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Primary Program

Who is it for?

The primary education is created for the children from 5 to 11 years old. It provides them with the basis of the most important areas such as: Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies and Global Perspectives. The program is adequate on an international level and it is designed to be cultural accepted. It includes classes with a high level of quality and resources that are adequate in the local and international schools.

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Levels

Level 1 - age of the students: 5,5 to 6 years
Level 2 - age of the students: 6- 7 years
Level 3 - age of the students: 7- 8 years
Level 4 - age of the students: 8- 9 years
Level 5 - age of the students: 9- 10 years
Level 6 - age of the students: 10- 11 years

Goals of the program

The program is a set of the goals of learning the core subjects for every school year and the main goals are:

- To help every student to achieve their complete academic and personal potential, through support of the individual talent and the strengths.
- To develop the creative thinking and the ability of problem solving.
- To get the adequate skills according to the age and to kindle the emotional and social development.
- To prepare the student for learning languages, mathematics, social and natural sciences, art, music, sports and dances

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Benefits of the program

Our program is fully dedicated on setting strong basis of reading, writing through integrated studies of sciences, IT, art and sports. The students are developing their language skills of the English language through reading, writing, speaking and listening. As a part of the sciences, the students are researching the connection between the animals and the environment, the creation of the Earth ant its relief and the basis of physics. In the art program, the students learn dance, visuals, as well as creativity. The sports program is empowering activities for a healthy lifestyle through exercises, sport and positive self- image.

The learning assets as well as all the other resources are form USA and Great Britain.
We are dedicated to development of quality programs at every level of the primary education. The materials are always corresponding to the most modern and adequate books of the level.

Subjects

Our Primary English program enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the critical skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Learners who follow this curriculum framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.

 

English as a second language

This curriculum develops learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. It is based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), used across the world to map learners’ progress in English.

English Literature is introduced as a subject in our curriculum beginning the first years of education. We believe that by doing so, every child gets the opportunity to develop passion towards books and to become an active reader.

By adding the English literature classes in our curriculum, our students begin reading books at a very young age, they learn critical thinking and they start creating the habit of reading, both in-school and at-home.

The school has created book reading clubs where the students spend a few hours in a quiet environment with other students and enjoy the books.

The Macedonian class is a class which all the Macedonian speakers need to attend. The curriculum in the Macedonian class follows the national framework and is consisted of theoretical part and a book reading part.

The mathematics curriculum framework explores five content areas: number, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

The school believes that by putting an accent on the mathematics in the early stages of education, every student starts developing logical thinking and independent task-solving.

ICT Starters gives schools a flexible framework to develop learners’ ICT competence. Modules can be delivered according to the needs of each learning situation and age of the learners – across the curriculum or as a separate course of study.

Learners will develop key ICT skills in a range of applications including computer programming, word processing, digital graphics, databases, spreadsheets, email, presentations, video/animation, the internet and web authoring. They will also consider wider issues such as eSafety and the adaption of their work to suit their audience.

This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.

Following this course, every student develops love towards the nature and the environment. We have created a scientific environment in our school, were our students can see the beauty of science though the prism of experiments and by being in touch with nature and everything else that is covered by the curriculum.

Our science classes are consisted of both theoretical and practical study. In the theoretical part, our students learn the core information for understanding the topic/lecture whereas when it comes to the practical part, they get the chance to actually see what has been thought that class.

The primary Social Studies program focuses on setting the basis of society, history and geography. The students learn about the environment around them, the country they live in as well as the surroundings.

The global perspectives class develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication.

The students in the early years of education are given projects adequate to their age. These projects are for topics in any subject. There is a yearly plan for GP projects, where the students know when is which project going to be assigned.

These are monthly projects where every month there is different subject that is covered by the project. In this class, the students learn responsibility, team work, leadership and time-management, skills that are crucial in life.

Our music classes are complete relaxation of the entire week’s stress. They are scheduled for Friday when after the entire week of studying and reading the students get the opportunity to enjoy good music, instruments and to learn something new for the history of music, its development, famous musicians, music genres etc.

In the sports class, the students are going to a nearby sports center where they allowed to pick some of the activities that the center offers and they get to spend hours doing physical activities which are very important in these years of life.

Grading system

The students are being graded and monitored continuously throughout the year.

From the First to the Fifth of every month, each student receives a Progress Report. The progress report is is issued for every subject and it includes parameters that show the student's progress throughout the month.

Beside the regular checks, there are two exam weeks during the year. One is at the end of the first semester and is consisted of mid-term tests and the second one is at the end of the school year in June and is consisted of the finals.

At the end of every year, every student is being tested above all on the level of the English language. At the same time, to the students are being made checks such as: continuum rubrics, self-checks, peer evaluations, portfolios, check-lists, performances and tests.