Curriculum Overview

Welcome to the Primary School at SAPS.

The Cambridge Pathway is for students aged 05 - 19. Its wide range of subjects and flexibility gives schools the chance to shape the curriculum so that it is relevant for their own students.

Cambridge Pathway students have the chance to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to achieve at school, university and beyond. The stages in the Cambridge Pathway are Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, Cambridge Upper Secondary and Cambridge Advanced. These four stages lead from primary to secondary and pre-university years. Each stage builds on the learners’ development from the previous one, but can also be offered separately.

Grades  1 - 6

Subject

1

2

3

4

5

6

ENGLISH

MATHEMATICS

SCIENCE

SOCIAL SCIENCE

ARABIC SOCIAL STUDIES

   

ARABIC & ISLAMIC STUDIES

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE)

FINE ARTS & PERFORMING ARTS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

WORLD LANGUGAGE (Non Arabs)

The Primary School at SAPS is a warm and happy one with a philosophy firmly grounded in positive education with wellbeing at the very heart of all we do. Our approach is to develop a learning community which is positive, engaged and connected in line with the School's vision to ‘Develop and implement a challenging, rigorous and innovative academic curriculum with global awareness of world culture’.

Our children are learners, critical thinkers, communicators, cooperative, caring, creative and courageous in all they do. These learning skills are inherent in, and intrinsic to, the preparation of children for each stage of their academic careers and beyond.

Lessons are planned to incorporate a values-based learning approach which develops a sense of international mindedness, empathy and a deep understanding of the world around them. SAPS Primary children are both environmentally conscious and practical in their approach to problem solving. Arabic Social Studies and Islamic Studies are embedded and integral to our curriculum.

A safe, nurturing environment with a balanced, enriched curriculum including academics, the arts, and physical education. The instructional activities are designed to build knowledge, skills, attitudes, and social behaviors for success, both in and out of school. One unique aspect of our curriculum is frequent home-school communication fostering a relationship between parents and teachers allowing them to work together to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of children.

The Elementary School fosters a love of learning and an appreciation of the traditional values of respect, compassion, and integrity. The goal is to empower each child with a thirst for knowledge, as well as a model of life-skills needed for them to become responsible individuals.