Welcome to Primary
Our diverse and compassionate staff provide the ideal learning environment for students to explore their passions, develop holistically, and achieve their goals. In the classroom, we employ a dual-language and inquiry-based approach that aims to develop international-mindedness and a deep understanding and appreciation for Chinese education. Our curriculum follows the Chinese National Curriculum, and the teaching and learning in the classroom models the IB Primary Years Programme inquiry-based approach. As an IB school, we nurture our students to inquire, think independently, and take ownership of their learning. The rigorous academic standards of our school programme develop confident and knowledgeable students who are well-prepared for their transition to the MYP and beyond.
As the Head of Primary, I’m privileged to serve OCAC students in their primary years. Professionally I am thrilled to be at OCAC, a school that in many aspects is at the forefront of Chinese international education. I am very excited about the implementation of the integration of PYP & CNC and its transformational effect on student learning.
I’m aiming to lead the team to create an impact and define the integrated curriculum model not only for China but also for the Asia Pacific region.
Guided by the IB’s and OCAC Suzhou’s core philosophy, our curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop understandings of concepts, skills, knowledge, and learner profile attributes that will enable them to be lifelong learners. The distinctive feature of our curriculum, integrating the CNC with the IB’s curriculum framework, sets a platform for our students to retain their Chinese origins and at the same time, create and innovate globally.
We value the development of the whole child in all areas of learning. We are dedicated to nurturing our students in their social and emotional development, as well as in their creative, fitness, and academic programmes. At OCAC Suzhou, our students are challenged to think critically and be agents of their learning as well as develop an ability to take action. Our Primary curriculum is designed to prepare our students to become responsible and caring lifelong-learners, exemplifying the model of Chinese international education.
I believe that well-being of students is the first and foremost priority of education. As educators, we need to create a safe, positive and friendly learning environment which is essential for the health and well-being of children, and to provide students with sufficient opportunities to develop skills and attitudes needed to thrive and succeed in the future.
Learning is the foundation of all existence and is lifelong. OCAC Suzhou is a wonderful opportunity as an avenue of a lifelong learning that offers purpose and meaning in the quest for greater awareness and consciousness.
Through my love and enthusiasm for educational ideals rooted in Chinese origins, I have invested significantly in the integration of curriculum having been involved in the IB Program for around 10 years.
It is an honor to participate as an educator with the lovely students of OCAC. Likewise, it is delightful to be empowered as a lifelong learner in OCAC.
In the future, I would like to continue my close cooperation with the entire learning community of OCAC to cultivate talents and contribute to the realization of modern education with Chinese characteristics and international standards.