LEARNING AREAS
The school curriculum is on its transition years in the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum mandated by the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd). As of school year 2013-2014, Philippine School (Bahrain) implements the Revised Basic Education Curriculum (RBEC), the Secondary Education Curriculum of 2010 (SEC 2010) and the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum.

Basically, however, Philippine School (Bahrain) organizes the curriculum around the framework of the K to 12 Basic Education Program of the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) which was implemented for school year 2012-2013. It also integrates requirements of Bahrain Ministry of Education (MOE).

PSB provides safe, assuring, respectful and empowering environment for the development of competent, creative, committed and compassionate individuals.

  1. Elementary School

    PSB Elementary School organizes experiences to equip children with both life and academic skills necessary for holistic development and global citizenship. The Elementary School serves students in the Kindergarten ages 4-5 and Grade 1-6 ages 6-11.

    Kindergarten education prepares children for life through development effective communication arts skills, physical and health well-being skills, creative and self-expression skills. It cultivates in children sense of pride in themselves, their families, culture, heritage and country as it provides experiences for the development of respect of other people and their culture.

    The Kindergarten Program focuses on the following developmental domains:
    • Physical Health, Well-being and Motor Development
    • Social-Emotional Development
    • Character and Values Development
    • Cognitive and Intellectual Development
    • Language Development
    • Creative and Aesthetic Development
    Learning areas which are organized around quarterly curricular themes: Myself and My Family, My Community, My Friends and Things Around Me include English, Science, Math and GMRC (Good Manners and Right Conduct with integration of Citizenship).

    Elementary education continues to develop life skills among learners. It provides learning experiences that help children to:
    • Develop knowledge, skills and values essential for personal development
    • Grow in skills necessary for inquiry, self-expression , engagement, cooperation and communication
    • Realize their role in their families, communities and in the changing world
    • Appreciate themselves, their families, their heritage and country while showing understanding, respect and appreciation of the culture of other people
    The learning areas provide experiences that allow students to learn through inquiry, problem solving, communication and collaboration which are necessary lifelong learning skills. Selection of learning experiences considers the development of various learner intelligences and learning styles. Careful selection of processes and outcomes in the various learning areas are laid out in the learning continuum and curriculum plans designed by interdisciplinary teams of teachers.

    The Primary Grades Program (Grade 1-3) include the study of English, Science, Mathematics, Filipino and MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health). The Intermediate Grades Program (Grade 4-6) adds to the core areas in the Primary Grades Program the study of HELE (Home Economics and Livelihood Education, Computer Education.

    Students whose parents are Muslims take Arabic Language and Islamic Studies.
  2. High School

    High School education serves students ages 12-16 but will be serving students ages 12-17 or 18 once the K to 12 Basic Education shall have been fully implemented. As for school year 2013-2014, the High School Program implements both the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum for Grade 7 and 8 and the Secondary Education Curriculum for Year 3 and Year Four. The implementation will progress through the succeeding years.

    The various academic programs offer relevant learning experiences that respond to the growing academic and socio- emotional needs of students to prepare them for college courses and for the world of work. Learning areas in Languages (English, Filipino, Arabic) , Science and Technology , Mathematics and Social Sciences provide opportunities for students to explore and create. Experiences are centered on developing self-regulated individuals who are ready to make sound decisions and intelligent choices as they equip themselves with the necessary knowledge, skills and values in college work.

    Students whose parents are Muslims take Arabic Language and Islamic Studies.