Junior School

Welcome to the Junior School!

You are warmly welcome to the Junior School.
The Junior School is an ever-evolving and improving force at G. I. S. The quality of teaching and learning that takes place is designed to position our students competently and confidently for the 21st century. Technology permeates many aspects of our work with interactive whiteboards in all teaching areas and IT as an integral part of subject teaching. Our mandate of excellence in all areas compels us to continue to seek ways to improve our existing practices.

The Junior School prides itself in the diversity of its students as well as its teaching body.  Under the umbrella of our School motto ‘Understanding of Each other’ students are taught to respect and take pride in diversity.

Our caring and nurturing environment ensure that all our junior school students have the best possible opportunities to develop not only academically but socially and emotionally.

Our Special Needs Department headed by a Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo) is also an integral part of the Junior School. Aimed at identifying and supporting students both in- class and in one-to-one teaching spaces in order to access the curriculum. Our Co-curricular programme is booming with a range of meaningful activities to choose from. Our students are engaged and exposed to a variety of skills that many continue to develop beyond their time in the Junior School.

The Junior School is a place of wonder, caring and learning. Come and partner with us. You are welcome.

Ms. Nadia Bruce-Muller,

Vice-Principal

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The Junior School caters to students from year 3 to year 6 (7 to 11 year olds). While the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science follow the UK Cambridge curriculum; other subjects  such as History and Geography follow the English National Curriculum with complimentary infusions and components  from Ghana , our host nation.

Our Year 6  students write the  Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Examinations in English, Mathematics and Science in the month of April.   The papers are marked externally in the UK and allow the School to benchmark its achievements against other Cambridge Schools around the world.  All students receive diagnostic feedback on their individual performance.

Students are taught Mathematics, English, History, Geography and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) by their class teachers.  Subject specialists teach Science, French, Music, Art, Physical Education and Information Technology.

The Online Scholastic Reading Scheme has started and encompasses all students who are  able to read at their own pace progressing through a variety of diverse texts.  The scheme  also levels the students and set targets for progression.

The Junior School aims to expose our students to the ‘reality outside the classroom’ . We do this by incorporating  field trips and visiting speakers who are experts in their field into the curricular plans.

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NOTICE BOARD
Last Day of Term 1 Friday 14th December, 2018.

Event Calendar

OCT
8
Parent-Teacher Conference
8th -12th October 2018 Time: 2:15pm
NOV
16
Exam Week
16th -23rd November 2018.
NOV
26
Exam Feedback Week
26th -30th November 2018
NOV
30
SRC Day
DEC
5
Year 4 Egypt Day
Time: 10am- 12noon
DEC
6
GIS Swim Invitational
Time: 1-5pm
DEC
13
Open Day
Time: 1:00 - 3:30pm
DEC
14
Last Day of Term 1
End of Term Class Parties

Accreditation & Affiliations

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