Yes, we use both Japanese and Japanese culture in our curriculum, however, English is the primary language. Our students are exposed to Japanese in interesting ways such as through songs, books, drama and crafts. We also enjoy learning about other languages and cultures, particularly the cultures of the children attending our school.
Yes, we have after school classes at PAL. The style and content changes from school year to school year. Information about our current after school programs are available from our administration office.
Yes, weather permitting we go to the park every day. Our school is conveniently located within walking distance of 3 parks equipped with slides, swings, climbing equipment and sand-pits.
We welcome children from any nation or cultural background.
We don't have a specific time for naps, however, whenever a child needs to sleep, we will make a quiet comfortable bed for him/her to rest.
All of the children are reminded to use the toilet and each class has easy access to its own bathroom. When an individual child is ready to be toilet trained, the teachers will help them achieve this goal.
Yes, we do. We offer afternoon classes and extended hours for all of our students until 5pm.
We perform frequent emergency drills. This ensures that all children are familiar with the procedure and are aware of how to safely exit the building and go to the secure area until the emergency is over.
PAL School believes in a positive approach to discipline while helping children build their problem solving skills. Our low student/teacher ratio allows us to spend time with each child when they are facing difficulties. Needless to say, there is no physical punishment at our school.
Language and literacy is an integral part of each class. The classroom is filled with words, letters, numbers and symbols creating a literacy rich environment. For our younger students, the alphabet is introduced. As the children grow, we begin to familiarize them with phonetic awareness and pre-writing skills. In the kindergarten class, we begin simple sentence writing and reading.
Yes. During the school year there are scheduled conferences, however, you may request to speak with our teachers at any time.
Yes, our school issues detailed reports for each student twice a year.