Senior Kindergarten (SK)!

Assalamu Alaikum. My name is Ms. Salwa Siddiqui and I'm very excited to be working with your child this year. Let me introduce myself. This is my 2nd year at Safa and Marwa Islamic school. I have almost 20 years of teaching experience with elementary and kindergarten students. I have taught 5 years in Pakistan and 15 years in Kuwait at a Bilingual and International School. I have done my Bachelors in Arts from Pakistan. I did my teaching certification (PGCE) i.e Professional Graduate Certification in Education from University of Sunderland, England. I have also done certification in Dyslexia from International Dyslexia Association, Direct Learning-U.S.A. Adding on to it, I also have a diploma in Child Day Care Management, Education Direct-U.S.A. 

It is going to be an exciting year for SK as we will be introducing montessori learning along with the kindergarten curriculum. Montessori method focuses on five major areas : Practical life, sensorial, language, math and cultural. Students work with new themes and concepts in a prepared classroom settings. This method arouses their curiosity and motivates them to work with the activities independently. Through montessori materials students will develop their critical thinking and reasoning. They will learn to interact with each other through good manners and courteous behavior.

I will be working extremely hard in establishing a happy, challenging, safe learning environment. I encourage you to take the time and sit down with your child and discuss what they are learning and reinforce that learning at home. Each child brings its own unique talent and personality to share in our class. I look forward to learning with your child and applying the Ontario curriculum that is enriching and sparks their interest. I encourage all parents to be involved in many of the exciting things we will do this year. Research states, that the more directly involved parents are in their child's education, the more successful their children will be in school.

Since we all are working towards the same goal, it is important for us to communicate often. Every Friday I will be sending a homework folder along with the homework newsletter. The folder needs to be returned back by Wednesday. Please feel free to contact me via email at if you have any queries or concerns. 

Thanking you in advance for your support! 
Ms. Salwa Siddiqui




Assalam Alaikum Parents
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