The Importance of Reception

The Importance of Reception

Ensuring a Smooth Transition to Year 1: The Importance of Reception Year at Grace International School

At Grace, we understand that some curriculums, like those in the US, Europe, or the IB program, may not have a dedicated Reception Year. However, within the BNC framework, Reception Year plays a vital role in ensuring your child is fully prepared for the more structured learning environment of Year 1.

Why Reception Year Matters:

Reception Year at Grace (ages 4-5) goes beyond simply introducing the alphabet and basic math. It’s a year of playful learning that fosters the essential skills your child needs to thrive academically and socially. Here’s how:

  • Social & Emotional Development: Playing and interacting with peers empowers your child to build confidence, manage emotions, and navigate social situations.
  • Language & Communication: Through engaging activities, children develop strong listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills – the building blocks for future literacy.
  • Physical Development: Reception Year incorporates activities that enhance coordination, gross and fine motor skills, and healthy habits.
  • Early Math & Science: Through play and exploration, children develop problem-solving skills, a positive relationship with numbers, and an introductory understanding of the world around them.

Skipping Reception: A Potential Disadvantage:

Entering Year 1 without the foundation laid in Reception Year may place your child at a disadvantage. The curriculum becomes more structured, demanding skills honed in Reception, like literacy, social interaction, and emotional regulation. Skipping this critical stage can lead to difficulties in adapting and keeping pace with classmates.

Grace Ensures a Strong Start:

At Grace International School, our experienced and passionate Reception Year teachers create a nurturing environment where children can learn through play and exploration. We take pride in offering an engaging program that prepares your child not just for Year 1 but for a successful and fulfilling academic journey.

We encourage you to schedule a visit and witness firsthand the vibrant learning environment in our Reception Year. We also encourage you to consider enrolling your child at Grace in this important stage of life. As a valued partner, we’re here to answer any questions and ensure your child has the strongest possible foundation for their educational future.

A Successful Grace Fair

A Successful Grace Fair

The Grace Fair 2024: A Vibrant Celebration of Community!

The Grace Fair 2024 was a resounding success, bringing together the community for a day filled with fun, food, and festivities! Over 30 vendors offered diverse products, from handicrafts and clothing to delicious food. The atmosphere buzzed with excitement as attendees enjoyed games, activities, and a warm sense of community.

Foodie Delights

One of the undeniable stars of the event was the Korean Food booth, captivating attendees with its tantalising flavours and authentic dishes. From savoury kimbap to spicy kimchi, the booth offered a culinary journey that left taste buds tingling and stomachs satisfied.

Dunking Booth

Of course, no Grace Fair would be complete without the iconic Dunking Booth, providing a hilarious opportunity for attendees to dunk their teachers or classmates and make a splash! Laughter echoed as participants took aim, creating unforgettable memories and strengthening bonds within the community.

Children's Paradise

The Year 8 Games booth was a playground of excitement. Kolpokar, a virtual reality gaming experience, allowed kids to embark on thrilling adventures as they battled virtual monsters and unleashed their creativity with 3D pens. Meanwhile, at the Clay Station, budding artists explored their talents by painting pre-made clay pieces or shaping their own creations on the potting wheel, adding an artistic flair to the festivities.

Unique Offerings

Handicrafts, arts and crafts supplies, clothes, and more were available at attractive prices.

Colourful Fun

The carnival atmosphere included balloon-making and face-painting stations, which splashed bursts of colour and whimsy throughout the fairgrounds. Children and adults alike revelled in the opportunity to adorn themselves with vibrant designs, adding an extra layer of joy to the day’s festivities.

New Grace Merchandise

The Grace merchandise booth showcased exciting new items like water bottles and Royals hoodies. Visit the online store at to purchase these items and discover upcoming additions.

A Heartfelt Thank You:

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the vendors who participated in the fair and to NDE, Jamuna, Emkay Enterprises Ltd, CNC Group, and BD Foods for their generous sponsorship. Their support helped make the Grace Fair a resounding success, fostering connections and memories that will last a lifetime.

As we wrap up another unforgettable Grace Fair, attendees are left with hearts full of joy and anticipation for next year’s festivities. Here’s to the spirit of community, celebration, and togetherness that makes the Grace Fair a cherished tradition in Dhaka. Until next time, let the memories of laughter and camaraderie continue to brighten our days, reminding us of the bonds that unite us all.

GPS After-school Clubs

GPS After-school Clubs

Exploring Boundless Creativity: Grace Primary School’s Vibrant After-School Clubs

At Grace Primary School, education extends far beyond the classroom walls. We believe in nurturing every facet of a child’s development, which is why we’re thrilled to announce our exciting lineup of after-school clubs for Term 3, running from January to March. With a diverse range of options catering to various interests and passions, there’s something for every young learner to explore and enjoy.

Modern Art Club with Kolpokar: Partnering with Kolpokar, this club offers budding artists the chance to unleash their creativity and explore the world of modern art through the creation of 3D models.

Gymnastics Club led by Dhaka Gymnastics: Children can develop strength, flexibility, and coordination in a fun and supportive environment under the expert guidance of Dhaka Gymnastics.

Lego and Stories Club: Encouraging imagination and storytelling, this club allows children to express themselves creatively through building with Lego bricks and listening to captivating stories.

Arts & Crafts Club: Letting imaginations run wild, this club allows children to explore various artistic mediums and create their own masterpieces.

Performing Arts Club led by ECBL: From acting to dancing to singing, children can discover and showcase their talents in the performing arts, building confidence and self-expression along the way.

STEM Club led by SciTech Academy: Introducing the basics of electronics, programming, and robotics, this club sparks curiosity and fosters a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

Chess Club: Fostering critical thinking, strategy, and sportsmanship, this club offers children the chance to learn and master the timeless game of chess.

Guitar Club: From strumming chords to playing melodies, children can explore the world of music and develop their musical talents in this club.

Spelling Bee Club: With the opportunity to compete in a spelling bee in Dubai in April 2024, this club challenges children to expand their vocabulary and sharpen their spelling skills in a fun and competitive environment.

Choir Club: Bringing voices together in harmony, this club allows children to experience the joy of singing and performing as part of a group.

At Grace Primary School, our after-school clubs are more than just extracurricular activities – they’re opportunities for children to discover their passions, develop new skills, and forge lifelong friendships. We’re committed to providing enriching experiences that inspire, empower, and ignite a love for learning in every child. Join us as we embark on this exploration, creativity, and growth journey together!

EdExcel High Achievers Award

EdExcel High Achievers Award

It is always a proud moment when students excel in their academics, and it is even more rewarding when their efforts are recognized with prestigious awards. Grace’s IGCSE students have given us reason to celebrate as 60% of them have been awarded the Pearson EdExcel High Achievers Award.

What is the Pearson EdExcel High Achievers Award?

It is always a proud moment when students excel in their academics, and it is even more rewarding when their efforts are recognized with prestigious awards. Grace’s IGCSE students have given us reason to celebrate as 60% of them have been awarded the Pearson EdExcel High Achievers Award.

Why is the Pearson EdExcel High Achievers Award Significant?

The Pearson EdExcel High Achievers Award holds immense significance for students as it serves as a testament to their hard work, dedication, and academic excellence. Receiving this award not only provides a sense of accomplishment but also opens doors to various opportunities, such as scholarships and admissions to top universities worldwide. The award also encourages students to continue striving for academic excellence, setting higher goals for themselves, and becoming lifelong learners.

Why Have Grace’s Students Been Excelling in Academics?

The outstanding academic performance of Grace’s students can be attributed to the school’s focus on small class sizes, highly qualified teachers, and a culture of learning. With personalized attention, dedicated support, and a nurturing environment, students are motivated to excel in their academics and become lifelong learners.

the Pearson EdExcel High Achievers Award is a prestigious recognition that celebrates academic excellence among IGCSE students. Grace’s students have been excelling academically, with 60% receiving the award. This is a testament to the school’s commitment to providing quality education and nurturing young minds to become lifelong learners. Congratulations to all the award recipients, and we wish them continued success in their future endeavours!

Grace Games 2024

Grace Games 2024

A Celebration of Sports, Camaraderie, and Team Spirit

The annual Grace Games came to a close recently, leaving behind a legacy of friendly competition, team spirit, and unforgettable memories. This year’s edition was a resounding success, with students from different grades and classes participating in a range of athletic events that tested their speed, strength, and skill. Whether you were a competitor, a spectator, or just there for the fun, Grace Games 2023 was an event you won’t want to forget!

The essence of Grace Games lies in the collective experience of coming together as one community bound by a shared love for sports and games. It’s a day of echoing cheers and the palpable energy of excitement. From the crackling energy of the track to the intensity of traditional games, every corner radiates with the spirit of competition and cooperation.

At the heart of Grace Games is the recognition that sports offer more than just physical activity; they cultivate essential life skills such as teamwork, discipline, and resilience. As students lace up their sneakers and prepare to compete, they embark on a journey of personal growth and self-discovery.

Beyond the thrill of competition, Grace Games serves as a platform for fostering meaningful connections. Students from different backgrounds and disciplines come together, forming bonds that transcend the boundaries of classrooms and cliques. It’s a reminder that regardless of our differences, we are all united by our shared humanity and passion for sports.

Grace Games 2024 was an event that brought the community together to celebrate sports, camaraderie, and team spirit. From the exciting competitions to the joyful atmosphere, Grace Games 2024 was an event that left a lasting impression on everyone who attended. We look forward to next year’s Grace Games, where we’ll witness another thrilling display of athleticism and sportsmanship!

Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders: The Power of Mock Interviews at Grace International School

At Grace International School, we believe in preparing our students not just for academic success, but for the real world beyond the classroom. That’s why we’ve introduced an innovative program that gives our students invaluable hands-on experience: mock interviews.

Designed for students from years 10 to 13, our mock interview program is an opportunity for them to step into the shoes of professionals and gain real-world experience in a supportive environment. Business people from the Grace community generously volunteer their time to conduct these interviews, providing students with valuable feedback and insights that they can carry forward into their future careers.

Participating students are required to prepare a resume and dress appropriately, just as they would for a real job interview. This process teaches them important professional skills and instils a sense of confidence and self-assurance that will serve them well in any endeavour they pursue.

One of the most inspiring aspects of the mock interview program is witnessing the growth and development of our students. Grace teachers are consistently impressed by how well our students present themselves, how articulately they speak, and the confidence they demonstrate throughout the interview process.

It’s truly a testament to our students’ and teachers’ dedication and hard work. Through careful guidance and mentorship, we’ve seen our students blossom into confident, capable individuals who are ready to take on the challenges of the future.

But perhaps the greatest impact of the mock interview program lies in its ability to empower our students to pursue their dreams with conviction. By providing them with real-world experience and feedback, we’re helping them to build the skills and resilience they need to succeed in any path they choose.

As we continue to foster a culture of excellence and innovation at Grace International School, we’re proud to offer programs like mock interviews that prepare our students for success in the classroom and in life. Together, we’re shaping tomorrow’s leaders and empowering them to positively impact the world.