Our Primary school is known for its warm welcome, its family atmosphere, its small class sizes and individual attention. It also has a very strong reputation for academic rigour and excellence with a culture of respect, courtesy and good manners. Our campus is a modern one with ambitious plans and with the resources and space to grow and develop.
We want all students to become better people, in their learning, in their interaction with others and in their understanding of the world. Through this reflection we call on this community to act to make our school, our country and the world a better place. Though the website is an excellent window into IESA primary campus, nothing can replace a personal visit and please contact us to arrange a tour.
Head of School
Our Primary school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage programme aligned to the Cambridge University Curriculum.
The broad, balanced, rich and varied curriculum is flexible and responsive to each child’s wider needs. A strong emphasis on honesty, pride and integrity is tied in with excellence achievement targets.
We believe that all students should benefit from the rich experiences that an education system may provides and have adapted the curriculum to maximise opportunities which exist here.
With personalised teaching and learning practices, our students grow into well-rounded, happy and responsible people ready for an easy transition to the demands of the secondary curriculum.
The curriculum provides a broad range of skills enabling students to build firm foundations and allowing the next blocks to be built throughly in order to meet higher grades expectations. Our students leave Nursery able to communicate and ask questions, and with the ability to form positive relationships as they transition to the Lower Primary Phase.
The Lower Primary comprises Class 1 to Class 3 and focuses on providing continuity and progression in learning for students as they transition from child-initiated play in early Nursery classes to more structured learning experiences. It enables students to experience the joy of discovery, problem solving and creative thinking to grow intellectually, socially, mindfully and emotionally.
The curriculum is designed to develop students’ interests to explore and learn confidently and collaboratively. It promotes an enquiring mind with the capacity to think rationally through the essential learning skills of English, Maths, Humanities, ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and Science along with Drama, Music, Dance and Physical Education. French the host country language, is introduced in Class 1 and continues till Upper 6th class.
Assessment of learning is an ongoing process of evaluating, recording, tracking and reporting progress to inform planning and differentiation on a daily and unit basis. Learning expectations and progress are communicated to students through teacher feedback, celebration of student learning, and opportunities to self-reflect and peer assess. Newsletters, parent-teacher conferences, Scholarsapp & Myschool@Home (our virtual learning environments) and school reports are used for communication between teachers and parents.
Partnership with parents is a powerful tool and we welcome and appreciate parental support with student learning and school life as we together prepare them to move on to the Upper Primary.
The Upper Primary consists of Three (03) classes (Class 4, Class 5 and Class 6) where students are encouraged to delve deeper and learn through a sense of enquiry to develop into independent and reflective learners.
Our curriculum provides rich opportunities for collaborative working through engaging topics. History, Litterature and Maths are vital and are combined with stimulating links established through the areas of Humanities, Science, Dance, Drama, Music, and Physical Education (PE). The skills of independent learning and cooperation with others are also developed along with attitudes and values that ensure progression in the development of essential life skills. Our curriculum provides opportunities for learners to interact with global and local cultures while contributing towards the environment.
A wide range of learning and assessment strategies are applied to suit the diverse learning styles and needs of students, and Approach to Mastery helps students master concepts. Homework is given to reinforce the understanding of concepts learnt in class and helps students work independently and learn time-management skills. In addition, carefully planned activities that promote student agency are embedded within the curriculum. Our Core Values help set expectations and standards for learning.
Upper Primary classes focus on providing continuity and progression in learning through carefully linked cross-curricular units for high quality teaching and learning prepares students for the rigour of the Junior High School Programme.