Welcome to Elementary School

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Welcome to the Elementary School at the International School of Kigali-Rwanda. The Elementary section of the International School of Kigali, Rwanda, comprises grades 1 through 5 with one classroom per grade level. Class sizes range from 10 to 20 and are taught by experienced teachers who all hold teaching qualifications. The students in the elementary school are very diverse, coming from nearly 30 different countries.

Students take core courses in Mathematics, English Language, Science, and Social Studies. These core courses are taught by classroom teachers. Additionally, students take physical education and French twice a week and drama, computers, art, library, and PHSE (personal health and safety education) once a week from specialist teachers. French classes are leveled by student ability to maximize differentiation.

We use AERO (American Education Reaches Out) curriculum standards and American and British based materials and textbooks. We are also excited to begin using the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) beginning in January 2014. This program contains inquiry based units centered on various themes within geography, history, art, society, science, technology/design, ICT, PE, and international learning. The IPC will replace our existing science and social studies curriculum and will provide students with more opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. IPC follows British National Curriculum and is used in many international schools around the world.

We also offer teacher and community member-led after school activities that change each quarter. Some examples of after school activities for elementary students are football,art club, yoga, and elementary student council.

Please take some time to discover more about our Elementary section of ISKR.  For any other enquiries, do not hesitate to contact myself of any of the Elementary team.

 

03_02_3rd Jennifer Veldhuis

Jennifer Feldhaus
Grade 3 teacher and Elementary coordinator