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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.

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Classroom Christmas Displays and Student Reports
12 Dec, 2017
03:30 - 04:30
13 Dec, 2017

Children are creating  Christmas displays in each of their classrooms, parents are invited to come into school on… Read more

Christmas Holidays
14 Dec, 2017
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16 Jan, 2018

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Family Fun Day – Next one will be the beginning of 2018
12 Dec, 2017
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3 Nov, 2017

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Recent Happenings

Roi-Et School for the Blind 12 December, 2017

Today students from Silver Fern International School filled the school van and car with gifts for the students… Read more

Udon Thani – Silver Fern Sporting Competition 15 November, 2017

On Friday the 10th of November Udon Thani International School visited Silver Fern to participate in a range… Read more

Spelling Bee House Competition 14 November, 2017

On the 3rd of November 2017 Silver Fern International School had a Spelling Bee house competition.  There… Read more

Roi-Et Tourism Board Visit 8 November, 2017

On Tuesday 7 November the school hosted the Roi-Et tourism board of about 30 members. They were at Silver… Read more

Family Fun Friday 6 November, 2017

3rd November.  Another fun family afternoon, swimming and playing football… Read more