ESF Abacus International Kindergarten
Mang Kung Uk Village, Clearwater Bay Road, Hong Kong, SAR, China
|Status||ESF Educational Services Limited Kindergarten /Non-Profit|
|Head of School||Ms Frances Hurley|
|Language of Instruction||English, Mandarin|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-5|
|Number of pupils||190|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBPYP|
|PYP Coordinator||Ms Frances Hurley|
ESF Abacus International Kindergarten is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF). ESF is the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong. Our vision is for every student to be the best that they can be. Our mission is to inspire creativity and nurture global citizens and leaders of the future. We do this by creating joyful learning environments, led by a community of exceptional teachers who bring out the best in every child through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.
ESF Abacus International Kindergarten's programme is for children aged 2 years 9 months to 5 years of age. Children attend for three hours per day, five days per week. The average class size is 22 children and classes are structured into K1 & K2 groups.
Abacus is authorised to deliver the IBO Primary Years Programme, providing an inquiry-based and highly interactive programme. Children learn through play experiences and are encouraged to discover, experiment and reflect on their learning. Our aim at Abacus is to encourage children to become confident and independent learners. We teach children to respect themselves, others and the world around them and to work hard to reach their full academic potential.
Abacus offers two streams in both K1 and K2: English and Bilingual.
The programme is conducted in English with Chinese as a specialist language, taught by a Chinese teacher who undertakes specialist sessions, introducing Chinese vocabulary and Chinese customs and festivals and reinforces the classroom teacher’s planning and activities in Chinese.
The bilingual programme is jointly planned and delivered by two teachers, one English and the other Chinese. Children receive instruction in both languages and all areas of the curriculum are delivered in both languages with the exception of English and Chinese Languages. There are differentiated sessions for all children in English Language and Chinese Language, meeting the language needs of each child.