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PLAYGROUP REGISTRATION FOR 2016 INTAKE 

           

Headed by the Principal, The Kindergarten Unit runs playgroup & pre-school classes for children aged 3 to 6 years. Its syllabus is closely knit with that of the Ministry of Education, Singapore.

The Assyakirin Mosque Kindergarten offers a variety of programmes including basic computer / IT applications, reading (English and Malay), music & movement, art & craft, basic Quranic recitation, practical ablution (wudhu), prayers (solat) and spelling. Among its co-curricular programmes are green fingers, field trips, camps and sports.


Our Mission

Dedicated in developing a supportive Early Childhood Centre that allows each child to achieve at their fullest.


Our philosophy

To provide a holistic Islamic early education that nurtures future leaders spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially towards life-long learning with optimum teacher-parent partnership.


 

Our programmes

We believe in:

  • Providing a safe, healthy and nurturing setting for children.
  • Supporting children's development by cherishing individual differences, helping them learn about cooperation, and promoting their self-esteem.
  • Providing a learning experience for the whole child; physically, mentally, socially, morally and spiritually.
  • Encouraging and fostering independence and socialization in preshoolers within a safe, caring and Islamic environment.

Teachers will also assist the children:

  • in becoming more familiar with Allah swt and Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. through du'as, surahs and stories (seerah);
  • in helping them understand that Allah swt loves them;
  • in helping them understand that Allah swt makes them uniquely special;
  • in growing in their ability to love one another.

We also believe in working with families to bring about collaboration between home and school in ways  that will enhance the child's development.


Our Approach

Integrated Learning:

Children's learning experiences are integrated as a whole to enable them to understand how knowledge and skills are really linked together rather than segregated in the teaching and learning process. Within a planned theme, children discover things from observations, enquiries, explorations and first-hand experiences.

Active Learning:

Learning is most effective when children are actively involved and engaged in carrying out tasks that are meaningful to them. The emphasis on the process of knowing, understanding and forming their own ideas rather than completion of worksheets or petitive exercises. Ample opportunities are provided for children to learn from observations, enquiry, exploration and first-hand experiences.

Supportive Learning:

Teachers plan a developmentally supportive activity that first considers what the children know and can do, and then builds on the learning experiences. The goal is for children to experience to experience satisfaction and independence by working on the activity. Thus, teachers can guide children to the next challenge or level of difficulty.


 

Our School Sessions

(Runs at 2 sessions, Mondays to Fridays):-

         Monday - Thursday

Session 1 - (8.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.)           

Session 2 - (11.30 a.m - 2.30 p.m.)        

                  

                    Friday                             

Session 1 - (8.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.)      

Session 2 - (10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.)

                                      

Class Ration

1 teacher : 12 (Nursery)

1 teacher : 18 (Kindergarten 1)

1 teacher : 22 (Kindergarten 2)

 

About Our Fees

The monthly school fees is S$107.00

 

Our Facilities

Conducive and Caring Learning Environment:

  • Air-conditioned classrooms.
  • Learning Centres such as Language Centre, Dramatic Centre to provide for self-directed learning and interest.
  • Computer Lab with opportunity for child's individual learning.
  • Prepared snacks such as porridge, macaroni (soup / fried, sandwiches, biscuits and cereal. For health reasons, only plain water will be served to minimise the risk of asthma, bronchial asthma or other allergic reactions that are usually observed in young children.

 

Our Staff

  • Dedicated, commited and caring
  • Well-trained and qualified - Professional Qualification: our teaching staff have obtained Diploma in Early  Childhood Care and Education (Teaching), others include Diploma in Early Childhood (Leadership).




 

The Ministry of Education Desired Outcomes of Pre-School Education


We adhere to the Ministry of Education Desired Outcomes of Education that by the end of their kindergarten years, children should:

  • Know what is right and what is wrong

  • Be willing to share and take turns with others

  • Be able to relate to others

  • Be curious and able to explore

  • Be able to listen and speakl with understanding

  • Be comfortable and happy with themselves

  • Have developed physical co-ordination and healthy habits

  • Love their families, friends, teachers and school


The school also hopes that by the end of the 3 years with us, the children should:

  • Love Allah s.w.t. and the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.

  • Love Islam

  • Understand that Islam is their religion and is a way of life

  • Become practising Muslims

  •  Love to read and recite verses from the Quran




 

Our Curriculum Overview

Islamic Social Studies:

Children's understanding about their selves as Muslims and the learning to practise the appropriate adaab and akhlaq is the central component in our curriculum focus. Activities will include Iqra recitation, hafazan of surahs and du'a, exposure to stories of the prophets and discussion of selected hadiths.

Language and Literacy:

Language plays a crucial role in the development of children's thinking and learning. We nurture our children in a positive disposition towards language learning, as it is essential that children are exposed to meaningful language arts activities such as role playing, singing, rhyming, journal writing and reading. These activities will promote children's interactive skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Math and Numeracy:

Children's numeracy development is a central part of daily experience. Through the use of manipulatives, pictures and symbols, children notice relationships between sets and groups of things to be sorted, counted, shared and represented. Activities focus on hands-on experiences and the acquisition of number sense and operations, shapes and measurements, and patterns and relationships.

Environmental Awareness:

The focus of activities are on children's emerging knowledge and understanding of their environment, including both the natural and man-made world. The aim is that children will recognize, make observations and express their views about their immediate surroundings, and gradually extending to the wider environments of Singapore.

Self and Social Awareness:

In creating a warm and conducive learning environment for children, teachers set rules and routines to manage classroom interaction that helps to promote co-operation, mutual respect and self-control. Children are also encouraged to express their feelings freely and honestly without the fear of being ridiculed.

Aesthetic & Creative Expression:

Promoting aesthetic appreciation and creativity through Art and Music & Movement. Children are naturally exuberant and spontaneous in the ways they express their ideas and feelings. They express freely as they invent play, explore and refine ideas and feelings through a variety of media such as dance music and art.

Motor Skills Development:

Motor skills development is recognized as crucial to the development of gross muscle and fine motor dexterity that will, in turn, affect children's mastery of self-help routines and skills in the other domains (such as writing or painting). Given the time and space for unrestricted movement, our children can naturally develop their sense of balance, physical co-ordination and awareness of space and direction.

Bahasa Melayu:

The focus of activities are on children's comprehension and reading skills. Activities planned helps to promote children's ability to spell, read and write in a relaxed and enjoyable manner.

Basic Computer Skills:

The exposure to this technology is to support the children's fun learning in a more creative way. Activities are planned systematically so that it will be meaningful and applicable for their future learning. Children will be exposed to the Paint and Powerpoint Programmes besides understanding the various tools and functions of the computer.





Our Daily Programme

Assembly

  • Before curriculum time, the children will assemble at the Kindergarten's foyer in their respective classes. Children will read the Islamic Declaration, Shahadah and sing the National Anthem.

Circle Time

  • Children will read Surah Al-Fatihah, Surah Kursi, al-Ikhlas, al-Falaq and An-Naas. It will be followed by the du'a for lessons and revise the Surah/du'a for the week.

Small-Group

  • Discussion about the day's topic/theme is done with a small group at a time while the other children get to choose a learning centre to work on. Lessons will be taught through hands-on and exploration as children learn better through sensory exploration.

Outdoor

  • Children will be engaged with different types of activities that will enhance their physical development; activities that include materials such as hoops, beanbags, balls and parachute.

Islamic Social Studies

  • Discussion about the adaab and akhlaq appropriate for a Muslim.
  • Iqra - Session will be done in a small group basis. Each child will read at their own pace.

Snack

  • Mondays to Thursday only.                
  • Nursery (20 mins)
  • K1 & K2 (15 mins)

Computer Literacy

  • In small groups, children will be at the Computer Lab once a week (30 - 40 mins per session). In the meantime, other lesson will progress as per normal.

Field Trips

  • Field trips will be conducted according to the theme. For each trip, children will focus on 1 to 3 types of facts. For e.g:

                             Theme: Pets                        Visit to Jurong Bird Park: Focus - Parrot

  • This is to let children have sufficient time to make observations for the purpose of discussion/brainstorming during the follow-up lesson the following day. Children are encouraged to participate in the field trips as they are part of the curriculum. By missing the field trips, children will miss taking part in the discussion/brainstorming session.


  • The class schedule and hours will change. Parents have to make their own transport arrangement, where needed.

Assessment

  • Child's developmental progress will be done daily. It will be recorded in the Class Log Book and kept by the Teacher-in-Charge. For the parents, the Developmental Progress Report Book will record the child's developmental progress and can be viewed at each Parent-Teacher Conference.

Portfolio & Diary

  • Your child's work will be compiled in a folio throughout the year. This will allow you and the teacher to see the developmental progress of your child. In addition to the folio: K1/K2 - will also have a journal that has to be filled 2 - 3 times a week.

'Caring Parents, Loving Child'

  • A themely newsletter which will be distributed to inform parents on what your child will be learning/having for the theme.





Rules And Regulations

  • Assembly - Please ensure that your child arrives 5 minutes earlier at the 4th level, Kindergarten Unit before the session begins. We hope that the daily pledge recital at the assembly area is taken seriously. *In recurring cases of late attendance, a 'late attendance form' has to be filled up by the parents/guardian.

 

  • School Attire - Children must be dressed in proper school attire when attending school. For outdoor activities/field trips, please ensure that your child puts on school shoes and not slippers or sandals. Also keep your child's nails short and trim.


  • Gold Jewellery - Strictly not allowed. Also avoid costume jewellery. The school will not be held responsible for any loss of such items.


  • Labels - Please ensure that your child's belongings are labelled (e.g. the songkok and pants) to avoid possible cases of items being switched among children.


  • Payments - Any payments for field trips, order of Vitagen/Yakult need to be placed in a sealed envelope with your child's name and class on it. Please give in exact amount.


  • Communication - Your child will bring home the class's Themely Newsletter, a circular from school or a Home Link activity usually on a Friday or any day the teacher consider necessary. For the communication books, it will be on a daily basis.

We greatly hope that you understand the importance of checking your child's bag. Circulars or notes in the Communication Book are to be read and attended as soon as possible. This is one of our ways of communicating with you and we would appreciate if you could look into this seriously. Please ensure that any Home Link activity is returned to school promptly by the given day.

  • Change of Session - A S$2/- administrative charge will be levied for any change of session upon receipt of letter of confirmation from the Kindergarten.


  • Early Dismissal - Please refer to the office if you need to fetch your child earlier. You need to fill up in our Early Dismissal Book for our reference. You need to inform the driver if your child is taking the transport.


  • Child's Withdrawal - Parents are required to personally sign a withdrawal letter obtainable at the Kindergarten's office. Withdrawal will require a one-month notice. Parents are also required to clear any unsettled payment/s before the last day of withdrawal.


  • Absence from Class - In cases where your child is absent from school for more than three (3) months without a valid reason, the school will automatically cancel your child's placement in the school. However, your child's school fees will still have to be payable.


  • Birthday Celebration - We allow for this occasion during our snack time. We encourage that for the celebration:

      *   To be kept simple

      *   Cake served for your child's class should come from a bakery certified HALAL by MUIS like POLAR CAKES,

           BAKERY JUNCTION OR BLOSSOM CAKE HOUSE.

      *   Please ensure that the tokens for your child's class are not in any form of food. In substitution, you may 

          want to give stationeries or toys that are safe.

** In our effort to inculcate Islamic values and adaab of celebration, we do not encourage blowing of candles and the singing of 'Happy Birthday' song.


In case your child sick...

  • Please avoid bringing your sick child to school. Resting at home will also ensure that your child recovers quickly.
  • Should your child fall sick during school hours, he/she will be asked to rest in the office. Please pick your child up as soon as you receive a call from us.
  • Please inform the teacher if your child is unable to attend school for 2 days or longer due to illness or other reasons.

Updating Your Particulars

  • Please inform the school or Teachers-in-charge immediately of any change of address and contact number to enable us to contact you in Time of emergency, without much delay.

School Bus Service

  • Arrangement has to be made through the transport vendors directly.

  • Please inform the bus drivers in advance of your child's absence to avoid confusion and to ensure eficacy of service.

  • Please wait for the bus at least 5 minutes earlier to avoid being left behind.

  • Parents are advised to be with their child while waiting for the school bus and when fetching their child home. The bus drivers will not alight a child whose parent/guardian are not around.

Sending and Picking Up Your Child

  • Kindly ensure that your child arrives school on time.
  • Kindly ensure that the person authorized to pick up your child arrives 5 minutes before dismissal.





Our Yearly Events

  • The actual plan for the activites/events will be shared with parents through our newsletters/circulars.
  • Any amendments/inclusion to the activities/events stated above will be notified duly.


(School Term) - ONE                     (Major Activities/Events) - Field Trips for all levels 

                                                                                              - Maulidul Rasul


(School Term) - TWO                     (Major Activities/Events) - Field Trips

                                                                                       - Parent-Teacher Conference

                                                                                       - Re-registration of existing children

 

 (School Term) - THREE                  (Major Activities/Events) - Field Trips

                                                                                        - Open-Registration

                                                                                        - Mini Sport Day

                                                                                        - Aidilfitri Celebration


 (School Term) - FOUR                     (Major Activities/Events) - Children's Day Celebration

                                                                                        - Parent-Teacher Conference

                                                                                        - Eidul Adha

                                                                                        - 2-Days Camp/Graduation for K2


Parent-Teacher Conference

  • This will be carried out at the end of each semester (twice a year). Your child's progress, strengths and potentials will be shared. Your genuine feedback/observations from home will also be beneficial for the teachers to understand your child better.


Celebrations

  • For certain occasions, children may be required to come to school in a special attire or home clothes, depending on the activity. Parents will be informed through our newsletter/circular.


Class and Graduation Photographs

  • Class photo for all levels will be taken at the end of each year. For K2 child, a graduation photograph which includes a class and individual photo will be taken.


Farewell Gathering/Graduation Day

  • A celebration upon successful completion of the children's Kindergarten years with their teachers and families. Venue will usually be at the Mosque's premise on a scheduled date namely in the month of November.


Assyakirin Mosque Family Day

  • The mosque will conduct its fund-raising projects yearly. In an effort to raise funds for the needy family and their children's education, we seek the help of students and their families to collect donations and participate in the Family Day events, usually held during the 3rd quarter of the year.


School will be closed on the following occasions:

Public Holidays                                  School Holidays 

Chinese New Year                                Youth Day

Good Friday                                         Teacher's Day

Labour Day                                          Children's Day 

Vesak Day

Youth Day

National Day

Aidilfitri

Deepavali

Eidul Adha

Christmas Day

New Year's Day

 

(Teachers In-House Training): As approved by the MOE, the school will allocate 3 days for the purpose of Teachers In-House Training & discussion. Parents will be informed duly.



Dear Valued Parents

We are looking forward to an enriching and warm home-school relationship during your time with us. By sharing our objectives, we hope that we can have a communal perspective in nurturing our children's development.

With this positive partnership, your trust and cooperation, we are confident that your child's development will be harmonized, InsyaAllah.

Your support is the pillar of our success!  



 

Singapore Prayer Times (22 Jan 2018 - 6 JamadulAwal 1439)

Subuh 5:54 Syuruk 7:15 Zuhur 13:18 Asar 16:41 Maghrib 19:19 Isyak 20:32
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