Curriculum


GIS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Greenoak International School (GIS) Primary uses a hybrid Curriculum which comprises:

  • British Curriculum,
  • International Primary Curriculum(IPC) and
  • Nigerian Curriculum
  • Cambridge Primary Programme

British Curriculum

The British Curriculum provides a curriculum framework to develop the following skills:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science skills
  • The ARTS, Social Sciences, Life Skills

The IPC also provides guidance for:

  • Curriculum development
  • Classroom teaching
  • Learning

This curriculum framework prepares students for the Cambridge Primary
Checkpoint Examinations in Grade Six which is the foundation for
Secondary Education.

IPC

This curriculum has been developed to provide support to teachers and
enhance their teaching skills so that the following goals can be
achieved:

  • To help children learn the subject knowledge, skills and
    understandings they need to become aware of the world around
    them
  • To help children develop the personal skills they need to take an active part in the world throughout their lives
  • To help children develop an international mindset alongside awareness of their own nationality
  • To do each of these in ways which take into account up – to – date
    research into how children learn and how they can be encouraged to be
    lifelong learners
  • The themes of the IPC can be applied to all subjects such as
    Science, Art, Technology, Information and Communication Technology,
    Mathematics, Social Studies and the like

Nigerian Curriculum

The Nigerian Curriculum provides GIS students with knowledge and
skills about our host country while also preparing students to be
adequately equipped for their secondary education. Students that have
been introduced to the curriculum in their primary education are better
placed and prepared for the West African Examination Council when they
get to secondary level.

GIS SECONDARY SCHOOL

Greenoak International School (GIS) operates a hybrid curriculum,
comprising Cambridge syllabus, Nigeria National Curriculum and the
American Curriculum. In order to effectively and judiciously cover the
requirements of this comprehensive hybrid curriculum, we cannot follow
the terminal policy of schools which implement a single national
curriculum. There is wisdom in equipping our students with a
comprehensive hybrid curriculum, such as ours, which will enable our
students to get admission into Cambridge “A” level program, (Age 16 – 18
years), Nigeria –Pre-degree programme (Age 16 – 18 years) and the
American SAT Examination.

In summary, to ensure our students obtain good scores and maturity in
their Secondary School external examinations namely, IGCSE, SAT,
WASSCE, A/LEVEL, Greenoak International School will register and present
our students for the listed examinations in Grade 12, as it is in good
practice schools who operate more than a single curriculum.

Students of GIS will register for external examinations as follows:

JUNIOR WASSCE GRADE
9
(MAY / JUNE)
CAMBRIDGE
CHECKPOINT
GRADE
9
(APRIL
/ MAY)
IGCSE (CORE MATHS & ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) 1ST TERM GRADE
11
(OCT / NOV)
IGCSE 1ST TERM GRADE
12
(OCT
/ NOV)
WASSCE 3RD TERM GRADE
12
(MAY / JUNE)
P-
SAT
1ST TERM GRADE
10
(OCT)
SAT GRADE
12
(OCT)
A/ LEVEL (COMMENCES SEPTEMBER
2014)

SUBJECTS OFFERED

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Basic Science
  • Basic Technology
  • Social Studies
  • Agricultural Science
  • French
  • Christian Religious Studies
  • Fine Art / Craft
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Home Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Civic Education
  • Music
  • History
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • Handwriting Skills
  • Extra Curricular Activities

The Senior Secondary subjects include:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Commerce
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Government
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Agricultural Science
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Fine Arts / Crafts

GIS offers Music extracurricular classes on Saturdays for the following;

Piano

Violin

Guitars

Clarinet

Saxophone

Flute

Voice training

Boarding program

The mission of GISs boarding program are as follows:

  • To instill strong and healthy life skills amongst all students
  • To provide a positive residential life
  • To enable students to recognize positive choices and to make wise and informed decisions
  • To enable students to become motivated life-long learners
  • To promote discipline as a virtue

It is the vision of the school to see that each graduating student leaves
our program as a confident, competent young adult who enters a global
society as a productive and contributing member.

The students are supervised by resident experienced faculty members
who are their housemasters and housemistress. The scheme is organized
into four houses- Joseph House, Thomas House, Rose House and Mary House.
The house system is a means of engendering a spirit of cooperation
among the students by organizing and encouraging competition between the
houses on a basis other than age or ability. The system provides
students of more general ability with an opportunity to make a
contribution to school life and be acknowledged for doing so.

Each student is allocated to one of the four houses – ideally the
same house as his/her previous sibling – but otherwise on a random
basis, so that the numbers and abilities in each of the Houses are about
the same.