building all round achievers and compassionate world citizens
Ages 5 - 11
Just some of the reasons parents choose our Elementary School
with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
The world-recognised IB PYP offers a transdisciplinary curriculum that is engaging, relevant and challenging. This, underpinned by Australian Curriculum standards in literacy and numeracy, prepares Elementary students for success in their IGCSE, HSC and IB Diploma studies in Secondary.
Mandarin, the most widely spoken language worldwide, is delivered daily to secure your child’s future place in our globalised economy. Streamed into a Core and Core Extension class, our Mandarin program ensures each student is stretched and stimulated as they progress.
Student led discovery in our Library and Inquiry Centre builds critical thinking, investigation and analytical skills in every child. Within this dedicated, stimulating environment, this program poises students for readiness in Secondary, as research projects become a critical part of curriculum assessment.
Opportunities to compete in 100 teams across 500 sporting fixtures annually offers all students a chance to excel and develop, providing a seamless transition to our higher-level sports program in Secondary.
To help students excel in the 21st century, our 1:1 iPad program challenges every child to use technology productively, comfortably and responsbily, learning how to exploit the many applications and benefits of technology to enhance their education and daily lives.
Structured by the International Baccalaurate Learner Profile Attributes, our Buddy Program gives every student in the Elementary School the opportunity to mentor a younger student on a regular basis. Through this program we see the acquisition and growth of all important character traits, including leadership, collaboration and compassion.
We’re delighted to have this opportunity to introduce life in the Elementary School here at AIS.
The Elementary years are an exciting stage of your child’s education, as this is when they begin discovering individual strengths, passions, and interests. Our aim is to encourage your child to pursue these passions – whether these lie in the arts, sports, culture or academics – and embark on a journey toward personal excellence.
Our team of experienced educators help to fulfill your child’s ambitions by sharing best practice to deliver the highest quality inquiry-based curriculum that focuses on the child as the learner.
By engaging students’ natural curiosity and challenging them in meaningful ways, we help your child to develop key competencies and skills across critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and leadership, providing a gateway to success in Secondary School and beyond.
All of this is delivered just a stone’s throw from Singapore’s city centre, in a stimulating, nurturing environment that allows your child to flourish across all endeavors.
We are proud of all the achievements of our Elementary students at AIS and would welcome the opportunity to meet your child.
A Day in Elementary School at AIS Starting at 8.30, let's follow Kylie through her daily activities
Kylie and her brother arrive at AIS after a short walk from the nearby MRT station. She is excited about her homeroom with Mr Steggles as today after roll call he talks about the upcoming International Cultural Experience Day where students learn about different cultures through their peers that represent over 50 nationalities.
Kylie’s school day begins with the current Unit of Inquiry from the IB Primary Years Programme. This term they are learning about ‘who we are’ and the interactions between human body systems. Today Kylie and her small group are working on their presentation for an exhibition for their parents. They decide to develop a quiz using their iPads as Kylie and her classmates each have an iPad through the 1:1 program. They use their iPads to do research and then they create short video clips that correlate to their quiz.
Today in Mr Gao’s Core Extension Mandarin Class, Kylie learns about sports that are popular in China. She practices her Mandarin by talking about how the nervous system works when playing sports. To accommodate new students with no background in Mandarin and to challenge current students at an appropriate level, AIS students in each year group are placed into either a ‘Core’ class or a ‘Core Extension’ class, where the program is differentiated to cater to the different needs of learners. Click here to learn more about our Global Languages Program.
This term in Ms Copping’s class, Kylie and her classmates have been learning how culture is represented through art. Today they explore the style and techniques of Aboriginal art. Kylie creates a picture using the Aboriginal technique of dot painting.
After all of that hard work in art, Kylie is hungry and she uses her smartcard to buy lunch from the Canteen. She sits with her friends outside where they discuss their song for the upcoming music ensemble night.
Kylie’s lesson today in language is about imagery and descriptive writing. Using their new expressive vocabulary words she pairs with a classmate to write and illustrate a story they will read to the preschoolers in the Early Years Centre. They are sharing their stories next week as part of their IB Primary Years Programme Unit of Inquiry on storytelling.
Physical Education is in the multi-purpose hall where has Physical Education Specialist Ms Thorn has brought in an expert on Tai Chi to teach class today. Even though Kylie’s class is having fun they’re still developing their fundamental movement skills such as balance, manipulation, locomotion and stability.
Kylie’s favourite subject is Mathematics. Her class has been learning how to express probabilities as simple fractions. She works with her classmate to create a tree diagram to identify probabilities. Joining their class today is the dedicated Maths Coordinator who works alongside curriculum experts and the teachers in order to deliver a more personalised pedagogy to suit the needs of the students.
Kylie loves art so has elected to participate in the after school Art Club CCA to further her learning. Today she learns to transfer a photo of her of a yellow flower into a drawing so she can hang it up in her bedroom.