a caring learning environment
Our students come from many different countries and cultural traditions. Development of international mindedness and respect for the diversity of cultural and religious differences is central to life at Seisen. We offer a relevant, engaging and challenging curriculum in a friendly family environment.
At Seisen International School our aim is to provide our students with the academic and social skills they will need to become responsible and compassionate citizens of the world. Through the PYP programme we provide an inquiry-base learning environment for our diverse student body. Our programme is academically challenging whilst also meeting the needs of individual students.
In December 2007 Seisen International School was recognized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as an authorized school to teach the highly regarded Primary Years Programme (PYP). The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework for international education. The programme focuses on the holistic development of the child addressing the physical, social, emotional, cultural and academic well being of each student and reflects our strong belief that education must address the development of the whole child.
The PYP is a transdisciplinary curriculum model where teaching and learning is organized around six transdisciplinary themes which:
- have global significance for all students in all cultures
- offer students the opportunity to explore the commonalities of human experience
- incorporate knowledge, concepts and skills from the traditional subject areas
- offer learners genuine opportunities to connect to the world around them
- provide engaging, relevant, challenging and significant learning opportunities
Dr. Sandra Mulligan, Principal
Mr. Michael Hughes
Grade 6 General music students are preparing "The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" from the Nutcracker by P.I. Tchaikovsky on handbells.
Over the past couple of weeks, Grade 1 has been inquiring into 2D shapes!
Grade 3 students moved forward to investigate examples of different goods and services.
Gr. 3 students dance about Healthy Eating.
Currently the second graders are practicing sight words or snap words in class and at home using various resources. EAL students have multiple sets of leveled sight words or snap words cards to play either independently or with someone for additional practice. To name a few, they could play Memory, Go Fish, Snap, Who Has It and Speed. Please encourage them and take the time to play these games. Enjoy!
In Mr. Carroll's 5th grade class, the students engaged in lessons using both lemons and the story, "The Sneetches," by Dr. Seuss, to better illustrate racism and stereotypes.
As every member of the audience reported, the fourth graders amazed everyone with their singing and dancing performance yesterday evening at St. Mary's. Seisen 4th graders joined other schools to raise money for Refugees International Japan.
This week Grade 4 have been completing their goals for the Sakura Medal Programme.
The characteristics collected together in the learner profile and the attitudes can guide reflection and goal-making in all curriculum areas, including reading.
The readers workshop is a model of instruction that relies on access to great books, plenty of time to read and direct instruction on the skills needed to be a proficient reader