About the School
CET International Primary School
Welcome to CET International Primary School

The principal aim of CET International Primary School is to provide children with an academically rigorous, intellectually stimulating and caring international community environment. We aim to cater for the individual learning needs of our children to help them achieve high academic standards.

Aware that we serve a transient community, from which pupils transfer to other schools and different school systems, we aim to ensure that transfer into and out of CET International Primary School is as smooth as possible.

Through working together in a successful and supportive learning environment children will be encouraged to develop self confidence and a sense of personal responsibility. As a learning community we learn from each other and show a caring, compassionate attitude. Thoughtfulness, cooperation, resilience, adaptability, enquiry, respect, communication and morality are the personal strengths we aim to develop in each child.

We believe that to achieve the best possible education, we need to foster a close relationship between home and school.

Your child benefits when parents and teachers work together and there are many ways in which you can support your child at CET International Primary School. We consider ourselves a very open school, so please don't hesitate to come in and visit to discuss any aspect of school life and how it affects your child.
We are very proud of our school and believe we have something special to offer. Your child has every opportunity to receive a great education and I hope that they have a very happy, rewarding and stimulating time at CET International Primary School.

We hope that our website is useful and clear. In order to strive for further improvement, we invite you to comment on the contents and on wider school issues. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to a richly rewarding time working with you and your child.

T H Davies
Director
Mission Statement and Aims
We provide a warm, welcoming and caring environment where we are all challenged to be the best that we can be.

The school will:
  • Create a safe, happy and healthy environment in which each child feels secure and valued
  • Use a broad and balanced curriculum and employ a variety of teaching styles to help all children develop their potential in all areas of school life
  • Celebrate the cultural diversity of the school population, drawing on it to enrich all pupils' development
  • Develop the social values and skills required in a successful member of society, now and in the future

At CET International School we aim to:
  • Provide a broad, balanced curriculum with an international dimension
  • Develop knowledge, skills and understanding that facilitate excellent learning, allowing children to reach their full potential
  • Provide opportunities for different learning styles and strategies
  • Encourage children to be inquisitive, independent learners
  • Encourage children to develop lively enquiring minds and enthusiasm for learning
  • Value differences through celebrations of a number of cultural events
  • Appreciate the diversity of languages spoken in the school
  • Foster a level of understanding and respect of others by developing an awareness of values and traditions of individuals
  • Provide a multi-cultural environment that encourages an international perspective
  • Involve parents and the outside community in children's learning
  • Develop children's knowledge of Russia
  • Provide opportunities to develop confidence and a positive self esteem providing for children's individual needs
  • Foster a sense of responsibility and accountability for our own actions
  • Encourage the values of honesty, understanding, co-operation, and self-discipline

School Ethos and Values

The school encourages a friendly and culturally tolerant atmosphere. The school population is quite diverse and many nationalities are represented. Children's diverse cultural backgrounds are highly valued. The school makes every effort to involve all pupils in a number of school events and celebrations. Parents from all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to take an active role in school as a positive reinforcement for all children.

The school is an international learning community in which everyone is valued and everyone is included.
We provide a warm, welcoming and caring environment where we are all challenged to be the best that we can be
Parents
The school operates an 'Open Door' policy to encourage dialogue between teachers and parents for the benefit of children's learning. Whilst we are happy to see parents in class, it is best that these visits are planned and we would ask you to notify the secretary in advance.

Parents are always welcome to discuss anything that involves the education and welfare of their child. It is appreciated if you can make an appointment with the teacher before or after school hours. 8.30 am - 8.45 am is a time reserved for you to come into school, visit the classroom and if required make an appointment to meet with the class teacher or Head Teacher.

Parents and other volunteers from the community assist the school in a variety of ways: after school activities, school trips, special events, reading and acting as class representatives.

Parental Involvement
We try to involve the parents as much as possible in the school and the activities around it. There are regular opportunities for parents to visit school and see the work the children are doing.
Listed below are some ideas that parents may wish to consider as they share their child's school experience and promote independence:
  • Have high expectations for your child's learning and behaviour, both at home and at school
  • Praise and encourage him/her
  • Emphasise effort and achievement and be a role model for getting work done before play
  • Establish rules and routines in the home
  • Share and monitor television and internet viewing
  • Encourage your child to share information about school and respond with empathy and interest
  • Read to your child or have him/her read to you every night
  • Encourage older children to read, by reading yourself and by having interesting and appropriate materials available
Expectations of the School
We believe that education is three way partnership between school, the parents and the child and that in order for each child to reach their full potential, each of the partners have a role to play. Our curriculum is based on the fact that from the year in which they become 5, children will bring home homework. Children will need support to do this homework. It may be as simple as hearing them read or they may need help in finding out additional information for a topic.

As a school, we will also offer information talks for groups of parents and individual appointments for parents to talk about their child. It is the expectation of the school that parents find the time to attend these meetings as they are designed to help your child with their learning.
School Hours
The school week runs from Monday to Friday.

Morning sessions: 09:00–12:30
(with a 20 minute break for all)
Lunch time: 12:30–13:30
Afternoon session: 13:30–15:30

Arriving to school in the morning children will change out of their outdoor clothing and shoes and make their way to the cloakroom arriving between 8:30 am and 8:45 am. Once changed into indoor shoes children can go to their classrooms. Teachers will be in class to supervise the children at those times.

The school strongly encourages children to arrive between 8:30 am and 8:45 am and not before, so that they can go directly to class.
Lunch Procedures
There is a lunch break from 12:30 till 13:30.
Hot lunches are provided. The current fee is 170 roubles per day, per child. Please see the secretary for a lunch payment form.
We believe that education is a
three way partnership between the
school, the parents and the child.