Introduction to our school
Zebedee International Preschool and Nursery is wholly owned by English International School Limited and was established in 2008.
Over the past nine years we have become a significant provider of English early years education in Tai Po, New Territories. We are located within walking distance of Tai Po Market Train station and Uptown Plaza with car parking avaiilable nearby.
We have a large school comprising of 8 classrooms a music / P.E. / entertainment hall and a large playroom.
We believe that home-school cooperation is very important and so parents not only have regular communication with their child’s teacher but are also invited to join in any activities we hold.
Zebedee International Preschool is a candidate school for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.
The Primary Years Programme that has been one of International Baccalaureate Organisation programmes offered since 1998. It is an enquiry based curriculum that encourages children to be actively be involved in their own learning. Children are allowed children to move around the classroom and make their own choices in their learning journey. The approach to learning is transdisciplinary with the elements in relation to knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills, dispositions and action to be developed through units of enquiry.
Message from the Principal
Sarah J Neale
First and foremost I would like to offer all parents and children past and present a warm welcome to Zebedee. Our school has been open for eleven years now and I have had the privilege of seeing all the children start their learning journey with us, some from nursery and and others from K1 and then on and up through the school. We are very much a family oriented school that cares about individual children and families. We help and give advice where we can in regards to getting children where they need to be, if they are experiencing learning difficulties or at times when family dynamics change at home.
Our teachers are very experienced and know that children need a good foundation in their early years. We start by insisting that a child practice their self-help skills to sow the seed of confidence that will take root in all the learning areas. I believe adults can sometimes do too much for a child and as a result the more adults do for children, the less children will be able to do for themselves. Everyone likes to do things they find enjoyable, I know I do. Children are exactly the same. At Zebedee we put a lot of effort into the process of making learning enjoyable and rewarding.
We are delighted to announce a new development we are now a candidate school for the PYP and Zebedee International Preschool is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. All IB World Schools share a common philosophy that is a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.
This approach helps children develop a desire to know more, to ask many questions and find out how things work for themselves. I don’t think anyone would like to learn if the level is to difficult to grasp at the outset or if teaching is so repetitive that it becomes boring. Our team of teachers and I are ready to give your children the very best in early years education through the PYP. That is, a balance of time spent on inquiry, time to play, creativity and physical movement. It is what we all believe to be the ideal curriculum for a child’s all round healthy development. We look forward to spending time with you and your child as we take the first steps together on the exciting road of discovery.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that inspires children to develop themselves so they may become independent learners with inquisitive minds. Our passion is for each boy and girl to gain the confidence they need to follow their dreams.