The Preschool Division is a learning community that develops students’ character formation and their skills in basic communication, reading, numeracy, preparing them for life through an academically excellent preschool program and relevant 6Qs curriculum delivered by nurturing and competent teachers, within a technologically-enriched, safe, and positive learning environment.
The Elementary School Division is learner-centered and constructive in approach helping the students to find or construct meaning from what they are doing through active learning experiences. It is committed to becoming a leading school recognized nationally and internationally for developing learners to become excellent in academics and values and who will be Movers of Society.
Junior and Senior High School
The Junior and Senior High School or K-12 curriculum model of SISC is anchored on the 5Cs (Competence, Character, Collaboration, Creativity, and Commitment to Achieve). The sources of standards are the National Curriculum of United Kingdom for Mathematics, Applied Science and Social Living, and Global Education and Common Core State Standards of United States for English.
CURRICULUM, LEARNING APPROACHES, AND METHODOLOGIES
Understanding by Design (UBD)
A learning framework that starts with a clear picture of designed results based on a “big idea” to ensure lasting education.
Differentiated Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (DCIA)
All students become lifelong learners. At the heart of DCIA is differentiation, a way of thinking about teaching and learning that recognizes Multiple Intelligence and Learning Styles.
A core value is emphasized each month to develop the discipline and sense of focus of the students. Some of the Life Skills Values are Affirmation of Self and Others, Interpersonal Sensitivity, and Empathy among others.
Positive Learning Environment (PLED)
Order, propriety, and discipline inside and outside the classroom optimize the students’ learning. The seven (7) areas are:
- P1 – Positive teacher expectations of students
- P2 – Physical classroom readiness
- P3 – Planning and implementation of work plan
- P4 – Procedures and rules
- P5 – Punishment (consequences) and rewards
- P6 – Positive learning environment through mastery of subject matter
- P7 – Powerful instructional strategies
WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY?
“A friendly and helping environment. They have an accepting and diverse community.”
“I have been better challenged than here, allowing me to improve at a faster rate.”
“It makes learning not easy but makes us embrace struggles to grow as movers of society.”
Multiple intelligences, learning styles or various learning modalities, interests, and readiness of students are considered in the delivery of instruction. Lesson plans & instruction are premised on brain-based learning principles. Competencies and skills are reflected on the learning outcomes in the various subjects.
SISC uses an international-based curriculum. For preschool to high school, the curriculum is mainly based on the updated Common Core and British curricula. SISC also offers international K-12 curricular programs that integrates the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme offered with the same rigorous standards in 120 countries.
Learning Programs for the Gifted
SISC’s Vision and Tasks Circle is a weekly program for gifted students designed to support their comprehensive growth. The Advanced Learning Program is a focused program designed for academically gifted learners in a particular subject. Learners with gifts outside the logical intelligences are also attended to through the Learning Assistance Program.
The Universal Values Program of SISC aims to strengthen the values of Integrity, Courage, Conviction, Interpersonal Relations, Productivity, Creativity, and Excellence in the students.
The values program is supported by the Guardianship Program wherein students are assigned a faculty member, staff, or school officer to guide them as they face challenges and concerns that come with the various developmental stages.