The main objectives of the Lower Elementary Division are to:
6-7 years old
7-8 years old
8-9 years old
All subjects taught follow a similar methodology to that of Grade 1. The children are well equipped for a smooth
transition to Grade 3.
The curriculum integrates Counseling Department, Child Development, Nutrition Awareness programs, and Morning Assemblies in order to help the child grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, and intellectually.
Children participate in extra-curricular activities such as sports, choir, clubs, competitions, exhibitions, and projects. Activities held throughout the academic year are the following: Reading programs, Flag Day celebrations, Christmas campaign and celebrations, Lent campaign, Morning Assemblies, Book Fair, Reading Week, and “Vintage”. The aim of such activities is to help each child become a caring, committed and active member in the community.
In order to be promoted, the Lower Elementary children must meet the following criteria:
In case a child fails to meet one of the above required conditions, the following will apply:
Below Grade Level Standard
Well disciplined, well mannered and follows instructions
Disciplined but does not always follow instructions
Discipline needs to improve and does not follow instructions
Unsatisfactory discipline does not follow instructions and uses unacceptable language
Children are always expected to do their homework. In case a homework assignment is not completed, the following measures will be taken:
1st time: children are given another chance to do the assigned work and the parents are notified
2nd time: children are expected to do extra work in addition to the required homework and parents are notified again
3rd time: a principal-parent conference is scheduled
All children are bound to conform to the SJS honor code and guiding values.
Doors open at 7:25 am and close at 8:00 am.
Starting 7:25 am, only parents or guardians of Lower Elementary children who have an SJS car sticker (which can be obtained from the Public Relations Office) can drop off their children at the school gates.
All children are asked to attend the morning assembly at 7:50 am.
For children arriving after 8:00 am, parents are requested to accompany them to the Administration prior to attending class.
School buses leave at 2:30 pm.
Doors open between 2:30 pm and 2:55 pm for parents to pick up their children.
Children are not handed to any person other than the known custodian unless the same custodian informs the Administration otherwise in writing.
Disciplinary Motivational Program
Weekly, the Homeroom teacher elects one child to be "Star of the Week". This activity is intended to encourage good behavior
"Happy Face" slips are given to children to promote good behavior. Children with fifteen "Happy Face" slips receive a gift from the Administration
"Sad Face" slips are given to children who misbehave. Three "Sad Face" slips result in a break detention. A break detention requires children to perform additional work during recess. Five "Sad Face" slips result in a Saturday detention.
One "Sad Face" slip cancels one "Happy Face" slip. When given by the same teacher, one "Happy Face" slip cancels one "Sad Face" slip
Uniform and Attire
Children should wear their school uniform and dark leather shoes. The school’s badge for G1 students should be kept on the child’s uniform for the entire academic year. All children’s belongings must be clearly marked (full name/class/section).
Children are allowed to wear the school sports uniform and tennis shoes on the day they have Physical Education. On other days of the week and in outings, the official uniform should be worn.
Girls with long hair should have it neatly tied. Boys’ hair should be cut short.
Jewelry and nail polish are not permitted.
Scarves and ties are not allowed.
Parents are requested to pack two snacks in their child’s lunchbox.
Parents may put in their child’s lunch box a choice of:
The following items are strictly forbidden: Lollypops, chewing-gum, chips, soft drinks and similar items.
Sometimes special items are cooked at school for educational illustration purposes; parents may be asked to send supplies for this activity.
Food allergies and intolerances should be immediately reported to the Lower Elementary Administration.
Medicine and Illness
When the child is ill, parents are requested not to bring him/her to school in order to preserve the well being of all children because Illnesses spread quickly in early childcare settings. The school recommends that a child be kept under home supervision at the onset of any of the following symptoms:
Whenever a child is feverish (38° or above), he/she will be isolated and parents will be called to pick him/her up immediately from school.
A child must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to the classroom.
The school may require the submission of a doctor’s written permission to assure that the child is not contagious.
If lice are detected, parents are asked to keep the child at home until the treatment is effectively finished.