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Primary School

At THSI Primary we encourage curiosity and allow students to explore the world around them. 

 

Our goal is to develop a love of learning and prepare students for the rigorous secondary program.  Our dual-language immersion builds bilingual skills key to success in a global future. Our bilingual environment allows students to learn, play, and study in Chinese and English throughout the day. Co-teaching allows more attention and interaction per student which leads to higher achievement.Language immersion develops both strong complex thinking skills and cognitive flexibility.

 

PRIMARY CURRICULUM

Our Primary School utilizes the Chinese National Curriculum supported by other instructional materials and resources, such as Reading Street, Math in Focus, and International Primary Curriculum (IPC). 

Chinese reading and language arts instruction

Following the guidelines of the Chinese National Curriculum, we prepare our students for native fluency in Chinese. Our dual-language model builds a love of reading while providing the tools for students to communicate effectively when speaking and writing in Chinese and English.

Thematic Learning

Using the Chinese National Curriculum as our foundation, teachers design thematic learning units that integrate science, world geography, and other subjects together. International Primary Curriculum (IPC) connects learning goals to real world activities, making learning fun for students. 

Mathematics instruction 

THSI Math is rigorous and includes formal instruction in problem solving and calculation using concrete and abstract strategies.  Our goal in primary math instruction is to provide a solid foundation to prepare students for the wide array of mathematics and science courses at the secondary level.

social emotional instruction

Social and emotional development supports our students’ intellectual growth. Our daily schedule incorporates lessons in self-discipline, emotional control, harmonious social interaction, and morals.

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