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.
At OCAC Suzhou, I have seen evidence of creativity, assessing risk and reward, problem-solving, invention, and collaboration which are all common themes consistent with a progressive teaching and learning environment. As an International Baccalaureate community, we encourage our students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
I feel honored to work with the teaching and support staff, and of course, the students of OCAC Suzhou.
As the Deputy Head of Primary, I’m privileged to serve OCAC Suzhou students in the Primary Years. Professionally, I am thrilled to be at OCAC Suzhou, a school that is at the forefront of Chinese international education. I am very excited about the integration of IB PYP (Primary Years Programme) & CNC (Chinese National Curriculum) and its transformational effect on student learning.
Together, we are working to create an impact and define our integrated curriculum as a model for China and 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.