Rashmi Tourani has a passion for words. She earned her Bachelor’s in English from the City University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of Hong Kong, and Master’s Degree in Literary Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Rashmi’s teaching experience spans over six years at prestigious international schools. Her expertise includes Secondary and Primary English study levels.
Children benefit from an effective learning environment that stimulates and nurtures individual growth. This is where Rashmi steps in to help students grow. She advocates excellence in communication and encourages students to build lasting relationships and a passion for life-long learning.
This is why she chose to join OWIS. She believes in the OWIS approach to learning and believes the individual study methods employed in our curriculum enable students to achieve the highest standards possible. Collaboration is key to retaining information, and the group study programmes help nurture this in young children.
Rashmi loves exploring new countries, cultures, and cuisines, as long as the menu doesn’t include seafood. An avid fitness guru, Rashmi loves dancing and yoga. Her love for words is evident in her reading style. When not teaching or exercising, you will find Rashmi reading her favourite historical novel.
At OWIS, we believe that sharing information with parents about our education approach in the classroom creates the ideal partnership, so that everything falls into place and children have the best possibility of reaching their potential. When parents, students and teachers work closely together, that's the best route to achieving success for the young people in our care.
That is what the OWIS Parent Partnership Series is all about. Through this platform, we educate school families about the different aspects of children’s learning in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary.
One recent seminar in this series threw light on how we as a school build a strong foundation for numeracy in Primary School. The session was hosted by Ms Rashmi Tourani, Senior Coordinator for Teaching & Learning in Primary School, and Ms Karen Brooks, the Mathematics Coordinator for Primary School.
Here are some highlights from the presentation.
Numeracy Skills at OWIS Follow Age-Appropriate Learning Objectives
Numeracy is the study of numbers and their real-world implications. With numeracy skills, children learn how to perform fundamental maths operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Numeracy also equips children to use thinking and reasoning to understand finances and function in society.
At OWIS, we incorporate numbers into every aspect of the curriculum. We also utilise several strategies to help your child learn Maths. Consider how we reinforce numeracy skills for young learners.
In the IB PYP curriculum, learning objectives are arranged logically and sequentially. For example, children learn to identify and write numbers before they begin to solve problems, and they identify shapes before tackling geometry. By mastering grade-appropriate objectives, children prepare to advance academically. That’s why we ensure children learn all these objectives at every level before they progress to the next topic or grade.
Our Techniques to Advance Numeracy Skills in Primary School
OWIS Families are Encouraged to Support Maths Learning at Home
OWIS teachers in the IB Primary Years Programme create a supportive and nurturing learning environment for children. And we invite parents to support learning at home. For example, you could play Maths-based board and card games, follow recipes while cooking together, count objects during outdoor walks or hikes, and build block castles or mud pies. Additionally, you can plug learning gaps by accessing the online classroom portal and reviewing topics from the current or previous years. These and other activities promote learning at home and help build partnerships with us, so that together we all can enhance your child’s numeracy skills.
OWIS Supports Numeracy in Primary School
The teachers at OWIS create a fun and engaging learning environment that equips all children to learn maths and reach their potential. We invite parents to partner with us to prepare children for future academic endeavours and success.