The SPOFCS Primary School is a highly structured and innovative place for learning. Our task is to provide a unique educational experience in China that develops creative
The SPFS Primary School is a highly structured and innovative place for learning. Our task is to provide a unique educational experience in China that develops creative, knowledgeable critical thinkers and problem solvers who communicate ideas in a responsible, respectful manner. As 21st century global citizens, our students will learn to bridge linguistic and cultural differences to make positive contributions in the world.
Through a structured framework and Common Core State Standards, our teachers develop focused 21st Century lessons supported by our accredited curriculum. Students will master basic skills and learn to apply those skills through higher level activities such as projects and research. Students will be assessed more frequently as they move up in grade levels as data shows growth cycles. Teachers will balance whole group directed instruction, small group informal instruction, and cooperative learning techniques. English and Chinese fluency focuses will occur daily to advance proficiency in language levels.
We work in partnership with our parents to support in the develop of our students academically, socially, and emotionally. Children begin to change very quickly as they mature emotionally and through socialization with other children, other cultures, and through exposure to advanced knowledge. Therefore, we welcome parent input as we want to know and to understand students as they develop. We hope that home and school together will further develop these 21st century community beliefs….
o Creativity, critical thinking, inquiry, and a lifelong passion for learning are imperative for personal fulfillment and meeting the challenges of the future.
o Supportive and positive collaboration promotes student achievement.
o Honesty, trust, and compassion are necessary for responsible global citizenship.
o A caring, safe learning environment is essential for positive growth and well-being.
o Using technology effectively prepares individuals to actively participate in the 21st century working world.
o Effective communication in more than one language facilitates positive relationships and increases opportunities for leadership and success.
o Open-mindedness and respect for others regardless of race, gender, culture, or social status promotes harmony and understanding.
o Service to others is a crucial component of making a positive global contribution.
o Making principled choices and taking responsibility for one’s actions benefits society, the individual, and the environment.
o Independent thought, risk-taking, and knowledge across disciplines are important for a quality education.
o Planning for, engaging in, and reflecting upon learning helps students meet high expectations.