At GME, Dongguan, we have a Primary Years Programme that values the uniqueness of each child, and supports and enhances this with a learning environment that is respectful of the child.

The Primary Years Programme is vitally important for the mental, physical, academic and social development of each child, and we foster this through an enriched and carefully resourced environment that stimulates the learning and development of students from Grade One to Grade Six.

AT GME, each student benefits from a learning environment that promotes the continuous development of social, cognitive, emotional, physical and creative strengths. The students are offered a range of opportunities to explore values, broaden communication skills, collaborate, make personal choices, group problem-solve, develop ideas and explore information.

At GME we strive to guide and support each student’s development so they can:

  • Be creative, energetic and enterprising
  • Seize the opportunities offered by new knowledge and technology to secure a successful and sustainable future for themselves.
  • Continue to develop the values, knowledge and competencies that will enable them to live full and satisfying lives
  • Be confident, connected, actively involved and lifelong learners.
GME learning is
Relevant; real; coherent; connected and integrated; assessed and evaluated; reported to parents; reviewed; in our community.
GME students can
Read; write; listen; speak confidently; use numbers; problem-solve; take risks; use technology; cooperate and compete; accept guidance; experience success.
GME students develop
Higher order thinking skills; their ability to self-manage; skills for relating to others; a sense of belonging; a desire to contribute and participate; the ability to use and create meaning and understanding; healthy lifestyles; creativity; inquiry learning skills.
GME classrooms are
Non-threatening; friendly and welcoming; learning communities; organized; attractive; supportive to learning.
GME teaching
Enhances the relevance of new learning; facilitates shared learning; makes connections for the children; focuses on outcomes; is based on high expectations; provides multiples opportunities to learn; encourages reflective thought and action; utilizes quality information technology to support learning.