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Elementary School

Elementary School Students

Welcome to Saint Maur International School where we seek to develop the full potential of each child, irrespective of ability and knowledge of English, not only academically, but also morally, creatively, practically, and socially, and to build self-esteem, tolerance, sensitivity, awareness, and an appreciation of people and their differences.

Academic Program

At the forefront of all learning at Saint Maur International School are our Saint Maur Essential Outcomes that embody the essence of the kind of people we want our students to become. We strive to instil habits of practice and mind to enable our students to become Moral Citizens, Unique Individuals, Global Citizens, Balanced Learners and Lifelong Learners.

At Saint Maur, inquiry forms an integral part of our students' every day lives. Inquiry is woven throughout the learning each and every day. The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) forms the base of our learning in History, Science, Social Studies and Geography, and we use this base as a springboard for developing engaging and rigorous learning.

The Reader's and Writer's Workshop, and The Daily 5 in the younger years, aim to develop proficient readers and writers who are also deep thinkers. The workshop model allows students to progress at their own pace whilst being held to high standards. 

 Inquiry continues in our Mathematics teaching and learning using Investigations curriculum. Investigations, aligned with the Common Core, develops not only computational skills but deeper conceptual understandings that enable students to articulate mathematical concepts with accuracy and detail.

Our Elementary curricular program includes Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Japanese, English as an Additional Language, Religious Studies, Technology, Art, General, Vocal & Instrumental Music, Physical Education, and Library Skills.

In welcoming parents and families to Saint Maur all are invited to become active members of our school community. Parents are always welcome to come in and speak with our teachers, see what learning is happening and ask your burning questions. Lifelong learning is encouraged and embraced by all. 

Student Life

Homeroom

In Elementary School students spend the majority of the day with their homeroom teacher. In homeroom classes students and teachers work collaboratively to create a positive classroom environment, develop their interpersonal skills and practice their teamwork and problem solving skills.

Schedule

In Elementary School, our schedule consists of studying the following subjects with their homeroom teacher:

  • Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening)
  • Mathematics
  • IPC (Social Studies & Science)
  • Art

At Saint Maur, we also expose students to a range of regularly scheduled specialist subjects taught by qualified teachers which include:

  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Japanese
  • Religious Studies
  • Technology
  • Library Skills

Learning Support

Our specialist English as an Additional Language instructors assist Elementary homeroom teachers in the classroom to develop the English skills and confidence of our students. A Student Support department also works individually with students, parents and teachers to help those who may need special provisions and requirements to assist their learning.

Excursions

In Elementary School, each grade takes part in many exciting field trips throughout the year which are valuable learning experiences linked into our IPC units of study. Some of the most recent trips include visits to Apple, the Mitsubishi Museum, Morinaga Chocolate Factory, & the Ueno Science Museum.