At OIST, our teachers engage their pupils with daily opportunities to question, explore, and make sense of the world around them. WE PREPARE GOOD CITEZENS for the future.
Each classroom at OIST is a community of learners. From our youngest learners to our soon-to-be graduates of the A LEVEL Diploma, OIST students are engaged readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, social scientists, and artists—all of this while actively demonstrating our OIST Core Values.
In Reception Year; KG1, (aged 4), children follow the Early Foundation Stage program. We offer a safe and caring learning environment, with an individualized learning approach allowing for the development of self-esteem, a sense of competence and positive feelings toward learning.
Instruction concentrates on facilitating learning through active exploration and interaction with materials, peers and adults.
Our classes are taught by an international team of experienced native English and local teachers with an advanced level of proficiency in English and many years of experience teaching various stages.
We are committed to doing everything possible, at all stages, to ensure that each and every one of our learners grows and develops as a respectful, thoughtful and enthusiastic lifelong learner.
We offer a rich and diverse educational program focusing on discovery, refinement and enrichment. Our student-focused teachers have high expectations for their learners and much should be expected of us as well.
- We follow the curriculum standards of the Cambridge Primary and secondary curriculum pathway used for main subjects.
The Arabic and French curricula will be aligned with consideration to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the standards will be selected on the basis of educational research so as to be consistent and supportive of the school’s mission, objective and philosophy. Appropriate international educational standards will also be considered and selected for supplementary subjects.
- The basic language of instruction at OIST is English.
The school makes necessary arrangements and provides assistance to help students who do not have an adequate working knowledge of English Language.
- Arabic is introduced as a second language to Tunisian and non-Tunisian students.
- French is introduced as a foreign language to Tunisian and non-Tunisian students.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH
Our physical and health education progression begins in KINDERGARTEN and extends until Grade 11. While our physical education teachers implement a majority of our health lessons, classroom teachers and counsellors also play an important role in ensuring that our health and wellness curriculum is effectively learned by all students.
English is a vital way of communicating in school, in public life and internationally. Literature in English is rich and influential, reflecting the experience of people from many countries and times. In studying English, pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It enables them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively. Pupils learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and plays as well as non-fiction and media texts. The study of English helps pupils understand how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Using this knowledge, pupils can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations.
Mathematics equips pupils with a uniquely powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. These tools include logical reasoning, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Numeracy is important in everyday life, many forms of employment, science and technology, medicine, economy, the environment and any development or in public decision- making. Different cultures have contributed to the development and application of mathematics. Today, the subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognized. Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a pupil solves a problem for the first time, discovers a more elegant solution to that problem, or suddenly sees hidden connections.
Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is a spur to critical and creative thought. Through science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life. Pupils recognize the cultural significance of science and trace its worldwide development. They learn to question and discuss science- based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.