Getting to school
Our students travel to school in a variety of ways. Those students who come by car can be dropped off on the school parking lot. Public transport makes it easy to come to MSF by train or bus; a private bus service is also available. For those students who cycle to school, a secure lot is provided for their bicycles.
A typical timetable
The Primary School building opens at 8:00; school starts at 8:30. Children go to the playground on arrival where they are supervised by a teacher on duty. At 8:30, a bell rings and the students line up with their class. They are then collected by their class teacher and escorted to their homeroom for registration. The students have a breaktime from 10:10-10:30 and a lunchtime from 12.10-12:30. A class timetable is set out by the class teacher at the start of each year detailing the weekly lessons. Students work with their class teacher for the majority of the day, learning through units of study that incorporate subjects such as humanities, science, language and mathematics. At certain points in the week, they also participate in specialist lessons such as German, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, STEAM and Physical Education. The school day ends at 3:20pm for grades 1-2 and 3.30pm for grade 3,4 and 5. Students are taken to the playground and parents pick them up from there.
Breaks and lunch
The majority of break and lunchtime is spent playing with friends on the school’s playground. The playground has been purposefully designed to offer students a variety of play opportunities, including a football pitch, climbing wall, sandpit, trampoline, garden and climbing frame. Students eat their lunch in the school cafeteria. They can bring their own lunch or select a school menu, cooked onsite.
After School Activities
After school, students have the option of participating in a variety of clubs that take place throughout the year or remain for the after school care programme, that is offered at an additional cost to families who are not able to collect their children at 3:30pm.