Kimbe International School P.O. Box 307, KIMBE, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea Phone: +675 983 5078 Fax: +675 983 5579 e-mail: office@kis.ac.pg

Curriculum

Our school is a multicultural school catering for all nationalities. Although the majority of students are Papua New Guineans, other nationalities are represented from countries including the Philippines, China, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Teachers are recruited from overseas and locally. There is a strong emphasis on developing child-centred programs based on a team approach to planning and assessment. All classrooms in the primary section have at least one Classroom Assistant.
Students are encouraged to explore, experiment, wonder, inquire, practise, invent, create, imagine, play, take a full part in the school’s co-curricular program and feel part of the school community. We believe that learning should be fun and that part of our role as educators of young children is to instil a love of learning, to challenge and to encourage students to succeed. We want all our learners to be actively engaged and involved fully with a hands-on approach to all learning experiences.

Early Childhood Learning Overview

Our Early  Learning Childhood (ELC) section (Foudation and Prep) has a large dedicated teaching area with classroom assistants helping the teaching staff and providing a high adult to child ratio. The ELC section consists of a specialist early learning centre catering for 3 – 5 year olds. The ELC has its own toilet and shower-room. On the outside there is a sand pit and a spacious playground in an enclosed area.

Primary School Overview

The remaining primary classes (Grades 1 – Grade 6) are generally accomodated in spacious second-storey rooms overlooking the school playing field. The middle-school is housed in buildings which overlook the younger children’s grassed play area. The secondary school is housed in two storey bulidings.There are classroom assistants helping the teaching staff and providing a high adult to child ratio in the primary section of the school.
The Primary school is driven and guided by the KIS mission and philosophy. Our environment is geared to allowing children to learn through carefully organised and structured programs. As a school we are committed to supporting each child’s social, emotional and intellectual development. The curriculum is designed to inspire students to be inter-culturally aware and achieve their potential within a stimulating and caring learning environment.

Upper Secondary School Overview

Kimbe International School has provided high quality secondary education to both the Papua New Guinean and expatriate community of Kimbe. The following are courses offered.
•Papua New Guinea School & Higher School Certificates External examinations are conducted in Grades 10 & 12 for certification.
• ACT (Australian Capital Territory)
Externally moderated courses at Grades 11-12. Grade 12 Certificates are issued and in Grade 12, students have the opportunity to gain a University Entrance Ranking.
• TAFE (Technical and Further Education)

Kimbe International School TAFE campus is part of the IEA College of TAFE and currently offers Certificate I  in Information Technology and Business to our Grade 11 and 12 students.  Certificates are issued in Grade 12 after successful moderation conducted by the IEA College of TAFE.
The Kimbe TAFE campus also offers TAFE certificate in Information and Communication Technology to the general public in after-school sessions.

School Mission Statement and Motto

Mission Statement

Kimbe International School's mission is to provide the highest possible standard of education to meet the needs of every member of our multi - cultural family in a caring environment.

Motto

Our school motto is 'Learning by doing'. Students are encouraged to investigate using our school library and, where available and appropriate, the school computers. They will also take part in field trips each term and when it fits in with their term project. Students are encouraged to make the most of these opportunities and to make the most of their school.

5 IEA Key Outcomes

All learning outcomes at KIS are designed to help students achieve the following International Education Agency key outcomes:

- Be self directed

- Communicate effectively

- Behave ethically

- Work collaboratively and

- Analyse and solve problems

 

Although the IEA key outcomes can be plainly interpreted as given, they are specifically defined in each curriculum area so as to meet the students' needs.