Viv’s Schoolhouse offers an award-winning curriculum which boasts of a bilingual immersion and experiential learning approach.
Our children immerse in a bilingual environment of English and Mandarin where they acquire language skills and cultural arts in both languages. There are two co-teachers – one English and one Mandarin – assigned to children of every age group. Not only do children get equal exposure to both languages throughout the day, they also get the chance to delve deeper into the intricacies of each language during designated English and Mandarin lessons. Through constant conversations and practice, even non-native speakers are able to grasp the respective languages with ease and confidence!
In order to ensure that our children are able to anchor in every learning experience firmly, our curriculum has been designed to engage all of their five senses as much as possible. Lessons are filled with novelty, challenges, and creative-thinking, with activities specially curated to allow children to be fully involved in their everyday learning. Through hands-on approaches such as Speech and Drama lessons, cooking and more, our children are able to build strong foundations in the different learning domains, and engage critical thinking when it comes to tackling problems!
At Viv’s Schoolhouse, we take your child’s learning and growth very seriously.
Hence, we have incorporated a variety of activities to inspire the greatest potentials in every child.
Weekly cooking classes
Weekly cooking classes at Viv’s Schoolhouse is always filled with lots of fun, laughter, and deliciousness. We leverage on this time to teach children about Science, Math, communication skills, life skills, and the endless possibilities of whipping up healthy yet scrumptious meals. From baking granola cups to wrapping our own dumplings, children are transformed into junior master chefs who will eagerly flaunt their mouth-watering dishes.
Through daily craftwork, children are able to use art as a medium to communicate their feelings, hone their creativities, improve fine motor skills, and express their learnings in a more vivid fashion! Children gain a sense of confidence when they are able to create masterpieces that are uniquely theirs, and learn to take pride in the work that they do.
Daily gym classes
Other than daily outdoor activities, children also participate in daily gym classes to hone their gross motor skills. We have our very own indoor gym at Viv’s Schoolhouse, where special shock absorbent flooring has been customized together with padded walls throughout the area to ensure children’s safety. Daily gym classes serve to work on children’s flexibility, coordination, self-esteem, strength, and discipline. The gym also features a rock wall that is a favourite amongst our children!
Weekly water play sessions
Water play is a type of sensory play that children enjoy tremendously. Amidst the fun of splashing around, children are also able to improve their dexterity, hone their gross motor skills, as well as work on their social skills.
Weekly swimming lessons
We have an actual swimming pool within our premises and children have the option to sign up for weekly swimming classes. All of our swim coaches are fully certified by the Singapore Sport Council, Swimming Teacher’s Association, and Austswim.
Monthly field trips
We extend our learning outside of school during our monthly field trips. From visiting the Singapore Botanic Gardens to understanding more about fishes at our local fish farm, these learning journeys help to bridge the gap between education and hands-on learning. It provides children the opportunities to explore things in authentic settings, creating shared social experiences that are not only memorable, but also insightful!