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Parents Day
Parents Day

On Sunday morning, March 13th, Go Global School welcomed the parents of our students to campus.

Educating a young person is a joint effort between teachers and parents. We invite our students’ families to school in the hope that they will get a better understanding of the goals we set for our students. Parents Day is a time for educators and students to show families what they have been learning and doing in class.

Inevitably, some parents were unavailable to come to school for Parents Day, but we welcome parent visits to school on any day of week if they are interested in learning more about their students’ schedule or progress in classes.

Reception students perform a dance routine for their families at Parents Day

Reception students perform a dance routine for their families at Parents Day

The first thing we did on Sunday morning was explain some of the bigger changes that our school has gone through in the new year. Since many of our students’ parents had not been to campus previously, we took the opportunity to reinforce the school vision and curricula, and to explain some of the many ways that parents can get involved in their children’s education from home.

More families visited the school for Parents Day than we anticipated, so the event was more chaotic than we would have liked – our early morning presentation had to ultimately be given three times in three separate rooms.

After a Q&A session, the students in our Reception and Year One classes performed a dance piece that they had been preparing in their Art and Music classes – complete with handmade grass skirts.

Go Global Parents Day awards

At Parents Day, we celebrated the hard work of our top performers in each class.

When the dance performance had finished, parents were welcomed into their students’ classrooms to see where they spend their days and what their students have been working on so hard for the past four months.

Parents were given their student’s Monthly Reports and Trimester One exam results, and given the chance to sit down with the teacher and teaching assistant to discuss strengths and any weaknesses their child may be exhibiting.

In the near future, we hope to have a space that can accommodate all of our students and their families. The school is still a work in progress, and we are looking forward to all the progress we can share at the next Parents Day!

New Arts, Music, Dance and Physical Education Classes
New Arts, Music, Dance and Physical Education Classes

We are thrilled to finally have the opportunity to expand on our Foreign Language Program curricula! Go Global School is growing quickly, and so are our class offerings.

Last year, our core curriculum included English, Maths, and Science. This month began the Second Trimester for our 2015/2016 School Year, and the introduction of Art, Music, and Physical Education classes. These classes will expose our students to a wider range of subjects, and will allow them to see the world through a more colorful lens.

Go Global Classes

Primary School curricula now includes art, music, and physical education classes.

Go Global Health

Reception students dedicate one period per week to Physical Education. They hone their motor skills and dexterity, practice teamwork, and learn the benefits of exercise.

Go Global School is not interested in having our students spend their days copying text from a workbook in order to learn. We want our students to learn English through engaging classroom discussions and activities. We want to foster creativity and curiosity, and we want to educate young children who will become clever and caring, well rounded young adults.

Offering English-intensive classes in a variety of fun and educational subjects exposes children to wide variety of ideas, experiences, and vocabulary.

Students will spend four periods each week devoted to Art, Music and Physical Education.

Go Global Go Global Music Class with Guitar

Students begin music classes from Preschool. At Year One, students begin to learn how to play the recorder.

Over the course of the next 17 weeks, students will be exposed to a range of artistic mediums, musical genres, and hands-on games through English-intensive lessons and accompanying activities.

For the next two weeks, students are learning about Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement, the song and dance of the African continent, and the values of teamwork and hand-eye coordination.

We hope to not only improve the students’ English through experiential learning, but also to help them discover where their strengths and passions lie.

Every student is unique, and we celebrate children’s differences. While some students may excel in Math and English, it is also important to teach them about the joys of the arts. And where some students may find that they are passionate about dance, other students may be drawn to visual arts.

Offering classes in subjects other than English, Math and Science allows us engage students’ sense of wonder while also providing a new and different context for them to practice their conversational English and improve their working vocabularies.

Go Global Welcomes New Preschool B Class
Go Global Welcomes New Preschool B Class

On the verge of our first anniversary, we are proud to see Go Global School growing every day. In our Second Trimester for the 2015/2016 school year — scheduled to begin March 1st — we have more than 145 students enrolled in our school.

Go Global Preschool A Classroom Line

Students in Preschool at Go Global spend the year learning to love school.

Preschool students mix learning with play

Preschool students mix learning with play.

The Preschool class, serving our three-year-olds, is growing faster than any other class. With more students enrolling in our school each week, we now have the exciting chance to expand!

It is important that our classes maintain a student-teacher ratio of 10:1. This allows our teachers to give attention to the individual needs of each and every student. In order to do that effectively, we like to keep our class sizes below 20.

So, beginning this month, Go Global will now have two Preschool classes and 40 preschool students.

Go Global School Preschool Class

Preschool students play in our animal garden during recess.

Students in our Preschool classes spend their day singing, dancing, and coloring. They are introduced to a structured classroom setting, and learn through creative play.

All classes are conducted solely in English to expose their growing brains to an English-immersive learning experience from a young age. Even students who have had no second language instruction before enrolling come away from a year of Preschool with a complex understanding of English.

By the time these students are ready to graduate to Kindergarten, they are familiar with the English alphabet and the numbers one through 10. They understand how to follow directions and ask questions, and they have a year of experience with instruction in English.