Frequently Asked Questions
Check out the most commonly asked questions about Fifth Dimension Elementary School. If you can’t find what you need here, don’t hesitate to contact one of our team for more information.
WHAT IS OUR SCHOOL ABOUT?
Our school offers a holistic education to students from Pre-K to Grade 5. One of our main foci is promoting learning through digital skills. We have significant digital technology resources which ensure that our students are connected at all times and learning is accessible 24/7. We offer extra learning using coding, robotics and simulations. Through digital skills we promote intellectual curiosity, social and emotional development and innovation.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE SCHOOL?
We provide our students with a safe learning environment with which to grow and reach high levels of academic achievement. We support our students, parents and teachers through valuing our communication and transparency. We aim to send our students into higher education having learned honesty, creativity, innovation, communication, accountability and responsibility enabling their confidence and growth to continue beyond our teaching.
WHAT IS STEM?
STEM teaches and trains students to engage in critical thinking, inquiry, problem solving, collaboration, and what is often referred to in engineering as design thinking.
STEM learning teaches children about the power of technology and innovation. So, when students encounter new technologies, they will be prepared to embrace them, instead of being hesitant or fearful. This will give them the upper hand in the global landscape, as the world is becoming increasingly tech-centered.
In STEM education, students are taught skills that they can use in the real world. This motivates students to learn, as they know that the skills that they acquire can be utilized and transferred immediately. The ability to apply their knowledge to new and novel tasks will bode well for them when they enter the future workforce. These foundational fluencies need to start in the Kindergarten phase.