When students join the Early Primary at the age of four or five, they bring with them a wide range of experiences, skills and interests.

In the classroom, an atmosphere is nurtured where the students feel secure and valued. The positive learning environment helps students approach their education with enthusiasm and confidence.

As the H.I.S. Early Primary curriculum is the first stage of the PYP, a firm foundation is developed in key learning skills, such as listening, speaking, concentrating and working as a part of a team. 

The curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for all students to experience success, and to advance learning. Inquiry is a central part of the learning process and individual learning styles are addressed through a variety of activities. Early literacy and numeracy skills, acquired through practical experience with everyday materials, prepare the students for their primary education.