Currently our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum of Anguilla. In our teaching we try to focus on developmentally appropriate practices, promoting multi-cultural awareness and an accepting view of the world. Families and the school work together in partnership to provide the best education possible for our children. Assemblies, class newsletters, weekly whole school newsletters, school meetings, school-wide festivities, and regularly scheduled conferences allow the partnership to flourish.
In all grades the program includes Mathematics, English Language, Spanish language, Science and Social Studies, the Performing and Visual Arts and Physical Education. The subject area content is still taught on subject level, but increasingly integrated with other subject areas. At the start of school year 2013-2014 the Omololu International School plans to offer more structured thematic trans-disciplinary units of inquiry as required by the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organization. The classroom teachers are responsible for most subjects, but will be assisted by a specialist teacher in Spanish and also French next school year.
Working towards an International Curriculum
For several years board, parents and staff have expressed interest in implementing an International curriculum. After conducting a feasibility study, the decision was made to start with the application process. On April 1st 2013 the application for Candidacy to become an IB World School was submitted to the IB organization.
The link of the International Baccalareaute Organization below gives a general explanation on what the Primary Years Programme (PYP) entails:
IB’s Learner Profile:
The IB has identified a list of attributes that define an educated international person. This list is referred to as the IB Learner Profile and constitutes our long term learning outcomes. The attributes are explicitly targeted in all domains of school life: