The Kairos philosophy for Co-Curricular development is summarised by: ‘‘Opportunity, Development, and Enjoyment’’

  • Our programs across all age groups, cater to pupils to take advantage of the varied opportunities available for them, develop as sports performers where they achieve the level they aspire to be at, and enjoy being physically active so that it becomes a positive, lifelong habit. We promote positive values –like Sportsmanship, integrity, respect, effort, teamwork and humility.

Art& Design

Art exploration encourages an interest in the arts and aims to develop students’ cognitive skills and self-esteem. Children will be exposed to a range of artists and media in order to develop their own sense of self-expression. We will look at various art movements, including cubism and impressionism, modern art and surrealism. The focus will be for children to interpret these pieces in their way, not create identical pieces of artwork. We will look at using different techniques: sketch, charcoal, oil pastels, paints, clay, photography etc. The arts share aesthetic concepts like symmetry, form and structure.

Art & Design gives learners a platform to express themselves, sparking imagination, creativity and developing transferable skills. Students explore and push boundaries to become reflective, critical and decisive thinkers. They learn how to articulate personal responses to their experiences.

What will students learn?

Students develop creative skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development. They will:

  • learn to see themselves as artists and become increasingly reflective and independent
  • develop the skills needed to express creative ideas and to communicate visually
  • Understand their place and the place of others in a creative, innovative and interconnected world.

How is the programme taught?

Cambridge Primary Art & Design is taught through a broad range of investigative, art-making and reflective activities. These include a number of study areas, for example painting, print making, model making or digital art, using the resources that are available.

Music

Music occupies a central role in the daily life of our pupils. We provide on a daily basis, our pupils are given every opportunity to experience the enjoyment of exploring and making music on their own terms. Our Music curriculum is designed to be flexible so learners can perform through singing all forms of music and playing musical instruments. We promote the musical development of all students including those who have existing musical skills and also others who do not have natural aptitude. We encourage skills such as sense of pitch or rhythm. Our learners explore the sounds made by different musical instruments, they consider the quality of each sound source, create short rhythm patterns, work together on a voice piece, transfer rhythm patterns from voice piece to body percussions (stamping, snapping, clapping or tapping) .we encourage our learners to think critically and creatively as musicians. Our learners are given opportunities to apply their knowledge, understanding and skills in as many contexts as possible.

Music fosters creativity and builds confidence. It helps learners to express themselves and shows them the importance of communication as they learn to connect with other musicians and with audiences

How is the programme taught?

Cambridge Primary Music is designed to be flexible so learners can perform through singing and playing musical instruments of any kind (as well as found objects and music technology). We recommend that learners experience music from their own culture as well as exploring music from other times and places.

The programme is designed to complement, rather than replace, instrumental or singing lessons.

What will students learn?

Learners explore music as performers, composers and informed listeners. They make, understand and appreciate music from different cultures, times and places, helping them to develop leadership and collaboration skills as well as self-confidence.

Cambridge Primary Music learners:

  • cultivate a joy of music through participating in meaningful and enjoyable experiences
  • develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to contribute as musicians
  • collaborate with others in purposeful and expressive ways through singing and playing instruments
  • nurture their individual and collective creativity
  • use their growing knowledge to explore and generate music that is unique, relevant and valuable.

Technology is an essential part of music making today. The internet provides learners with instant access all forms of music and to different kinds of musical instruction and performance. Our learners can use music software to create and manipulate their own and other’s music at Lower secondary level. They can also use software to build and refine skills in using music notation.

Sports

The Kairos international school offers a wealth of sporting opportunities to those students who wish to be active outside of their lessons. By utilising many local and specialist sporting facilities, co-curricular sport is offered across all grades during lunchtimes and during school hours. With this in mind, students at Kairos are sure to find something that fulfils their sporting appetite!

Our Cambridge Physical education curriculum supports the development of  the  learner as a whole person-physically, cognitively and socially.

Physical education is a vital part of a balanced school curriculum. Regular exercise improves physical and mental health and there is growing evidence that it improves academic performance across the curriculum. Establishing good patterns of exercise in primary school provides learners with the foundation for an active and healthy lifestyle.

How is the programme taught?

This subject is taught through a broad range of tasks, challenges and physical activities. It includes cooperative, competitive, athletic, adventurous and health-based contexts that are appropriate for each learning stage.

Learners will move for as much of each lesson as possible, with activities designed promote learners’ confidence, self-esteem, cognitive abilities and social skills.

What will students learn?

This subject is about learning to move and moving to learn. Learners develop skills through a wide variety of age-appropriate physical activities, including games, gymnastics and dance. As individuals and team members, they will:

  • increase confidence, moving with increasing control, fluency and variety
  • improve their understanding of concepts, rules, tactics, strategies and compositional ideas
  • participate in respectful and responsible ways, engaging appropriately and safely
  • improve knowledge and understanding of how physical education can contribute to a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Develop transferable skills promoting physical, cognitive and social development and become independent, critical and reflective movers and thinkers.

Students develop creative skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development.

The programme is designed to complement, rather than replace, coaching in individual sports or physical activities.

Digital literacy

Digital literacy is an essential skill for learners of all ages, including the youngest primary students. The digital world allows us to connect, collaborate, innovate and discover new information on an ever-broadening scale, and learners must be able to effectively use technology from the very beginning of their educational journey.

How is the programme taught?

Digital Literacy is taught as a subject .For example, learners can develop content creation skills while preparing to present their work in mathematics or science, and safety messages can be embedded within cross-curricular sessions about how learners should conduct and protect themselves in the modern world

What will students learn?

Students develop the digital skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development. They will:

  • understand their place, and the place of others, in an interconnected world and make educated decisions about the information that they encounter online
  • develop knowledge and understanding that will allow them to respond to, and evaluate technology of the future
  • develop skills to create increasingly sophisticated documents and presentations
  • learn how to become positive contributors to the digital world
  • use digital technology safely and protect their own physical and emotional wellbeing.

Global Perspectives:

What is Cambridge Global Perspectives

Cambridge Global Perspectives is a unique, transformational programme that helps students at every stage of school education develops outstanding transferable skills, including critical thinking, research and collaboration.

This innovative and stimulating skills-based programme places academic study in a practical, real-world context. It gives students aged 5 to 19 years the opportunity to develop the skills that they need to be successful at school and university as well as in their future careers.

The programme taps into the way today’s students enjoy learning, including group work, seminars, projects and working with other students around the world. The emphasis is on developing students’ ability to think critically about a range of global issues where there is always more than one point of view.

Who is it for?

The programme is for students aged 5 to 19 years, leading seamlessly from Cambridge Primary through to Cambridge Advanced. Each stage builds on the learners’ development, whether from a previous Cambridge stage or from another educational system.

Our flexible approach means schools can offer every stage of the Cambridge Global Perspectives programme, or just focus on specific stages. Progression through the different stages enables skills to be developed by revisiting and engaging with concepts at deeper levels and in different contexts.