As an IB World School, we provide a holistic, child-centred, constructivist programme, which engages children in inquiry-based learning.
At SSIS we believe that each child enters our school already possessing a wide range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and understandings about the world and their place within it. It is our aim to celebrate and build on each child’s strengths, identify areas for growth and development, and work in partnership with parents to create a learning environment where all children will feel safe, supported, and successful. When children join our school, they are placed in the appropriate grade level according to their age.
In Kindergarten, all children are enrolled in homeroom groups led by experienced teaching teams and supported by classroom Ayis. Each homeroom team consists of an expatriate teacher and a Chinese teacher; who plan, teach and assess learning together.
In Grades 1-5, homeroom teachers continue working together to plan instruction and assess student learning. Expatriate homeroom teachers take sole responsibility for teaching Reading, Writing, Maths, Social Studies and Science to their homeroom group, through a combination of integrated units of inquiry and subject-based instruction.
From Kindergarten to Grade 5, specialist ESL teachers provide extra small group and in-class support to children who are learning English as a second language. All children also receive instruction in Chinese, Visual Arts, Music, Library and Physical Education from specialist teachers, and Grade 5 students are able to study an additional language such as Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French or German. Learn more