Futian International and Fine Arts School
Hong Kong Ngai Lam Education Group is a well-known music education brand in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Focusing on providing quality education for more than 30 years, this group has a set of well-developed, enriching, fun and creative curriculums and teaching methods. Such curriculum is reinforced by the use of authoritative assessment grading systems offered by the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM),delivered by experienced and qualified instrumental/vocal music teachers, all of which forms a comprehensive music education system from kindergarten level to university level. Located in beautiful mangrove bay, Futian International & Fine Arts School (FIFA) has been operated by the Hong Kong Ngai Lam Education Group since 2004. Our school now has more than 700 students and teachers; each comes from a diverse background and different parts of the world. This makes us a truly international and multicultural family. Within the environment, our school continues to uphold our educational philosophy to “educate well-rounded global citizens and creative talents drawing on the best of both Western and Chinese values”. To achieve our educational philosophy, our school elementary curriculum draws from two cultures through the medium of three languages (English, Chinese and music) within a small class environment to deliver differentiated effective teaching. American CCSS Curriculum: CCSS (Common Core State Standards) is an American national curriculum developed English language arts and Maths based on the strengths of educational standards from various states, and informed by other top-performing countries to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society. Today, 42 states in the United States have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards. Our school utilizes English language arts and Math textbooks developed based on CCSS, taught by experienced international teachers. This set of curriculum ensures that our students will be equipped with critical thinking and higher order thinking skills necessary to be ready for any international programs in middle and high school in China or abroad, ready to succeed in the future global economy. Chinese curriculum: Our Chinese curriculum covers a wide range of knowledge about Chinese as a language, literature, history and culture. It aims to foster students’ abilities to master and apply Chinese as a native language, to embrace Chinese cultural heritage, to gain knowledge in Chinese history as an ancient civilization, and to appreciate Chinese literature through reading and creative writing. Compared with a traditional Chinese curriculum, our school values the importance of: The use of language instead of exams-orientated teaching methods. Fostering interests in Chinese learning and utilizing various teaching methods to foster encourage students’ enjoyment of learning. Learning Chinese classical literature as a form of heritage while fostering students’ international horizons using progressive teaching methods. Fostering reading interests and promoting reading comprehension through breadth of genres to build up vocabularies, knowledge foundation and fundamentals of language. Multiple intelligence curriculum: based on the multiple intelligence theory, our school designs a multiple intelligence curriculum that offers rich experiences for our students whose talents can be fostered and excelled. Various opportunities in ABRSM music theory, musicals, drama, arts, and outdoor sports activities are both offered as part of the school curriculum and extracurricular activities.