At International School Of Laos, we believe in working with students to create future global citizens who are not only well educated, but also well-rounded.

To help reach that goal, students are placed into inter and intra-school competitions, allow them to compete against others in academics, performing arts, fine arts, literature, and sports. These activities help students showcase their learning while also developing a sense of teamwork and pride in individual accomplishments.

Our Curriculum

 PRE-SCHOOL

 

PRIMARY

International School of Laos adapted Cambridge International Curriculum as its primary school international learning program. School uses Lao National Curriculum for its “bilingual education program”.

 

Day starts with English medium subjects and during the afternoon students divide into groups based on the parent preference as International and Bilingual. International Program students continue their studies in English while Bilingual Program students continue their studies in Lao.
Below are the highlights of the Cambridge Primary Curriculum.

 

English as a second language

This curriculum develops learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. It has been developed in conjunction with Cambridge Assessment English and is based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), used across the world to map learners’ progress in English.

Mathematics

The mathematics curriculum framework explores five content areas: number, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

Science

This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.

Cambridge Assessments

All students take Cambridge Progression Tests starting from grade 3. These exam is administered for ESL, Mathematics and Science subjects. The results are used for better teaching and learning.

 

Lao Curriculum

Our school follows the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports curriculum. Our branches work closely with district education authorities to ensure the quality of teaching and learning. Our Patom 5, Matayom 4 and 7 students take graduation examinations and eligible for official Lao graduation certificate.

Other Subjects:

ICT, Physical Education, Art, Music, Communication Skills, Character Education, Lao Language, Math Lao, Science Lao,


LOWER SECONDARY

 

International School of Laos adapted Cambridge International Curriculum as its Lower Secondary international learning program. School uses Lao National Curriculum for its “bilingual education program”.

Day starts with English medium subjects and during the afternoon students divide into groups based on the parent preference as International and Bilingual. International Program students continue their studies in English while Bilingual Program students continue their studies in Lao. Our Lower Secondary Department consists of Grade 6,7,8 and 9.
Below are the highlights of the Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum.

English as a second language

This curriculum framework develops learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. The curriculum has been developed in conjunction with Cambridge Assessment English and is based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), used across the world to map learners’ progress in English.

Mathematics

The curriculum framework explores six content areas: number, algebra, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. The first five content areas are all underpinned by problem solving, which provides a structure for the application of mathematical skills. Mental strategies are also an important part of the number content. The curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships, so that learners apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

Science

This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work, and recording and analysing data. The scientific enquiry objectives underpin biology, chemistry and physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.

Cambridge Assessments

All students take Cambridge Progression Tests starting from grade 7. These exam is administered for ESL, Mathematics and Science subjects. The results are used for better teaching and learning as well as preparation for the IGCSE subject exams.

Lao Curriculum

Our school follows the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports curriculum. Our branches work closely with district education authorities to ensure the quality of teaching and learning. Our Patom 5, Matayom 4 and 7 students take graduation examinations and eligible for official Lao graduation certificate.

Foreign Language

Eastern Star School Lower Secondary Students enjoy learning an extra language and culture. Within the Foreign Language program, students learn spoken and written forms of Korean language.

Other Subjects:

ICT, Physical Education, Art, Music, Communication Skills, Character Education, Lao Language, Math Lao, Science Lao, Lao Social Studies (Geography,History,Health).

 


 

UPPER SECONDARY – HIGH- SCHOOL

 

Starting from grade 10, our students start to study Cambridge IGCSE subjects. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success.


For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:


*Subject content
* Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as unfamiliar situations
*Intellectual enquiry
*Flexibility and responsiveness to change
*Working and communicating in English
*Influencing outcomes
*Cultural awareness.


Here are the list of Cambridge IGCSE courses our students take:


IGCSE English As Second Language
IGCSE Mathematics Extended
IGCSE Chinese as Foreign Language
IGCSE Economics
IGCSE Business Studies
IGCSE Global Perspectives
IGCSE History
IGCSE Geography
IGCSE Physics
IGCSE Chemistry
IGCSE Biology
IGCSE Food and Nutrition
IGCSE Travel and Tourism
IGCSE Art and Design
IGCSE Information and Communication Technologies

Lao Curriculum

Our school follows the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports curriculum. Our branches work closely with district education authorities to ensure the quality of teaching and learning. Our Patom 5, Matayom 4 and 7 students take graduation examinations and eligible for official Lao graduation certificate.

Other Subjects:

ICT, Physical Education, Communication Skills, Character Education, Lao Language, Math Lao, Science Lao, Lao Social Studies (Geography,History,Health), Academic English (12th Grade Only)

 


BEYOND CLASSROOM

 

We believe that not all learning happens in the classroom. Furthermore, it is vital to develop our students love of learning. Therefore, we adapted a number of extra learning programmes to carry out the learning outside the classroom and school walls.

Here is the list of Internationally acclaimed learning tools and programmes that our students benefit from:


Lego Robotics: World leading Robotic/Engineering education program


MyON Reading: Online reading platform; Read whenever and wherever


ECOSCHOOLS: Environmental education programme, developed and supported by Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award: The world’s leading youth achievement award Programme.


Khan Academy: You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level.


Code.org: Learn coding which helps with problem solving and critical thinking.

Extra Curriculum

CLUBS

 

We believe that it is important to develop students as “a whole” person with providing different opportunities for them. These experiences help students to further explore themselves and develop their real life skills. Here is some examples of the clubs offered to our students.

 

  • Football Club
  • Ballet Club
  • Basketball Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Rock painting club
  • Drama Club
  • Music and Choir club
  • Robotic club
  • Science Project club
  • Cooking club
  • Art and painting club

 


ATHLETICS 

 

Athletics helps students to develop or gain valuable life skills that will benefit them throughout their life alongside helping them to be healthy and physically active. Acquisition of These skills are more beneficial than the games themselves, and their impact can be powerful and long lasting. Some of these skills include:

* Effort – Give your best no matter what and you cannot question yourself in the end.


* Hard work -Preparation is the key to success. If you work hard to prepare, mistakes are less likely to occur.


* Self-discipline – Stay on task to get the job done no matter what distractions there may be.


* Teamwork – Working with others is an essential part of being successful. Doing your own thing can be detrimental and lead to many problems.


* Time management – You must be well-balanced and adept at handling all aspects of your life so that you are not overwhelmed and stressed out.

Our students at all levels can join extra team sports , volleyball-football-basketball, throughout the year on top of their regular physical education classes. Our school is a member of VSSA and our boys and girls teams join the tournaments on regular basis.

 

A Quick View Of Our Extra Curriculum Activities