The International Chinese School is a leading co-educational school in bilingual education. A foundation in international education and Christian faith commits us to offer a holistic approach to nurture every aspect of a childís growth and development upon Christian principles.
With a strong emphasis on both academic and cultural development, we aim to foster Christian living, pursue excellence in all facets and prepare young children for the 21st century. ICS prides itself in its bilingual education in English and Mandarin Chinese, and cross-cultural competency.
A bilingual and multicultural education not only provides opportunities for students to develop a strong sense of identity and responsibility, but provides many cognitive benefits such as mental flexibility, problem solving and creativity.
ICS believes that Chinese will become an asset to future leaders amongst an interconnected global society. Our program enriches the studentís capability in biliteracy, bilingualism and an appreciation of cultural diversity. Students demonstrate a high proficiency in both English and Chinese, offering opportunity and growth.
At ICS, our care for children goes beyond academics, but also to faith and purpose. Our pastoral care program is driven by core Christian values and ethos that shape the manner in which students interact with our community. Our future leaders are encouraged to explore Christianity and discover the gospel in our weekly scripture classes, and our chaplaincy program.
Our smaller school system caters for a studentís individual needs and recognises the diverse backgrounds of our community. Our dedicated teachers and chaplain highly value student wellbeing, fostering positive relationships in both student and parent communities, whilst encouraging independent thought and critical thinking.
Students at ICS can explore the depth of opportunity, through a wide range of school activities within sports, music and other academia; ensuring that they have the individual attention of a small school and opportunities and experiences of a large school.
With a belief that learning goes beyond the classroom, music and academic extra-curricular activities, such as music lessons, chess club and Chinese Eisteddford, are integrated within our learning community.
As part of our holistic approach to curriculum, we offer an array of sporting extra-curricular in the form of swimming, tennis, gymnastics etc. promoting healthy living and developing fine gross motor skills. In addition to this, we believe children need to be competent in life skills and activities, and so we also offer programs such as school banking, gardening, PALS and Bounceback programs.