Children learn through a series of IPC units. Each unit has a theme that today’s children find interesting and relevant. Children learn many of their subjects through one common theme so that their learning has a deeper meaning to them. Linking subjects mean that children can make many connections with their learning. The more connections the brain makes, the better a child can learn. The development of skills is a very big part of the International Primary Curriculum. Learning activities at AIS have been designed so that our children can develop these skills.
Nobody can predict the nature of work and life opportunities that will be available for our children in the future.
Many of the jobs have yet to exist, this is why allowing children the ability to learn how to problem solve is essential to their success for the future!
It is important for educators to design learning experiences that engage young minds in critical thinking and independent problem-solving. Our school facilitates learning opportunities that prepare our students in becoming game-changers of the future.
Wouldn’t life be boring if we all learnt in the same way?
Children are given the opportunity to explore their world in multiple creative mannerisms. No one child is expected to express their thinking according to traditional standards.
The whole learning environment is designed to provoke the children to want to engage with writing, text, nature, and many more conceptual-based themes integrated into our curriculum.
At Amstelland International School we welcome children of all nationalities, beliefs and cultures.
The AIS team prioritize developing a close working relationship with our parent community and a large group of professionals which form our external student support team.
Parents are our first point of contact and the primary caregivers and the most important link in the support structure of our students.
AIS is a Language Friendly School.
We believe language to be one form of expression, a tool to use when communicating verbally accessing a diversity of languages & dialects. At AIS all languages are equally celebrated and form part of our identity as a rich learning environment. We seek to understand one another overcoming any language barrier.
All home languages are celebrated and students are encouraged to think creatively in their native language. Students who require additional language support are invited to express their understanding in their native language and translate their thinking as additional extension tasks. Parents are partners in their children’s language development and play an intricate role in the translation process. Conceptual understanding of any concept at AIS is freely expressed in the student’s preferred language and form of communication.
What is it like to be a student at AIS?
How do the children experience the learning environment?
Our school is a home away from home, children have ownership of their learning environment.
Life long learners
Inspiring children to wonder, creatively problem solve by means of designing inviting experiential lessons develops an intrinsic love for learning.
The IPC focuses on a project and skills-based approach to prepare our children for the fast-changing world they will be living in. The IPC has been designed for children of all abilities and all learning styles. It encourages learning in groups as well as individual learning. So that you know what your child will be learning in the IPC and how you can continue learning at home, you will receive a letter at the start of each unit.
With this type of approach, teachers make learning come alive for our students.
We learn in our own unique way.
If what you are doing does not excite & insprie YOU, stop it right away!
Students work on a project over an extended period of time.
From a week up to a number of months or even throughout the whole school year. These projects are engaging them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question.
They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation for a real audience.