Welcome to the Elementary School at Canadian Bilingual School! Our elementary school is from grades 1 to 5. The foundational skills that our students learn and develop through our Pre-K to SK program prepare our students well for entering the next stage of their education in the elementary school. The English medium program in elementary is delivered through the Literacy Block which provides students with a rich exposure to quality literature through which language concepts in reading, writing, and speaking are taught. As part of the literacy block, teachers use effective strategies and support to ensure students are progressing. Language learning skills are also enhanced across the subject areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Art where students have opportunities to utilize their English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, creating, analysing, and problem-solving in specific subject areas. Arabic and Islamic subjects ensure our students become fluent in Arabic and develop a deep understanding of Islamic values and traditions. Kuwait Social Studies is also taught as per Ministry of Education regulations in the Arabic language to students of Grades 4 and above.
Our students’ experience at CBS is rounded out through a strong Technology and Physical Education program, as well as opportunities for students to be involved in many extra-curricular activities.
Curriculum evaluation is a continuous and ongoing process, where teachers continually assess student data to improve instruction. Elementary students also take the standardized MAP testing to assess student learning and growth in English, Math, and Science.
Parents are the first teachers of their children and we know how important parental involvement is for our school community. The relationship between families and the school is vital to ensuring the success of all our students. We welcome parents to be a part of their child’s learning and to connect with us whenever there are questions or concerns.
Standards - AERO Language Curriculum (KG, Gr 1-8, Gr 9-10, Gr 11-12 )
CBS has adopted the AERO Language Curriculum. This curriculum focuses on 4 main areas of language: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The strength of the AERO common curriculum is two-fold: it lies in both its conciseness of content and concepts, and its broad application of these ideas, allowing more time to work on and master the content and skills needed for effective and efficient use of language.
Standards - AERO Common Core Math Standards
CBS has adopted the recently released AERO Common Core Math Standards. The Common Core State Standards provide clear and consistent learning goals to help prepare students for college, career, and life. Emphasis in the AERO Math framework is on the processes and proficiencies of longstanding importance in mathematics at all levels.
Standards - AERO Common Core Social Studies Framework
CBS uses the AERO Common Core Social Studies Curriculum Framework revised in 2019. The focus on inquiry and questioning is key to learning, and by its nature, social studies promotes the use of questions throughout the learning process. These questions aid students in the exploration of the disciplines in relation to the standards and allow students to develop the habits of mind required of a social scientist.
Standards - Kuwait Arabic Curriculum
CBS delivers the Arabic curriculum offered and prepared by the Ministry of Education in the State of Kuwait. The textbooks and curricula are based on standards and competencies to achieve practical and functional skills. These standards and competencies are relevant to the diverse needs and capabilities of learners and meet the requirements of the community and the labor market. The curriculum is supported with various activities and readings (integrated with Qatari curriculum standards) to enrich students' information and analytical abilities.
Standards - Kuwait Islamic Curriculum
CBS delivers the Islamic curriculum offered and prepared by the Ministry of Education in the State of Kuwait. The textbooks and curricula are based on standards and competencies to achieve the memorization and reading skills of the Holy Quran and also include the Character traits of the school, tied in with Islamic values.
Standards - Kuwait Social Studies Curriculum
CBS delivers the Kuwait Social Studies curriculum offered and prepared by the Ministry of Education in the State of Kuwait. The textbooks and curricula are based on standards and competencies to achieve the skills required of the subject.
Standards - Ontario Health and Massachusetts Health
Health is taught in conjunction with Science and PE at CBS from grades JK - 6. Standards and benchmarks are a combination of those from the Ontario Health Curriculum and the Massachusetts Department of Education Health Curriculum. The content addresses the needs of our students emotionally, physically, socially and culturally, keeping in mind the local traditions and beliefs of the people of the region, as well as opening the students’ minds to global concerns and universal concepts.
Standards - Ontario Physical Education Curriculum
Physical Education at CBS is tied into the KidFit program which begins in PreK and continues as a required course up through Grade 10. General movement exploration forms the bedrock of the Kindergarten and Elementary Physical Education curricula. Middle School builds on these fundamental skills and enhances team activities, game strategies, skills, and “lead-up” games based on major sports. Grades 9 and 10 work on honing the specific skills and strategies of major sports, as well as learning defensive tactics. For students in Grades 11 and 12, the Physical Education Department offers electives. From Kindergarten through High School, continual emphasis is placed on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and safe use of equipment, as well as on the social and emotional development needed to become a good teammate and a gracious competitor.
Standards - ISTE Standards (TechnoKids Curriculum)
The IT Curriculum is guided by the 2016 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students by TechnoKids (which is aligned to Common Core standards). TechnoKids Technology Projects integrates technology into the curriculum across subject areas such as language arts, mathematics, social studies, visual arts, or science. At CBS, technology is integrated into the English subjects for Kindergarten using iPads / tablets. General computer classes are mandatory for Grades 1 to 8 and 10. IT electives are offered for Grades 11 and 12 which allow students to focus on the computer skills of their interest such as programming and graphic design. Technology skills are also integrated into other subjects from Grade 6 to 12 through the iPad program.
Standards - Ontario Art (1-8, 9, 11-12)
The Art Curricula focuses on the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design that constitute all art creations. Students examine and analyze the elements and principles to appreciate and understand established works of art and the vast array of possibilities open to them when creating their own work. Art electives are offered for Grades 11 and 12 which give students deeper focus into the various art skills of their interest.
MS Teams (all grades)
Program where classes are conducted online at CBS. Meetings, assignments, files, collaboration are all in one place on Teams.
RenWeb Home (all grades)
School Information System where information about class timetable, student attendance, assessment grades, important announcements by Principal and the teacher are posted on a regular basis.
eAlpha (SK – Gr 12)
e-Learning Platform with subject-wise e-books and assignments.