Grade 1 (children from 6 – 8 years of age)
As in Kindergarten, the experiences children have in the early primary years continue to mold their attitudes to learning and provide the basic skills and impetus for their continuing education.
The program in the primary grades combines a creative and stimulating, yet structured and disciplined environment, allowing students to grow and develop at their own pace. We strive to provide students with successful experiences which are intended to bolster their self-confidence and self-esteem, and to motivate them to achieve to the best of their abilities.
The curriculum closely follows the Ontario curriculum and Libyan curriculum guidelines, and stresses the educational basics, building strong foundations in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Using a variety of resources and approaches, the curriculum also includes environmental studies, art, drama, music, and physical education. In all subject areas there is a strong emphasis on creating practical and hands-on activities which enhance the theoretical aspects of the subject. Computers are used as an educational resource, and special events, field trips and extracurricular activities round out the program.
Ongoing assessments allow us to evaluate our teaching and to monitor the academic achievement of our students. Formal written report cards are issued to parents two times a year with teachers providing anecdotal summaries of individual student achievement. Regular parent-teacher conferences are scheduled to allow for personal insights to be shared.
We strive to provide students with successful experiences which are intended to bolster their self confidence and self-esteem, and to motivate them to achieve to the best of their abilities.