A Warm Welcome
The International School of Koje is a unique school. Founded in the 1970’s, the school was originally built to educate the international families contracted for the shipbuilding industry in the small town of Okpo on the beautiful South Korean island of Geoje (Koje).
The International School of Koje is an inclusive, international, learning community for children from the age of 2 to 18. ISK provides an education which promotes academic achievement, social responsibility and global awareness. We follow the International Primary Curriculum and are fully accredited to teach the International Early Years, Primary and Middle Years Curriculums. Our high school students follow the Cambridge IGCSE and A Level programmes for which we are also fully approved by Cambridge International Education, the William Pike Challenge Award and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. ISK is also accredited by WASC the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This accreditation helps to verify the schools quality and integrity.
Our Mission and Vision
We conducted a major overhaul of our mission and vision. Students throughout the school, teachers, office staff and parents all took part to create something that captures the essence and effervescence of our school. This will be displayed around the school in 3 separate age appropriate posters: one each for the Early Years, Primary Years and a shared secondary one for the Middle, Higher and Diploma Years.
Below are the Early Years and Primary Years designs. The Secondary one is currently using a concept placeholder while the Year 10 artists create the real deal.
Term 2 has started strongly with the secondary students visiting Muju Ski resort for either an IMYC Entry Point or their IGCSE and A-levels study retreat.
All of our Learning Assistant Teachers have undergone recent professional development to hone their craft - the Early Years team visited Dulwich College Seoul and the Early Childhood Learning Centre Seoul while the Years 1-4 Learning Assistant Teachers spent a week at a school in Shropshire, England. We are proud to develop links with other schools to share best practice. in this vein, Ms Síle will be presenting how ISK delivers secondary service and challenge opportunities for students at the Fieldwork Curriculum Conference in Ho Chi min city in the Spring.
The teachers have been busy planning summer residential retreats, international Maths challenges and World Read Aloud Day among many other exciting learning ahead.
The biggest event of the year is ISK undertaking the triple accreditation for IEYC, IPC and IMYC. We are well prepared and looking forward to being the first school in the world to do this.
We welcome two new teachers to our Student Support Services team: Ms Viktoriia Lowe and Ms Christine Go. Both are settling in quickly with expert induction support from Ms Maricar and Mr David Coates.
ISK is an inspiring and spacious environment with a capacity for 540 students. Every classroom has an interactive white board and we also have a gymnasium, cafeteria, science lab, computer lab, music rooms, art rooms, basketball, volleyball, soccer facilities, a general makerspace and a textiles makerspace as well as a woodland outdoor classroom for early learners. Our facilities are in regular development in light of learning needs.
Learning at ISK
ISK is a learning focused school. This means that we continually reflect on how we can improve learning in the school and all school developments are considered with regard to the way in which they will support continual improvements in learning. More >>