Dear DMK school teachers and all,
I’m Lia’s mother and I’d like to share the wonderful experience Lia and I have with DMK. Lia joined the Discovery Mind playgroup when she was 1 and a half old, at that time she was still wearing diper and not knowing very well vocabulary. Time flies, 4 years after, last Saturday was Lia’s K3 grudarion ceremony. She participated the performance and played a role as teacher, she was so confident to play the role and read the scripts in both English and Chinese in front of over 100 audience without sweating, and I can see the children at the class bonding to each other well and they helped and coordinate with each other.
It is amazed to see how she has developed as a confident and happy child, can speak, read and write both English and Chinese, there isn’t a single day I heard she doesn’t want to go to school, she also shared with me what she learnt from school, like being a responsible person, save the environment, how to grow a plant, things about volcano and rocket. She enjoyed doing the homework, it only takes her 15 – 30 mins to finish, longer time it needs cos she wants to draw and color the homework. Although the amount of homework is minimal, she has been learning and understanding things more than just vocabulary.
It is also a delightful and memorable experience the school let the parents to do volunteer work. I read books with the children of the class Lia is in at K3, I saw them improving week by week, from no idea of how phonic works to reading words and then sentences, I was so amazed how the school and the class teachers have done, that the children have such a big improvement in just a few months. it’s also so beautiful to see the children are helping each other out, I remember a child who’s new to the school and she was quite shy, and English was not her major language before joining DMK, another classmate helped her to translate and the other took her hand and lead her to the area where we read books together. I was so touched to see the bonding, care and love they have to each other. To be honest, there are time they argue or upset about one and other, but from those incidents they also learn how to deal with another person, apologies, forgiveness as they grow.
I need to say a big thank you to Ms Michelle. I remember the first day I went to the playgroup, she paid attention to all the parents and children, she remembers all our names and spent time to talk to us genuinely. At times I have difficulties about the pick up arrangements, she sincerely talked with me to understand and found ways to help us out. At DMK, you feel it is a big family, a community, it’s close and its sincere, also you feel safe and comfortable of how they treat the children.
I also remember the K3 graduation ceremony, the class teacher Ms Marilyn, Ms Sunny and other staff working at the school were so touched with the children of how they become, some even had tears for the whole ceremony. It surprised me how much they care and love they have for the children. Even Ms Michelle has been with the school for years witnesses so many children to grow, she still have a big heart and care of every child, tears in her eyes when she talks about the children, how proud she is for them.
When I talked with other parents, most of them are so glad to send their children to DMK and some even wished they could join the kindergarten earlier.
I can say words are never enough to express my gratitude to the DMK, to all the staff, from class teacher, the admin. Staff, the aunties for their love and care to my child, we were at the good hands of you all and it means so much to the future to us and especially my child who has built a strong foundation at DMK not only academic but about being a good, responsible, love, caring and confident person.
I am sad and a bit nervous about the day we finish the kindergarten after these 4 years and need to move on but as Ms Michelle always said, it is not the end, we will always see each other and the school welcomes the parents or children to come back and catch up anytime.
I wish the kindergarten all the best and keep their value of how to grow the children.
See you all soon
Our son has been attending Discovery Mind Kindergarten, Discovery Bay for 2.5 years now and absolutely loves it, so much so that on weekends and school holidays he asks how many more sleeps until he can go to school again.
Having volunteered for some time now to read with the children in our son’s class once a week I have had the pleasure of seeing the ins and outs of their day first hand. The genuine affection displayed by the teachers on a daily basis to not only our son but to all of the children is heart warming to see, as is their dedication to making learning as fun and interactive as possible. It’s also the little things like having the teacher come outside at pick-up to tell us something funny our son had done at school that day, how much he makes her laugh or how he interacts with his classmates that really goes above and beyond.
Through the teacher’s guidance and structured activities we have seen our sons confidence soar both socially and scholastically. For someone of only 4 years old his writing and reading skills are outstanding, and his passion for arts and crafts is encouraged daily as evidenced by the proud look on his face when he brings his creations home every Friday.
We cannot thank staff enough for the wonderful experience they’ve provided for our son to date and recommend Discovery Mind Kindergarten with the highest regard.
My two children both attended Discovery Mind Kindergarten (DMK) international stream in the Discovery Bay Branch. They both had wonderful time here. What impressed me most is that the teachers and staff create a caring, encouraging and friendly atmosphere, in which the psychological wellbeing and educational needs of each child are addressed at the same time. The learning process is utterly stress-free for both kids and parents, preserving the kids’ natural curiosity and creativity with great learning outcome achieved.
Under the positive influence and guidance of teachers, staff, fellow classmates and their parents, my kids have built up their character strengths of self-confidence, social intelligence and love of learning. I cannot thank DMK enough for providing such a nurturing embrace for my kids to flourish.
Dr J Leung, Chartered Psychologist
We have been delighted with Miles’s progress at DMK, despite missing the first five months of K3, he has a gained a love of learning with his reading and writing coming along in leaps and bounds. He is always writing little notes and although not everything is spelt correctly it shows his understanding of words phonetically. We truly believe his accomplishments are now way ahead of what they would be in reception class back in the UK.
We are incredibly grateful for your time, patience and kindness you have always shown Miles, you are an asset to DMK and we wish you all the best for the future K3 classes.
Our kindest regards
How time flies! Johnson has already been in DMK for one and half years, now he is going to graduate from DMK. Johnson had a great time both with his classmates and teachers. At the time we just came to Discovery Bay, Johnson was reluctant to go to school. He was crying every morning for going to school. But now he likes to go to school everyday. I would like to give my thank to Miss Margot, she is a very experienced teacher and very good at academic teaching. Thank to Michele, she seems to know every students in the DMK and is always nice to everyone. Thanks to staffs at administration office, they are very helpful once we need their assistance. Our family had a great time being with DMK. Thanks to you all!
We are truly grateful for the staff and teachers at Discovery Mind Kindergarten. Not only is the education incredible, but the character values they teach really helped our daughter thrive in every way possible. All the students are supported, safe and happy – and learning a great deal to prepare them for their future in all subjects! We couldn’t have been happier with the school.
I just wanted to share a quick note about DMK. My boys are going to DMK. I’m happy how profound and exciting the journey is for them. They are able to teach and nurture the kids in a manner of respect to their choices. My older one William reads very well when he was 5 1/2 years. And had enjoyed the two years he spent in DMK. I was impress how he was able to gain confidence through building and painting. He was definitely learning well.
Andrew who started K1 loves his class and able to catch up and learning with older kids. Teachers communicates with the parents well.
All in all I am glad I send my kids to DMK. This a very good school to start in early ages.
Teachers and staff has been excellent and we value there support throughout the years.
“Both our kids have been attending Discovery Mind with the age of 15 months in the accompanied playgroup. Right from the beginning all
teachers have been so welcoming and especially Miss Joyce and Miss Candy have been excellent in helping both our kids to settle. Now they
are always excited to head off to “school” in the morning and rush in happily everyday with scarcely time for a “goodbye mum” as they go
off to explore and learn new things.”
“We’ve trusted DMK with three children. They were all happy to go to school and smiling when we picked them up. The teachers always did a fantastic job motivating the students and creating an environment to develop confidence. I will always be grateful to this school.”
P.S. my older kids still miss DMK!! Thank you all for what you do!
DMK still has a high standard of education and we are very happy with our son’s progress from Playgroup to K3.
We are happy to see a continuous improvement in Adrian’s approach toward his social life and his educational path. We believe DMK did a great job so far.
Lovely positive learning experience. Kids treated well and encouraged to develop their skills.
Victor is very happy to be attending the DMK. He has improved his skills in English and Chinese a lot!
My Husband and I really appreciate whole DB DMK people, especially English and Chinese teacher in his class. They try to help my son to catch up what he needs to do, how work on the workbooks everything.
I really feel it was right decision to send him to DMK at DB. He loves studying here and we love everyone in DMK at DB.
女兒於兩歲開始在弘志就讀雙語預備班到現在讀Bilingual K1，已經有一年多的時間了。這短短的一年半時間我眼見著她從牙牙學語到能夠說完整流利的句子，唱雙語兒歌，會分辨不同的顏色、形狀、數字，甚至開始認識字母和它們的發音以及一些中文字。我由衷地為她感到驕傲，也感恩老師的付出！我個人最欣賞有兩點：一是學校教授自然拼讀法的教學模式。就讀弘志之前就聽說學校的自然拼讀法教得很不錯，入學後感觸更深，孩子會唱字母發音的歌曲，也會在家重複一些動作來表示字母讀音，每週還會做一個和所學字母有關的手工作品，學校還邀請雙語的家長到學校做reading mum 協助每週的中英閱讀，這種全方位的教學效果很顯著，孩子在自然拼讀方面的進步很大！另一個我個人很喜歡的是學校在遊戲時間引進了funky dance，對孩子的動作協調和音樂舞蹈的啟蒙也很有益。