Primary School students can enter our English immersion programme or our bilingual programme in Chinese and English. In the English immersion programme, lessons are conducted in English, and they choose daily French, Chinese or Spanish taught by dedicated language specialists. In our pioneering bilingual Chinese-English programme (Grades 1 to 5), students learn equally in both languages, Chinese and English.
In the PYP, students engage in topic based learning commonly referred to as the Unit of Inquiry (UOI), and different subject areas are integrated as they explore a particular concept or topic. Students have dedicated English and maths lessons, and specialist teachers for Chinese, French, Spanish, physical education, art, music and drama. Where possible, learning in these specialist areas links back to the overarching topic. Science and social studies are learnt exclusively in the context of the UOI. Our Digital Literacy Coaches work with our teachers to ensure that technology is used to support and extend learning across subject areas.
Our STEAM programme, the first in Singapore, supports our students’ natural curiosity and creativity. They learn to make connections across subject areas as they invent, analyse and explore concepts.
Learning in Primary School is not just confined to the classroom. Students engage in a range of relevant and exciting hands-on outdoor learning opportunities including field trips, Excursion Week (Grades 4 onwards), Open Minds and expert visits to apply their learning in a real world context.
We understand our parents desire to take an active role in their child’s education and school life, and we provide a number of opportunities that allow this. Activities include helping out with reading groups or special activities, on field trips, or as a room parent with the PTA.