Children benefit in many ways by undertaking visits away from home with their peers from school. These benefits include building independence, character education and allowing them to gain new perspectives on the world. By staying away from home and coming into contact with a different environment, a new culture or a language, children can better understand their place in the community and develop an openness to differences in others.
From a learning viewpoint, the activities allow the children to think about some of the risks on their terms; we must be able to provide a sense of challenge at different times. We often talk about getting outside of our comfort zone, which is simply a metaphor for learning. When a child pushes the edges of that comfort zone, learning begins.
We aim to offer stimulating, enriching expeditions which enable our children to expand their horizons and experience new emotions, senses and learning experiences. Our expeditions strengthen the bond between teachers and children and further, the positive experiences we can offer through our character education programme. Together with parents, we are working to build children of character.
We seek to develop our children’s character and learning by accompanying them on well-planned and coordinated expeditions where risk is minimised, but challenge is presented.
Our expedition programme is as follows:
- Grade 3 - Singapore Zoo - Camping (2D1N).
- Grade 4 - Kota Tinggi - Malaysia (2D3N)
- Grade 5 - Sea Gypsy Resort, Sibu, Malaysia (4D3N)
- Grade 6 - Rawa, Malaysia (4D3N)