Welcome to our Elementary School
ISHCMC's Elementary School is for children ages 6 to 10 years of age and we are proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) international curriculum.
The programme focuses on the total growth of the developing child, affecting hearts as well as minds and addressing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare. The PYP combines the best research and practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant and engaging educational programme.
For a good introduction to our Elementary School, please see the following video:
The IB Primary Years Program at ISHCMC
It offers a comprehensive, inquiry – based approach to teaching and learning and provides an internationally designed model for concurrency in learning for transient students. It incorporates guidelines on student learning styles, teaching methodologies and assessment strategies. The curriculum framework is an expression and extension of three inter-related questions: What do we want to learn? How best will we learn? How will we know what we have learned?
The Essential Elements of the PYP: Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes, Concepts and Action.
Here at ISHCMC we:
Encourage students to become more Knowledgeable about the world. Our curriculum is in line with international expectations and catered to meet individual needs.
Focus upon conceptual understanding through inquiry in our challenging, relevant and engaging units.
Teach the skills to be lifelong learners in all subject areas. Students will develop communication, research, thinking, social and self-management skills.
Develop positive attitudes to learning. We encourage students to show the following attitudes: appreciation, commitment, curiosity, confidence, cooperation, creativity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect and tolerance.
Expect students to take positive action to make a positive impact. We expect students to take positive action in their daily lives and we provide opportunities for students to take action to impact the wider community.
IB Learner Profile
Through the process of inquiry based learning and the application of the transdisciplinary skills and attitudes students will become:
The Conceptual Framework of the IBPYP
In the PYP we believe that learning takes place best when it is connected to the world around the student and that the search for meaning and understanding is best done in the context of relevant content. We provide students with learning experiences that are engaging, relevant, challenging and significant.
For more detailed information on the Elementary School Curriculum, please see the Elementary School Curriculum Guide below: