PRIMARY STUDENT LIFE
At KISC, we believe in a holistic approach to teaching that allows time for academics as well as time for students’ events. Some of the special events that the Primary school has are:
Assembly – twice a week, which focuses on one of our term themes
Splash Day – this is an afternoon of fun water activities to finish off term 1
Activity Week – this is a week-long of afternoon Bible themed activities
KidZone – a talent show for the Primary students
Grades 4 and 5 Sleepover
Dress up on the 100th day of school
Grade 5 Graduation
Students are placed in houses soon after they start at KISC. The houses include Dhaulagiri House (charcoal), Makalu House (purple) and Annapurna House (teal/green). Students are encouraged to wear clothes in their house colours for these events and cheer for their house. House t-shirts are available for purchase from Reception.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Primary school finishes Monday through Thursday at 2.10pm. Parents are welcome to collect their children at 2.10pm or allow them to stay on for after-school Primary clubs. These are offered for Grades Pre-K through Grade 4 from 2.10 - 3.10pm. Grade 5 has clubs offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 2.10 to 3.10pm. These clubs give students the opportunity to exercise and cultivate learning outside of the classroom.
The KISC curriculum is a living document and is always in the process of being reviewed and refined to provide the very best education for our students. The educational experience offered by KISC reflects its belief in a Biblical worldview and a community of academic excellence.
The KISC curriculum is designed to:
Link curriculum requirements to the KISC mission, vision, values and foundational statements
Encourage and develop skills required for life
Facilitate a focus on educational competencies, learning outcomes, and assessment
Show sensitivity to the special needs of all students
Our curriculum is based on standards that best fit our students at KISC. We use resources from around the world to serve our international students. Each class studies the following subjects: Art and Design Technology, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Literacy (reading, writing, grammar and spelling), Library Skills, Mathematics, Music, Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE), Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE) and Science and the World Around Us (geography, history, cultural studies). KISC Primary seeks to grow students holistically through creative and active learning while seeking to meet each students’ individual learning needs.
Reading: The lessons are designed to illuminate student thinking about literature, supporting the development of critical thinking and a lifelong love of reading. The curriculum intentionally combines academics with social and emotional learning to create an environment in which students learn to collaborate, agree and disagree respectfully and take responsibility for their own learning. Carefully selected nonfiction and fiction read-aloud trade books provide a rich, rewarding experience as students encounter increasingly complex texts and build their vocabulary.
Spelling: We use word study for our spelling. It is an alternative to traditional spelling instruction. It is based on learning word patterns rather than memorising unconnected words.
Writing: Instruction is guided in units of study in opinion, information, and narrative writing. It is organised around four grade specific units of study at each year group and a book of if-then curricular plans. The four units of study at each year group level are organised around opinion, information, and narrative writing. Each unit of study contains 18-22 sequential sessions subdivided into three to four bends, with each bend walking you step-by-step through the entire writing process – from planning and drafting to revising and editing and eventually to publication. Our grammar is intertwined into our writing lessons for students to understand the application of grammar.
The objective that KISC seeks when teaching Mathematics is to develop numeracy skills through hands on experiences, mental math practices and real life applications. The curriculum is a comprehensive plan that gives students a strong foundation to be successful in mathematics and to build their numeracy skills for life.
World Around Us / Social Studies
KISC’s World Around Us curriculum is designed to play a crucial role in our young people becoming active, responsible citizens who will positively impact this world. The subjects of history and geography alongside current event topics, helps students explore the past, present, and possible future. The curriculum enables students to understand cultures and people, to learn from the past and to gain insight into understanding God’s plan for mankind.
Our science curriculum focuses on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in both science and literacy, through an inquiry-based approach. Students think about, reason and represent their understanding of science by using science journals, graphs, Venn diagrams, tables, role-plays and word walls. It covers three interrelated strands – science understanding, science as a human endeavour and science inquiry skills.
KISC wants students to have a well-rounded education and this includes having students participate in our related arts programme. Related arts are our art, music, physical education, information technology and media/library classes, which happen once a week. PE is twice a week.
After School Clubs
Monday through Thursday clubs are offered for Pre-K to Grade 4 from 2.10 - 3.10pm. Grade 5 has clubs offered on Tuesday and Thursday. These clubs give students the opportunity to enhance exercise and cultivate learning outside of the classroom.