Eastern Star International School – Pakse

 

Eastern Star International School Pakse is a K-5 private elementary school operating in Pakse.

 

It is the newest and youngest member of the Eastern Star family of Schools, and the only school in the Champasack Province to be took part with globally recognized international education bodies. We bring internationally recognized education programmes to this part of the Country.

Almost two years passed since our school welcomed new students for the first time on September 1st, 2015.

 

Our school is committed to a curriculum which is broad and balanced, as well as rigorous and demanding – but at the same time accessible to all students admitted to the school. We aim to ensure that all students fulfill their academic potential as well as provide for their spiritual, social, moral, cultural, physical and creative development. All pupils of compulsory school age receive a full-time supervised education.

 

In addition, we want pupils to realize their own strengths, weaknesses, limitations and potential and to develop an understanding of how to thrive in the fast-paced twenty-first century.

 

 

Kindergarten Program

 

Our International curriculum addresses social-emotional development via engaging activities and positive reinforcement and by actively involving parents in our lessons and extra-curricular programs. We follow an age-appropriate curriculum based on the latest research on early childhood learning.

 

Children are free to explore their world using classroom toys, sand, water, paint, life-sized blocks and out playground equipment.

 

A theme-based approach links the topics to different subjects such as:

  • Music and Movement,
  • Story & Music,
  • English Phonics: Letter & Sound,
  • Music and Movement,
  • Story & Music,
  • English Phonics: Letter & Sound,
  • English Writing,
  • English Language & Literacy,
  • Social Studies,
  • Environmental Awareness – Field Trips,
  • Math,
  • Science,
  • Fine Arts, Drawing & Painting,
  • Computer,
  • Physical development: Large motor skills, sand and water,
  • Blocks,
  • Gymnastics/Swimming & Various Sports,
  • Health & Safety, and
  • Drama

 

We also encourage children’s creativity and independence by allowing them to direct their own learning via guided play periods. During these periods, children are free to explore their world using classroom toys, sand, water, paint, life-sized blocks and out playground equipment. Field trips, performances and family programs are other key components of our holistic approach designed to educate, stimulate and challenge our students.

 

 

Primary School Curriculum

 

Primary School Curriculum is engineered for the holistic development of all its students.

The school provides the highest standard of individualized education by fostering love of learning in the children.

Teachers aim to enhance each child’s self-confidence and self-esteem while, at the same time, challenging them academically. This is achieved by …

  • Internationally recognized Cambridge Primary Curriculum and assessments\
  • Aiming to produce confident and competent learners, who are able to communicate effectively.
  • Excursions and field trips that broaden the students’ horizons.
  • Projects and activities that encourage students to explore, inquire, question and apply what they know.
  • Working in an environment marked by encouragement.
  • Encouraging students read in a wide range of books
  • Teachers creating a stimulating learning environment by displaying students’ work.
  • Developing students’ 21st Century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, problem solving, leadership and etc.
  • Our school classrooms are equipped with air-condition units. All primary classrooms are furnished with the latest active boards.

 

Summer School Programme (Age 2 to 12)

 

A cool summer at Eastern Star  means a time for young  children and teenagers to learn and practice English through lively lessons, art games, sports and fun activities. With the help of dedicated and qualified teachers, children have fun while developing proficiency in English. Students will develop all of the four skills listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Summer School is 8-week course that begins in June.

 

 

Extra Curricular Activities

Throughout the school year, Horizon carries out a wide range of school activities in order to develop the student’s sense of teamwork, physical strength, intellectual and interests

Our school activities that are offered for different levels include:

  • International Culture Day
  • Teachers’ Day
  • National Day Celebration
  • Spelling Bee
  • Science Quiz Shows
  • Math Quiz Shows
  • English Quiz Shows
  • Lao Quiz Shows
  • Lao New Year Celebration
  • Singing contest
  • Children’s Day
  • Parents’ Day
  • Sports Day
  • Basketball Tournaments
  • Field Trips
  • Year-End Ceremony
  • Clubs
  • Lao Traditional Dance Class
  • Chinese Class
  • Football Tournament
  • Family Picnic
  • Staff Picnic
  • Students Picnic

 

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