A Christian school’s responsibility is not only to teach academics but also to fulfill the church’s God ordained role in carrying out the Christian education mandate (Deut. 6:7 and 2 Tim. 3:15 – 17). Students learn deeply by using a variety of methods such as active learning and motivational games. Kindergarten and Elementary years are two important stages where the students start to build a strong foundation in their spiritual lives, academic achievements, and social skills.
In Kindergarten, we start to put the base of their faith at a very young age through daily morning Bible stories that will help them see that God is real. This biblical values are also embedded in every subject delivered in class. The students also gain the opportunity to learn from real life experiences. We also support the students to develop their talents that God has given them.
In Elementary, we continue to develop each student’s skills and knowledge. We want to touch not only the students’ heads but their hearts and hands, too, in order for them to grow and develop holistically- in academics, spiritual, and life skills.
Gabie Alvina, M.Ed
Kindergarten & Elementary Principal
IICS Kindergarten uses Australia’s Early Years Learning Frameworks and the NSW Australian curriculum standards to set their outcomes and plans in order to provide early learning experiences for young students to develop in all areas of development. The outcomes and plans ensure our students to develop foundations for their future learning. Through curiosity-promoting and technology integrating activities, students are introduced to their world and taught to connect to it using God’s perspective. Biblical principals are integrated wholly into all learning activities.To provide a firm foundation for academic excellence and to ensure spiritual development, we include subjects such as:
• English (Phonics, Reading, Writing and Enrichment)
• Physical Education
• Ballet and Movement Class / Futsal
• Character Building
The teaching and learning activities focus on producing individuals who are articulate, knowledgeable, and of sound character, able to make good decisions and function well as members of a free society. Inside and outside of classroom learning experiences encourage and prepare young students to develop necessary skills, such as communication, critical thinking, collaborative, and reflective skills by exposures to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.