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|Language of instruction||English and Portuguese|
|Native English and Portuguese teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and Portuguese)|
This school does not make their fees public.
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|School provided lunches||
|Sports activities included||
Swimming, ballet, judo, soccer, artistic gymnastics, circus, tennis, stimulation for babies, yoga
|Sports facilities at the school||
Heated indoor swimming pool with ozone treatment, sport court, 3 playground areas, judo room, ballet room
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Global Me is a bilingual school (English/Portuguese) that promotes academic, cultural and sports development for children of 1 to 5 years of age. We focus on the child’s global development and our commitment is to form independent, interested and curious citizens willing to take part in our globalized world.
Global Me is a school based on the constructivist proposal - a tendency supported by Piaget’s ideas - which follows the Reggio Emilia approach, conducted by Loris Malaguzzi.
It views children as active protagonists in their own learning process, having teachers as co-authors of this process, as well as parents as co-participants with responsibility in the development of their children.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The learning situations at Global Me are planned to meet the needs of each age group and the dynamics of the children’s daily routine. Therefore, all the in-class activities are organized as follows:
- Permanent activities: Permanent activities are academic proposals organized in a systematic and regular way. However, they are not necessarily scheduled daily.
- Activities in sequence: These are series of planned and oriented actions which aim to promote a specific and defined learning target, where the next activity presents a higher level of complexity compared to the previous one. Ex: collection of objects, keeping scores in games, etc.
- Projects: Projects are activities that emerge from a specific theme. These activities are articulated so as to obtain an actual final product that can be shared with the children. The organization of the projects activities allows attribution of different roles, jobs and responsibilities to the students in the group. Ex: organization of an exhibition, construction of a game, production of a book or a CD, etc.