The Peace Evangelical Centre Kindergarten (Ngau Tau Kok) is located in Sheung Mun House, Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate. It covers an area of around 6,000 square feet. Our kindergarten has an enrollment of about 200 students per year.
Like the other three Peace Evangelical Centre Kindergartens, we adopt the model of Foundation Bible Course for Children of the University of Hawaii and the Montessori Curriculum to launch Christian values and the child-centred (i.e. follow the child) Education. Under our guidance, the character and behavior of children have improved significantly. Their interest and ability in learning have also improved. Therefore, the Peace Evangelical Centre Kindergarten has gained recognition by parents and educational professionals.
Our kindergarten focuses on the importance of children’s spiritual cultivation. We expect our teachers to have good understandings in the Word of God, so as to bring transformation and growth for children. For all of the four Peace Evangelical Centre kindergartens, we have new themes in the spiritual education every year. In addition to regular morning prayer meetings and retreats, there are also two Bible conferences and teacher-staff development days each year. Through these activities, we hope that our teacher can become good role models for our children. Through daily worship, individual talk and activation practices, our teachers walk with our children. By this, we aim to develop children’s character, attitudes and behavior, so they can grow up and become mature learners.
In terms of teaching, we aim to “strive for improvements while raising a child”. Our kindergarten has designed the curriculum for each level in accordance with the “Kindergarten Education Curriculum” implemented by the Education Bureau. They are planned on the basis of Montessori Method, Biblical Foundation courses, and also physical and musical courses. We wish that children will have an overall and balanced growth, such that they will be facilitated in these areas: moral, cognitive, emotional, physical and artistic development. Our teachers are required to participate in trainings regarding the Montessori Method, Biblical Foundation courses and disciplinary instructions. In addition, they will engage in peer-reviews. They also participate in different kinds of professional training, such as Godly Play, sign language, SCOLAR’s “Quality English Language Education at Pre-primary Level Project”, supportive projects by the Heep Hong Society, positive education, music therapy, the “READ & WRITE: A Jockey Club Learning Support Network Teacher Development for Students with Specific Learning Difficulties”, etc. For children with special learning needs, we have invited different organizations to provide play therapy, music therapy and social groups, so as to enhance children’s emotional management and social skills.
As family is the first place for children to learn, we see parents as our important partners. We are committed to working together with parents, and to achieve our common goals of providing nurture to children. Through the collaboration with the church and the school-based social workers, our kindergarten offers activities and lessons like Parent Academy, Parental Talks, Peer Groups and simultaneous Voice Parental Support Group, etc. These activities are organized for parents to understand more about their own temperament, knowledge and attitudes so as to improve their self-efficacy and to construct and perform their roles of parents. In this way, children can have a happy life with experience that suits their developmental needs. We also hope that children can cultivate their interest in learning and have good living habits. These are foundations for lifelong learning and overall development.
Based on the teaching of Jesus Christ, we inculcate our children to love God and others, to try their very best to fulfill their developmental tasks such as willing to learn, good at communicating, courageous in undertaking, brave in innovating and unleashing individual unique potential. We will continue to uphold the values of Christian education, and build up our kindergartens that please God and welcomed by people around as it has been.