Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP)
Asian International School is one of the few schools in Bali that offers an internationally benchmarked primary programme such as CIPP. The programme is designed for 5-11 year olds and it provides an excellent foundation for secondary education. The Cambridge International Primary Programme lays its emphasis on core subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science.
Cambridge International Primary Programme follows a well structured curriculum framework which has been designed specifically for teachers and students in the international context. It covers the first year of primary teaching when students are approximately 6 years old (stage 1), to the final year of primary, when students are approximately 12 years old (stage 6) The knowledge and skills developed are aimed at ensuring a smooth transition from primary to secondary schooling. The framework facilitates the development of courses that are stimulating both for the students and for the teachers.
Cambridge Primary Progression Tests are available for Stages 3 – 6 to help schools monitor student progress. The tests are not pass/fail and do not lead to a qualification; instead they provide a benchmark for schools calibrated against an international cohort. They are designed to provide information for teachers, students and parents about the progress being made and the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and groups.
Besides offering core subjects viz., English, Mathematics and Science, the students at the primary level in the Asian International School are initiated into the humanities such as Geography, History, Information Technology, Art, Music and Health & Moral Education as supplementary subjects in order to give a more balanced and comprehensive understanding of the world around them. The school also follows a sound language policy at the Primary level by introducing French, Mandarin and Indonesian as additional languages.
The school follows a class based teaching system with regular class work and periodical home tasks for reinforcement. The school follows homeroom teacher system I grade 1 and 2 in order to create a child-friendly environment as well as for greater stability. At higher levels, teachers with specialisation in the respective subject areas lead the classes. This, we believe, will ensure continuity and better vertical structuring of the curriculum.