Our pre-school department provides learners the opportunities in a nourishing environment in which the learner can explore and learn through experiencing, opening up the hidden treasures within him/her – the skill to concentrate deeply and build a strong emotional, social, physical, linguistic, and intellectual foundation for further learning in order to acquire the values;
- Cooperation and Solidarity
- Competence and Virtue
- Respect to Local Values
- Inclusiveness in Education
Our pre-school learners led by learning processes and specific learning areas such as:
- Practical Life
- Language & Literacy Activities
- Numeracy & Arithmetic
- Cultural Activities
- Art Appreciation
- Science & Nature
- Music & Movement
- Physical education activities
- Nature walks( weather observation)
The curriculum of Maarif International School Ghana reflects and supports its mission and vision. We use international educational approach standards at the Pre-school.
The curriculum at the Pre-school
Our curriculum evolved a philosophy of human development that spark major educational movements and influence child development. The educational approach is structured around to promote the child’s natural self-initiated impulse to become absorbed in a rich environment and to learn from it. Our teaching methods focus on the “whole child" and not on a range of academic disciplines.
When a child has been taught how to think and is invested in directing their own learning, the following life skills emerge:
- Ability to concentrate well
- Sense of personal dignity
- Love of order
MIS Pre-school class sizes range from 10 to 14 learners, a teacher, and an assistant teacher. The Teacher prepares the environment encouraging children to choose the order in which to complete assigned tasks for the week and learn to manage their time through the use of a Weekly Plan. Children self-correct and review their efficiency levels at the end of each week. They then initiate the necessary action for greater efficiency the following week.
The curriculum of Maarif International School at the Primary reflects and supports its mission and vision. We use international educational approach standards in the Primary section. Our primary program is for six (6) years old children and divided into 2 levels namely lower and upper primary.
This is developed to inspire our pupils to become responsible, engaged, and confident. Subjects areas taught at the Primary are English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, ICT, and P.E.
History and Geography, even though all the topics taught are not exclusively about Ghana, care is taken to make topics relevant to our African setting and teach them enough at that level about Ghanaian history and African history as well. Pupils are introduced to the natural phenomena associated with the earth’s surface as well as the natural interaction of human activities and the environment.
Turkish, French, P. E., and Music are also on the timetable. These are taught by specialists. Physical Education is done once a week by a specialized P.E. teacher. At this level, it is to help develop the child’s speed and endurance, improve their coordination, and to foster team spirit in them, unless a pupil is medically unfit, it is compulsory
Objectives of the Curriculum
- To promote diversity and provide educational opportunities to our students.
- To become critical thinkers and problem-solvers in real-life situations.
MIS follows three terms per year.
- First-term begins in the first week of September and continues for 14 weeks, ending in mid-December.
- The second term begins in the first week of January and continues for 12 weeks, ending at the end of March.
- The third term begins mid-April and continues for 11 weeks until the end of June.
The long school holiday period is 9 to 10 weeks from the end of June until the first week of September.
Our extra-curriculum activities are designed to suit the needs of the learners and pupils. This helps students to build confidence and to express themselves by harnessing their own creative energies.
- Performing Arts (Drama/Dance)
- Languages (French, Turkish, Arabic, and Twi)
- Religious Studies
- Book Club.