OIST follows the curriculum standards of the Cambridge Primary curriculum used for core and additional subjects.
The Arabic and French curriculum will be aligned with considering Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the standards will be selected on the basis of educational research and be consistent and supportive of the school’s mission, objective and philosophy.
1.The basic language of instruction at OIST is English.
2.The school makes necessary arrangements and provides assistance to help students who do not have an adequate working knowledge of English Language.
3.Arabic Language is introduced as a second language to Tunisian and non-Tunisian students.
4.French Language is introduced as a foreign language to Tunisian and non-Tunisian 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.