6-11 Yrs

Our class sizes are small and our teachers are highly specialised, enabling us to get to know each and every child. Our ‘family’ environment enables us to focus on individual needs and ensure that all students are given the opportunity to learn in a way that best suits them. We provide personalised instruction that delivers a broad and balanced curriculum at the level, and in the manner, best suited to each student.

We believe that all students should be excited about learning, feel confident in the skills they acquire and be a part of a community where their individual strengths are celebrated, their challenges supported and they are equipped to lead successful lives in a global world.

Our Education is future focused and we strongly believe in developing the essential skills of;

Opportunities to develop these skills exist across the curriculum and through extra curricular activities.

In all that we do our 5 key aims remain at the forefront of our minds:

  1. To foster a positive, caring environment, which promotes self esteem, self confidence and self discipline
  2. To provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for all which promotes high standards of learning
  3. To equip children with the skills needed to lead successful lives in a global world
  4. To establish an effective partnership between school, home and the community
  5. To create a ‘Happy School’ where individuals can flourish in different ways

Our curriculum within the primary school has been developed for our International Thinkers, designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students.

 

We follow the English National Curriculum for Literacy and Numeracy and this structured approach enables our students to achieve high standards in reading, writing and maths.

 

A cross curricular, thematic approach incorporates traditional subjects such as Geography, History and Art, using the International Primary Curriculum to develop International Mindedness and promote opportunities for our children to Communicate, Collaborate, be creative and think critically to solve problems.

 

Our Mandarin programme develops functional language to be used in and out of the curriculum. Based on the American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages, the 5 strands establish a very close link between communication and culture. This is applied to make connections across the curriculum, comparisons to their ‘home’ language and culture and enables students to use this competence to be part of local and global communities.

We further offer a wide range of extracurricular activities and learning outside the classroom experiences. These allow students to explore interests, develop their talents, challenge themselves with something new and build friendships. ECAs bring students together across the school and promote valuable social opportunities.

Regular offsite visits are organised to support and extend learning. For example a visit to the science museum to further develop investigation skills or a trip to Ocean Park to support a technology project on Fairgrounds.

Students in Year 5 and 6 participate in overnight camps to facilitate independence, problem solving and leadership development.

Throughout the Year we have regular special days which involve the whole school community e.g. ‘International Day’ and ‘Book Week’. These further promote learning and encourage the direct involvement of our families.

We have built solid relationships with secondary schools in Hong Kong and our children successfully transition from Year 6 at Discovery Mind Primary School to Year 7 in top schools including:

  • English Schools Foundation – Discovery College
  • Discovery Bay International School
  • YMCA Christian College of Hong Kong
  • Christian Alliance International School
  • Delia School of Canada
  • Korean International School
  • Independent Schools Foundation Academy

As a child enters Year 4, we begin to meet parents to discuss options and support families until a place in Year 7 is secured.