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  • ESF International Kindergarten (Wu Kai Sha) is located in Ma On Shan and caters for children aged 3 – 5 years old. We are an authorised 'IB World School' and follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP).

    Principal: Christopher Coyle

    Mission Statement
    "In partnership with families we aim to develop confident, creative, knowledgeable children who respect all others and participate actively within the school community. We strive to provide an engaging and enriching environment that stimulates children’s curiosity and supports and develops a lifelong love of learning."

    Our inquiry based curriculum encourages children to explore relevant concepts and ideas through child-centred play and exploration, real-life experiences and focussed learning and teaching activities, allowing them to develop a range of understandings, knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum. We have a wonderful team of highly qualified and experienced teaching staff who are both nurturing and knowledgeable about early childhood education. The school has a large, bright spaces for learning and play and children spend their time in classrooms, shared areas and in the indoor and outdoor play areas.

    We operate two three-hour sessions daily - 8.30 to 11.30am and 12.30 to 3.30pm. We cater to children from Kowloon and the New Territories, have a bus service to most areas and are conveniently located near an MTR station.

    - We have capacity for 7 morning and 7 afternoon classes with 24 children in each class

    - Large well-resourced classrooms
    –- Well stocked library with resources for children and parents
    –- Indoor and outdoor play spaces including a garden
    –- A wealth of ICT resources including interactive whiteboards, student computers and ipads.
    –- Session times are 8.30-11.30am and 12.30-3.30pm

    Life for your child at Wu Kai Sha
    Children will spend time learning in their classrooms, the shared area and in the indoor and outdoor play spaces during each session.Your child will work closely with the class teacher and EAs to develop a range of skills, knowledge and understanding in all areas of the curriculum. A range of groupings are used: whole class, small groups and one-to-one to enable all children to learn effectively. Learning is planned to cater for the needs of all children and is differentiated for individual children’s skill levels.

    * IB World Schools share a common philosophy —a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education—that we believe is important for our students.

    For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit