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  • A caring and tranquil environment

    Located in a quiet neighbourhood of South Jakarta, ours is a close-knit and active community

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  • A truly international school

    Representing over 30 nationalities, ours is a diverse yet close-knit community

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  • Dedicated, skilled, motivational

    We aim to ensure that your children are taught by the very best teachers and support staff

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  • Individual talents and strengths

    We offer an educational programme which is designed to bring out the very best in your child

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    The teachers, children and parents look forward to welcoming you to our school

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    We would be delighted to hear from you

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messy play

Sorry about the mess...but we are learning here

Messy play, also known as sensory play, is an important part of childhood. Children learn through play and experiences and by engaging with their environment using all their senses. This need to explore, engage and play is often messy!

Learning environments should incorporate opportunities for rich textural experiences, such as playing with shaving foam, mud, slime, paint and sand; and also by altering temperatures, smells, shapes and sizes. The richer the textural experience, the richer the cognitive and language development. How can a child be expected to grasp the concept of ‘slimy’ if they have never interacted with something slimy?

On a more scientific level, research has shown that messy play helps build neural connections in the brain that support thought, learning and creativity. What does all this mean for you and your child? Embrace the mess, encourage it and allow your child to engage with it…messy children are learning.

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