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Welcome to ISD

Daily Class Schedule

ISD’s doors open daily at 8:00am.  Students are in session 8:45am – 2:45pm. The day begins with an optional before school supervision programme 8:00-8:30am and is followed by an optional after school programme 2:45-6:00pm.

The school day is structured into seven periods with a mid morning snack break and midday lunch break.

Students are taught all subjects through inquiry. Our curriculum framework is guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills from six subject areas: language, social studies, mathematics, arts, science, physical/social/personal education.

This example timetable demonstrates that students take part in three specialist subjects twice weekly: performing arts (music/dance/drama), english, physical education. The nature of our curriculum is flexible, therefore, teachers and students may adapt how “homeroom” time is utilised ensuring core skills such as mathematics and language are reinforced daily. 

ISD conducts blended learning incorporated through weekly virtual lessons.  Throughout the week, virtual lessons vary in subject to cover all areas of the curriculum.  The teacher is present in the classroom with the students, however uses virtual means to interact. This is to reinforce student’s ICT skills, capabilities and prepare the school for further unexpected building closures should we need to transfer to a virtual platform.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 – 8:30 Before School Supervision
8:30 – 8:45 Student Arrival
8:50 – 9:30 Mindfulness Homeroom Physical Education Homeroom Homeroom
9:30 – 10:10 Spanish Homeroom Spanish Homeroom Spanish
10:10 – 10:45 Morning Snack Break and Play
10:50 – 11:25 Homeroom (Maths) Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom School Wide Assembly
11:25 – 12:00 Homeroom (Language) Host Country Studies Homeroom Library Swimming
12:00 – 12:35 Homeroom   (Unit of Inquiry) Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Swimming
12:35 – 1:25 Afternoon Lunch Break and Play
1:40 – 2:10 Physical Education Performing Arts Performing Arts Performing Arts Homeroom
2:10 – 2:40 Visual Arts Homeroom Homeroom Visual Arts Homeroom
2:45 Student Dismissal
2:45 – 6:00 After School Programme