At International Primary School Almere learning is our core business.
We share the following collective definition of learning:
Learning is acquiring knowledge, developing skills and gaining understanding about the world and ourselves, while using our different learning styles and multiple intelligences. Learning is an ever-changing process. Everyone is a learner.
International Primary Curriculum
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a tool to guide learning. The IPC is a comprehensive and creative curriculum with a clear process of learning.
The principle of the IPC is to focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning. The personal learning is focused on the IPC personal goals: cooperation, communication, thoughtfulness, respect, resilience, adaptability, enquiry and morality.
The IPC has been designed to support students learn essential knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide range of curriculum subjects. There is an essential focus on providing learning opportunities to students that engage them in their learning so that they become devoted learners. The IPC strives to develop the personal qualities our students need to be good citizens and to respond to the changing contexts in their future lives. An important component to this curriculum is the development of students’ sense of their own nationality and culture while developing a deep respect for the nationalities and cultures of others.
Each thematic topic covered contains learning goals which are divided into subject, personal and international goals. These key learning goals are covered within the following subject areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, Design Technology, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Art and Society.
Literacy and Numeracy are essential subject areas that are critical to develop learning, these subjects are delivered daily via stand-alone lessons. We follow the goals of the British National Curriculum in these subject areas. When literacy and numeracy learning can be incorporated within the IPC topic of learning, this is done.
In Spring 2024, we will be submitting our application for candidacy to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme beginning our journey to become an IB World School offering the IB Primary Years Programme.