“We’re all born with immense, natural, creative abilities. Children demonstrate them all. We all feel them. But we feel they slip away from us as we get older. And I think it’s vitally important for personal and every other kind of reason that we focus on them and try to develop them.” — Sir Ken Robinson
Both in our Early Years and Primary classes we are dedicated to child-centric education, developing passions and teaching through fun, exploration and discovery. Skills acquired at Gecko will last a lifetime.
At Gecko, we feel the emotional health and wellbeing of a child is just as important as academia. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage emotions. We teach children a range of skills that can be developed and built upon so they have better interpersonal relationships. Emotional intelligence will take different forms such as meditation, yoga, time in, circle time, breathing, paying attention to the small moments and appreciations/gratitudes.
There is a diversity of passions and interests in all of us, and at Gecko we believe it is important that children find their own passions. Our aim is to expose them to many opportunities and experiences in the hope they will find their passion. Creativity and passion leads to success and happiness. At least once a month at Gecko we have ‘Passion Day’ where the children can learn about whatever they like. We have even trialled this for a whole week and found that the children were so immersed in their ‘passion’ that time had no boundaries and some children did not break for snacks and play time. During passion times children are encouraged to try something new, learn from and teach each other, step out of their comfort zone and become excited about learning.