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Curriculum_ICL

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

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_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

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_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

  • Be relevant to life – students will explore the world around them; they will engage in projects and higher order problem-solving tasks that are relevant to real-life situations

  • Be differentiated – each student is unique and has his/her own preferences in learning; differentiation is done through offering options in content and process that cater to each student’s interests and abilities

  • Encourage self-expression and wide exposure – students are encouraged to communicate and collaborate through interactive learning tasks.  They will have opportunities to explore a wide range of tasks across different disciplines

  • Be supportive – the school provides a stimulating environment with an abundance of learning aids, multimedia resources and information technology; school staff will also work closely with and parents to facilitate students’ learning

  • Be achieved through intrinsic motivation – children are endowed with an intrinsic curiosity about the world around them; they will be encouraged to formulate questions,  find answers and pursue further investigations on their own

  • Be culturally diverse  – students develop global perspectives while being immersed in Chinese culture through continuous exposure to rich traditions from around the world

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