By the start of the next academic year in September 2017, Kivu International School (KIS) will open its doors to first (1st) through third (3rd) grade students of kindergarten as well as first (1st) through sixth (6th) grade students of primary education. Each grade at KIS will follow and implement both the National Curriculum Programme. As a result of its rigorous educational and personal standards, KIS takes pride in offering a unique international education.
We challenge students to excel in their studies and in their personal growth. Our programmes aim to inspire a quest for learning throughout life that is marked by enthusiasm and empathy. Furthermore, our curriculum is put in place so that students, as they grow up, make ethical decisions, in the course of both their private and professional lives, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.
KINDERGARTEN & PRIMARY SCHOOL
In accordance with the philosophy of the Congolese national secondary school Curriculum Programme:
Focuses on learners - centered programmes promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge;
Develops effective approaches to teaching and learning – programmes help students to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success;
Works within global contexts - programmes increase understanding of languages and cultures, and explore globally significant ideas and issues
Through the programmes, students explore significant content. IB learners at KIS strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. These attributes represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic success.
For each grade, KIS will provide the students with an equipped classroom that meets the educational requirements for the national Congolese curriculum and IB programme. The teaching material and activities will be adjusted to fit students for each specific grade.
Kindly note, kindergarten students have their own playground, which will be separate from that of the primary school students. Kindergarten students will make frequent and regular visits to the library and will be taught, for one hour each week, to speak a local language. The annual school and activities programme is communicated to parents at the beginning of each academic year.