Language Instruction That Works
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And Learning Outcomes to Be Proud Of
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Every child is a unique individual who has an innate desire to do his or her very best. Children must be valued, listened to, respected, loved and cared for. Our Nurturing Early Learners Framework aims to build the foundation for children to achieve the desired outcomes of education and key stage outcomes by helping them acquire knowledge. Download Brochure
Every child is a unique individual who has an innate desire to do his or her very best. Children must be valued, listened to, respected, loved and cared for. Our Nurturing Early Learners Framework aims to build the foundation for children to achieve the desired outcomes of education and key stage outcomes by helping them acquire knowledge, skills and dispositions through six learning areas added with Information Technology and the Mandarin language.
Language and Literacy:
Students learn to listen for information and enjoyment. Speak to convey meaning and communicate with others. They will use drawing, mark-making, symbols and writing with invented and conventional spelling to communicate ideas and information. Examples: Story time, rhymes and songs, creative writing, phonics development and reading.
Students will learn to count, classify, manipulate numbers, and concepts (time, shapes, measures, patterns) through stories, games and exploration.
Discovery of the World:
Students will find out why things happen and how things work through simple investigations and explorations. They will learn to show an interest in the world they live in and others around them. Examples: cooking, environmental awareness, responsibility, and celebrating cultural diversity.
Motor Skills Development:
Students will learn to demonstrate control and coordination in fine motor tasks as well as gross motor skills. They will develop healthy habits and safety awareness at home, in school and in public places. Examples: Sand and water play, gym, indoor and outdoor play, get fit programme, threading, art activities and field trips.
Social and Emotional Development:
Students will learn to develop an awareness of personal identity and how to manage emotions and behaviors. They will also learn to show respect for diversity and how to become independent and responsible life-long learners
Aesthetic and Creative Expression:
Students will learn to express ideas and feelings through art, music and movement. They will create art and music and movement using experimentation and imagination. Examples: Art, music, dance, performance, developing personal expression and confidence.
Information Technology (IT):
Students will learn to develop computer skills and how to use technology purposefully.
Students will learn to speak with confidence, recognize and write characters, songs , rhymes, stories and other cultural activities.
|Nursery One||2 – 3 years|
3 – 4 years
4 – 5 years
5- 6 years
The Primary Curriculum aligns itself with the Singaporean Curriculum which focuses on the three learning domains: Life Skills, Knowledge Skills and Subject Based Learning which ensures the acquisition of knowledge and values and competencies to face the challenges of the 21st century. Download Brochure
The Primary Curriculum aligns itself with the Singaporean Curriculum which focuses on the three learning domains: Life Skills, Knowledge Skills and Subject Based Learning which ensures the acquisition of knowledge and values and competencies to face the challenges of the 21st century.
The curriculum aims to develop the whole child, not just academic abilities. The focus is on equipping children with the necessary social skills and academic knowledge so that learning is engaging and meaningful and can be related to real life experiences. Teachers use student-centred approaches when planning lessons showing awareness of prior learning and assess pupils’ progress formally and informally. Inter-disciplinary projects feature in the curriculum and allow students to explore a range of questions using a cross-curricular approach.
The Primary Curriculum is subject based and the core subjects taught are English, Mathematics, Science and Chinese. In Lower Primary and Upper Primary these subjects are taught by specialist teachers. Bahasa Indonesia is also an important part of the curriculum as well as Information and Communication Technology, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health Education, Arts and Crafts, Music, PPKN and Religion.
On completing the primary stage of education, we expect the students to understand and respond to a range of situations confidently and to have an awareness of the importance of respecting people from a range of cultures and countries. Students should understand the important processes and systems and be able to apply their knowledge to a range of subjects, taking pride in their work and demonstrating that they are independent and confident learners. Students should be aware of the importance of their own nationality whilst thinking globally about a range of issues and their impact on the world. Students will know how to communicate effectively and work as a team and how to maintain the ‘family ethos’ of SIS Palembang.
The SIS Secondary School Curriculum adopts both the Singaporean and the Cambridge University programme. This programme is for students from the age group of 13 – 16 years old. The students are made familiar with a broad range of experiences. The programme also encourages greater interaction and looks to students making the best bonds and strong friendships for life.
General characteristics of the SIS Secondary Curriculum
The Secondary programme builds on the foundation of the early primary years. It also looks to bringing out each student’s individual interest and liking for the various subject matters. The Syllabus is streamlined without diluting students’ preparedness for higher education. This frees up time for our students to focus on core knowledge and life skills, and to provide greater space for flexibility in carrying out school-based activities in the curriculum. SIS offers a comprehensive Community Service Programme where the students engage in deliberating, planning, implementing, and reflecting on their Community Service, thereby sustaining high quality service learning. Secondary and JC students are required to perform a fixed number of hours of community service. Most international colleges generally make Community Service an essential part of their entry requirements.
Lower Secondary students (Secondary 1 and 2) are enrolled in the following subjects: English Language/ ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages); Chinese Language/ Indonesian Language/ French/XESOL (Extra English for Speakers of Other Languages); Mathematics; Science; Computer Science; Geography; History; Literature; Art and Design; Physical Education; Music and Research Education.
Subject choices for Upper Secondary are: English/ESOL; English Literature; Mathematics; Additional Mathematics; Coordinated Science; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Chinese; French; Indonesian Language; Accounting; Information Technology; Art and Design; History; Research Education; Business Studies; Economics and Physical Education.
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The outstanding Co-Curricular Activities offered at SIS schools are unique to each campus. However, each activity, at each school, is organised and monitored by trained professionals and staff that are passionate about teaching the unique skills required. Leadership in the boardroom often begins with leadership on the pitch and SIS Co-Curricular make full use of these engaging activities to drive home positive values related to team play, individual development and leadership.
|1.||Young Chef||K1 – K2|
|2.||Mandarin Club||K1 – K2|
|3.||Fun Music Club||K1 – K2|
|4.||Young Einstein||K1 – K2|
|5.||Art Play||K1 – K2|
|6.||English Readers||P1 – P3|
|7.||Math Club||P1 – P3|
|8.||Happy Choir||P1 – P3|
|9.||Green and Healthy School||P1 – P3|
|10.||Art Club||P1 – P3|
How to Apply
- School Inquiry / School Tour
- Two Days Trial
- Entrance Test
- Interview with Head Teacher / Deputy Head Teacher (for all levels)
- Initial Document Submission & Processing Enrollment Form for the placement process. (Documents: photocopy of Birth Certificate, Family Card, Parents ID or KITAS & Copy Passport for expatriate students and 2 years of their Academic transcript from their current school / if any).