Working Together to Help Students Grow
Families are an important part of the learning community at THSI. We offer parents various opportunities to learn how we can work together to best support our students. These opportunities include events such as parent teas and parent learning events. Additionally, parents receive regular communication from classroom teachers to keep them informed of their child's academic, social, physical, and emotional growth.
Demanding Curriculum, Challenging Expectations
At THSI we have two fully qualified teachers for each class. Our homeroom co-teachers regularly use differentiated instruction to personalize learning. We use an inquiry based model where the students demonstrate their learning and understanding in a variety of ways. THSI Primary School utilizes the Chinese National Curriculum supported by other instructional material such as Reading Street, Math in Focus, and International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Technology is infused throughout subject areas and class size is limited to 22 students, balanced by gender.
A Healthy Body and Mind
Exercise and physical activity are important elements at THSI. Physical activity is offered four times per week, as well as multiple recess periods and other outside education. This helps students to be active and feel good.
Social and Emotional Learning
THSI utilizes Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to help parents and students effectively communicate. The SEL approach also helps students build and maintain positive relationships, set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy, and make responsible decisions. THSI Primary offers regular lessons in social and emotional skills. We are able to support our students when topics or interactions become frustrating. We also have a full-time counselor who develops social-emotional learning opportunities and works directly with students in key growth areas.