Primary years Strauss Preparatory School
The Primary Years division includes 5 classes
Cours Preparatoire (CP)Grande Section (GS),children aged 5-6 years old, bilingual French/English
Cours Elementaire (CE1), Children aged 7-8, bilingual French/ English
Cours Elementaire (CE2), Children aged 8-9, bilingual French/ English
Cours Examination (CM1), Children aged 9-10, bilingual French/ English
Cours Examination (CM2), Children aged 10-11, bilingual French/ English
During the five-year primary programme, the children will acquire and develop a solid knowledge of both languages. This will contribute considerably to their overall development.
At the end of Year 6, they will have the ability to function in the two languages with significant ease and the drama classes will help develop their self-confidence as well as the acquisition, and development of their interpersonal skills. Since there will be children of many nationalities in the school, they will become more open to other cultures and, therefore, become more tolerant.
In KS1, the focus is still on the attainment of the two languages and the child will learn to read, write and count in a very structured manner. The children will have two dedicated teachers, a native French-speaking teacher and a native English-speaking teacher, both of whom will be in class every day. They will work as a team to ensure that each child achieves the appropriate level required by the curriculum. In Year 2, a teaching assistant will also work with the children daily to facilitate their learning.
In KS2, all subjects are taught in English and French as the weeks progress in equal time periods. The students reinforce, consolidate, and broaden their linguistic attainment through the whole curriculum. Communication abilities are accelerated and improved, and these contribute to deepen the reasoning faculty of the child. As in KS1, the children will have two dedicated teachers; a native French-speaking teacher and a native English-speaking teacher, both of whom will be in class every day.
Both English and French will be used during the teaching of all subjects of the primary curriculum. This interdisciplinary approach encourages children to establish connections in many areas: Maths, French, English, History, Geography and Science.
Other specialised courses such as Drama, Music, Art, ICT, and PE complete and enrich the bilingual experience.
We offer a wide variety of sports which ensures that all students are able to take part or compete in this important area of school life regardless of their talents or skills.
We value sport not only for the health and fitness benefits it provides but also for the values it instils discipline, independence, determination, camaraderie, and teamwork.
Students are encouraged to participate at all levels and they can be confident of receiving excellent coaching and an opportunity to represent Strauss Prep in matches against other schools.
At Strauss Preparatory School we are focused on developing our pupils into well rounded global citizens. The student council is made up of pupils who have stood for and won elective positions to serve within the school community. The council is made up of the Head Boy and Head girl, the social prefect, and the pastoral prefect. The council is mentored by a member of staff and represent the student body to the school management. The student council has the responsibility of nominating pupils to the “Buddy” system, working with the Strauss PTA to present the Bonfire night, Strauss Leadership series, Interhouse sports, Entrepreneurship activities and other programs during the school year.
The Strauss Preparatory School is open from September to July following the British school year calendar. French and English teachers teach half a day in each class. They swap class at lunchtime.
- Lunch is cooked and served on site between 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm.
- Pupils have half an hour of long break and 15 minutes of short break every day.
- Pupils have an hour of group music/singing and 30 minutes of individual practical classes per week
- The end of the school day in Primary years is 2:30 pm. Pupils then go into the various clubs and activities available in the school. All clubs shut down latest by 5:30 pm.
A Homework Club is offered to prep students only. Teachers will help the students with their studies and homework.
Afternoon: From 3.30pm to 5.00pm session.
Fees are payable in advance at the beginning of each term (September – January – April). Fees for clubs are non-refundable. Full fee is charged, whether or not a student attended all sessions.
A student may be admitted to the Homework Club when the fee is paid in full. In exceptional cases, a student can attend a Homework Club if the parent notifies the Head of School in advance. Fees are payable in advance.
After-school clubs and activities
Different weekly After-school clubs are offered in small groups of students. Activities range from art, drama, to sport and music. Members of the teaching staff, educators or professional coaches will operate the After-school clubs. Details of clubs on offer will be provided at the beginning of each term.
Afternoon: From 3.30pm to 4.30pm session.
Depending on the activity, fees vary between N15,000 and N25,000/term. Fees are payable in advance before beginning of each term. Fees for clubs are non-refundable. A student may be admitted to an After-school club when the fee is paid in full. Full fee is charged, whether or not a student attended all sessions.
Private music tuition
Strauss School of Music offers weekly private music tuition for piano, violin, guitar, drums and voice. Lessons are provided by qualified music teachers at the school.
During the academic year, fees per 30-minute sessions and 45-minute sessions will be defined at the beginning of the year. Fees are payable in advance before beginning of each term.
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