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Reggio-Inspired Philosophy

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REGGIO - INSPIRED PHILOSOPHY



At the heart of this philosophy is the image of the child. We see children as full of potential, competent and capable of building their own theories, not empty vessels that require filling of facts. Our children are strong and powerful contributors to their own learning and we gear our curriculum to suit the individual child whilst maintaining our rigorous educational standards.

"In Reggio schools... between learning and teaching, we honour the first. It is not that we ostracize teaching but we declare: stand aside, observe carefully what children can do and then if you have understood well, perhaps, teaching will be different from before."

 - Loris Malaguizzi




1.    Child as Protagonist
      • In North Vista Primary School, every child is important. 
      • Every student is of worth. Time and space will be given to honour each child's voice.
      • We understand that every student is unique and it is our responsibility to stretch each student's potential.

2.    Teacher as Researcher
      • The school believes that every staff is a caring educator.
      • It is the school's mission to uncover the talents of every staff member, maximize their abilities and bring out the best in them.

3.    Parents as Partners
      • The school believes in the importance of school and home partnership. Every parent is a partner in education. Parents are the 4th teacher. They complement the work of teachers at home.
      • While the responsibility of raising a child lies in the hands of parents, the school will work together with parents to help students to be developed to their fullest.
      • The school honours this partnership and will work collaboratively with parents and the community towards this end.

4.    Environment as Third Teacher
      • The Environment is considered the "third teacher".
      • Teachers carefully organize space for small and large group projects and small intimate spaces for students. Great attention is given to the look and feel of the classroom and spaces in the school.
      • Students' works are displayed both in and outside classrooms to aid learning.
      • Common space is made available to all students in the school so that students can come together regardless of race, language or religion.


BALANCED CURRICULUM



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Our balanced curriculum builds upon the interests of our children while maintaining the rigour of our educational systems. With project work, our children are exploring and learning to see different perspectives. They question and begin to generate different lines of inquiry. They reflect on their learning and use feedback given by teachers and peers to improve their learning. Subsequently, they are able to transfer their skills in new context.