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Catering for consciousness

Dear Parents While nushing on Samantha’s delicious vegetable quiches at yesterday’s “Social Lunch," I was contemplating how fussy and eater I was as a child, enjoying only potatoes and peas and maybe carrots with my meat, and only with much encouragement from my...

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It takes a village to raise a thinking child

Dear Kairosians “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” — I came across this inspiring misquote, attributed to Albert Einstein. It occurs to me how it is not possible to avoid training the mind. Simply by experiencing life the...

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Our “Integrity Mastery Harmony” framework

Dear Kairosians During 2011, 2013 and then again in 2015, we have undergone a process of composing a theoretical framework to our school curriculum. Implied in our school logo, we experience a threefold learning journey at Kairos:  a "Thinking Journey" (Inquiry and...

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The Headmonsterly Hmmm 21 January 2016

During 2011, 2013 and again last year, we have undergone a process of composing a theoretical framework to our school curriculum. Implied in our school logo, we experience a threefold learning journey at Kairos: a "Thinking Journey" (Inquiry and Accountability leading...

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The Headmonsterly Hmmm 3 Feb 2016

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think” — I came across this inspiring misquote, attributed to Albert Einstein. It occurs to me how it is not possible to avoid training the mind. Simply by experiencing life the mind is trained,...

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A smartphone contract for kids (& parents)

There will come a point when you want your child to have a cellphone on them, or their nagging for a phone wears you down, either way, you are going to give them a phone one day. And it is going to be a smartphone. The problem with this is all the access this grants...

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End of year concert 2014

The Kairos kids brought 2014 to a close with yet another great school concert. And Nozi (featured picture), our storyteller, brought it all together. Here are some pictures from the concert, that were taken by Marc. [gallery link="file" columns="4"...

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Experiential learning

As most of you will know, since Max charged Teacher Maya KR 50 for a "massage and mental treatment", our Kairos currency (Rosses) has taken off with great excitement and creative initiative. Our students have demonstrated impressive examples of entrepreneurship and...

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Educational innovation

Please note two educational elements which have been reintroduced into the Kairos experience this week: our Kairos currency (Kairos Rosses) and our Learning in Depth Project. KAIROS CURRENCY Thanks to Max charging a teacher KR 50 for a shoulder massage at break, there...

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A culture of reverence, mastery and creativity

In order to achieve a culture of reverence, mastery and creativity within which children can rise to their full potential, a healthy, engaging relationship between parents and teachers is vital. We are fortunate to enjoy a warm community of engaged parents and...

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The Kairos community, an ethos

It has occurred to me that a weekly reflection about our school will be a valuable communication tool for our community, both teachers and parents. Feel free to respond to me with comments and feedback. As we grow into a larger school, with new parents and new...

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Kairos kids visit Nirox sculpture exhibition

The Kairos children all had a fantastic, fun, learning experience recently when they got to visit Nirox sculpture exhibition. Nirox itself is a beautiful place. And the art they had on display was exciting. The kids had a great time. Here are some pictures from...

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