Welcome to Primary and Early Years...

The Primary School at UISZ is designed to serve students from the Early Years through Year 6. Driven and guided by our school's Mission Statement and Philosophy, we are committed to being a leading International Baccalaureate World School. Using the Primary Years programme's curricular framework we aim to equip every child with essential skills and conceptual understandings that will support their development as global citizens, with a zest for learning. We do this by providing a wide variety of opportunities for students to explore their strengths and interests through the Units of Inquiry, inside and outside of the campus. As a school we pride ourselves in successfully meeting the needs of the whole child.

We believe that the attributes of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile describe some of the ideal characteristics of our students. These attributes are central to the Primary Years programme definition of what it means to be internationally minded. These attributes serve to guide the kind of learners we hope to have in our school community; students, teachers and parents alike. We believe that the attributes described in the Learner Profile are appropriate to, and achievable by, all Primary School students, and hope they are supported at home as well as at school.

I am proud to say that the UISZ faculty is highly qualified, internationally diverse and extremely talented. They share a passion and commitment to the well-being and growth of every student. We are proud of our achievements as a school community and remain focused on providing a high quality international education that inspires both students and teachers.

I believe the learning environment, exterior and interior of the school, is critical to student development. In this, our school exceeds. One of the highlights of UISZ is its location. The school is situated in a botanical garden. The beauty and space of the campus is unique. Students are able to breathe in clean air, explore Turtle hill, and watch their reflections on the lakes around campus. It is truly a special place. The combination of professional and caring teachers and a beautiful location allows UISZ to provide a distinctive learning and developmental experience for all children, that is unmatched by any other school in this area.

We welcome you and your family to come visit our school and experience the beauty for yourselves.

Elizabeth DenHartigh
Head of Primary

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