Topic outline

  • General


    As part of our commitment to engaging parents and families, Wu Kai Sha Kindergarten offers a number of workshops & webinars during the year. These are delivered by teaching staff and sometimes by outside providers, to allow parents to develop further understanding of our programme and relevant issues concerning early childhood development. 





     Thursday, 25th November: Sharing Stories Workshop 

    We would like to invite you to an adult workshop on ‘Sharing Stories.’ This session is open to all adults including grandparents and helpers. During this workshop, Ms. Deal and Ms. Brighton will host a short tutorial about the benefits of story telling and how to select books to share with young children, followed by a Q&A session. 


     Friday, 3rd December: Chinese Storytelling Workshop 

    We would like to invite you to an adult workshop on ‘Chinese Storytelling.' 
    This Chinese story telling workshop aims to explore ways to help children read at home in Mandarin. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding about ways to read with your children using a language you may not be familiar with. The workshop will offer an opportunity to explore different ways to make books with children that will develop their confidence and interest in Mandarin. The workshop will be conducted in English and Chinese.



    * Please refer to school communications for details about how to join each webinar

    • Topic 1


       MARIE MARCHAND - POWER STRUGGLES AND POSITIVE LANGUAGE AT HOME (Audio Only)
      (recorded 09/09/2021)

      Are you a parent struggling with children saying “no” and not listening? If so, this workshop is for you! In just over one hour Marie Marchand can show you how using the right words can make a profound difference, and learn new tools to create a positive environment where the word “NO” is seldom heard.



       
      MOONCAKE MAKING WORKSHOP  
      (recorded 17/09/2021 AM)

      Join Michelle, Bowling, Teresa, Dennis and Ms. Wong as they show us how to make Snowy Mooncakes in preparation for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

      Workshop Resource: Snowy Mooncake Recipe


       MOONCAKE MAKING WORKSHOP  
      (recorded 17/09/2021 PM)

      Join Michelle, Bowling, Teresa, Dennis and Ms. Wong as they show us how to make Snowy Mooncakes in preparation for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

      Workshop Resource: Snowy Mooncake Recipe


       DEVELOPING SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS IN YOUNG CHILDREN
      (recorded 23/09/2021) 

      Join Ms. Ainsworth as she explores how self-managing learners are able to make choices, persist, solve problems for themselves, access resources for their play ideas, and use social skills to get others to help them. The aim of self-management is for children to be self-regulated rather than adult-regulated. During the Webinar Ms. Ainsworth talks about resilience, choosing and completing tasks independently, resolving conflict, developing awareness of and taking responsibility for physical wellbeing, and taking responsibility for personal hygiene, including toileting.


       EXPLORING THE PYP IN THE EARLY YEARS 
      (recorded 07/10/2021) 

      Join Ms. Kip as she explores the PYP in the Early Years. 
      During this workshop, she explores the importance of Early Years education and shares a range of strategies for supporting young children’s learning and development.


       OUTDOOR LEARNING AT WKSK
      (recorded 21/10/2021) 

      Join Ms. Thomas and Miss Carson as they explore Outdoor Learning at WKSK. 
      There is a multitude of research demonstrating the benefits of being outdoors to children's well-being, mental and physical health, and learning skills. During this Information session you will be able to find out more about the benefits of being outdoors to your children's health and learning development, and get some practical information about places and activities.


       ENGAGED ATTENTION & LEARNING 
      (recorded 03/11/2021)

      Children are spending more and more time in sedentary activities, with increased hours in front of a computer, television or hand-held screens. At the same time, academic expectations are increasing and options for physical activity at parks, playgrounds and recess spaces are diminishing. What these societal trends do is make it harder for children to engage in the active play their brains and bodies need to grow and develop.


      In partnership with Linsey Irvine from Sensory Tots, this workshop explores key research findings related to how variations in the environment impact attention, communication and behaviour. Ms. Ainsworth and Ms. Irvine also explore some of the individual differences to the way children respond to environmental characteristics. 


       SHARING STORIES WORKSHOP (Slides Only)
      (presented on 25/11/2021)

      Please click on the link above to access the slides for our ‘Sharing Stories’ Workshop. In this presentation, Ms. Deal and Ms. Brighton present the benefits of story telling and how to select books to share with young children. 

       

       CHINESE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP 
      (presented on 03/12/2021)


        DAFFODIL BULB WORKSHOP
       (recorded 06/01/2022)

      Join Ms. Wong and Clara as they show us how to prepare and plant our daffodil bulbs in preparation for Chinese New Year

       



       


      • Topic 2



         MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL COMMUNITY VIDEO 
        (recorded 20/09/2021)

        Watch our Mid-Autumn Festival Community Video featuring children and staff from our school. This video includes our full Mid-Autumn Festival celebration which includes our community video and the virtual Lantern Parade.