Cambridge International Primary Curriculum
At SBS we deliver a comprehensive curriculum that provides students with opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and concepts to help them become internationally-minded bilingual citizens. The diversity of the students and teachers provides opportunities to collaborate and develop awareness of our similar and differing perspectives.
Through learning experiences delivered by guided inquiry and direct instruction, students engage in lessons and build confidence and responsibility in their role as learners.
Primary trained homeroom teachers facilitate the learning in the core subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies following the Cambridge International Primary framework. Specialist teachers deliver the lessons in Physical Education (P.E.), Art, Music, and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
A child’s solid understanding of their first language is important in the development of a confident bilingual child. SBS primary students attend specialist classes for their first language of Thai or Mandarin. Mandarin as an Additional Language instruction begins in P3. As we embrace Thai values and bilingualism, all students participate in Thai Language and Culture classes. Thai as an Additional Language classes for non-native students begin in P1.
Our limited, small class sizes allow teachers to provide individual attention to students. The primary classrooms are equipped with materials, math manipulatives and technology that foster student engagement.
Technology for Teaching and Learning
All classroom are equipped with the technology for teachers to deliver interactive lessons.
Our innovative P3 through P5 1:1 iPad program promotes digital citizenship and gives students the opportunity to access information, collaborate, create and communicate their learning.
Preparation for Secondary School
By following the Cambridge International curriculum framework from Kindergarten through P5, our students are prepared to confidently perform at their next level of learning, extending their knowledge, skills and understanding. Students are able to make a smooth transition into grade 6 onto the Cambridge Secondary One programme with the Cambridge foundation established in their primary years.