*Our Juniors’ Schoolhouse @ Ubi is SPARK-certified
We understand the importance of not leaving the choice of preschool care and education all to chance. With this thoughtful intention, Our Juniors’ Schoolhouse was established in 2003. Firmly believing that the interests of our children are of paramount importance, we came up with the name ‘Our Juniors’ Schoolhouse’.
Since its establishment, Our Juniors’ Schoolhouse has provided our pre-schoolers with high quality English-Mandarin bilingual programmes and the finest child care services. Our holistic approach to learning and development has helped prepare the children physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, artistically for academic purposes and for life.
At Our Juniors’ Schoolhouse, we believe that quality early childhood education has life-long impact on our children. Hence, our philosophy is to nurture a child in accordance to his/ her unique ability, talent and potential. Our educators adopt pertinent teaching approaches which compliment children’s learning in order to build their confidence levels.
We would like to highlight Our Juniors’ Schoolhouse’s physical environment, an aspect which we are proud of. Located within serene and private neighbourhoods, our children are able to enjoy their learning processes with minimal external disturbances. Besides featuring a well-ventilated and bright environment, some of Our Juniors’ Schoolhouse’s branches are also surrounded by nature. These factors further create a conducive learning environment for our children during the curriculum hours.
Meet Our Principal, Ms Florence Chuah
Principal Ms Florence Chuah has more than 20 years of experience in the early childhood industry. She is guided by the values and beliefs in providing high-quality care and education for children of all ages. Based on her experience and observation so far, having a schedule and routine helps young children learn best. Ms Chuah strongly believes that early childhood professionals should never ‘short change’ a child no matter what the situation is. Her calling is to protect, love, and care for every child under her care at Our Juniors’ Schoolhouse @ Ubi.
Our Bilingual – Bicultural Curriculum
Our Math Programme introduces mathematical concepts through exciting stories that expound on fundamental theories. Learning is reinforced through hands–on activities, the use of Math resources, and everyday materials that the children can easily relate to. We also promote primary school readiness while instilling a love for learning.
Bilingual & Bicultural Focus
Literacy in English language is systematically nurtured. It includes vocabulary, phonological awareness, recognition of letters, words, print, comprehension, creative writing, enjoyment of books, and other texts . Our English-Mandarin bilingual focus and East-West bicultural exposure nurtures competent communicators in both languages. We believe that the key to cultivating children’s lifelong interest in learning the Chinese language is to grow their appreciation of the Chinese culture.
Our Exciting Discovery Themes
Chosen over a wide range of subjects and topics that are developmentally appropriate, our themes include the study of Science, Technology, Arts, Music, and Social Studies. Our global perspective strives to enhance our children’s appreciation of the dynamic world around them and promotes their global thinking.
Daily Outdoor Activity
Children are naturally drawn to playing outside, which allows them to explore their environment, develop muscle strength and coordination, and gain self-confidence. It also increases their flexibility and fine and gross motor skills!
Our daily outdoor activities include water play, playground fun, cycling, planting, and chalk drawing.
Music & Movement
Incorporating music and movement helps young children with social interaction and language growth. Aligned with our bicultural focus, our children are exposed to many traditional and cultural musical instruments, which they learn about, play with, and sing and dance to the music they make.
Here are just some words from our happy parents!
The team of educators at OJS @ Ubi puts in a lot of effort in getting to know our two children better. Not only do they know how to motivate Travis and Charlotte in their learning, the teachers also keep us updated on their progress and what is going on at the Centre on a regular basis. My husband and I have seen lots of improvement in their interaction with us. For Travis, we love how he can tell us details of what he has learnt in school and what he likes or does not like. We are also very pleased to see how Charlotte is able to express her emotions and has become more sociable. Thank you, teachers!
– Liu Peijia, mother of Travis (Nursery) & Charlotte (Kindergarten 2)
Adam enjoys the singing and dancing with other children at the Centre. He usually comes home with many stories to tell and always looks forward to going back to school the next day. The main reason is the team of teachers who makes Adam feel comfortable and allows him to be himself. They are also genuinely happy to care for the children and I can tell that they definitely enjoy what they do.
– Stacie Henson, mother of Adam James (Playgroup)