EC Assitant Principal Letter
Dear Hayah Parents
A very warm welcome to our new and returning students and families.
As your child steps into Hayah’s Early Childhood, he will be starting a new phase in his life and possibly yours. It marks the beginning of a 14 year journey with us. That’s why we ensure it is an experience to cherish, and that our students will look back at their time in Early Childhood and associate it with warmth, safety, and the smell of popcorn and fresh baking.
We believe that learning will simply not happen if students don’t feel secure. Therefore, the social and emotional wellbeing of our students is our priority. From their very first days with us through Kindergarten, we observe them, guide them, believe in them and watch them grow. Our orientation process provides a smooth transition from home to school and a sense of community and parental partnership.
We also believe that children as young as three are capable of learning the real life skills we adults know are essential to success in the 21st century. With this in mind, we use all our resources, campus, teaching program and teachers, to provide the environment and tools necessary for nurturing these essential skills.
This fall, our students will return to a fully refurbished building with two new exciting additions. A brand new dramatic centre where children act out real life experiences, negotiate roles and communicate ideas, and a spacious outdoor learning area which encourages exploration, creativity and learning through trial and error.
Our broad curriculum ensures students are engaged in their learning and their needs and individual pace are being catered for through differentiated instruction. Our centre based classrooms promote collaboration and ownership of learning.
Students get to learn about global citizenship and social responsibility through character education activities and school wide events that strike the balance between care for self and regard for the wider community. They learn about owning their own choices and bearing the consequences, good or bad, through our adopted behaviour system.
Our experienced teachers are always ready to embrace new practices that help narrow the gap between students’ knowledge and application. They plan to make learning accessible and hands on, and work alongside students to help them reach their potential and prepare them for their next step both emotionally and academically.
At the beginning of this new academic year, we look forward with enthusiasm to meeting our new students and welcoming them to our community. We will continue what we have started with our returning students and help them realize their strengths and reach their potential.
Wishing you all a wonderful year.
Early Childhood Assistant Principal,