Primary School

Our Primary School Programme ensures that our students are given the necessary grounding in academics, and are equipped with the life skills needed in today’s fast-changing global economy.

SINGAPORE-BASED CURRICULUM

Our Primary School Programme offers an academic programme based on the Singapore curriculum, recognised internationally for its success in developing literacy and numeracy skills. The strength of Singapore’s strong education backbone ensures that students enrolled in SSIS will be given the necessary grounding in the vital core subjects of English, Chinese, Mathematics and Science.

 

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UNIQUE CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CHINESE CULTURE PROGRAMME

SSIS offers a unique Chinese Language and Chinese Culture Programme, where we band students into three separate competencies. We offer daily Basic Chinese, Singapore System Based Chinese and Advanced Chinese classes, aggregating both the Singapore and local Shanghai curriculums.

SKILLS-BASED LEARNING APPROACH

The Primary School Programme aims to equip students with the necessary life skills needed to survive in today’s fast-changing world; we have embarked on a skills-based learning approach to complement our existing curriculum. In essence, we recognise that it is no longer sufficient to merely possess content, but more importantly, students must learn “how to learn” and be able to apply acquired skills and knowledge.

HOLISTIC EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

We aim to expose our students to a wide variety of educational experiences through interdisciplinary learning in STEAM, Physical Education, Farm to School Project, Art, Drama, Dance, Music and Co-Curricular Activities. These experiences will allow them to develop interests and secure foundations for advanced learning.

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HOLISTIC ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is an essential aspect of teaching and learning. Holistic assessment at SSIS reaches beyond pen-and-paper examinations to provide constructive information that supports the student’s holistic development and education.

Students can reflect on their progress in the various modes of assessments such as skills-based tests, subject-based tasks, year-end examinations, project work, self-assessments, development portfolios etc. Parents will receive regular feedback that helps them highlight the different areas of their child’s strengths and areas of improvement.

Students receive a Progress Report after each term. Both Term 1 and 2 reports can be viewed online on PowerSchool. The report for Term 3 will be printed and distributed.

HOME-SCHOOL COMMUNICATION

At SSIS, we firmly believe that teachers and parents must work together as partners for each child’s growth and progress.

Parents and teachers are linked via ClassDojo, and they are encouraged to communicate regularly to ensure the student’s needs are being met. Parents can also reach out to the teachers via emails by arranging meetings at a mutually convenient time to discuss a student’s learning development.

There will also be one Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) scheduled during the year as well as one Student Led Conference (SLC).