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At Silver Fern, we believe our students need a solid foundation in the core curriculum of Maths, English and Science, complemented by a broad range of other subjects to enable a balanced curriculum. These subjects include Social Science, Mandarin, Music, Visual Art, Dance, ICT, Physical Education, technology and Thai. This is achieved by following the New Zealand Curriculum for English and Mathematics with the remaining subjects integrated through the use of the British International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The decision to send your children to Silver Fern International School is a positive choice, which will help shape their future and prepare them for life in the 21st Century.

There is a major focus on using a variety of quality assessment tools throughout the core subjects. All students are assessed and evaluated throughout the year by their teacher, self and their peers. Teachers and students are able to track and monitor progress continuously.  This information is used to co-construct and plan the next teaching and learning steps. Therefore the majority of programmes are differentiated and so catering for all learning styles and needs of Silver Fern students.

Class Sizes
Our class sizes are small.  This allows us to take a close personal interest in every student because every student is unique. These small classes are always made up of mixed abilities. Therefore our goal is to develop self-directed learners who are developing the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values to be lifelong learners.

Upcoming Events

New Zealand Trip!
20 Jul, 2018
00:00 - 00:00
10 Aug, 2018

Tonnam, A-Tar and Shan our Year 5 students are excited to be going New Zealand and staying in Queenstown!  They… Read more

End of Year School Holidays
7 Jul, 2018
00:00 - 08:00
16 Aug, 2018

Happy holidays everyone!  The new school year starts on Thursday 16 August. Read more

Recent Happenings

2017-2018 Prizegiving 6 July, 2018

Well done to all of our students on all of your achievements and accomplishments this year.  Enjoy the break and… Read more

PYP and International Baccalaureate Information Afternoon 27 June, 2018

On Wednesday 27 June, parents were invited to attend an information afternoon with Ms Kirsty, SFIS IB Coordinator, to hear… Read more

UDIS Sports Exchange 1 June, 2018

On Friday 1 June, Silver Fern’s Year 4/5/6 students travelled to Udon Thani to participate in a day of games… Read more

Badminton House Competition 25 May, 2018

Last Friday, 25 May, the students at SFIS held a badminton house tournament.  Each student had a chance to compete… Read more

Family Fun Friday 25 May, 2018

Thank you to the PTA for hosting Family Fun Friday. Teachers, family members and students played games… Read more