International Primary Curriculum at Elckerlyc International School

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a comprehensive, integrated and inquiry based curriculum. Used by Elckerlyc International School since September 2002, the IPC is now approved by the Dutch Ministry of Education as well as being established in over 530 schools from over 50 countries from around the world.

The learning goals of the curriculum are split into four age bands covering the primary years: Early Years (3-5 years old), Milepost 1 (5-7 years), Milepost 2 (7-9 years old) and Milepost 3 (9-12 years old). Within each age band there are three strands of Learning Goals: Subject goals, Personal Goals and International Goals. Subjects covered in most units include history, geography, science, art, design, IT, PE, music and society. Through most units of work, links are made to the host and home countries.

Each Group from 2-7 has during the course of the year, several units of study that may last anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. In each unit of study, the teachers cover the learning goals as outlined by IPC as well as make plans for the individual needs of the students in the class.
Your child’s teachers will inform you of the units of study and its contents.
Parental involvement is an important part of the overall implementation of the IPC topics and you child’s teacher will contact you on a regular basis as to the needs for volunteers.
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