Elementary School is a place where the foundation of academic learning is laid. We believe in elementary education that transforms decisions, actions, habits, and character that equip young learners with skills that will help them thrive in secondary education and beyond.
Preparing 21st Century children who perform in education and will eventually serve in the 21st Century workforce requires teachers to create classrooms that model the processes and benefits of Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. Our school is a hub for exploration, creativity, and joyful learning as a result of a united team of teacher leaders who genuinely care for each child.
Over time, the results are seen in our students who strive to become Responsible Global Citizens, High Academic Achievers, Exemplary Leaders and Effective Communicators.
Elementary School is a place where the foundation of academic learning is laid. The education program at SJMIS Elementary is focused on balanced.
literacy development, tying reading, writing and speaking skills. Culture, values, character building and health habits are embedded into all aspects of school life. The elementary core subject curriculum covers English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The school program balances academic development with good quality skills subjects which includes Health, Music, Thai Studies, Art, Mandarin, Physical Education and InformationTechnology.
At SJMIS Elementary, the Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs) guide the holistic educational program. Students are nurtured to develop as Responsible Global Citizens through educational activities that foster multiculturalism, environmental conservation and community outreach. These themes are integrated into the curriculum and students make meaning from concepts and skills taught.
Students are steered towards becoming High Academic Achievers and Effective Communicators as they explore English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies through student-centered activities. With the support of technology, research, investigatory projects, oral presentations, games and portfolios are common strategies used in our elementary classrooms. Students also learn through cooperative learning activities that build students’ social development to become Emerging Leaders.
Our elementary school comprises of students from grades 1 to 6. The student body is represented by over 10 countries and cultures. Class sizes are limited to 25 students per class.
The Language Support program (LSP) provides remedial English reading and communication skills to students who have learning difficulties or beginner English speakers. The homeroom teachers and LSP teachers collaborate using various strategies to support students’ literacy needs.
Individualized Education plans (IEPs) are designed to support a student with special needs. The students works with an IEP support teacher who collaborates with the classroom and specialist teachers in achieving specific learning goals.
The After School Program offers academic tutoring as well as private lessons for Violin, Thai Kick Boxing, Basketball, Soccer and Mandarin to students who enroll in the program.
The elementary school building provides a safe and friendly environment for student learning and development. Each classroom is equipped with audio-visual equipment and an interactive whiteboard. Special resource rooms for music, art and IT offer a creative space for students to develop skills in fine arts and technology. The covered courtyard provides ample play area where students enjoy physical activities. The courtyard also provides two full-sized basketball courts that shift into two volleyball courts and four badminton courts. The new playground installed in 2014 is a challenging yet happy place where students build their motor skills as well their social skills. Other shared facilities that elementary students enjoy are the school library, science lab, golf driving range, and swimming pool.
Elementary teachers understand the impact of communicating student academic and behavioral growth over time. Parents and teachers interact in a variety of ways to collaborate and support student learning.
Two “Ambassadors”, Ms. Arirat Jeensae (Oil) and Ms. Wanitchaya Pinkeo (Nong) are the official liaisons for all Thai students and parents in the elementary school.
The following is our basic system of communicating student learning: