At Florencius we realize that the world is getting ‘smaller’. Worldwide developments ensure that there is a growing need for internationalisation. These developments and the use of (social) media and Internet; international contact is more the rule rather than the exception. We choose at Florencius to properly prepare our pupils for this world citizenship.
At our private primary school, we prepare our pupils to be internationally aware in three ways: by using the IPC, starting at group 1 we teach English and maintain international contacts.
International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
At Florencius we use the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). This is an inspiring Dutch curriculum for the case subjects in primary education: geography, history and physics. Also, handicrafts, drawing, ICT, technology and music are offered in the IPC. The so-called basic skills such as literacy, numeracy and reading stand outside the IPC.
The IPC is based on the key principles for good education:
- brain-friendly learning, including multiple intelligences
- self-discovery learning
- alongside teaching knowledge learning skills are important
- the importance of international understanding
For more information look at the page The IPC .
English lessons from Group 1
The teachers use the latest teaching methods during the English lessons. Attention is paid to learning how to speak well, write and understand the English language. Furthermore, the pupils will take part in the Anglia exam (at their own level) and will be rewarded with an internationally recognized certificate.
Contact with schools abroad
Florencius maintains contact with several partner schools abroad, for joint projects among themselves and e-mail contact.