Primary School

Primary School

Primary School covers Class 1 to Class 4. Children resuming school are seven years of age. The duration of this level of schooling is four years. Each session is divided in two semesters.
Pupils are housed in their homeroom classroom and attended to by a Class Teacher supported by the English Language Specialist Teacher who is in charge of the English language lessons and supports the project-based activities introduced during the learning process, carried out through the approach used by the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) designed by Fieldwork Education. Additionally, the Music, Physical Education and Art teachers are part of the class team. Pupils have lessons of 35 min. of durations with a 10 min. break in between, while breakfast time, lunch, play and after school snack times have been provided. Pupils are placed in their language of preference (Romanian or Russian) while being supported on a daily basis in their acquisition of English.
Learning is designed through enquiry-based activities incorporating studying various themes such as My Body, The Living Planet, Fit for Life, Inventions that Changed the World and many others. While learning those themes the pupils will investigate various disciplines such as Geography, History, Physical Education, IT, Art, Science, Technology and Music. The learners will make meaningful connections to each discipline and will be attempting to develop mastery in the standards which IPC has recommended for each level of studies.
The levels of studies are called Mileposts and are spread for the duration of two years each. The IPC programme is designed to cover three such mileposts. Heritage has enriched the IPC-recommended mileposts by blending the IPC standards with those covered in the Primary School of Moldova. Therefore, our learners are exposed to the complete programme of studies of the Republic of Moldova for the Primary School years.
A typical learning day consists of the first part of the day from 8:30 to 14:30, after which all pupils are encouraged to go for homework session and clubs. The homework session, which is optional, is structured to accommodate the learning needs of each child who is supported by the respective subject teacher.
In that way Heritage learners are ready to take the National Exam in Class 4. During the Primary School assessment is carried out through a descriptive reporting system on a semester basis, which provides a feedback about the level of proficiency in each targeted benchmark – from “beginning” through “developing” to “mastered”.

Primary classes teachers

Adriana Bujag


First teaching degree. National trainer, IŞE. Master of Education Science, Institute of Educational Sciences.
Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, specialization "Pedagogy and Methodology of Primary Education", State University "Alecu Russo" of Bălţi.
Introduction to Cambridge Primary.

Valentina Carmazan


Second teaching degree. Master in Pedagogy and Methodology of Primary Education, University of Tiraspol (Chisinau, Moldova).
BA in Psychology, State University of Moldova.
Introduction to Cambridge Primary
Year of Experience: 29

Natalia Digori


Second teaching degree. Master in Management and Counseling in Elementary School. Tiraspol State University.
State Pedagogical University "I. Creanga."
Introduction to Cambridge Primary.

Natalia Perepeliuc


Second teaching degree. Pedagogical University of Tiraspol, specialty: Methodology of Teaching in Primary School.
Introduction to Cambridge Primary.

Ana Cojusneanu


First teaching degree. Master of Science in Education, IŞE. BA in Pedagogy, "Ion Creangă" State Pedagogical University.
Introduction to Cambridge Primary.

Elena Turker


Oxford, Teaching Very Young Learners.
Introduction to Cambridge Primary.
Introduction to Lower Secondary.

Vera Stanojlovic


Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Education.
Primary and Junior School, Mathematics for Grades 7 and 8. Business Studies for Middle School. Philosophy for High School. Introduction to Cambridge Primary.

Vladlena Rucan


Second teaching degree. MA diploma.