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Kindergarten and Primary School

Les programmes des cycles maternel (de 3 à 5 ans) et primaire (de 6 à 12 ans) se concentrent sur le développement complet de l’élève et de ses capacités de recherche et de découverte, non seulement en classe, mais aussi dans sa vie de tous les jours.

 Il constitue un cadre pédagogique qui met fortement l’accent sur l’enseignement basé sur la recherche. Il est guidé par six thèmes interdisciplinaires à résonance universelle qui sont explorés à travers les connaissances et compétences acquises dans six domaines disciplinaires, complétées par des compétences interdisciplinaires. 

The Primary Years Programme:

• Addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being; 

• Encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning;

• Supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it;

• Helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish.

The six subject areas identified within the Primary Years Programme:

• Language 

• Mathematics 

• Science 

• Social studies

• Arts

• Personal, social and physical education

These themes provide the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues into the curriculum and effectively allow students to “step up” beyond the confines of learning within subject areas.


 Who we are ?                                              

Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human 


 How the world works ?                                   

Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.


 Where we are in place and time ?                   


Inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives 


 How we organize ourselves ?                          


Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment


 How we express ourselves ?                            

Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic


 Sharing the planet ?                                       


Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

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