Your child is about to embark on one of the most important journeys of their life. Our philosophy is to nurture and celebrate the whole child. We endeavour to create a cosy, safe, fun and inspiring learning space where the children's passions are unearthed, encouraged and supported.
When a child's levels of wellbeing and engagement are high, the skills necessary for successful learning and development will be optimized, inspiring them to embrace the joy of discovery and distilling the desire to know more.
It is a recognised fact that children learn more between the ages of 0-5 years than at any other time in their life. The Early Years are a crucial time in your child's education. Ideas and attitudes formed at this stage will have a profound effect on their approach to future learning. It is a privilege to work in education and, in partnership with parents, we are mindful of the responsibility we have in contributing to shaping and influencing people. With this in mind, we look to provide for your child not only a world class learning environment, but one in which they can feel comfortable, secure and valued.
We present them with an appropriate curriculum which is designed to challenge and motivate, allowing them to delight in and experience success. Most importantly, we support them with a staff of committed and experienced professionals, who are specialists in their fields. They will support your child in every aspect of their development, not only in their academic attainment, but also to ensure their happiness, wellbeing and progress is paramount.
Key Stage 1
In Key Stage 1, we have thought very carefully about how we can build on the skills children have learnt in the Foundation Stage. In particular, continuing to extend and develop levels of independence as well as providing opportunities for children to lead their own learning.
The Key Stage 1 environment has a variety of open ended opportunities to stimulate children’s interests. These activities allow us to challenge, extend and meet the needs of all students. They provide opportunities for children to learn new skills and achieve the year 1 and 2 curriculum objectives.
As children progress through KS1, we support them to become Secure Individuals. We aim to develop confident learners who are willing to take risks and ‘have a go’. We also work hard to ensure that all children understand how to be a responsible member of our school community.
In Year 1 we introduce specialist Arabic lessons.
Key Stage 2 (age 7-11)
In Years 3 and 4, our children continue to follow the English National Curriculum, although we have contextualised the curriculum to reflect the fact that we are an International School based in Oman.
We teach through a topic approach and focus on developing resourceful learners. We want our children to be motivated to learn and to always strive to do their best. We want them to develop an innate curiosity about the world around them. We help them to understand that ‘getting things wrong’ is actually good! As that is when they are being challenged. But it is also important to help them to develop resilience as they also need to learn to keep going, even when they find things difficult.
In Year 5 and Year 6, we start to prepare the children for their transition to Senior School.
Again, we follow the English National Curriculum, although we also contextualise the curriculum to reflect the fact that we are an International School based in Oman.
We continue to develop the Learning Ethos, through the learning opportunities that the children are offered, but also by encouraging the children to be Respectful Contributors. We encourage the children to be open minded in both their learning and in their relationships with others. We provide opportunities for them to develop their collaborative skills with group tasks and we encourage them to be community-minded through opportunities such as the Student Leadership, charity work and events such as “Dragon’s Den”.
In Year 5, in addition to Arabic, children also start to learn French.