International School Suva (ISS) is a private co-educational school providing internationally-recognised, educational programmes for children aged from 3 to 18. The school was established 40 years ago by a group of families as an alternate education provider offering broader-based, internationally-focussed education.
ISS offers a unique combination of internationally accredited curricula that are not available at other schools in Fiji. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IBPYP) forms the framework for the primary programme for children aged from three to twelve. This follows a holistic approach to education, addressing the social, physical, emotional and cultural wellbeing of children in addition to their academic needs. Students progress into a School-Based Curriculum in years 6-8. Academically rigorous, it is a good prerequisite for the Cambridge IGCSE programme for Years 9 and 10. Together this five year programme places emphasis on knowledge acquisition, and the use of ideas and principles.
In their final two years of school, the ACT Certificate is taught alongside the optional International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Both are rigorous courses which are based on a combination of the principles of inquiry-based learning, academic rigor and critical thinking. This provides a student with a Year 12 ACT Certificate, an ATAR score and potentially an IB Diploma which provides entry to universities all over the world.
The school has a common set of expected schoolwide learning results (ESLRs) to which teaching and learning are aligned. Whether a Primary or Secondary student, the programmes are aimed at engendering a lifelong love of learning and establishing an inquiring and critical thinker who is conscious of global issues and comfortable in a multicultural situation.
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