Infant School

Welcome to the Infant School!

Akwaaba! Welcome to Ghana International School Infant School’s home page! We hope you will use these pages to find out a little about the Infant School. You will find many photographs of the lively, stimulating learning experiences that are part and parcel of GIS Infant School life. If at all possible, however, we would love you to come along and visit us, to see us in action and get a feel for what our School is like!

The Infant School caters to children aged between 3 and 7 years and currently comprises the following:

  • two Nursery classes (3 and 4-year-olds)
  • three Reception classes (4 and 5-year-olds)
  • four Class 1s (5 and 6 years old)
  • four Class 2s (6 and 7-year-olds)

This division corresponds to Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) and Key Stage 1 (classes 1 and 2) of the English system.

There are approximately 300 students of over 20 different nationalities on the roll, taught by over 60 teachers and newly qualified graduate teachers who serve as Teaching Assistants in each class and, in the Foundation Stage, Nannies as well.

In addition to enticingly decorated classrooms, children have access to a Primary School Library, a Music department, a French room and an ICT lab. Sports fields, a basketball court, soon-to-be renovated nursery garden, two assembly halls, a state-of-art cafeteria and three small play areas complete the facilities available.

PHILOSOPHY

The Infant School is dedicated to developing the whole child and especially in encouraging a spirit of joy, awe, wonder and enthusiasm for learning. We aim to inculcate a positive, “I-can-do-it”, persevering attitude and, in keeping with the School’s motto, “Understanding of each other”, to develop cooperation and sensitivity towards and acceptance of others. Pupils’ identities as global citizens of the 21st century are actively nurtured and developed.

Our philosophy can be summed in the following statement:

Our School is a happy place where we play, work and learn through “understanding of each other”.

  • We explore new things every day.
  • We achieve success by learning in different ways.
  • We share ideas and help each other.
  • We are not afraid of mistakes, instead, we learn from them.
  • We are truthful to our School and ourselves.
  • We say good things about others especially when they are not there.
  • We look, listen, learn and laugh together!

We love to perform and like nothing better than to put on a good show for everyone, ourselves especially! Whether it is weekly assemblies or an Art Club Special Exhibition, we revel in the joy of living! We live fully in the present moment and in the words of one of our Year 2 pupils, “Everything we do is beautiful!”

We look forward to welcoming you to our nurturing, vibrant, culturally diverse community!

Best wishes

Ms. Heidi Owu

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The Infant School follows the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (Nursery and Reception) and Key Stage 1 of the English National Curriculum (classes 1 and 2), modified to take into account the local setting. Reference is also made to the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum  for Stages 1 to 3 in English, Mathematics, Science, English as a Second Language and Information Communication Technology.

The curriculum is designed to enhance the development of academic, social, emotional, creative and physical skills. Children are encouraged to pursue excellence, whilst being challenged at their own level of development.

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NOTICE BOARD
Last Day of Term 3 Wednesday, 26th June 2019

Event Calendar

APR
26
SATs Information Session for Year 2 Parents
Venue: Infant Computer lab. Time: 3.00 p.m.
MAY
3
Nanny Training
Venue: Infant Computer lab. Time: 8.00 a.m.
MAY
8
Transition Meeting for Class 2 Parents
Time: 2.30 p.m.
MAY
10
Reception Coffee Morning
Venue: Reception Bluebell Time: 8.00 a.m.
MAY
14
Year 1 Coffee Morning
Venue: Primary School Library Time: 8.00 a.m.
MAY
17
Nursery Coffee Morning
Venue: Infant Computer lab. Time: 8.00 a.m.
MAY
21
Year 2 Coffee Morning
Venue: Primary School Library Time: 8.00 a.m.
JUN
3
End of Year Assessments for Class 2
JUN
10-14
Festival of the 100 languages
A week long celebration to showcase the extraordinary talents of all children – in art, music, drama, dance, technology.
JUN
20
Orientation for Class 2 students
Time: 7.45 a.m.

Accreditation & Affiliations

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