Grades 1-6

KIS education system is based on a quality program that respects the intrinsic value of the individual and centers on the development of each child. The education system recognizes that education is a responsibility shared among the school, the family, and the community. The education system reflects the character, cultural heritage, and democratic institutions of the society it serves. The programs in the education system reflect a contemporary view of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are of most worth to the individual and to society. The goals of education are to enable the student to

• develop an appreciation for learning, an intellectual curiosity, and a desire for lifelong learning;

• develop the ability to think critically, apply knowledge, and make informed decisions;

• acquire the basic knowledge and skills necessary to comprehend and express ideas through the use of words, numbers, and other symbols;

• develop an understanding of the natural world, and of the applications of science and technology in society;

• acquire knowledge about the past and an orientation to the future;

• develop an appreciation for one's heritage, and a respect for the culture and traditions of others;

• develop a sense of self-worth;

• develop a respect for community values, a sense of personal values, and a responsibility for one's actions;

• develop a sense of pride and respect of one's community, province, and country;

• develop a sense of stewardship for the environment;

• develop creative skills, including those in the arts, and an appreciation of creativity in others;

• develop skills and attitudes related to the workplace;

• develop good mental and physical health and the ability to creatively use leisure time;

• develop an understanding of gender equity issues and of the need to provide equal opportunities for all;

• develop an understanding of fundamental human rights and an appreciation for the worth of all individuals.

Although the family and the community have important roles to play in the education, the school's curriculum is of prime importance in addressing the goals.