Our program

Designed to help children realise their potential


English and Tetum Medium Early Learning

At Florence Community Schools, we have designed a dynamic and comprehensive curriculum that integrates the principles of the Baha’i Faith with a strong academic foundation. Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our students, preparing them for a rapidly changing world while nurturing their spiritual, moral, and intellectual growth.

English proficiency is a valuable asset in today’s globalized world. Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on English language acquisition, fostering strong reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. We provide a supportive learning environment that enables students to become confident communicators.

At Florence Community Schools, our curriculum is designed to empower students intellectually, morally, and spiritually. We strive to create an engaging and inclusive learning environment that fosters a love for learning, a thirst for knowledge, and a commitment to lifelong growth.

Timor Leste is a culturally rich nation, and we celebrate its diversity. Our curriculum integrates cultural studies, allowing students to explore and appreciate the cultural heritage of their own country and the world. Through this, we aim to foster cultural awareness, respect, and global citizenship.

Integrated Character Education

We understand the importance of character development in shaping well-rounded individuals. Our curriculum includes character education programs that instil virtues such as honesty, compassion, resilience, and empathy. We aim to cultivate individuals of strong character who can make positive contributions to society.

Active Learning Approaches

We utilize a variety of active learning approaches to engage and inspire our students. Our teachers employ interactive teaching methods, project-based learning, group activities, and hands-on experiences to foster critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.

Academic Excellence

We prioritize academic rigor and excellence, providing a well-rounded education that equips our students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success. Our curriculum follows the national educational standards while incorporating international best practices.

Moral and Spiritual Education

We believe in nurturing the spiritual dimension of each child. Our curriculum incorporates moral and spiritual education, offering opportunities for reflection, prayer, and the exploration of spiritual principles. Students develop a sense of purpose, meaning, and connection to something greater than themselves.


We believe in the transformative power of service to others. Our curriculum incorporates service-learning initiatives that provide students with opportunities to actively engage in community projects and contribute to the well-being of others. By participating in service, students develop empathy, social responsibility, and a commitment to making a positive impact.


Parental training

Parenting education promotes the use of positive parenting practises, such as using positive language, planned discipline, and family practises. It also increases parents’ knowledge of child development and communication styles.

Parent training has many benefits for parents, children, and families. This service can help parents learn about effective ways to improve their child’s capacities, manage challenging behaviours, and support their child’s growth and development.
Hitting, slapping, or pinching children for the purpose of discipline, is generally not considered to be injurious to children. In fact, it is typically regarded as a protective measure, necessary for children’s moral and educational development by parents. Most parents believe that physical punishment is beneficial and necessary for children.


Raising Awareness

It has been proven that children who are exposed to violence both physical and verbal at home suffer from fear, anxiety, depression, poor health, insecurity, low self-esteem, feelings of isolation, which, in extreme cases, can lead to self-harm.
We hope our parental training project will provide a child-friendly home for many children in Timor-Leste. We will raise public awareness about the effects of violence against children


Realising Potential

Due to a lack of training, verbal abuse is a very common form of child abuse in most countries including Timor-Leste. A few examples are excessive criticism, name-calling, making jokes about children, yelling, screaming, and swearing at them, constantly comparing them to other children, threatening to hurt them, and blaming them for things that are out of their control.

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Sponsor our schools



By becoming s child sponsor, you make sure that a child in a remote community in Timor-Leste has access to quality education, clean water, a backpack, crayons, pencils, erasers, glue, scissors, folders, and other necessities and supplies.

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By becoming a School sponsor, you help the emotional, social, personal, and academic growth and development of children. Research has shown that children who attend preschool are more likely to have better school readiness skills than those who do not.

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Parental Training

Sponsor Parental and Teacher Training in Timor-Leste is one of the easiest ways to improve the lives of 70% of children who have no opportunity to receive preschool and kindergarten education.

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We welcome kids into our 4-9’s program based on their birth year.