Welcome to the Aloha College Primary School from the Headteacher, Mrs Kathryn Salmon.
It is a truly special place where happy children of many nationalities learn together in a very well resourced, safe, stimulating and caring environment.
We have highly qualified, committed and motivated teaching staff who ensure every individual pupil makes the progress that they are capable of.
Whilst we have high expectations of academic success and behaviour, we also encourage our children to be articulate, creative and confident, developing skills that will prepare them for an ever changing world.
The Primary School is an exciting learning environment and our children love learning and they love coming to school.
We are always proud to show visitors our school so I hope that you can take the opportunity to come and see us in action.
Aloha College Primary School is an extremely happy and successful learning environment where each child is provided with the opportunity to reach his/her potential.
The children are taught English and Maths through the English National Frameworks and a wide variety of subjects through the themed units of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
This is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning. Learning within the IPC takes a global approach; helping our children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries.
The children are also encouraged to develop learning skills which are appropriate for an ever-changing world and their future role as adults.
A key factor of our successful school is the strong home-school partnership between the academic staff and the parents. Parents receive written reports twice a year. There are three parent – teacher interviews per year and individual meetings as required by parents or teachers. If there is ever a cause for concern or parents just wish to ‘touch base’ they are always welcome to contact their child’s class teacher or the head Teacher.
We recognise that homework can play an important part in a child’s education and it also provides parents with a ‘window’ into their child’s learning. Parents are encouraged to help their children with their understanding of their homework tasks but not, of course, to do it for them!
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. “
~Clay P. Bedford