1.Grade one new students.
2.Transfer students from Grade One to Grade Six.
These classes are managed by a team of foreign and Chinese teachers. Working together, these teachers provide individualized care and discipline important to developing the minds and character of about 22 students lovingly entrusted to them. The integrated class utilizes the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program as a structure to deliver integrated studies in a bilingual immersion context. The Chinese nine-year compulsory curriculum is introduced in the class to meet the learning goals of both programs, to prepare students for a smooth transition to any public school in China and international IB school.
These class sizes average about 28 students and are managed by a team of Chinese homeroom teachers and childcare teachers who provide the care and discipline important to developing the minds and the character of students. The comprehensive class uses the standard Chinese nine-year compulsory curriculum but also cultivates English proficiency through co-teaching of the Chinese and foreign English teachers. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities held by the school to improve practical English skills.
[Integrated Chinese and International Curriculum]
Core Academic Program
RFLS (Primary) uses an integrated curriculum system that incorporates the very best of Chinese and western educational concepts and pedagogy. The Chinese National Curriculum is the core academic program in Primary school and helps students to build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills, as well as to develop good habits and critical thinking skills in our students.
Arts & P.E Program
Based on the Chinese National Curriculum, we have developed a school-based curriculum that is adapted to the students’ individual needs. Swimming and dance courses are an essential component of the educational process for students at RFLS (Primary). The arts and physical education offerings add a dimension to the students’ academic programs, cultivating artistic and physical abilities applicable to their academic programs.
Students are encouraged to choose additional after-school activities from over one hundred varying offerings. We aim to cultivate well-rounded talents with a specialty within our students. Through our elective program, students are encouraged to focus on the long-term development of one particular skill or talent.
Extensive Practical Program
Students at RFLS (Primary) have many opportunities for extensive practical program, activities that extend the boundaries and experiences of learning from the classroom to the world beyond. The extensive practical programs substantiate our holistic education and are offered to improve students’ existing abilities and develop organizational and leadership skills.
The Primary Year Program focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with an emphasis on inquiry.
STEAM Interdisciplinary Program
RFLS (Primary) believes strongly that project-based learning effectively engages students and instills in them a love for active exploration. The program introduces interdisciplinary knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics combined with project-based learning. As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as solid collaboration and communication skills.
When selecting teachers, not only do we look for qualified teachers, but we also pay close attention to teachers with practical teaching abilities.
Overseas Returnees and Bilingual Teachers
These educators bring with them advanced international educational experience to enrich supplement traditional teaching methods. In this way, they transform traditional into international practice.
Experienced Chinese Teachers
These master teachers with their rich and solidly grounded teaching contribute special expertise to our program and serve as mentors to their younger peers.
Experienced Foreign Teachers
An immersive and natural English learning environment fosters English thinking and communication skills.
With a teacher-student ratio of 1 to 5, RFLS (Primary) can ensure that every child receives a teacher’s love and care.