Primary Open Morning

King's School Manila - Early Years Foundation Stage (2-4 years) and Primary (5-11 years) Open Morning

We are hosting an Open Morning exclusively for Amerikids and other US Government Agency families, so that prospective parents can come and experience our school, facilities and teachers for themselves.

When: 27 January 2017
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 am
Where: EYFS Indoor Play Area, The King's School Manila Campus
Who should attend: Parents with children aged 1 - 14

You must register to attend this event so we can ensure security measures are met at our school. Please complete this form if you would like to attend this Open Morning.

Who will you meet: 

  • David Kirkham - Headteacher
  • David Bogle - Head of Early Years & Key Stage One 
  • Rory Barclay - Year 1 Class Teacher / Curriculum Coordinator 
  • Early Years class teachers, teaching assistants and specialist teachers for Music, PE and Mandarin
  • Admissions team

What will happen on the day:

8:30 – Welcome breakfast  
9:00 – 9:15 - Welcome to KSM by the Headmaster
9:15 - 9:30 – David Bogle will introduce ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ giving an overview of the curriculum, and general information about life in Early Years at KSM: structure of the day, snack/lunch time, rest time, rewards, etc.
9:30 - 9:45 - Rory Barclay will introduce 'Key Stage One' giving an overview of the curriculum, general information about life in Key Stage One at KSM: structure of the day, snack/lunch time, rest time, rewards, etc.
9:45 - 9:50 - Elaine Blando to provide an overview of the EAL and SEN departments 
9:50 onwards - Snack time for the children
9:50 - 10:30 - A chance to explore the Early Years and Key Stage One departments. You will visit different classes and areas to experience the curriculums and many different learning environments. These will include:

• Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Phonics
• Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Maths
• Music 
• Modern Foreign Languages (Mandarin)
• EYFS / KS1 Learning Areas 
• Outdoor and Indoor play areas
• Swimming session
• Physical Development session
10:30 - 11:00 - Refreshments and a chance to chat to our Admissions team and teachers, as well as a chance to make an application with us. Our parent’s group will also be on hand to share their experiences of life at KSM.

Early Years Foundation Stage (2 to 4 years)

The early years of your child’s education are important ones, and, as parents, you will want to ensure that they receive the very best start to establish a positive approach to learning. At KSM, we create a learning environment where children feel safe and secure to explore new concepts and ideas.

Our bright, modern classroom walls are full of our pupils’ arts and crafts, language-based literacy information, educational material related to topics being studied and we have an ever changing role play area which helps encourage and stimulate learning in a playful environment. Other facilities at KSM include a magnificent sports field, primary only playgrounds, reception only play area, a basketball court and swimming pool.

By the end of their time in Early Years children will have acquired most, if not all, of the skills and abilities in each of the seven areas of learning: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design.

Primary (5 to 11 years)

Our curriculum has been developed for more than a decade drawing from our global network of schools and is delivered in a context that is relevant to the needs of Philippine and international families in Manila. We do not focus on preparing for tests. Lessons are lively, challenging and provide pupils with many opportunities to think critically and independently. Success in examinations follows naturally from this approach.

KSM teachers strive to create an atmosphere that fosters enthusiasm for learning and promotes the personal development of each child. Pupils quickly learn the value of academic achievement, but they are also encouraged to take a broader view of success. Every member of the school, young or old, is expected to contribute to the welfare of the school community. Leadership and initiative are encouraged and celebrated.

Small class sizes and a low student to teacher ratio mean that each child can receive the support and attention required to make excellent progress. Specialist teachers, professional musicians and coaches help ensure a broad education of quality for our pupils.

But don’t just take our word for it, come and join us for an Early Years Foundation Stage and Primary Open Morning on 27 January where you will be able to see the facilities and teaching style for yourself.

Please register your interest by completing this form.