Pelita International school

Curriculum

General Information

International Early Years

Educational Level: Pre-School
Age: 4 – 6
Duration: 1 – 3 years

EARLY CHILDHOOD PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT

The philosophy of the EYFS supports four main principles in early childhood education:

Consideration of the uniqueness of each child.

Consideration of the uniqueness of each child.

Development of an authentic relationship between adults and children.

Development of an authentic relationship between adults and children.

Promotion of an environment to support holistic development and learning.

Promotion of an environment to support holistic development and learning.

Interaction of all learning areas with due respect to the child’s abilities.

Interaction of all learning areas with due respect to the child’s abilities.

 

ACADEMIC

The academic programme is based on the six areas of learning. The six areas of learning are:

  1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  2. Communication, Language and Literacy
  3. Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  4. Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  5. Physical Development
  6. Creative Development

These six areas of learning are incorporated through a wide range of exciting themes and topics. By the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage, the children are expected to reach all, if not most of the learning goals.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

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While the academic expectations of building strong foundations for reading, writing, arithmetic, and communication skills are emphasized; life skills and character education are equally important.

Life skills enable the children learn to care for themselves, their environment, and other fellow learners.  Meanwhile, character education teaches people skills, and includes issues like good manners, consideration for others, and being helpful.

Therefore, academic and life skills as well as character education direct the learning outcomes of the Early Years Foundation Stage and contribute to holistic child development.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Throughout the week, children will participate in co-curricular activities such as Football, Badminton, Swimming (beginner and competitive), Expressive Art and Design, Cooking, ICT, and Dance. School events and field trips are also part of the learning experience for the children.

UNIFORMS

Early Years children will wear sports shoes and their “house” colour T- shirts during P.E days only. On other school days, the children will be in their own clothes and formal (‘closed toe’) shoes.

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International Primary

Primary education will focus on teaching and learning of essential literacy and numeracy skills in active learning settings. Students explore concepts and ideas about themselves and the world around them, developing core values to facilitate physical, mental and character development. Key Stage 1 comprises Years 1 and 2 while Key Stage 2 covers Years 3-6. Upon completion of primary education in Year 6, students will write the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Exams in English, Mathematics and Science.

Educational Level: Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6)
Age: 5 – 12
Duration: 6 years

Key Stage 1 Subjects

  • Literacy/English
  • Numeracy/Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art & Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Design & Technology
  • Personal, Social & Health Education
  • ICT
  • Coding
  • Modern Languages – Bahasa Malaysia & Mandarin
  • Music and Movement

Key Stage 2 Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art & Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Design & Technology
  • Personal, Social & Health Education
  • ICT
  • Coding
  • Modern Languages –Bahasa Malaysia & Mandarin
  • Music and Movement
 
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International Secondary

The secondary curriculum is designed to extend students’ academic ability as well as nurture the social, emotional and physical and development of adolescents. The active programme of study also directs students in developing thinking, reasoning and learning skills which are essential for engaging effectively in 21st century life.

Key Stage 3 comprises Years 7-9 with students writing the Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint Exams at the end of Year 9. Key Stage 4 encompasses Years 10 and 11, preparing students to write the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), an internationally recognised qualification which paves the way for further studies in many countries.

Educational Level: Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)
Age: 13 – 17
Duration: 5 years

Key Stage 3 subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science – Biology, Chemistry & Physics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art
  • Design & Technology
  • ICT
  • Coding
  • Music
  • Personal, Social & Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Foreign Language – Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin
  • Music and Movement

    Key Stage 4 subjects

    IGCSE Science Stream

    • First Language English
    • English as a Second Language
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Additional Mathematics
    • ICT
    • Business Studies
    • Foreign Language – Bahasa Malaysia
    • Foreign Language – Mandarin
    • First Language Chinese
    • Physical Education

    Non-examinable Subjects (Key Stage 4)

    • Personal, Social & Health Education
    • Music and Movement
    • Coding

     

    IGCSE Arts Stream

    • First Language English
    • English as a Second Language
    • Mathematics
    • Combined Science
    • Business Studies
    • Accounting
    • Art and Design
    • Travel and Tourism
    • ICT
    • Foreign Language – Bahasa Malaysia
    • Foreign Language – Mandarin
    • First Language Chinese
    • Physical Education

     

      Co-Curricular Activities

      INTRODUCTION

      Co-Curricular Activities are an integral component of Pelita School’s Multiple Intelligences approach to teaching and learning. These activities supplement formal education in the classrooms, developing versatile students who are ready for the challenges of 21st century.

      OBJECTIVES

      • To cater to the individual needs, skills and talents of students by providing a rich selection of CCAs.
      • To develop positive relationship among students and teachers through engaging in co-curricular activities.
      • To nurture and develop physical, intellectual, emotional and moral intelligences in the students.

      FACILITIES

      The school has a host of facilities to support the extensive CCA programmes offered – a football field, 3 badminton courts, a basketball court, a volleyball court, an art room, a music room, an ICT lab and a dance hall.

      TEAM

      The CCA team strives to plan, drive and implement dynamic CCAs for the whole school. Most programmes are offered throughout the school year while other activities change on a termly basis, allowing our students the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities. CCA activities are managed by experienced coaches, instructors and teachers.