Curriculum

Our curriculum utilizes the full range of activities that are designed to enrich creative young minds. We use Finnish Waldorf Framework integrated with Indonesian National Curriculum, subjects are seamlessly integrated with each other providing nuance, context, understanding and deeper learning. Our deep and varied curriculum includes age-appropriate, rigorous academic work, as well as rich artistic experiences that combine to make learning an adventure, not a chore.

In line with our philosophy, we believe children have different talents and dispositions as well as multiple intelligences: our pedagogical models are highly differentiated, everything from the introduction of the alphabets to the Algebra is taught with depth and relevancy to the  world we live in.

In order to create students capable of facing 21st century challenges, MWS educates children in a way that they develop a love of learning.  Our instructional design uses latest advancement in PBL (Project Based Learning). PBl is a dynamic learning approach where students are engaged in and actively explore real world problems and challenges to acquire deeper learning.

Kindergarten

In Kindergarten, we believe that children are carried along by the rhythms of the world they live in – from the rhythm of breathing to the daily rhythm of sleeping and waking. Children flourish when their daily activities reflect the natural order of life with a rhythmic arrangement of the day. Rhythm gives a series of fixed anchors for children to work around in their day and week — mealtimes, as well as bedtime, playtime, work time. Rhythm, once established, is deeply soothing, since children are fully aware of what is coming next without need of  verbal instructions. This also helps to create safe boundaries for children, as they know when, where, and how of their daily routine as this creates the feeling that the world is predictable, and safe- hence, good.

Rhythm is developed around daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms. Children can anticipate daily activities and are given a chance to “breathe” in and out (there is a balance in individual/group, restful/active activity), from the quiet moments of stories and circle to the active movements of rigorous work and play. Great attention is paid by the teachers in balancing the  breathing in and out activities, so that the children do not become overwhelmed by any one activity or energy in the room. This rhythm is not an imposed schedule, but arises from the physical needs of the children and teacher because this rhythm is natural to the children it assists their physical development, provides them with a sense of security, and prevents overstimulation. Transitions (such as coming in from outdoors or moving from one activity to another ), which can often be stressful for children, are made with songs and short games.

For establishing the rhythms, we consider the  following aspects:

  • Seasonal rhythms

  • Indonesian cultures especially the culture of the place where we live

  • Major Religious celebrations like Eid, Christmas etc.

Our kindergarten program is aimed at developing child’s imagination, inspiring their sense of wonder and at the same time instilling in them appreciation for life. The range of activities offered in the kindergarten foster practical experience of concepts and skills foundational to later development of literacy and numeracy as well as life skills for learning.  

Our curriculum utilizes a full range of creative activities that are appropriate for young minds.

Activities

Numeracy

Numeracy

Numeracy

Literacy

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Finger Play

Circle-Time

Singing

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Puppetry

Singing

Circle Time

Crayon Drawing

Crayon Drawing

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Crafts

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Wet-on-Wet Painting

Outdoor Activity

Outdoor Activity

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Field Trips

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Thematic Trips

Niche Programs

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Story Telling

Creative Play

Creative Play

Cooking

Cooking

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Meaningful Work

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Rhythm & Movement

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Calligraphy

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Drama

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Baking

Modelling-beeswax

Modelling with Beeswax