Welcome to the Senior School section of Prem's website!
Prem’s Senior School inspires a love for deep learning through intellectual challenge that ignites personal passions. In a captivating environment where unique individuals can safely flourish, we strive to amplify strengths while encouraging continual character growth. Personal wellbeing and mutual respect are important values that we nurture to help diverse young learners shine. And we recognise that every individual is unique, so we are proud of the various opportunities for empowering holistic learning within Senior School.
I am delighted to provide you with an overview of life in the senior division of our school.
Senior School Principal
We take pride in being a diverse IB School, dedicated to delivering a comprehensive education to grades 6-12 through the MYP (Middle Years Programme), DP (Diploma Programme), and CP (Career-related Programme) curricula. We believe in equipping our students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to thrive in an ever-changing world.
Our mission is at the heart of everything we do. We are a community that challenges its members to act as compassionate, creative, knowledgeable, and principled global citizens. We believe that by fostering these qualities, we can work together for a sustainable future, inspired by meaningful relationships, continuous learning, and good thinking.
Compassion lies at the core of our educational philosophy. We aim to instill empathy and understanding in our students, nurturing their ability to connect with others and contribute positively to society. Through various initiatives and service projects, we encourage our students to make a difference in the lives of others, fostering a sense of responsibility and a desire to create positive change.
Creativity is another essential aspect of our educational approach. We provide a dynamic and stimulating environment that encourages students to explore their passions, think outside the box, and embrace innovation. Through a diverse range of artistic, scientific, and technological pursuits, our students develop their imaginative thinking, problem-solving abilities, and a deep appreciation for the arts.
We place a strong emphasis on knowledge acquisition and academic excellence. Our curriculum is designed to challenge students intellectually, promoting a love for learning and a thirst for knowledge. We believe in equipping our students with a strong foundation across various disciplines, fostering critical thinking, research skills, and a global perspective that prepares them for higher education and beyond.
Furthermore, our commitment to character development and principled behaviour with IB Learner Profile attributes and respect as a core value sets the stage for our students to become ethical and responsible individuals. We emphasise the importance of integrity, honesty, and respect in all aspects of their lives. By nurturing a strong moral compass, we empower our students to make ethical choices and become positive role models in their communities.
In the Senior School, our dedicated faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields, provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment. They are passionate about education and committed to helping each student reach their full potential. We believe in the power of collaboration and strive to create a sense of belonging and camaraderie among our students, fostering an atmosphere of mutual support and growth.
We invite you to join us on this exciting journey of learning and personal growth. By choosing Prem's Senior School, you are choosing a community that values compassion, creativity, knowledge, and principled behaviour. Together, we will work towards a sustainable future, inspired by meaningful relationships, continuous learning, and good thinking.
Welcome to Prem's Senior School, where we shape compassionate, creative, and principled global citizens who make a positive impact on the world.
Principal, Senior School
Prem offers a supportive, caring, and inclusive environment through small Homeroom class sizes, strong relationships between students and staff, and a robust and engaging social, emotional, health and economic curriculum, all within a stunning countryside setting where there are lots of opportunities to connect with nature.
Our pastoral programme can be best summarised as:
Pastoral care at Prem is delivered through our Homeroom system. Students each have a dedicated Homeroom teacher with whom they meet on a daily basis. Homeroom teachers are responsible for the wellbeing and development of each student within their group, and they are often the first point of contact for parents.
Connections is our bespoke timetabled curriculum programme for exploring social, emotional, health and economic topics. It runs from grade 6 through to Grade 12, and is delivered every week through sessions from our school Counsellors, Homeroom teachers, outside experts, or other key staff. It is designed to provide Prem students with the awareness, tools and advice that they need to help them develop and grow, and covers the knowledge and skills needed to embark on a life beyond Prem.
In Connections, our students learn about their bodies and staying healthy, and about relationships, friendships and sexual intimacy. They are taught about the risks associated with alcohol and drugs, about keeping safe online and building a positive digital footprint. Other sessions cover resilience, diversity, sexual orientation and gender identities, and the basics of finance decision making and living in the wider world. We encourage Prem students to look inward, to know themselves better, and to look outward, to understand the world around them and to be well prepared for the next steps in their journey. The table shows an outline of our grade 6 - 10 Connections topics.
We highly value nourishing leadership capacity in our students through a broad range of opportunities. We believe that student leaders play a vital role in shaping our school community and empowering their peers.
Service to others is an equally significant learning opportunity pathway in an individual’s character development. Both of these important aspects play a crucial role in fostering personal growth, community engagement, and positive social impact.
Leadership opportunities range from our Student Council, our Prem Panthers sports teams, our four Houses, our Prem Ambassadors, as buddies for new students, as delegates and leaders in MUN, World Scholar's Cup, our student founded and run Foodbank and many more! Senior School students also have opportunities to lead the direction of their learning through various projects, subject options or programme pathways.
We strive to ensure that student leadership in multiple areas of school life is recognised, celebrated and supported through:
Prem's student founded and run foodbank
Meet Coco, one of our grade 11 students. She is founder of Prem's Food Bank and works with Scholars of Sustenance to help provide for those in need in our broader community.
Our commitment to valuing and nourishing student leadership is visible throughout Prem and within our wider community. We recognise the potential of our young leaders at all ages, empower them to become active agents of change who make a difference, and strive to create an environment that encourages their growth, and cultivates a sense of social responsibility and empathy.
Senior school students presenting the A–Z of our Senior School to our Junior School parents
Meet Amelie and Yoon, two of our seniors, who share their experiences with our Junior School parents snd answer all of their questions. Through these experiences students not only contribute positively to their communities, but also grow personally and gain valuable life skills for future endeavours. At Prem, we prepare young people for future leadership roles as principled, compassionate global citizens.
Discover a library that brings together every facet of our vibrant community. Whether you're a resident, a nurturing parent, an inspiring teacher, an inquisitive student, or part of an adventurous school group, our library is your haven for exploration and growth.
Inside our library, awash with natural light, you will find a curated assortment of books, captivating magazines, scholarly journals, dynamic audiovisual resources, and empowering teaching materials.
Our library staff maintains a commitment to excellence by curating and maintaining collections. They are also very happy to assist you with locating the resources that you need.