Our ProgramsAdmissions & Programs
ALL YEAR ROUND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING & ENROLLMENT AVAILABLE
Kindergarten – (3 & 4 Years)Grade Two – Grade Seven – (7 years – 12Years)
DECEMBER /JANUARY Placement for
Pre-School (5 Years) & Grade One (6 Years)
“The first five years of life a child’s are said to be crucial for their lifelong development. Young children’s earliest experience and environment set the stage for future development and success in school and life. Therefore it is of utmost importance that we prepare and develop our children’s potential and ability to learn to the utmost in this phase.” ~ Sinmarie Pieterse
Almasi School’s K3, K4, Preschool and Grade One curricula incorporate instruction and activities are designed to promote intellectual growth, laying the foundation for language, reasoning, problem solving, social skills, behavior and emotional health.
- School Readiness: Kindergarten Three & Four (3 & 4 Year-Olds)
Almasi School uses the Step-By-Step Curriculum which aims at positively influencing a learner’s early experience in school. Children are trained in basic literacy, numeracy, personal care and social skills. The main objective of this phase is to help the learner successfully navigate the home to school transition. In short, we aim at setting up your child to love coming to school every day – for the rest of their school-going years!
- Reading Readiness: Pre-School (5 Year-olds)
The Kindergarten with Ace & Christi preschool curriculum introduces your child to basic oral language skills through a 36-week phonic program, and basic numeracy through a number train. Through storytelling and recall activities, you child is trained in reading, comprehension and retention skills that are vital for a successful student life in the ACE system. Three time a year, the child is subjected to Coordination Tests for purposes of monitoring physical developmental milestones and large and fine motor skills.
- Learning to Read: Grade One (6 Year-olds)
The 15 -18 week long Learning to Read with Ace & Christi program trains the child to blend the sounds they have learnt in Preschool. The child is able to read any simple words. At this stage, they also begin to train in the discipline of setting own goals and working systematically and consistently through the school day in order to achieve those goals.
Elementary / Junior Phase Grade 2-7
The Elementary or Junior phase covers the period after Preschool and before secondary level.
At this level, Almasi School seeks to provide a rich, stimulating and caring environment in which every child feels significant, safe, secure and confident, so that they can be enthusiastic, lifelong learners who reach their full potential academically, socially, spiritually and emotionally. This in turn fosters in every child a healthy self-esteem and a sense of achievement.
Secondary / Senior Phase Grade 8 -11
This is the considered the final phase of general basic education. In ACE, high school is a time for every student to begin to explore their individual gifts, skills, interests in the light of their future career. At this stage, the learners have perfected the art of self-leadership, imitative and fore-planning.
As soon as a student begins working at Grade 8 level, a tripartite, teacher-student-parent, conference is scheduled in order to craft a graduation path – ACADEMIC PROJECTION TOWARDS GRADUATION. This plan informs a student’s graduation timeline and remains under termly review.
Extra Curricular Programs
Co-curricular activities (CCA) are components of non-academic curriculum, key in facilitating the development of various domains of the child. These include intellectual, personality, emotional, social, moral, spiritual and aesthetic development. Some of the outcomes of a well-executed CCA are increased creativity, enthusiasm, positive thinking, and all-rounded growth for the child. Below are some of the CCA options open to Almasi School students.
Music Theory & Performance - ABRSM & LCM
- From Grade 2 upwards, students can sign up for training in Music – instruments, voice and theory. We offer drums, piano, guitar, voice, flute and others. We encourage all students to get certification by the internationally renowned Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and London College of Music for drums.
- Students in K3, K4, Preschool and Grade One learn basic music lessons and are part of group musical recitals.
International Computer Driving License (ICDL)
ICDL is the world’s leading computer skills certification. The ICDL program defines the skills and competencies necessary to use a computer and common computer applications. At Almasi School ICDL covers four basic modules: Computer Essentials, Online essentials, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and three intermediate modules: Presentations, Using Databases, and Online collaborations. ICDL certification is requisite for all students graduating at the General Certificate level of the ICCE in the ACE program.
Almasi School students are involved in script writing and acting in musical and drama productions and dramatized poetry & scripture recitals.
Students can sign up for Chess, Journalism, Cookery, ballet, dance, and football, among others. Clubs are offered subject to availability of a quorum.
Fine Art & Photography
Students do acrylic, oil, pen & ink, water color paintings among others. They are also taught basics of photography. These categories are part of entries for the Student’s Convention.
Once a week, students participate in guided mentorship sessions where they get to tackle challenges they face and find solutions.
Annual School Camp
This is an annual event – three days, two-nights – comprising of staff, students and parents of the Almasi School. It is a time to bond, learn and grow in life skills and process school and life happenings through fun and experiential learning.