I had the privilege of visiting the nine Year 2 classes in the Australian school in November.
The school is ahead with regards to EQ awareness. The children showed utmost respect to each other and the adults in the room. They asked the most thoughtful questions and were very honest with their thoughts, queries, and explanations.
I learnt so much from the students and I know that they enjoyed making their own worry fish. The very transient nature of life as a Singapore expat means that these students deal with change and transition more regularly than most. I hope they have a great end of year break and come back to Year 3 either at AIS or elsewhere, worry free!
The best question was after I showed the students the printing process –
“Mrs Sampson, do you feel proud of your book?” now there is empathy in it’s best form!