QSI Haiphong elementary school students follow a daily schedule of seven periods. Each day, students are instructed in mathematics, English reading and writing, and either science or cultural studies. Throughout the week, students also engage in additional curricular classes: library, art, music, Vietnamese, and physical education. From Monday to Thursday, students can also participate in After School Activities.
QSI Haiphong elementary school students have access to our student support team. The members of this team work together with teachers and administration to ensure that students are provided with quality social and emotional support.
QSI Haiphong believes that all students can be successful in their learning. Many of our elementary students come to school with limited English proficiency, however. From the age of 6, these students are enrolled in our Intensive English program. This program serves to instruct students in the four domains of the English language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. These classes are kept intentionally small, allowing teachers ample time to target individual student needs effectively. The Intensive English program allows students to be successful at school and feel confident as learners.
QSI Haiphong works with a regional Learning Support Coordinator to provide additional learning support students with unique learning abilities. Staff work to implement recommended accommodations to a child's learning environments in order to enable the child to be successful. Our school strives to do its best to provide the full conditions for all students, including those with special needs, to be successful in the QSI environment.
The elementary school program at QSI Haiphong places students in active group learning environments that support the development of 21st Century Learning skills including collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.
Our elementary students are placed in a building devoted to the education of children under 10 years of age. This building houses a purpose-built canteen, an inviting library, a dedicated computer lab, an art room, a music room, and well-lit, comfortable classrooms. We are also in the process of creating a maker-space to allow students the chance to explore technologies that interests them.
It is within this learning environment that students engage in the core classes of Mathematics, Reading & Writing Literacy, Cultural Studies, and Science on a daily basis. In addition to this, students participate in co-curricular activities throughout the week including Vietnamese, Physical Education, Art, Music, and Technology.
After school, many students participate in our ASA (After School Activity) Program where they practice ballet, learn coding, relax with coloring, learn soccer skills, and pick up new languages.
Elementary students are placed into homeroom classes based on their age. However, they are assessed for achievement in Mathematics and Literacy (Reading and Writing) during the admission process. They are then placed at their achievement level for these courses.
For example: A 5-year-old class student achieving at the 6-year-old level in Literacy is provided 6-year-old Literacy instruction, either in the homeroom class or by moving to join the 6-year-old class for the Literacy periods. For all other classes (PE, Music, Science, etc.) the student will remain with his or her peer group.
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A primary component of our middle school program are 21st century skills. Developing these skills helps our student to prepare for a rapidly changing future. Through project-based learning, our students are engaged in authentic, real-world learning situations.