The Primary Years Programme believes in continually assessing learning in a variety of ways. Thus student achievement is measured by a student portfolio that shows the various pieces of work the student engages in.
Community service is an integral part of our school ethos. It weaves through our curriculum in the form of 'Action' and through deliberate planning of supporting local community causes such as the Globe Cop Initiative:
The PYP Exhibition represents a significant event in the life of a PYP school and student, synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP and sharing them with the whole school community. As a culminating experience it is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the Aga Khan Academy Nairobi Learner Profile that have been developing throughout their engagement with the PYP.
In 2016, the PYP Exhibition was themed “Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities”. The twelve exhibits created and narrated by the students addressed global concerns in Health, Animal Welfare, Climate Change, and Technology. The varying concepts enabled students to share their knowledge by implementing components of the PYP’s essential elements.
Academic achievements are noted throughout the year as students participate in a variety of formative and summative assessment tasks within the class setting. Unit celebrations and projects completed exemplify student performance.
CEM’s InCas diagnostic testing and ACER’s International Schools’ Assessments are school-wide assessments that enable the School to observe levels of progress in specific areas which inform learning and teaching practices. InCas testing supports the individual development of each of student. ISA assessments support individual development against the development of students worldwide.
Each year students at the Junior School participate in various events displaying their skills and talents within The Arts: Visual Arts, Drama and Music.
The Junior School offers a variety of sports for students to participate in school and competitively. The swimming and soccer teams have made notable achievements in local and international tournaments.
The Aga Khan Academy Nairobi football team participated in an international tournament held in Barcelona, Spain.