We provide a curriculum that is engaging, balanced and relevant. While emphasis is placed on students learning core skills, we also place great value on developing the ‘whole child’ and provide an engaging programme of study in all curriculum areas.
The curriculum in the Primary Section is based on two curricular frameworks: The British National Curriculum and the Peruvian National Curriculum. Our curriculum is underpinned by the “Essentials Curriculum” designed by a leading British educator, Chris Quigley. The “Essentials Curriculum” sets out the learning objectives and standards which are required for all subjects. It emphasises the importance of developing the depth of children’s learning; this means providing children with increased cognitive challenge, allowing them to apply the skills which they have learnt independently in a range of contexts thereby ensuring mastery. This curriculum provides a coherent and progressive structure and is aligned to the British National Curriculum.
The curriculum consists of the following subjects:
|English and international Social Studies||An integrated programme of Spanish and national Social Studies|
|Religion or Worldviews, Values and Traditions||Music|
|Games / P.E. (Physical Education)||French is introduced as a third language in Grade 4|
When appropriate, some subjects are integrated through related themes; this enables pupils to make all manner of connections between subjects thereby enhancing and deepening their learning.
We believe in bringing learning to life, with an emphasis on engaging and purposeful learning. We encourage our students to be independent learners; to have enquiring minds and a positive attitude to all aspects of school life. We endeavour to give students choice and voice; every student is encouraged to be an active learner and a protagonist on the stage of their own learning.
The impact of our curriculum is continually monitored both formally and informally to ensure all of our students are making progress.
A programme of after school activities includes: Music, Drama, Sporting Activities (football, volleyball, basketball, softball, hockey, gymnastics and swimming); and various Leadership Groups (Student Council, ESD Committee, Service Learning Committee). These ensure that students have opportunities to extend their repertoire of learning and life skills.
Our school is renowned for its commitment to and promotion of reading. It is our goal and dream that every student develops a passion for reading and a lifelong reading habit.
Reading is at the heart of so much learning and every student’s personal and intellectual development is influenced by the range and quality of their reading. Mindful of this, we model and very actively promote extensive and intensive reading for pleasure every day! Our state of the art LRC (Learner Resource Centre) is the heart of the Primary Section; its vision and vitality are brought to life by our teacher librarian, a librarian and a digital learning assistant.
"Reading is to the mind what light is to the eye..." (Helen Keller).