Primary School Programme

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

– Benjamin Franklin

The Primary School Programme follows the Cambridge Primary Programme (CPP) and encompasses Grades 1 to 5. At MBIS we believe being able to talk, read and write alongside a solid understanding of Maths in the primary section is essential. Our desire for Academics+ in primary section includes high expectations of both the appreciation of, and achievement in, art, music, drama and sport. The integration of assessment with teaching and learning in literacy and numeracy, in particular, is well developed by teachers. Learning experiences for students are well-targeted, suitably challenging and achievable.The classroom is a dynamic environment, bringing together students from different backgrounds with various abilities. Our faculty plans the implementation of creative and innovative teaching strategies in order to meet students’ individual needs and use various approaches to inspire the classroom. The CPP curriculum framework fosters the development of knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding through inquiry into 6 transdisciplinary themes.

Transdisciplinary Skills are developed across all areas of the curriculum ensuring our students are equipped to face the demands of an ever-changing world: Language (where English is the language of instruction) French and Marathi (additional language) Hindi, Mathematics, AOI, Science, Physical Education, Dance, Music and Drama.

The Cambridge learner attributes

The Cambridge Primary Years Learners attributes encourage students to be:

  • Confident
  • Responsible
  • Reflective
  • Innovative
  • Engaged

Our faculty does this by encouraging students of mixed abilities to work together by promoting small group or whole class activities. The students, through verbally expressing their ideas and responding to others, develop their self-confidence, as well as enhance their communication and critical thinking skills which are vital throughout life. Solving mathematical puzzles, conducting scientific experiments and acting out short drama sketches during culminations are just a few examples of how learning is incorporated into classroom lessons.

At MBIS our students appear for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint which is designed to help students learn by providing comprehensive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in the key curriculum areas – English, Mathematics and Science. They are marked by Cambridge assessors and provide us with an international benchmark for learner performance. Each MBIS learner of Grade 5 shall receive a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report.

Inquiry-based instruction

As a part of out inquiry base learning:

  • Our faculty devise thought-provoking lines of inquiry for every unit
  • These lines of inquiry inspire students to think for themselves
  • Students learn to frame relevant questions.
  • These lead to appropriate research and develop problem-solving skills
  • The outcome is a deeper understanding of the world around us
  • The inquiry culminates in students being able to articulate their understanding during formative assessments as well as during Inquiry Fairs.

Technology in our classrooms

At MBIS, we have a wifi enabled campus, interactive boards and iPads to enrich the teaching and learning at school. Technology at our school is used as a learning tool which makes learning more fun filled.

At MBIS, together with parents and teachers our classrooms are happy places.