Since we met the staff at an open day event about the school, we immediately felt confident that the Quayside was the right environment for Ella. Our perception was confirmed by the enthusiasm Ella has always showed in going to school every day. The curriculum offered and the extra curriculum activities, together with the loving care of her teachers and the school team has not only inspired Ella, but also stimulated her intellectual and emotional development.
We really like the welcoming atmosphere and the lively learning environment at Quips. We believe there is a positive balance between the curriculum and the social and emotional development of the children. We particularly appreciate the open door policy. The teachers are always available to meet with us parents and always welcome any input we might have. Furthermore, the very prompt communication between the teachers and the parents provides a valuable tool in order to understand, follow and support our children’s development, while being part of their experiences despite not being in class with them. We really feel we have a strong partnership with the school and its staff for the welfare of our children and we are actively involved in our children’s learning. The school activities offer such a variety in terms of learning that often Ella want to continue talking and developing at home what she discovered at school. Ella owns what she learns and more than once she left us speechless at the dinner table both with her anecdotes, terminology and of her pertinence in the matter.
We will certainly recommend QUIPS for a thriving first experience with “the academical world”. The class sizes are very small and they ensure a very close relationship between each of the children and their teacher. The activities offered are exciting and meaningful for the children especially in such a multicultural environment.