OUR PEDAGOGICAL BELIEFS


EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

OUR PEDAGOGICAL BELIEFS


EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

OUR PEDAGOGICAL BELIEFS


Children’s abilities to observe, learn, react, adapt and develop are based on their emotional experiences. Teaching children to recognise their feelings, understand where they come from and learn how to deal with emotions is paramount to success in life.

REFLECTION TIME

Periods of reflection allow time for children to:

  • Think about their learning and self-evaluate in an introspective way;
  • Discuss and debate abstract ideas;
  • Address any difficult moments or feelings that may have come up during the day;
  • Develop their social and communication skills by listening and talking to and empathising with others.

Setting aside time for calm moments of reflection during the day provides opportunities for children to develop their emotional intelligence by sharing and debating abstract and emotive concepts in an caring, supportive and open-minded environment.

PRACTICE OF YOGA AND MINDFULNESS

When taught in a simple and fun way, yoga and mindfulness are very well received by children and help them to preserve and cultivate their natural ability to live in a mindful way.


Yoga is an enjoyable and relaxing activity with many benefits for the child. These include:

  • Helping children to gain flexibility and improve muscle control;
  • Developing body awareness, increasing their confidence and positive self-image;
  • Managing frustration through breathing, awareness, meditation and movement;
  • Feeling part of a healthy, non-competitive group and improving concentration, self-control and relationships with family and friends.

The younger children enjoy games, doing poses and singing songs with big, expressive movements. Older children love to create their own poses, be challenged by balancing and learn about the muscles and other aspects of anatomy.

Children practice yoga and mindfulness on a daily basis.. Yoga provides special moments of sharing, collaboration and connection. between children and adults.

Teaching children to be mindful and present in the moment, helps with impulse control, easing the acceptance of difficult situations and fostering the ability to be caring and empathic. Mindfulness is practised and encouraged throughout the day.

WORKING WITH OTHERS

The “Working With Others” approach is based on developing and encouraging positive peer relationships, group learning, social skills, mutual and self-respect.

Working With Others

Children’s abilities to observe, learn, react, adapt and develop are based on their emotional experiences. Teaching children to recognise their feelings, understand where they come from and learn how to deal with emotions is paramount to success in life.

Setting aside time for calm moments of reflection during the day provides opportunities for children to develop their emotional intelligence by sharing and debating abstract and emotive concepts in an caring, supportive and open-minded environment.

REFLECTION TIME

Periods of reflection allow time for children to:

  • Think about their learning and self-evaluate in an introspective way;
  • Discuss and debate abstract ideas;
  • Address any difficult moments or feelings that may have come up during the day;
  • Develop their social and communication skills by listening and talking to and empathising with others.
PRACTICE OF YOGA AND MINDFULNESS

When taught in a simple and fun way, yoga and mindfulness are very well received by children and help them to preserve and cultivate their natural ability to live in a mindful way.


Yoga is an enjoyable and relaxing activity with many benefits for the child. These include:

  • helping children to gain flexibility and improve muscle control;
  • developing body awareness, increasing their confidence and positive self-image
  • managing frustration through breathing, awareness, meditation and movement,
  • feeling part of a healthy, non-competitive group and improving concentration, self-control and relationships with family and friends.

The younger children enjoy games, doing poses and singing songs with big, expressive movements. Older children love to create their own poses, be challenged by balancing and learn about the muscles and other aspects of anatomy.

Children practice yoga and mindfulness on a daily basis. Yoga provides special moments of sharing, collaboration and connection. between children and adults.

Teaching children to be mindful and present in the moment, helps with impulse control, easing the acceptance of difficult situations and fostering the ability to be caring and empathic. Mindfulness is practised and encouraged throughout the day.

WORKING WITH OTHERS

The “Working With Others” approach is based on developing and encouraging positive peer relationships, group learning, social skills, mutual and self-respect.

Working With Others