Mary Poppins Prep School was previously
Montessori Child Care Center.
For those who are not familiar with the
name Mary Poppins we would like to know that she was a factitious character, who
appeared in Walt Disney's movie of the same name.
The author of the stories was an
Australian, Pamela L. Travers. Mary Poppins was a magical person who took on the role of a
nurse maid to take care of two children in a banker's family. Her delightful doings not
only transformed them, but made learning a wonderful experience by doing things the fun
Learning at our school is just so, hence
the name Mary Poppins seemed most appropriate to us. We hope you like it too!
Aims and Yours
Our programme is designed to
provide opportunities for your child to develop and grow in many areas.
Since the major of our
students come from non-English speaking backgrounds, emphasis on listening skills and
language facilities will be our top priority. Creative expression and social living will
also be stressed.
As language develops, concepts
in reading, mathematic and science will be initiated and nutured.
This is a accomplished by
providing our children with a supportive, caring environment that develops self-esteem,
self-motivation and a sense of responsibility.
It is important that parents
feel responsible for developing these aspects in their child in their home environment
even before the child comes to school.
Throughout, we will strive to
provide every opportunity for maximum student achievement, but always bearing in mind that
each child is an individual who has his/her own capacity for learning and develops at
his/her own pace. Parents will do well to remember this too.
A Few Do's and Don't for Parents
Don't hesitate to love your
child in a more demonstrative way.
Do be less critical and more
appreciative of what your child does right.
Encourage constantly and
praise good efforts.
Don't inflict your child
with adult standards.
Avoid conflict standards. Be
consistent in your moral beliefs.
possessiveness, child abuse or being a dysfunctional family will create emotional
upheavals in your child. These result in juvenile delinquency. The scars of an unhappy
childhood are also carried into adulthood. Don't ever forget this.
Be a good role model at all
Parent's support and
cooperation are vital for the child's development. We welcome visits from parents who need
to discuss a problem or inform us of important changes and events in the life of their
child. Many external factors can hinder a child's learning processes so we need to be
aware of such information.
- Absence of a parent
- change of environment
- a separation or divorce
- arrival of a new baby
- a serious illness in the family
- a physical disability in the child
- dyslexia (read about this from our circular)
- an unhappy home atmosphere
The School Programme
Mondays through Fridays
Playgroup & Prep (2+ -
Development of language, motor
and all cognitive skills through guided and purposeful activity.
eg:- tactile apparatus
sand and water play
classifying / matching and sorting activities
picture talk, rhymes, stories, musical
hands-on-activities using various media
Prep B (3+ - 4 yrs.)
Further development of
language and motor skills as above.
Exercises in auditory and
Stories and rhymes extension, sentence
Musical activities construction and
Language games sequential
Sight words and
Letter symbols - recognition & sounds
only (3rd term)
Capital and small -
Reading by SIGHT only, of simple captions, nametags, command cards.
Finger rhymes for developments of Tracing, coloring, hand control and eye cutting,
drawing, etc. and hand coordination
symbols- Stricty the
All number concepts and number terminology will be developed through:-
first hand experience,
handwork activities, educational apparatus, musical activities, activity workbooks and
cards games etc.
No formal number work till
the children are ready for this stage.
U.K.G (4+ - 5 yrs.)
Language development. Mostly
oral, work, with some attempt at writing simple words, captions and sentences. As
handwriting skills develop more written work will be given.
The Reading Programme
With better comprehension and
language ability, this programme will begin. A Sight Reader will be initially introduces
simultaneously with phonic instruction. Basic reading skill should develop by the end of
the year, as well s spelling of 3 letter words built phonetically.
The Marion Richardson script
and extensive pattern work.
Introduction to SETS - Number
concepts to contine / Number values / Numerals rote counting 1-50 (later till 100)
Activity Work books and cards. Number experiences through hands-on-activities.
Other subjects: Social
Studies, Nepali, Musical Activities
Grades 1 & 2
More advanced work in all
English, Reading, Writing,
Number, Nepali Language, Speech, History, Geography, Nature Study, Hygiene, Hands Work,
Musical Activities, Games.
Each term, parents will
receive an evaluation cards on their child's performance and progress. No EXAMS WILL BE
HELD. Only tests for Grades 1 & 2.
NO HOMEWORK for Prep class.
Only U.K.G. grades 1 & 2 will occasionally be given activity books or cards to
work on at home besides some Reading, Spelling or Nepali assignments.