The Junior School at St. Peter's International School is a period of transition, which, above all, aims to maintain the standard of work carried out in the levels before. As such, our students continue to benefit from a bilingual syllabus, with a more extensive and demanding programme in the English Language, developed in conjunction with the national curriculum.
The level includes a demanding syllabus, with a cohesive teaching staff and all the necessary mechanisms that promote effective and coherent teaching methods. Our syllabus is more complex in terms of the specific content and subject areas which we offer. It is enriched with the introduction of the Spanish Language and with a more extensive study plan in the English Language (link), which includes specific sessions where our students develop their oral skills, their knowledge of English Literature and have the opportunity to attend preparation classes for the University of Cambridge examinations.
In addition to the intricacy of the syllabus, it is our objective that each class take place in a positive learning environment, which is simultaneously challenging and inspiring, encouraging the concept of discovery, together with the idea of scientific precision. We promote solid relationships between students and teachers while constantly advocating the search for knowledge, moral integrity and appreciation for the arts. All this to help our students become more accomplished young men and women who are prepared to face the challenges of their futures.
We believe that all our pupils can achieve success. However, we are conscious of the fact that this objective may only be reached if our students' differences and idiosyncrasies are considered, if teaching strategies are adapted and refined for specific pupils. When specific difficulties are identified, strategies for recovery, reinforcement and re-education are consequently defined and implemented. These tasks are developed by the teaching staff together with the Psychology Department which prepares evaluation reports whenever necessary, to enable the academic success of the child.
As such, the teaching staff works closely with all members of the school community, where each participant has a specific role in the learning process.
As we believe that pre-adolescence is a difficult stage in the development of a child, at St. Peter's International School we accompany our students closely, trying to get to know them well and establish solid relationships. To this end, each student is given a personal tutor (link) who guides pupils in their study, personal and social well-being, and helps them to contribute positively to the school environment.