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May 10, 2018

Years 7 and 8 – The Kingsgate Crucial Years

Motivation, good study habits and happy healthy relationships. Well that’s what most of us wish our middle years consisted of. At Kingsgate we understand the research […]
May 4, 2018

Brain Changes – Before Year 7

We are born with basic survival skills, reflexes and most of the 100 billion neurons that you’ll have for the duration of your life.
February 13, 2018

British Curriculum – IGCSE at Kingsgate International School

What is important about IGCSE?
February 8, 2018

The UK Curriculum – What it looks like

The structure of the national UK curriculum, in terms of which subjects are compulsory at each key stage...
January 30, 2018

Brain Based Learning – Improving Executive Function in Kindergarten Children

It would seem a strange statement to say that "Brain Based Learning" is an important strategy to employ when teaching children.
January 23, 2018

Recreation – more than just play!

Over-scheduling, over-supervision, lack of appropriate play environments, and too many entertaining screens lead to children having less access to play time and play spaces than children in the past.
January 18, 2018

When Bullies are Turned to Buddies

A series of key messages by education experts about Bullying in schools and strategies to address this topical issue.
January 10, 2018

Helping Children Learn Faster and Retain More

Achieving the very best outcomes in Education is all about team work. Parents play an essential role in...
December 6, 2017

My Favourite Teacher

When I was five I got cuddles. She greeted me with an incredible smile and made me feel like the most special child in the room...
November 23, 2017

What Parents Don’t Know (but Should) about Schools and Current Education Trends in Malaysia

There are over 100 international schools in Malaysia now so parents are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the right one for their children.
November 15, 2017

Assessment verse Testing; the unusual obsession.

When it comes to tracking a student’s progress, many parents place a lot of importance on test scores. In the US, students spend...
October 13, 2017

Cooking in Kindergarten

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.
October 12, 2017

Kingsgate Kids (Part 3): What are the principles of high quality play?

Through ‘Play’, children are learning at a level that has relevance to their understanding. As such play presents itself in many formats. Thus, there is no right or wrong way of learning.
October 11, 2017

The Benefits of Playing with Play Dough

We all know that play dough is fun and popular with young children, but apart from making a mess what is it really good for?
October 10, 2017

The Benefits of Water Play

We love encouraging kids to play, be it outside play, windy weather play or water play. But what are the benefits of water play for kids?
October 9, 2017

Kingsgate Kids (Part 2): Why is ‘Active learning’ important as opposed to the isolation or memorisation of facts and figures?

In short active learning requires children to be involved and engaged in with an activity.