Our Curriculum

Early Years

Early Years (Age 4-5)

The Early Years are for children from ages of 4-5 years old. At Peninsula International School Australia, we have chosen to adopt and infuse several established pre-school approaches like Montessori, Waldorf & Regio Emilia into our Victorian curriculum.

Our ‘Learn to Play & Play to Learn’ approach is aimed to help young children to be self-motivated, empowering, spontaneous, creative and imaginative.

Primary School (Age 6-11)

The Foundation to Year 5 curriculum equips students with knowledge and skills that enable them to be lifelong learners. Students are taught to be well-informed and aware of what is going on around them so that they can play their part as citizens of the world and their communities. The curriculum also places importance on social and emotional development alongside academic excellence…

Primary School
Secondary School

Secondary School (Age 12-18)

The Secondary School are from Years 6 – 12.  The programme is designed to extend students’ academic skills, promote individual development and encourage attitudes of social responsibility through a variety of learning experiences. This includes interdisciplinary learning across a range of academic areas and an extensive activities education programme. With a focus on smaller class sizes and directed growth in Literacy and Numeracy for each student, the Middle Years programme prepares students for their shift in to the Senior Years…

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

The Victorian Certificate of Education or VCE is the credential awarded to secondary school students who successfully complete high school level studies (Year 11 and 12 or equivalent) in the Australian state of Victoria…

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
STEM

STEM

Peninsula International School is committed to developing all of the abilities of our students.  The growing trend in schools across the world is to explore the multi-disciplinary links between science and technology through STEM subjects from years Foundation to Year 8…

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Primary School

Primary School (Age 6-11)

The Foundation to Year 5 curriculum equips students with knowledge and skills that enable them to be lifelong learners. Students are taught to be well-informed and aware of what is going on around them so that they can play their part as citizens of the world and their communities. The curriculum also places importance on social and emotional development alongside academic excellence. The key features include:

  • Our Positive Education programme where students are explicitly taught important skills such as curiosity, emotion regulation, resilience, critical thinking and communication. We believe that students learn best when they adopt a positive growth mind-set which enhances classroom performance.
  • Differentiated learning to meet the needs of every student.
  • A flexible curriculum which allows learning to be constructed based on the needs, interests and passions of the students.
  • English, Maths and Inquiry learning facilitated by our highly experienced homeroom teachers.
  • The integration of Science, Geography and History as the key drivers for our Inquiry based learning.
  • An exciting and engaging specialist programme including Visual Art, Music, Health & Physical Education, French, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu and Maker Space.
  • The integration of ICT and digital learning across all areas of the curriculum.
Secondary School

Secondary School (Age 12-18)

The Secondary School are from Years 6 – 12.  The programme is designed to extend students’ academic skills, promote individual development and encourage attitudes of social responsibility through a variety of learning experiences. This includes interdisciplinary learning across a range of academic areas and an extensive activities education programme. With a focus on smaller class sizes and directed growth in Literacy and Numeracy for each student, the Middle Years programme prepares students for their shift in to the Senior Years.

Our teaching standpoint and planning is based on the recognition that during these teenage years, students undergo significant physical, emotional, social and academic development. The variety of curricular and co-curricular activities enables them to accept increasing levels of responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

The Victorian Certificate of Education or VCE is the credential awarded to secondary school students who successfully complete high school level studies (Year 11 and 12 or equivalent) in the Australian state of Victoria.

The Victorian Certificate of Education is a two-year (four semesters) course that is usually undertaken in Year 11 and Year 12. Year 11 subjects are designated as Units 1 and 2, whilst Year 12 subjects are Units 3 and 4. Therefore each VCE unit lasts for one semester.

At PISA, some students may be eligible to accelerate in a subject and therefore undertake Units 1 and 2 study in Year 10 and complete the Units 3 and 4 study in Year 11.

STEM

STEM

Peninsula International School is committed to developing all of the abilities of our students.  The growing trend in schools across the world is to explore the multi-disciplinary links between science and technology through STEM subjects from years Foundation to Year 8.

The school engages a company called World of Robotics (WOR) to teach this as part of the normal curriculum program.  The WOR company and its instructors come with a strong track record of delivering engaging programs at a number of schools, they bring their own specialised resources and are all fully accredited to work with children and have current child safety checks.

STEM – Stands for:

S

Science

T

Technology

E

Engineering

M

Mathematics