Programme Overview

Dual Language Immersion 

Mulberry House International Kindergarten, with two bespoke campuses located in Pak Shek Kok, Tai Po and Southside, Hong Kong Island, respectively, is a Dual-Language School of English and Mandarin for children under 6 years old. Here, children from 6 months to 3 years old in pre-school preparatory classes (Nursery class/Playgroup) or children above 3 years old in kindergarten courses can acquire English and Mandarin Chinese language and culture through the early bilingual learning experience.

In the morning, we offer a complete Dual-Language stream instructing in 50/50 English and Mandarin. In the afternoon we offer multiple streams for pure English, pure Mandarin and a mix of both.

The pre-school (Nursery class/Playgroup) and kindergarten curricula are based on inquiry-based learning. The Emilia education approach is combined with the British Early Learning System to develop an all-around early childhood education strategy. Guided by two native English and Mandarin teachers who are both experienced and passionate about teaching, children can effortlessly absorb and immerse in both English and Mandarin Chinese on a day-to-day basis. Immersive, bilingual language learning fosters higher levels of fluency and motivation, turning both languages into the “Languages of Life” for your child for the rest of his or her life.

How We Are Different?

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is Inquiry-Based and combined the Reggio Emilia approach, underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for children under 6 years old. Inquiry-Based Learning is a vital part of the Mulberry House curriculum, as it offers a rich framework that cultivates creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Children learn best through inquiry, where they are given sufficient time and guidance to explore, experiment, and reflect on what they have learnt. At Mulberry House International Kindergarten, children learn through hands-on, active and self-motivated learning, which is essential in developing their lifelong motivation to acquire new knowledge. As children forge connections between themselves and the world, they establish a deep understanding of the world with proficiency in English and Mandarin.

English & Chinese Literacy

We aim to build a strong English and Chinese literacy foundation as a pre-school and kindergarten, getting students ready for the most competitive bilingual primary schools in Hong Kong since pre-school.
  • For English, we follow the British Letters and Sounds Framework, and the “Get Reading Right” Phonics and Literacy programme.
  • For Chinese, we follow the Greenfield Chinese Curriculum “I can read myself”(青田全語文閱讀課程-我自己會讀).
 

EYFS

Our pre-school nursery and kindergarten programme builds upon the United Kingdom’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, which sets clear expectations for each developmental stage covering 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas:

3 Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional: making relationships, building self-confidence and self-awareness, and managing feelings and behaviour
  • Physical: handling movement and physical tasks, learning to take care of oneself
  • Communication and Language: listening and speaking, understanding others, and responding to questions properly

4 Specific Areas:

  • Bilingual Literacy: reading and writing (in English and Chinese)
  • Mathematics: numbers, shape, space and measure
  • Understanding the World: people and communities, the world, and technology
  • Expressive Arts and Design: exploring and using media and materials, and being imaginative

The Mulberry House Learning Journey

The Mulberry House Learning Journey is an integrated pathway to your child’s success. It carefully builds upon developmental stages from 6 months to 6 years of age, developing every child’s social-emotional, physical and intellectual well being. The journey consists of 3 key stages:

  • Infant & Toddler: 6 – 16 Mths, 16 – 24 Mths, 24 – 32 Mths (Accompanied)
  • Pre-Nursery: 2 – 3 Yrs (Unaccompanied)
  • Kindergarten: 3 – 6 Yrs – K1, K2, and K3 (Unaccompanied)
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