Mrs Chi, Mother of Megan Chi and Lauren Chi (October 2020)

Mrs Chi, Mother of Megan Chi and Lauren Chi (October 2020)

By way of background, my younger daughter, Megan Chi, was in the bilingual Montessori programme in N2, before switching to full Chinese Montessori in K1 (this year). My elder daughter, Lauren Chi, was in bilingual Montessori in N2 and K1, before switching to full Chinese Montessori in K2 (2019). Lauren was in the pioneer full Chinese Montessori class. Under the bilingual Montessori programme, both girls were placed in classes comprising students from all levels. In the full Chinese Montessori programme, both girls were placed in classes comprising students from K1 and K2. I have nothing but praise for both the bilingual and full Chinese Montessori programmes. The teachers are nurturing, approachable and engaging. Importantly, learning is made fun and enjoyable. My elder daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself and my younger daughter loves attending school. The Montessori programme compliments the Mainstream Programme (which comprises children of the same level). The Montessori programme gives the children the opportunity to interact with children across all levels on a daily basis. This is important. The older kids are under “pressure” to behave and set a good example to their younger peers. It is an excellent opportunity for the older kids to be big brothers and sisters – be it teaching them to read or doing simple things like feeding them, helping them turn on the tap, etc. In turn, the younger kids will aspire to be like the older kids – in terms of their attitude to want to learn more and match up with the older kids. Some competition is good competition. I would like to express my gratitude to the school and teachers for their dedication and love towards my girls. Many thanks, Mrs Chi