20 Plunkett's Road
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At the Peak we are committed to educating open-minded seekers, builders and users of knowledge. We believe that students must also acquire skills and attitudes that will meet the needs of the 21st century and that we have a responsibility to ensure that students are inspired and challenged every day. In educating the whole child, we support the individual needs of each student and value their unique contribution to our school.
Peak is an IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme which provides students with a broad academic experience that emphasizes the inter-relatedness between curriculum subjects.
The IB curriculum is based on the premise that the individual student is at the center of all teaching and learning. It has been developed to incorporate an international perspective, which reflects developments in curriculum research from a range of different national and international sources.
The curriculum explores transdisciplinary themes and develops lifelong skills, such as the ability to conduct research, communicate effectively, function successfully in different contexts, manage one’s health and life, and think critically and relatively. It also fosters positive attitudes such as respect, tolerance and responsibility and provides opportunities for meaningful action and social service. For further information about the IB programme, please visit www.ibo.org.
All lessons, with the exception of Mandarin, are conducted in English. For this reason children have to demonstrate, at an informal interview, that they can both speak and understand English. From Year 2, children need to be able to read and write English as well, at a level commensurate with their peers. Eligibility for admission to our school also depends on the immigration status of the child, as determined by the Immigration Department.
When a place becomes available in the appropriate year/group, an interview will be arranged for the child at the top of the waiting list. When coming to school for the interview, it is important that you bring the required documentation with you as no place can be offered until we have verified these documents.
A senior member of staff will conduct the interview with your child. This will be in a very informal setting. Wherever possible your child will be part of a group of children. Every effort is made to ensure your child feels relaxed and not “on trial”.
As part of the admissions process includes an interview with parents, it is a requirement that a least one parent is in attendance.
In ESF schools, all children in a year group are born in the same calendar year. As the academic year runs from August to June and therefore does not coincide with the calendar year, children with a birthday between 1 September and 31 December may be interviewed for a year group which is different from the country they have just left.
For the academic year August 2019 to June 2020 the age groups are as follows:
- Year 1 – Children born in 2014
- Year 2 – Children born in 2013
- Year 3 – Children born in 2012
- Year 4 – Children born in 2011
- Year 5 – Children born in 2010
- Year 6 – Children born in 2009
Please visit the ESF’s website regarding admissions policy and procedures.