Affordable school fees, personalised instruction and a proven curriculum – how does The Grange Institution do it? Here’s their unique philosophy
Since hearing about The Grange Institution and their reasonable fees, we know many parents have been wondering: Is the school’s curriculum up to par with others in the international school scene? Don’t be fooled, mamas and dads – this international primary school may be small, but their quality future-focused curriculum and topnotch faculty aim to give children the best start in formal education.
The Grange Institution‘s new Cre8tors-in-Action educational philosophy is a force to be reckoned with, combining Cambridge Primary English, Mathematics and Science curriculum with the newly-implemented International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The IPC further extends their vision to develop The Grange ‘Cre8tors’ by providing students the opportunity to engage in different multi-disciplinary thematic Units of Learning designed to appeal to their interests and help them to learn more about the world around them.
This enables students to see the big picture of their learning, make connections across different subjects, and see topics and issues in the world from multiple perspectives. The ultimate goal is to help these young students develop a developing sense of global citizenship, anchored around these 8 core competencies.
Construction & Design
Creators possess the skills to conceptualise an idea and to apply the design process to construct a product. They learn to examine and critique their draft work before making refinements when working towards an original or improved final product.
Respecting the environment
Creators develop the important understanding that we need to maintain a healthy, balanced and interdependent relationship with our natural and man-made environment. They learn to implement sustainable practices to care for, respect and protect the environment we interact with.
Creators are individuals who can identify a niche, conceptualise, market and deliver an idea, a product or a cause to their target audience. They learn to use a combination of textual, visual, auditory tools and media, coupled with technology, to sell their ideas and products in a creative manner.
Creators see themselves as active global citizens who have a shared agency of our planet. They are passionate about their responsibilities to improve life on Earth. They are advocates of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and know that their actions can be personal, localised or far-reaching.
Teamwork and Partnerships
Creators embrace collaboration and partnership as an effective and efficient way to solving a problem. They understand that others ’strengths can complement or supplement their own. They are willing to adopt different roles in a team as the success of the mission outweighs individual accolade.
Creators challenge their own thinking to come up with new and original ideas that, in turn, challenges others’ thinking and their mindsets. They are able to approach existing issues and situations with alternative viewpoints, in the hope to come up with original ideas, or to better existing ideas.
Creators gain knowledge and awareness by researching common issues affecting humanity on a personal, community or global basis through a balance of primary and secondary sources of information, and in the process, they might change their mindset and perspective about the issue.
Creators are true leaders who are selfless about taking meaningful actions to impact others and the environment. They are active in the school, local community and beyond and are willing to devote time and energy to community causes that they become passionate about.
Keen to learn more, mama? Book a tour to find out more about the Cre8tors-in-Action curriculum!