• CURRICULUM & TEACHING APPROACH

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

We blend traditional academic subjects with real-world “inquiry-based” learning and investigation to develop analytical, critical and creative thinking skills, and an affinity for problem solving.

Early Years

SOAR Early Years programme is designed to stimulate imagination, creativity and self-discovery in our learners. The warm and nurturing learning environment at SOAR supports our inquiry and play-based approach, ensuring our children develop the knowledge and skills needed for their future academic success. Inquiry and play-based learning at SOAR does not mean a chaotic approach to learning or a lack of guidance by teachers. Instead, it is a balance between a classroom rich in child-initiated play and focused learning guided by our teachers.In all child-initiated play activities, our teachers are actively present. They monitor, engage, and where needed, guide the children’s play, answering their questions, building on their ideas and introducing new content and concepts as appropriate. Classrooms are organised in a purposeful manner that leads to the exploration of concepts (ideas) that they want the children to explore. While we recognise that young children develop on a continuum, high expectations for learning are still in place within our inquiry and play-based classrooms.

Primary Years

Primary School at SOAR is the perfect environment for students in Grades 1 to 5 to develop their inherent curiosity into a passion for lifelong learning. Our primary school curriculum supports each child in reaching their personal potential. We encourage invention and creativity as our students adapt their knowledge to new findings and new expectations. Our Primary Year programme has inquiry-based learning with a child centric approach that is our underlying ethos throughout our academic programmes.

Middle Years

Middle School at SOAR is a challenging and supportive environment, resulting in students who are confident, passionate and driven to succeed.

Our Middle school learners are provided with meaningful opportunities to engage in outreach and practise leadership skills, in preparation for life beyond SOAR. Through classroom investigations, community partnerships, and other projects, they actively seek ways to contribute and give back. This approach fosters empathy as students develop an understanding of the challenges the world’s people and environments face.

Our approach to teaching & learning encourages students to take ownership and responsibility for their learning. They are able to think deeply about issues, work collaboratively, solve problems creatively, and communicate across a variety of media.

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