The AITIS Elementary School section curriculum includes the following subjects: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technology, Social Studies, Music and Visual Arts, Library Lessons, Thai Language (A and B), Physical Education (G1 – G2), Health and Physical Education (G3 – G5), and Counseling (G5).
AITIS Language Arts syllabus is designed to develop the students’ abilities to communicate effectively in speech and writing and to listen and read with understanding. Language Arts is divided into three competence areas: speaking and listening, reading, and writing.
AITIS Elementary School Mathematics curriculum focuses on the following areas: mathematical thinking and problem-solving; numbers, number systems, and calculation; patterns (algebra); shape and space (geometry); measurement; and data handling, statistics and probability.
AITIS Science curriculum focuses on four areas of study, namely: experimental and investigative science; life processes and living things; materials and their properties; and physical processes.
ICT studies are designed to teach students to use technology equipment and software confidently and purposefully to communicate, handle information, and support their problem-solving, recording, and written work. Students are encouraged to become discerning in their use of ICT, and to select information, sources and media according to their suitability for the work they are doing.
AITIS Social Studies curriculum encompasses geography, history, citizenship education, and value education. Geography studies are designed to give pupils opportunities to investigate the physical and human features of their surroundings, and to undertake studies that focus on geographical questions. Students are encouraged to become aware that the world extends beyond their own locality, both within and outside Thailand, and that the places they study exist within this broader geographical context.
Art is non-verbal communication that provides significant and meaningful possibilities for understanding the world. Art education links the study of the arts through a variety of subjects and topics such as history, geography, language, culture, and human interaction.
During Library Lessons, children will become familiar with library layout, books and systems. In higher grades, students also learn how to use the catalogue system to locate the books and research work as required. Students are encouraged to value books and see their relevance. They also become familiar with different authors and their works, both fiction and nonfiction.
Thai Language is taught separately to Thai and non-Thai students. Thai Language A (for native Thai students) is designed using the official Thai Language curriculum provided by Thailand Ministry of Education. Thai Language B (for non-Thai students) curriculum is designed to give introductory information about the host country and provides better understanding and appreciation of Thai people, culture, and basic language skills.
The goal of Physical Education is to meet the students’ developmental needs by providing a number of age-appropriate activities during each class. Opportunities to increase the children’s level of physical fitness and well-being, associated with high academic achievement, are abundant throughout the school year through a selection of fun-filled and meaningful sports and recreational activities.
Aside from learning how their bodies move and how to perform a variety of physical activities and sports disciplines (such as basketball, badminton and soccer/football), students also learn the health-related benefits of regular physical activity and the skills to adopt a physically active, healthy lifestyle.
*At the beginning of each school year and school semester, respective class and subject teachers will provide families with more detailed plans, including overall themes and focus areas.
Elementary School Admission Requirements
In addition to completing all the necessary admissions procedures, a student’s admission to AITIS also depends on:
- Relevant grade level admission tests in English, Math, Social and Emotional Skills, and Motor Skills have been completed at least at a satisfactory level. For children applying to Kindergarten, a special school readiness test will be applied.
- The student’s previous academic records or transcripts, which are reviewed along with the admission test results by the AITIS staff.
As a rule, a child will be placed according to his or her age in the relevant grade level. However, if deemed necessary by the Principal, class teacher, and parents, a child may be accepted into a grade above or below his or her age.
Rules for accepting one grade above:
- The student has already completed a Grade in his or her previous school but according to official AITIS age rules, should be placed in the same grade level again.
- The age gap would not be more than 6 months compared with AITIS official age rules.
- The student has completed the grade with a minimum of ‘good’ (B) and the subjects and topics correspond with AITIS curriculum.
- The student’s admission test result for applied grade level is at a satisfactory level.
Rules for accepting one grade below:
- The student’s admission test result for applied grade level is below satisfactory level.
AITIS age requirements for Elementary School are as follows:
|Grade||Minimum age in July 31st||Minimum age in January 31st|
|G -1||6 years||6 years 6 months|
|G – 2||7 years||7 years 6 months|
|G – 3||8 years||8 years 6 months|
|G – 4||9 years||9 years 6 months|
|G – 5||10 years||10 years 6 months|
|G – 6||11 years||11 years 6 months|
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