Early Years (Nursery - Year 3)
Sentinel School Kalumbila provides an environment where children can be positive and valued members of a small community; where their help and collaboration is needed, encouraged and appreciated. During their time in the Early Years, the children are introduced to a range of activities and materials designed to nurture their sense of independence and self-esteem.
Through these activities concentration, confidence and perseverance develop naturally. At Sentinel School Kalumbila relationships between the children and staff are warm and open. The teachers believe in every child and encourages a growth mindset-believing that everything is possible if you give it a go and work hard enough.
Primary (Grade 4-6)
The junior phase celebrates childhood, full of expectation, excitement and enquiry, Sentinel School Kalumbila builds on the natural enthusiasm of children to ensure that all achieve their best. The pupils are encouraged to develop a love of learning and they experience the joy of aiming high and achieving well, both within the academic curriculum and beyond.
The junior phase has a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum. Emphasis is given to developing key skills in English and Mathematics. These act as a solid foundation for future learning. Subjects taught include Art, Design and Drama, English, Geography, History, Religious Studies, ICT, PE and Sport, Mathematics, Music and Science.
Each class is under the direction of a class teacher who takes academic and pastoral responsibility for the children in his or her class. All classes are ably supported by Teaching Assistants. Careful assessment and monitoring ensure that each child fulfils her or his full potential. Teaching styles are dynamic and flexible to match individual learning styles and to develop a true love of learning.
Sentinel Schools Kalumbila strives to produce excellent results at IGCSE, and to provide a wide range of opportunities for each child to develop as an individual. A close and supportive environment makes a rich and rewarding educational experience, through fostering academic excellence and encouraging all pupils to shine.
Sentinel School Kalumbila offers Cambridge Curriculum up to year 9, along with the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) from year 10 to 12.
Sentinel School Kalumbila have outstanding staff, who have been recruited from the best in their field and have a strong blend of national and international experience.
The students are offered an opportunity to go on outings and these are often linked to curriculum topics, enhancing what is taught in the classroom. Equally, the outings may be taken simply because they are interesting and there to be enjoyed. All students go on residential trips during their school career. Visits are organised carefully according to strict guidelines, to ensure that students and their families are fully informed. All due checks are carried out to ensure students' safety and enjoyment.