At NOVA International school our youngest learners grow and make meaning through the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). This internationally recognised curriculum was developed with global best practice and the developmental needs of 2-6 year olds in mind. It supports key areas of learning through holistic enquiry and play-based approaches.

NOVA EEC – Learning Principles

1. The earliest years of life are exceptionally important in their own right.

2. Children should be supported to learn and develop at their own unique pace.

3. Play is an essential aspect of all children’s learning and development.

4. Learning happens when developmentally-appropriate, teacher-scaffolded and child initiated experiences harness children’s natural curiosity in an enabling environment.

5. Independent and interdependent learning experiences create a context for personal development and are the foundation of international mindedness.

6. Knowledge and skills development lead to an increasing sense of understanding when children are provided with opportunities to explore and express their ideas in multiple ways.

7. Ongoing assessment, in the form of evaluation and reflection, is effective when it involves a learning-link with the home.

8. Learning should be motivating, engaging and fun, opening up a world of wonder for children where personal interests can flourish.


NOVA EEC Personal Goals

Through the IEYC and IPC, Nova students have learning experiences that help them develop personal qualities of: 

  • Enquiry

  • Adaptability 

  • Resilience 

  • Morality 

  • Communication 

  • Thoughtfulness 

  • Cooperation 

  • Respect


International Goals

Through IEYC and IPC learning activities, Nova students engage in experiences that enable them to: 

  • Develop knowledge and an increasing understanding beyond that related to their own nationality and identity. 

  • Develop knowledge and an increasing understanding of the independence and interdependence of people, countries and cultures.