Our philosophy and learning program are underpinned by the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP), where students are encouraged to be inquisitive, knowledgeable and caring global citizens. The inquiry-based program is delivered by a dedicated and passionate group of classroom teachers with a vast range of experience and qualifications. The innovative and stimulating structure of the program builds opportunities to encompass the diversity of our student population. Most notably, it challenges children to listen to each other with respect and appreciation. In every classroom our teachers ask children to observe similarities and appreciate difference, to laugh at themselves, show compassion and understanding to others, and marvel at the strengths of all.
Another significant focus of our teaching is to accommodate a variety of academic needs in each classroom. The average class size of only 12 students enables teachers to differentiate their instruction to suit the specific academic requirements of each student. Students also have the benefit of learning from qualified specialist teachers for Music, Art, Information Technology, Library, Physical Education and Spanish.
The school also embraces an 'open-door' policy where parents are encouraged to take an active part in their child's education. We believe the partnership between teachers and parents is critical in ensuring the successful attainment of common goals. Effective communication is the cornerstone of that relationship.
The L.I.S. Primary school endeavours to create and maintain a positive environment in which all people are valued for their unique skills and attributes. Our teachers see the student as a whole child and work tirelessly to help each student develop from an academic, social, physical and emotional standpoint. We encourage students to participate and contribute to all facets of school life and to enjoy a sense of belonging.
To me, the wonderful thing about L.I.S. is that children are allowed to be themselves and feel comfortable and accepted in doing so. It's an atmosphere that the school has consciously cultivated in the past, and it is one that we will continue to encourage and nurture in the future.
Mr. Rob Fuller
Head of Primary