PENINSULA KINDERGARTEN

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

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  • 1

    Make an appointment
    for a school tour

  • 2

    Make an appointment
    for a class observation

  • 3

    Read the Parent Handbook,
    submit the application and arrange deposit

  • 4

    Schedule an interview
    with parents and children

  • 5

    Submit remaining documents
    and pay the tuition fee

  • 6

    Home visit and connection
    with the teacher

  • 7

    Enrollment

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1: First Day of School

All returning students will return to school on the first day of the new semester between 8:00 and8:30am (Please note the actual school calendar.)New students will be admitted gradually. Teachers will inform the parents of new studentsof the exact admittance date and anyrelated matters.

We ask all parents to say goodbye to their children at the front door of the school, so the children will develop the habit to walk into the classroom on their own. This will help develop their independence. Teachers or assistant teachers will greet the children at the front door in the morning, and return them back to the front door for pick up in the afternoon.
 
2: School Hours

CASA Class: All day 8:00am - 4:00pm

IC Class: All day 8:00am - 4pm(Lunch 12:30) Half day 8:00am-11:30am

If parentsmake the effort to bring their children to school before 8:30am, children will be able to help with the daily classroom preparation, feeding of animals, taking care of plants, chatting with friends or spending time outdoors, etc. Please make arrangements to allow your children to participate in these morning activities before 8:30am.

Reminder: School ends every Friday at 3:00pm. The remaining time will be used for teacher training and parent meetings.
 
3: Late Arrival and Early Dismissal

Children will be considered late if they arrive at school after 8:30am. Please be mindful of this in order to ensure your child's regular attendance and so that their tardiness will not affect the overall operation of the classroom. Please note that after 8:30am children will be marked late and after three late arrivals the teacher will contact the parents to discuss the importance of punctuality in the daily classroom routine. If tardiness continues to be an issue, the school principal will contact the parents until a solution can be found.Under special circumstances, if yourchild will be late, please be sure to notify us in advance.

At 8:30am children will enter the most important 3-hour work cycle of the day. All teachers will be occupied assisting children with their daily work and will not be available to greet children at the main door. This period of time is particularly important for children to start the day. Please make every effort to bring your child to school before 8:30am.

If you need to pick up your child early before class is dismissed, please contact the teacher or administrator in advance.

1: Infant Community (IC) Class Introduction

The IC class is for children 1.5-3 years old. Their minds are at the stage in which they can absorb information unconsciously. They have a strong drive to learn and are very enthusiastic.

We provide a learning environment that includes self-care, care of the environment, care for others, food preparation, hand-eye coordination, hand crafts, self-expression (including art and music), and language. Children will participate in real life experiences regarding food preparation, clothes changing, maintaining the environment and other details. Working through these experiences, they will be able to fully develop their bodies and minds.
 
2: CASA Class Introduction

CASA classes provide a mixed age learning environment for children 3-6 years old. There are three consecutive hours for “working” in the morning. Work categories include "everyday life, sensorial education, math, language, humanities" and so on. The teacher will use her knowledge about early childhood development and her observations of the children’s unique abilities and characteristics to design and plan a variety of work demonstrations. The goal is to help children learn in a real life environment and assist them to gradually develop their independence. This will ultimately help children develop according to their own potential, and assist them to become self-motivated learners through the use of their own will power.
 
3: Art Class Enrollment

We provide every child free talent courses such as piano, violin, ballet, and arts & crafts. In order to arrange the individual or group classes, registrations must be done before the end of each school semester and the beginning of the new semester. Please be sure to note that applications or changes will not be accepted during the semester. To register for piano, violin and ballet courses, the children must be at least 3 years old.

1: Food& Menu

Our comprehensive school meals do not only consider children's nutrition and appetite, but also serve as a cultural part of education. Recipes are provided by a professional nutritionist so our children will be exposed to a well-balanced diet. We offer both Chinese and foreign cuisine to allow our children exposure to a wide variety of different cultures and customs regarding food. This will help to expand the vision and experience of our children.The weekly menu is posted on the website and on the school bulletin board. Recipes are regularly revised.

During lunch, the teacher will introduce the geographical origins of the food culture and customs and share any related stories. The children will be involved in food preparation, setting the table, service to others and, finally cleaning up after the meal. Children are very enthusiastic in this area and enjoy actively participating in lunch preparation activities. They also enjoy the calm and harmonious lunch atmosphere they helped to create. Teachers will also introduce table manners to the children, such as how to leave the table, how to use different utensils, how to serve meals to friends and so on.
 

2: Afternoon Nap

Children under 4 years old are in a stage when they are sensitive to movement and sensory stimulus. They are more easily physical exhausted. They need an afternoon nap to regain their energy and process and absorb all the new information they are learning. We have prepared a separate children's sleeping area for this purpose. Nap time is usually one to two hours.

For children over 4, they are mainly in a stage of exploration and development of their cognitive abilities. They are less easily physical exhausted compared with children under 4 years old. We will provide nap time according to different children’s physical and mental conditions. Children who do not participate in an afternoon nap will return to the classroom for extended periods of work such as mathematics and language, or participate in other arts programs. If an older child is recovering from an illness or is in physical need of a nap, parents can inform us in advance to arrange a period of rest.
 

3: Toilet training

We require all CASA students to be toilet trained before their enrollment. After the initial training period, children should be able to use the toilet independently under the supervision of the teachers. The teachers will remind the children repeatedly of the importance of hand washing and toilet flushing after using the toilet. We hope you will continue this with your child at home to consolidate the habit. If a child has not completed toilet training prior to starting, the teachers will work with the parents to discuss any further strategies that may be used to assist the child becoming independent.

IC program students will gradually complete toilet training with the help of teachers and with the assistance of the parents. Teachers and parents will be in communication regarding their child’s development.
 

4: Clothing Requirements and Preparation
 

1) Dress requirements:
Please dress your child according to the weather and prepare them for indoor and outdoor activities. Clothing including hats, handkerchiefs, sunscreen, rain covers, rubber boots, gloves, scarves or other clothing suitable for different weather may be used.

2-3 years old
- Young children’s clothing should be easy to put on and take off, with elastic belts around the waist so that children can help themselves more easily. Shoes that are easy to put on with no laces are recommended.

4-6 years old
- Their clothing can have a variety of fastenings, but please consider the child's degree of independence and ability to put on and off their clothes, shoes, shoelaces, belt buckles and so on.
 

2) Spares
Please put your child's name on the following items, bring them on the first day of school, and hand them to the class teacher:

2 years old: Prepare three to four sets of extra clothes
3-4 years old: Prepare two extra sets of clothes
4-6 years old: Prepare one extra set of clothes

Items such as extra underwear, shirts, pants, indoor shoes, and jackets can be stored in the children’s cubby room.
 

3) The children’s cubby
The children’s cubby, where shoes, jackets and bags are kept, is considered part of the classroom environment, so please regard it as such. After the children enter into the classroom, they will begin their work to take care of themselves and their environment. Managing their personal items is part of the daily classroom routine in Montessori education. The child will have daily practice and gradually develop an orderly habit to replace their personal items where they belong.
 

Tips

1) Please write or embroider your child’s name on your child’s best clothing. This is to help avoid them being taken by mistake.

2) Before school starts, please check your child’s pockets and backpack. Do not let your child carry paper, pens, bookmarks, stickers, candy, toys, jewelry and other valuables to school.

Children's health and safety is of the highest priority for the school as it is for the parents. We need to work together to create a healthy and safe environment for all. For the health of your children and family members, please comply with the following guidelines:


1: Children’s Health &Illness
1)When your child is sick or running a fever, please keep them at home to rest. This will aid children to recover faster, and is also important to avoid other children getting ill.
2) If your child has a frequent or persistent cough, runny nose, fever or other illness, please do not send them to school. If your child develops such symptoms in school, diagnosis will be made by the school doctor to decide whether to notify you to take the child home. Once all symptoms of illness disappear, your child is welcome to come back to school.
3) If your child need to take medication during school hours, parents should prepare the proper medicine dosage, mark the child's name on the medicine, complete the "Peninsula medication for children in kindergarten registration form" and hand it to the school doctor. The school doctor and classroom teacher will arrange and assist the child to take their medication as directed.
4) Every morning the school doctor will do a morning check for every child. If a child is identified with any symptoms of discomfort or sickness, we will ask you to take your child home for a rest until all symptoms disappear.
 

2: Unexpected Illness or Accident
If your child experiences any unexpected illness or accident while at school, the classroom teacher will fill out an accident report and will contact you immediately. Medical treatment will be provided in a timely manner as needed under the circumstances.
 

3: Safety Measures
We have employed full-time security guards who are responsible for the children’s safety during school hours. Except before and after school, the front and back doors of the campus will be locked. We do not admit any strangers or visitors without an appointment.
 

4: Fire-Fighting Measures
The school strictly complies with the provisions and requirements of the relevant government agenciesregarding fire-fighting equipment and emergency access. Each semester we cooperate with the relevant departments and hold regular fire-prevention exercises and drills.
 

5: Food Safety
For safety and precautionary measures, a sample of our daily food is preserved by our school doctor on a daily basis.

1: After-School Care Services
We provide after-school care services for families who need it at an additional charge. For details, please consult our administrative personnel. We sincerely recommend that parents pick up their children from school on time.
 

2: Temporary Parking
For your convenience, we have rented the underground car park under building 9 for your temporary use. Please park your car in the spaces labeled "School parking". Parking in the designated area is free from the first half-hour to one hour. You will need to pay for parking if you park for more than one hour in accordance with district regulations. Since parking is limited, parents who need to park beyond one hour should park in the paying zone so as not to affect other parents.
 

3: Parents’ School
A series of free training courses are regularly provided for parents.In addition to sharing about Montessori family values and family education, we also include courses on artistic aspects of tea making, flower arranging, table etiquette and social life, and many other programs which are designed to enable all family members to participate and learn about aspects ofour school philosophy. We will be very grateful for your continued participation. For details of the course content, please refer to our school bulletin board, website or class message boards.
 

4: Parent Representative Committee
Parent committee members are elected from each classroom, at the beginning of each academic year. Each class will elect two or three representatives.The parent representatives from the parent association will be invited to regularly attend school board meetings. The purpose is to generate regular communication and to create mutual understanding and consensus so that both sides can understand each other’s views and needs. Efforts will be made to improve the quality of education and child services. Meeting times will be made public in the yearly school calendar, and we will notify participants in advance.
 

5: Parent Volunteer Group
A parent volunteer group is set up to gather and make good use of our parent community resources and strengths to help provide our children a more complete learning environment and the best service. We welcome talented parents who love creating with food, cooking, sewing, and craft-making, etc. to enroll in our volunteer group. Interested parents can register directly with the Parent Representative Committee.

Areas of volunteer assistance needed:

1) Informational resource: for example, those who can provide information on child care activities, education-related resources, including books and school experiencesor extra-curricular activities;

2) Food and menu design: food menu design and production for children's use. We also welcome you to share your special dishes or to teach our chefs new foods.

3) Parent-child activities and events: involvement in helping the school to organize family gatherings, picnics and other outdoor family activities.

4) Production of teaching aids: We welcome parents to contribute in various ways to creating or updating classroom materials. The Montessori classroom requires many language and cultural teaching aids, so we will invite parents and teachers to work together in creating materials. By assisting in the production process, you will better understand your child’s learning at school. If you also wish to donate any regional, cultural or artistic items, it will be very welcomed. Please consult your classroom teacher.

5) Talent and culture sharing: We are open and willing to learn from your talents, hobbies, skills and interests. Please feel free to share stories, songs, recipes and materials. Similarly, if you are willing to share with us any special cultural or other festivals from your family or culture, it will be a rare opportunity for the children to learn something new.  If you have more ideas to share, please discuss with the main classroom teachers to arrange your time and participation.
 

6: Birthday Celebration
A child’s birthday is a time of celebration. Birthday celebrations will be arranged by each class teacher according to the different circumstances and needs of the child. The teacher will discuss the arrangement in advance with the parents.

Our teachers may invite parents to come to the classroom to attend the celebration activities; children will sing the birthday song together and share a cake prepared by our own chef. You can also bring your own cake or refreshments according to your child's preferences (we recommend bringing a cake that is not too sweet). You may also wish to prepare some special photos of your child’s life to share with others. In case of birthdays during holidays, we may arrange an early celebration during the school year.

1) Birthday book donation
If you wish, you and your child can also take this opportunity to donate a book to the school with your child’s full name. This will be an opportunity for the child to learn the virtue of generosity and sharing.

2) Birthday party invitation
If you would like to invite all students in your child’s class to participate in your child's birthday party, invitations can be issued by the school; if you only wish to invite a small number of children, please distribute your invitations outside the school area. Please note that children are very sensitive, and they sometimes do not understand why they did not receive an invitation, so please be discrete.

3) Birthday gifts
If the birthday child wishes to share birthday gifts with his/her classmates, please give selected gifts in private or prepare a gift for all the children in the class. In the past some small gifts have included decorative tissues, color pencils, stickers, books, and other such tokens.  Please do not give gifts that encourage violence, such as toy guns or other weapons. Please coordinate with the teacher in advance, and do not distribute gifts without prior consultation.

Tips
To consider the health of children, any food prepared by the parents will be arranged and presented by the teachers. Please discuss with our teachers or administrative staff.
 

7: Parent/Teacher Communication
We strongly encourage communication between parents and teachers, but please try not to discuss your child’s progress during drop off or pick up.  Discussion and evaluation of the child in front of them can be damaging to the child’s self-esteem. If you wish to discuss your child’s progress, please make an appointment with our administrative staff or classroom teacher.

1) Workshops for Parents
The school holds regular monthly seminars or workshops for parents. We aim to help parents understand the early childhood development characteristics of each period, and to appreciate how their child is doing in their stage of development. Each month there will be a presentation and demonstrations on an area of the Montessori classroom to give parents a greater understanding of how the classroom operates, as well as what the children learn at school. The purpose of these presentations is also to emphasize the important relationship between the family and the classroom.

2) Classroom Observation
Each year in December and May, we welcome parents to observe our classes. Parents of children who have just enrolled will not be invited to observe during the first semester.The scheduled classroom observation is a good way to understand child development, it is a gift given by our children. We can see first-hand how our children are working in a Montessori classroom, and how they interact with others. We will schedule appointmentsin advance and arrange for two parents to observe at a time. The observation time is 45 minutes.
Before entering the classroom, we will provide you with some classroom observation guidelines. Please read these carefully before entering the classroom, and we appreciate your understanding and respect of the guidelines provided. After the observation, the teacher will arrange a separate time to discuss your observation, your child’s progress and any feedback made on the observation form during the follow up Parent-Teacher Conference.

3) Parent-Teacher Conference
At the end of each semester,in December and May, the school will arrange Parent-Teacher Conferences. About 30 minutes will be allotted for each family. Please be punctual and follow the school's scheduled appointment time.
 

8: Love and Peace Education
Love and peace education are the two basic principles advocated and followed by Peninsula Montessori kindergarten. We insist on setting personal examples for the children and commit to providing a loving and peaceful environment for growth. We want to spread the message and energy of peace and love.
In our society, there are toys and media that adversely affect the psychological development of our children. Animated films as well as offensive weapon toys may result in the development of violent behavior or improper language. Because children of this age are not yet able to distinguish between right and wrong, everything they are exposed to will become part of their social experience. If they are exposed to violence, they will use violence, improper language and behavior in their social interactions. We recommend that parents keep their children away from TV and computer games as much as possible, and do not purchase toys which are designed after weapons.
As your child's main education program, we will work hard to maintain the peaceful atmosphere we promote. That is one of the reasons why many families bring their children to us. The virtues of love and peace are not merely taught in the classroom, but also comprise the school's basic principles. If a teacher finds that your child is regularly usingphysical violence or improper language, we will arrange a meeting with you and your family to discuss how to improve and redirect your child’s behavior. Violent behavior or language are not to be welcome and will not be tolerated. We hope you will seize this opportunity to work with us and help your childmodify their negative behaviorin a timely manner. If both and the school and family provide a consistent educational standard, the child’s growth and development will greatly improve and their inner potential manifested.
 

9: Maintaining Harmony and Justice
Peninsula Montessori School is committed to promoting and maintaining justice and a harmonious atmosphere. We sincerely advise you to stay away from gossip or rumors. If you have any concerns or questions about our education system, please contact our administrative staff directly. Our staff will set up a meeting with you and do everything we can to help you based on your needs.
To ensure that our teaching staff provides every child and family the same level of love and service, and to maintain a fair and harmonious school atmosphere and management culture, we prohibit our teachers and stafffrom accepting gifts or bribes in any form. Please understand and comply with the relevant provisions to help us provide you and other families the professional services we are committed to. If any teacher or staff is found accepting such gifts or bribes, they will be terminated. Children with parents performing bribes will also be dismissed from school.
If you want to thank our staff, please feel free to express your appreciation in the form of letters or handmade crafts made by the children.


10: Complaints and Feedback
A Feedback Suggestion Box is set up in the school’s public area. You are always welcome give us your valuable advice. Your suggestions will be read and conveyed immediately to the school board. We welcome and appreciate any suggestions and ideas.
 

11: Absences and School Closings
To ensure your child’s continuous and stable development, please try to ensure the regularity of your child’s attendance. If for any reason your child cannot attend school, please be sure to give advance notice to your teacher or the school.
In case of typhoons, rainstorms, floods and other adverse weather conditions, school will be temporarily closed. You will be notified as soon as possible if you need to pick your child up early from school. There will be no refund of school fees due to such arrangements. School will close according to the local government warning notice.
 

12: Visitors
Peninsula Montessori kindergarten welcomes your friends and visitors. Before inviting your friends to visit our school, please contact the school in advance. For security reasons, the school will not receive any visitors without an appointment. Thank you for your understanding.
 

13: Graduation Diploma Notice
A certificate of graduation shall be issued to students who have reached the age of admission to primary school in the year of graduation, i.e. those who have reached the age of 6 years old, or those who have attended kindergarten for 3 years.

 

14: Contact Us
Reception: +86 755 26851266
Mail: admin@peninsulakids.cn