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Our Teaching Approach

Blue House International is a Reggio Emilia Inspired School in Singapore with a fully emergent curriculum.

Blue House International has established itself as a school with a unique and special approach that has become respected amongst parents and fellow educators alike. We have chosen to develop programmes inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education and the school has a curriculum that is child centred and teacher framed.

Many people know Reggio Emilia as a beautiful city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. However, for many educators and parents of preschool and primary aged children around the world, Reggio Emilia means so much more.

The foundation of this approach to teaching started in Reggio Emilia at the end of the Second World War when many of the schools and their resources had been destroyed. With community support and collaboration a new approach to teaching was created. Loris Malaguzzi became the inspiration and guiding force behind the educational experiences forever pushing the conventional ideas of education at that time The basis for the Reggio Emilia philosophy is founded on the principles of community, responsibility, and respect through a supportive and enriching environment. These principles remain an integral part of the daily lives of the school community.

The Reggio Emilia approach to teaching inspires educators across the world, with schools like Blue House focusing on key elements.
  • Children must be able to learn through hands on experiences using all of their senses
  • Children learn best through a project based approach
  • Children are facilitated and guided by passionate and experienced staff.
  • Children must be encouraged and allowed to foster relationships with other children.
  • Children must feel safe and be given ample opportunities to express themselves
At Blue House we fully understand and respect that the teaching approach is undeniably entwined in the culture of the town of Reggio Emilia . We endeavour to be inspired by their approach to teaching and strive to create our own cultural context at the Blue House, Singapore.