The goal of Grace Lutheran School is to blend best educational practices from both Grenada and the United States. We will be using Language Arts and Math curriculum, methods, teaching tools, guides and textbooks brought in from the United States. All standards and grade level objectives have been closely examined to ensure that all content taught reflects or surpasses the standards set by Grenada’s Ministry of Education. The progressive approach in language arts and math teaching will serve to assist in the on-going teacher training that is an integral part of our entire school. Science and Social Studies will be taught with innovative methods using local books. All students will have daily experience working in cooperative groups, practicing critical thinking skills and using creativity to solve problems. Our focus is on the process of educating children using authentic, on-going assessment at every level and ultimately using the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) as required by the Grenadian Government at grade 6 to show individual growth and development.
Social and Emotional Development
Grace Lutheran School believes that play should be an integral part of every child’s overall learning experience. Allowing students the time and opportunity to play, nurtures their creativity and problem-solving abilities, builds their strength and coordination, and allows them to acquire competence and skills that help children feel good about themselves. Play provides the context in which caring adults teach children how to behave and how to treat others.
Grace Lutheran believes that children learn most effectively when they feel safe. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun learning environment to encourage their optimal overall development. It is our belief that when an interesting and challenging environment with a variety of activities is available, then discipline problems are at a minimum.
The staff members at Grace Lutheran strive to develop and maintain a positive relationship with each child. Teachers use Love and Logic techniques to address discipline/behaviour concerns. Staff will, when appropriate, intervene to facilitate learning, and to provide necessary support and guidance. At no time will physical punishment or any other form of punishment (belittling or humiliating to a child) be used. If a significant discipline problem does arise, there will be direct communication between home and school to discuss the issue at hand.
The key component in Grace Lutheran School’s religion curriculum is the Christ-Light series, which presents both Old and New Testament Bible stories in an exciting, colourful, and memorable way. Each lesson has a key truth that is meaningfully discussed and applied to the children’s lives. This comprehensive curriculum gives students a strongly rooted foundation in God’s Word, equipping them to live as children of God. Memorization skills are enhanced as students commit to memory Bible passages. Bible stories are taught at school assembly each morning. The Bible stories are presented in fun and active ways through drama, music, picture books, crafts, movement, and much more.