It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to The Overseas School of Colombo’s Primary School. The Primary School is made up of Pre-school to Grade 5 students (ages 3-11) with two classes per grade.
OSC’s core philosophy is that our students, and their learning, are at the heart of each and every conversation, action and decision. Schools are for children… it just happens that adults work in them.
The Primary School follows the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP). This is a student-centred, inquiry-based programme that encourages our students to take a central role in their own learning. For those students not proficient in English, the Primary School is supported by a full-time English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher.
Fundamental to OSC’s teaching and learning is the involvement of the parent in the education process. The relationship between student, parent and teacher is critical in serving the learning needs of our students. Schools are no longer islands where classroom doors are closed and parents are not welcome. At OSC, we value and cherish parental involvement in all stages of the learning process.
Please remember to:
- Maintain regular contact with the school
- Share a love of literature and reading with your child
- Support your child’s mother tongue
- Assist your child with their learning at home
- Come into school on a regular basis
- Participate in learning activities offered within the class
Communication is vital at all levels in order for us to make this the best possible learning environment for your children. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you want to clarify or discuss the Programme in any way.
I look forward to a successful school year; working with you and your children.
Primary School Principal