Academics

Every student is unique, with unique learning needs, styles and strengths. In fact, educators agree that there are seven different ways people absorb information:

Different Types of Learning

Verbal

Those who learn best through speech and writing

Visual

Those who prefer learning using pictures and images

Aural

Those who enjoy using sound music to learn

Physical

Those who benefit from a hands-on approach

Logical

Those who learn best through reasoning

Solitary

Those who prefer self-paced studying

Social

Those who like to learn in groups with others

Of these common learning styles, only verbal learners really benefit from the traditional classroom style of education, and as a result, the vast majority of students are neglected.

To ensure that each student who comes through our school receives the education that best prepares them for the future, we have built the IIS educational syllabus upon the foundations of the Australian curriculum.

Our Programmes

The Australian curriculum is one of the select few which recognises that each child is different, and the curriculum is therefore designed to be flexible. It provides leeway for educators to develop bespoke programmes to accommodate each student, while also challenging them to achieve more. The Australian curriculum has helped children of schooling age establish a solid foundation in knowledge, understanding, skills and values.

For students enrolled in the Enrichment Programmes (4-6 years) up to Grade 10, our curriculum covers fundamental subjects such as: Math, English, Science, Topic of Inquiry, Creative Arts, Personal Development Health and Physical Education. As part of the curriculum, the National Assessment Programme –Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be conducted in Grades 3, 5, 7 and 9. Additionally, of the students who successfully complete the Enrichment Programmes, those in Grade 6 and Grade 10 will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Tea & Tots

Adult-accompanied Playgroup (8-18 months)

Curriculum/Approach

Reggio Emilia Inspired Approach

Registered Subject

Not applicable. Since the programme is an adult-accompanied playgroup, consisting of a philosophy and approach, rather than a curriculum, it was exempted from being registered with CPE.

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Little Tykes

Preschool (18-36 months)

Curriculum/Approach

Reggio Emilia Inspired Approach

Registered Subject

Our daily schedule consists of outdoor sensory play, explorative and learning, Chinese lessons, numeracy & literacy and free play!

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Primary School

Grades 1-6

Curriculum/Approach

Australian

Registered Subject

English, Mathematics, Topic of Inquiry, Creative Arts, Home Economics, Social Skills Training, Personal Development Health and Physical education (PDHPE)

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Secondary School

Middle School 7-8  High School 9-10

Curriculum/Approach

Australian

Registered Subject

English, Mathematics, Topic of Inquiry, Creative Arts, Home Economics, Social Skills Training, Personal Development Health and Physical education (PDHPE)

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Skills Our Students Develop at IIS

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • ICT Capability
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Intercultural Understanding