We seek to develop young minds whose creativity and independence of thought fuels mindful action and reflection. Young people who can be change makers and innovators. Citizens of the world who can surpass their self-concern to honour their responsibility to themselves, their community, the ecology and humanity.
We celebrate the diversity that each of our learners brings to the community, and plan learning experiences keeping this uniqueness in mind. Through collaborative learning opportunities, our students learn to respect opinions different from theirs, negotiate, problem-solve, peer teach, synergise and ultimately grow appreciative of cultural, religious and political diversity.
In early Key Stage 2 [grades 1 and 2] we try to build on the achievements from Key Stage 1, the Early Years Programme, and help students develop independent thought and collaboration and acquire a solid foundation in the core literacy skills. Students learn through enjoyable, stimulating experiences and are encouraged to apply their understanding in everyday contexts. Student growth and achievement is carefully and methodically recorded through formative, ongoing assessments.
The later Key Stage 2 [grades 3 and 4] curriculum functions as an effective transition programme, keeping in mind the increasing maturity and competence of our students. Students engage with more complex subject matter and enquiry methods. Student achievement is measured through self-assessment and reflection, peer-review, formative assessments and summative forms of assessment like class tests. Academic attainment is also assessed through external standardised tests like the ASSET exams.
Key Stage 3 [grades 5 to 8] onwards students are presented with more project-based learning opportunities. Asking essential questions, planning and designing investigations, undertaking independent and guided research, using multiple texts and sources of information and presenting findings for review to varied groups – peers, subject experts and professionals, younger buddies on campus and the parent community is how projects are usually conducted. We create opportunities for our students to apply learning in a variety of thought-demanding ways, to hold oneself to public scrutiny in authentic contexts and to learn from each subsequent experience. Towards the end of grade-5 and 8, students take the Cambridge Primary and Secondary Checkpoint Examinations respectively.
This flexible curriculum offers students the chance to build a learning programme suited to their unique interests and skill sets. Creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving are integral to the CIE programs. Though international in scope and outlook, the programme is also tailored to be locally relevant.