Curriculum Highlights
Curriculum Highlights
  • Curriculum_Chinese
    Chinese Language

    Chinese Academy students learning poetry writing during a Chinese Language lesson

    The Chinese curriculum is dedicated to cultivate students’ thorough understanding and usage of the Chinese language. Chinese Academy uses Putonghua as the medium of instruction, where students will learn to read and write with traditional Chinese character. It offers a K-1 bridging program, consisting of character recognition, HanYu PinYin and reading strategies. In addition to developing reading, writing, listening, speaking and high-order thinking skills, students will also develop a high standard of language competence through the accumulation of language sense.

    Language is the carrier of culture. As Chinese culture is broad and profound, Chinese Academy encourages students to study children's primers such as San Zi Jing, Di Zi Gui, Four Books and Five Classics and develop an appreciation for ancient Chinese masterpieces such as Tang poems and Song Ci poetry. In addition to being inspired by Confucianism, students will also develop a world view with Chinese traditional wisdom, so as to cultivate a genuine respect for the Chinese culture, form good moral character and foster whole person development. These important studies may also be applied in other subject areas and lifelong learning. 

    An example of a Chinese Academy student's Chinese Language work 

  • Curriculum_English
    English Language

    The overarching aim of the primary English programme is for learners to build a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the spoken and written English language, in order for them to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. The programme focuses on building a culture of reading by daily engagement and develop good reading behaviours.

    In addition to becoming proficient in the language, learners will also form an appreciation in the English literature, engage in authentic writing tasks through process writing and be able to use their strong language skills and strategies as a tool to facilitate their learning in other subject areas.

    An example of a Chinese Academy student's English Language classwork

  • Curriculum_Mathematics

    This Chinese Academy student is completing her online classwork 

     The Mathematics syllabus focuses on the understanding of mathematical concepts, and the development of logical thinking and problem solving skills, emphasizing reasoning and application.  Teaching and learning approaches will mainly be activity-based and learner-centred, including the discovery and effective communication of mathematics in a spiral progression.  Students will make connections in the use of mathematics with daily life.

    This Chinese Academy student is taking part in a classroom project

  • Curriculum_Integrated_Inquiry_Studies
    Integrated Inquiry Studies

    These Chinese Academy students are taking part in an experiment

    In Integrated Inquiry Studies, students will explore and investigate science and social studies concepts, and global issues in interdisciplinary, interactive units. Students will apply Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) concepts and knowledge to conduct scientific inquiry learning, at the same time, they will build a multi-perspective of the social topics and global issues under study.  In addition to learning skills and strategies (e.g. scientific investigation, critical thinking skills), students will develop the habits of mind of the inquisitive lifelong learner.

    These Chinese Academy students are testing a theory on the travel of sound

  • Curriculum_Arts
    The Arts

    Chinese Academy students in a Visual Arts lesson

    The Arts syllabus will enable students to create, understand, respond to, and appreciate a range of Chinese and Western works in the arts. Students will make connections between the cognitive and affective domains. They will also develop knowledge, and a range of essential skills in music, performing arts and the visual arts. These skills will be built on a solid foundation of knowledge of art concepts, including creativity, critical thinking, and analytical and communication skills. 

    Chinese Academy also introduces the quintessence of Chinese culture in the Arts Programme for students to learn and admire the beauty and richness of the Chinese traditional arts. Visual arts concepts, including Chinese calligraphy, painting and traditional handicraft, and music concepts such as Chinese composition, instruments, and folk songs are introduced to students in Chinese.

    Music and Performing Arts

    Chinese Academy students taking part in a music lesson

    In music and performing arts, students will develop understanding of musical and performing concepts by participating interactively in various learning experiences. The curriculum also fosters appreciation through singing, playing musical instruments, drama, etc.


    The Visual Arts

    An example of a Chinese Academy student's artwork

    The visual arts curriculum comprises a range of visual literacy skills where students will develop understanding of all elements of design and principles of design.

  • Curriculum_PE
    Physical Education and Health Education

    Chinese Academy students playing a game of cricket

    The aim of the Physical Education programme is to guide students to become physically active for a lifetime and learn the basic skills which require practice and refinement. 

    Through regular participation in physical education, students will have the opportunity to develop a pattern of life-enhancing and self-rewarding experiences that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

    The Physical Education programme also introduces sports such as Wushu (Chinese martial arts) and Chinese dance. Delivered in Chinese, students will learn to appreciate Chinese culture through experiencing the spirit of Wushu, and studying the ethnical culture, the movements and coordination of Chinese dance.

    Chinese Academy students taking part in a Wushu martial arts course


  • Curriculum_ICL
    Information Technology and Computer Literacy

    Chinese Academy students in an ICL lesson

    The Information Technology and Computer Literacy programme will make use of student-centred, media-rich lesson materials to encourage students’ skills building, critical thinking and decision making.  Students will learn integrated units through developmentally appropriate topics with an interdisciplinary approach.

    A Chinese Academy student completing his ICL classwork

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