Additional Curricula Lessons
|... at Kindergarten level is optional and may be booked additionally on the Friday or the Friday may be taken as a long-weekend day off.|
At primary level, French is an integral part of our programme from 1st Grade onwards. For more details on our French Programme, please click here.
|... is divided into three different areas for all levels of the school: Painting and Drawing, Clay and Sculpture, and Paper Based Work. All students are given the opportunity to explore and use various materials throughout each school year to create and develop their appreciation of art.|
|... is introduced in 1st grade. Students begin art history by developing an understanding that art has been made throughout time. Throughout the primary years, the students will compare art works from different countries throughout history and look for similarities and differences to art in Switzerland within the same time periods. They will also identify well-known art periods and construct time lines in art.|
|... is led indoors and outdoors, from our Early Year groups to 6th Grade, in large gym halls and on the athletic fields of our neighbouring schools. Students experience a range of activities in the gym including climbing, track and field, gymnastics and team sports as they develop their large muscles, coordination, balance, spatial sense, and sense of fair play.|
|... is developed throughout the school by providing the children with a sense of purpose for using it. Children in the Early Years through to Kindergarten are engaged in using the ActivBoard in order to learn key principles such as ‘drag and drop’ and icon recognition. In the primary years, children use online literacy and mathematics programmes and become familiar with word processing, creating spreadsheets and presentations, using the internet and developing programming skills.|
|... from the Early Year groups to our Second Grade classes in Primary School, class teachers lead musical activities on a daily basis introducing singing, rhythm and some basic instrumental skills. The specialist Music Teacher will additionally visit the class every two weeks to add other fun musical elements and the discovery of other instruments.|
From third to sixth grade of Primary School, the specialist teacher will visit the classes on a weekly basis and lead additional activities of music note reading and music history.
|... begins in 1st grade with the students learning basic stitches. As their sewing skills develop over the primary years, the students learn more complex sewing and stitching techniques and create their own sewing projects.|
|... lessons are given in 1st and 2nd grade in order to strengthen this important skill. Our children are bussed in our Tandem IMS Bus to the swimming pool in Kilchberg. The students prepare for and take the Swiss swimming tests. When they pass, the students proudly receive their icons starting from the Frog.|
|... begins in 3rd grade with the introduction of different tools such as saws and nails. With these tools, the students are guided towards planning, designing, and creating their own projects. As the students' skills develop, they will then move on to other tools such as the hand drill and electric jigsaw to complete more complex projects.|