Silver Fern Logo

Enquire Now Contact Us +66-4350-1676 Facebook

Silver Fern > Curriculum > Little Silver Fern

Little Silver Fern


Our Preschool consists of two distinct learning areas – Inside and Outside. We have created a natural flow from the inside to the outside for our students. Both areas have been created to meet the needs of these active bodies and minds. Indoor and outdoor learning have equal value.

Young students learn through exploration and play. They are encouraged to question and work out problems for themselves, whilst being supported in a caring and nurturing environment. Inside areas are designed to meet traditional learning alongside 21st Century learning incorporating ICT.

The outside environment has unique characteristics and features.This outdoor learning area is  enhanced by an environment that is richly resourced with play materials which can be adapted and used in differentways.  Teachers use this approach to learning to consider experiencesgained rather than equipment being used as the key to the learning happening.

This enquiry-based learning process differentiates depending on the age group. Enquiry involves an active engagement with their learning environment.

It is an effort to make sense of the world around them and the reflection on the consequences between the experiences encountered and the information gathered. It could look like:

  • Exploring, wondering and questioning
  • Experimenting and playing with possibilities
  • Making connections between previous learning and current learning
  • Talking and defending a position
  • Solving problems in a variety of ways

Te Whariki, the New Zealand kindergarten curriculum, alongside the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), is used to inform our teaching and set direction for units introduced.

During all this learning only English is spoken.  Learning another language in the early years is far easier than in later. Learning through ‘play’ is by far the easiest.

Upcoming Events

Camp Years 4, 5 and 6
14 Mar, 2018
08:00 - 18:00
16 Mar, 2018

Students from Year 4,5 and 6 will be attending camp at The Howling Gibbon Outdoor Education Centre. The students… Read more

World Water Day
22 Mar, 2018
08:00 - 18:00

Dear Parents, ‘World Water Day’ takes place this year on Thursday 22nd March. Read more

Last Day of Term
12 Apr, 2018
08:00 - 12:00

School finishes at 12:00 pm. No lunch is provided for children on this day (Morning tea is provided)… Read more

Recent Happenings

Parent Teacher Evening 9 March, 2018

Parents, staff and school supporters enjoyed a social evening on Thursday night to hear about the International… Read more

Family Fun Friday February 23rd 2018 26 February, 2018

After the house competition on Friday 23rd of February we had Family Fun Friday.  We’d like to… Read more

Athletics House Competition 26 February, 2018

On Friday we had our ‘Athletics’ house competition. Mr Thompson organised  a number of events for the… Read more

Chinese New Year 19 February, 2018

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2018! Chinese Quiz with Miss Bihe. Watching fire crackers! Watching fire crackers! Watching fire crackers! Chinese… Read more

Waitangi Day 2018 6 February, 2018

February 6th is Waitangi Day, a special day in the history of New Zealand. Silver Fern students celebrated by… Read more