sekolah Sri Bestari.

We will provide lunch and tea break for the children. We also bathe the children and he or she will have one and a half hour nap. Your child may change into his/her non-uniform clothing during daycare hours. Children will not be force to take a nap, however they must stay quiet and respect other children who wish to rest. You are allowed to bring small pillow and blanket for nap. Please clearly labelled each item.

We truly believe that the needs of your child are important under our care. We hope that we will be able to work together for the best interest of your child. Any helpful suggestions about dealing with your child are welcomed. Please advise us in advance if somebody else (beside parents) are coming to pick your child.

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