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Cambridge Primary at SRIS

Silk Road International School sets out Cambridge Primary learners on an exciting English language based educational journey.

Our Elementary School approach

The SRIS Cambridge Primary program for 5 to 11 year olds, provides a strong foundation for students at the beginning of their schooling. With our English curriculum students develop fluency in English quickly and with little effort.

“Young children learn best if both their body and their mind is stimulated. This is why artistic subjects and physical education are very important in Primary School. “

Katarzyna Christop

Teaching Team

Each class is looked after by one international classroom teacher and one multilingual assistant.

Clubs

Our students explore their interests during club time in a variety of extracurricular activities.

Facilities

Our campus has everything to provide a stimulating school environment, where learning is inspiring and fun.

Cambridge Primary at SRIS

It’s Elementary

Silk Road International School sets out Cambridge Primary learners on an exciting English language based educational journey.

The SRIS Cambridge Primary program for 5 to 11 year olds, provides a strong foundation for students at the beginning of their schooling. With our English curriculum students develop fluency in English quickly and with little effort.

Russian and Kyrgyz lessons ensure that SRIS students also develop their local languages.

This creates a strong base for progressing through the Cambridge Pathway in an age-appropriate way.

Core and Extended Subjects

Mathematics

English

Reading

Writing

Science

Kyrgyz

Russian

Physical Education

Art

Dance

Handicraft

Music

Teaching Team

International Teachers

Each class in primary is assigned to an international classroom teacher in concert with a multilingual teaching assistant. The classroom teacher provides full immersion into the English language by teaching English, Math and Science. Our teaching assistantes make sure that no student is left behind, but catching them up in their local language, in case they are still building their English skills.

This way the we make sure that students with low English skills can follow the Math and Science lessons and they effectivly become content based English lessons.

Staying informed

SRIS Edupage Information System (SEIS)

At Silk Road International School we use our SRIS Edupage information system (SEIS) to document all our activities. Using SEIS parents receive up to date information their child’s grades and timetable. SEIS shows you the curriculum for the whole year and the class register shows you exactly what was taught in each lesson.

The SEIS message system helps you stay in touch with your child’s teachers and informs you about achievements as well as issues that need to be discussed and worked on.

SRIS Edupage homescreen on laptop (english)

Classroom assistants

Language Support

Many children have not reached English proficiency during their first years at an English language school. Our multilingual teaching assistances make sure they do not fall behind in class and always know what is going on during the lesson. This way children naturally acquire the language in subjects like Math and Science, simply because they are interested in the discussed topics.

Additionally our ESL teachers give extra lessons to students who are still catching up with their level of English.

 

SRIS Health Center

School Doctor

The SRIS school doctor performs several health related tasks to keep the Silk Road International School a healthy environment. She monitors the health of both our students and teachers and initiates intervention, if neccessary.

School doctor examining girl in yellow school uniform

Personal Development and Art Therapy

School Psychologist

Each child has its own specific needs. Our teaching team is assisted by our school psychologist, who helps us to understand your child’s development and optimally provide the best stimulation needed.

Art lesson in SRIS kindergarten with Miss Alina

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Captivationg Lessons

While Silk Road students have at least five english classes per week, these English lessons are not the only time they learn English.

We observe that a lot of progress is made when students are not even aware that they are learning English. Students are eager to learn more about the world. So when they learn about – BOOKS.

e.g. the science activity book (workbook) used for practices and homework, does not only reinforce the acquired knowledge in science, but enforces the students to use the right key terms in English and provides answer schemes to actively have them practice to express what the learned in English.

Especially in lower grades it helps students to activley use English as a language to express thoughts and ideas.

Science experiment let them experience the world around them in a very interesting way and build up experiences and fine motor skills.

In the cafeteria SRIS students get served breakfast and lunch

Cafeteria

Our students receive breakfast and lunch in our school’s cafeteria.

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School Transport

Our logistic partner picks up your child in the morning and returns them after school.

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Cambridge approved books

Cambridge works with a range of publishers to produce high-quality textbooks and resources to support the core subjects.

 

In the SRIS library kids learn to love books and primary kids can sit in the reading corner and explore children's litature

School Library

Students find inspiring books and a place to read and work quietly in our library.

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Take the first step

Find out if Silk Road International School is right for you and your child. Read our admissions information and setup a visit to our campus by contacting us.

FAQ

Frequently Asked

What extracurricular activities do you provide in primary school?

We offer a wide selection of extracurricular subjects and activities and are constantly working on improving our offers. You can see the currently offered activities on our Clubs at SRIS page.

How large are the classes at SRIS.

Primary Classes are between 15 to 18 students.

How many of the students are international students?
Our student body consists of around 70-80% local students and 20-30% international students. The international students are a mix of many different nationalities and cultures.
What is the student:teacher ratio in Primary?
The student:teacher ratio in Cambridge Primary is 4:1 at SRIS.

 

Does SRIS provide a school calendar with an overview of school and national holidays?

Yes, the SRIS academic calendar is published on our website. It shows national holidays, school holidays and mid-term breaks.

What is the tuition and registration fees at SRIS?

Please refer to our page SRIS’ Tuition Fee to see the current tuition fee and additional costs.

How is the school bus organized?

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What nationalities are the teachers at SRIS Primary
Each primary class has an international classroom teacher and a multilingual local assistant.
Our teachers are from many different countries. No nationality is dominating.
What is the best way to compare SRIS with other school?
When you compare schools, make sure the school is accredited by Cambridge and does not just use Cambridge books, to ensure that Cambridge standards are met.
Under the title “Education Essentials: Choosing the best school” SRIS provided a seminar about school evaluations criteria. You can find the full video by following the link.
What is the main reason to choose SRIS?
There are several good Cambridge Schools in Bishkek. We all work on comparable levels complying with the Cambridge standard and provide good facilities.
SRIS offers the best value, yet provides education at the same high quality level as other Cambridge Schools.
What language courses/options are provided in primary?
We are currently working on the improvement of our language program.
As of now Russian and Kyrgyz is mandatory. This may change next year.
Currently students in Primary have two Russian lessons and two Kyrgyz lessons.
What school activities do you provide in primary?

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What sports facilities does SRIS provide?

The SRIS facilities are presented on our facilities page.

What breaks do the primary students have at SRIS?

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