Nurturing Young Talent to Become Purposeful Learners
At Regent, ‘Inspiring Minds. Building Character’ is not just a tagline, it is a belief ingrained into our ethos. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our children’s engagement and involvement and inspire them to have a growth mindset, especially in the Early Years.
Regent’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Department has not only maintained ‘Outstanding’ judgements in KHDA and BSO inspections but has also ensured children’s year-on-year progress by placing emphasis on building blocks to early education. Students are empowered to self-direct their learning.
Regent International School is proud to announce that we are the first school in Dubai to embark on becoming an accredited ‘Curiosity Approach’ school.
What is the Curiosity Approach?
‘Curiosity Approach’ is a teaching method that encourages children to think for themselves and make their own choices. The philosophy is centred around a child’s natural desire to explore and build upon their curiosity, thereby focusing on developing their individuality as well.
This modern-day approach minimises the use of plastic and bright colours in the classrooms and encourages natural play fitting perfectly with the current technological era. It looks to transform and reset educational practices for our youngest children, bringing curiosity, awe and wonder into early childhood.
With the wellbeing of each child being at the heart of our initiatives, we ensure that children’s interactions with their internal and external environment is a purposeful learning experience. We focus on child-initiated learning, bringing elements of nature into each learning opportunity, mixed thoughtfully with open ended resources that they use independently to boost critical thinking.
Possibilities Are Infinite
A note from Mr. David Williams, Head of Primary
“Often am I asked what a child should look like by the end of the Early Years Foundation stage and I always say ‘happy’ and ‘confident’. We believe that children should be supported to learn through their passions and interests to make lessons purposeful and engaging. The British EYFS curriculum is not knowledge-based which puts emphasis on the skills that the children learn and how to apply them to a variety of situations. I often ask parents when was the last time they used their mathematical skills they learnt in school and it is always a real-life problem that they have to solve so why would we expect it to be different for our children at Regent.
The curriculum is engaging, challenging and purposeful with an underpinning philosophy of Positive Education which will help to create innovative, creative and caring future ready citizens of the world. If your child is not currently enrolled at the school, I would be more than happy to show you how this innovative approach supports learning. I always listen to feedback to try and move the department forward. I recently read what a parent said: “Possibilities seem infinite at Regent. There are no limits in a child’s imagination about what they can do. Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.”
My child is really happy at Regent.
He knows this is a safe and fun environment, his feels loved and nourished,
and his mental wellbeing always comes first.
My kids love the school! Teachers and staff are approachable,
friendly, and ready to listen to our concerns and
always address our children's individual needs! Highly recommended!
Each day at the school has been amazing for my daughter.
She loves learning new things and
Regent provides the right opportunities for her.
It was an honour to have enriching interactions with the students and nurturers of Regent on their unique platform,
Think & Thrive. I was impressed by the students’ perceptive and mature observations and questions.
Possibilities are infinite at Regent. There are no limits to letting my child's imagination grow.
He has become ambitious in his thinking and outlook, which is great.
Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.
Regent is an amazing school with great facilities and an exceptional learning environment for all year groups and ages.
The strong sense of community makes Regent more than just a place to study
Very strong curriculum with rich learning opportunities that has a positive impact on the child's progress.
The quality of curriculum provided by the school is outstanding.
It is broad and balanced, and enriched by a wide range of extracurricular activities.
A thematic approach is used across the school to develop learning through connections across subjects, context and the pupils’ passions.