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 - talent show for the primary students
- Year 5/6 sleepover
- Dress up on 100th day of school
- Sports Day
- Primary Picnic
- Year 6 graduation
And many more!
PRIMARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM
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 KISC Mission, Vision and 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 at KISC 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 & Communication Technology (ICT), Literacy (reading, writing, grammar, spelling), Library Skills, Mathematics, Music, Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE), Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE), Science and World Around Us (geography, history, cultural studies). KISC Primary seeks to grow students holistically through creative and active learning while seeking to meet each student's individual learning needs. Time is available during the week for a non-native English speaking student to study in his or her mother tongue.
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 memorizing unconnected words.
Writing: Instruction is guided in units of study in opinion, information, and narrative writing. It is organized 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 organized 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 impact this world for God’s glory. 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 the three interrelated strands—Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / BIBLE FOUNDATION
At KISC we desire to build a foundation of God’s truths into children’s lives and to encourage students to personally experience God. We aim to do this through the example of our personal lives as staff at KISC and through all subject areas as well as student events. We recognize that RE/Bible Foundation is not limited to a set subject but is encompassed throughout the day and throughout each of our lives. The goal of Bible Foundation/RE is for every student to develop a Christian worldview. A worldview is that framework form which every person views reality, makes sense of life, and interacts with the world. The Christian worldview holds that the primary reason for each person’s existence is to love and serve God. People develop a Christian worldview through both knowledge and application of Scripture. For this reason, it is essential for students to have an in-depth knowledge of Bible truths as well as the ability to apply Scripture to their daily life.
KISC wants students to have a well-rounded education and this includes having students participate in our related arts program. 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 Years K-5 from 2:10-3:10. Year 6 has clubs offered on Tuesday and Thursday. These clubs give students the opportunity to enhance exercise and cultivate learning outside of the classroom.