The SMN primary program integrates the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for early years and elementary, in order to help learners develop 21st century skills and education that will equip them for their future success. The IPC sets knowledge, skills and understanding at the very heart of every single component. By providing “Units of Work”, in which children can explore and develop their own personal growth in a context they understand, through different subject focused of the units.
The students’ learning is specially designed to enable children to develop both an international perspective as well as reinforcing students’ own cultural heritage. Building on the school core values, the IPC helps our children develop learning skills, personal character, values, and the international-mindedness, which will be essential to deal with change throughout their lives.
The Elementary School consists of classes from Grades 1-6. Communication is essential to learning. Here in the Elementary School, students learn to express themselves in many ways. Through language, students predominately use the English language, while Indonesian and Mandarin are also learned in class. The use of writing, poetry, art, music, dance and times to just be kids are some of the many forms of communication that students enjoy and grow confident in their language acquisition.
Students are taught through inquiry-based methodologies for all the core subjects, and are taken from an international curricula and standards.
To provide a well-rounded and balanced learning program, students engage themselves in Performing Arts, Creative Arts, Computer Technology, Physical Education and an array of self-development courses.
The Elementary School is organized by grade levels (1-6). Each grade level has a homeroom teacher as well as a specialized teachers to complete the students’ education. Western expatriate teachers focus mainly on teaching English and Science, while local Indonesian teachers focus on teaching Indonesian, Math, Religion and Social Studies.