At Woodland Star International School Kenya, we believe every child has an important voice and has the right to be heard. With a multi-age approach to learning, our students are regularly sharing their ideas and learning from each other.
Our multi-age classrooms allow for greater flexibility when placing students in learning groups. At times there may be a student who excels in one area, but needs some extra attention in another subject area. We place students within learning groups that are best for his/her further academic development in that particular area, without being constrained by the traditional approach to grade-levels that are based on age.
Every Wednesday afternoon, we also end the day with what we call “Wild Wednesday” – a time for the whole school to gather and learn together. We acknowledge the successes of the past week by awarding individual students specific awards, and then we learn about a common topic in an engaging manner. This time of sitting together is an amazing time of sharing of knowledge and co-learning among students of considerably different ages (2-13).