As an International Baccalaureate World school, AIS is committed to your child becoming an active, compassionate and lifelong learner.
Your child will become a part of a dynamic learning environment where they can actively inquire, continually build on their understanding of the world and take responsibility for their learning.
Our Curriculum -the IB Primary Years Programme
The AIS Elementary School curriculum follows the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP recognises that development and learning are interrelated. Therefore your child will develop knowledge, skills, concepts, and attitudes which are relevant, engaging and challenging across subject areas.
“To be truly educated a student must also make connections across the disciplines, discover ways to integrate the separate subjects, and ultimately relate what they learn to life”.
It is also an expectation that action will be a result of the learning process.
The Elementary School curriculum is mapped to the Australian Curriculum in Mathematics, Language, Science, History, Geography, Music, Visual Arts and PE.
The Learner Profile – developing character
The heart of learning at AIS is the development of the attributes of the IB learner profile: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. These capacities and responsibilities go beyond intellectual development and academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the School community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.
The Elementary School
The Elementary School at AIS comprises students from Prep to Year 5. Lower Elementary comprises three year levels - Preparatory, Year 1 and Year 2. Upper Elementary offers a wide range of learning opportunities within the final three years of the PYP for children in Years 3, 4 and 5.
The Elementary School structure allows for continuity of the learning program across these important foundational years of schooling.
In addition to developing proficiency in subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Technology and Humanities with their classroom teacher, your child will also spend time with a range of expert teachers throughout their school week.
- Physical education X 2 periods
- Music x 2 periods
- Visual Arts x 2 periods
- Library x 1 period
- Mandarin x 5 periods
These specialist teachers with in either dedicated spaces with in the school or within your child’s classroom to share their expertise.