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Academics

THE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME
The school learning programme is based on the latest British and International curriculums. Lessons are given in English. Both regular testing and continuous assessment are considered to be important when monitoring each child’s progress. National tests from England and America are used.
In the first term, parents are invited to discuss their children’s progress with the class teacher. Formal reports are made in the third term. Following the reports, the parents are invited to discuss their child/ren’s progress with the teachers.
Subjects taught include English, Mathematics, Science, ICT (Information, Communication and Technology), German, Geography, History, Music, Drama, Art/Craft, P.S.H.E. (Personal, Social and Health Education) and, Physical Education. All students have access to computers in their own classrooms, as well as regular use of the computer lab.

THE FACULTY
Teacher-Student ratios are maintained at a level that ensures a high degree of personalized attention.

All teachers are qualified and hold university degrees and/or teaching certificates. Specialist teachers provide instruction in music, German, skating, swimming and skiing. The teachers encourage the children to be friendly, honest and to have a pride in themselves, their peers, their parents and their teachers.

Through ECIS conferences, SGIS meetings, workshops, in-service training courses, videos and educational publications, the Head Teacher and staff keep up to date with educational methods and materials.