Subjects and Syllabi

Primary school timetable

In the primary school, the focus is on the mother tongue, mathematics and the first foreign language, but art, music, physical education, discovery of the world and religion/ethics also play an important part. The “European Hours” are also a key subject, where mixed nationalities from all language sections meet for a variety of common activities.​ The “European Hours” classes are interactive and usually taught in at least 2 languages to enable all children to understand and access the topic. New technologies are used in various forms (whiteboard, ipads, laptops, ICT room etc) across the curriculums and subjects.

Below are the details of all subjects offered in our school:

Primary school harmonised timetable
Subject Years 1 and 2 Years 3, 4, 5
Mother tongue
(SWALS Language 1 – L1)
8 hours
(2 hours 30 mins)
​6 hours 45 mins
(3 hours 45 mins)
Mathematics 4 hours ​5 hours 15 mins
Language 2 (L2) 2 hours 30 mins 3 hours 45 mins
Physical education
5 hours 3 hours
Discovery of the World 1 hour 30 mins 3 hours
European Hours:

  • Art
  • National Dances
  • European Games
  • Drama/Theatre
  • History/Geography
  • Mixed Activities
  • Film Club
  • Newspaper
1 hour 30 mins
Religion / Ethics 1 hour 1 hour 30 mins
Recreation 3 hours 30 mins 2 hours 30 mins
Total 25 hours 30 mins 27 hours 15 mins


The syllabi of all the language sections are – with the exception of the mother tongue – identical and the same standards are to be met. All the syllabuses in the different language sections lead to the same diploma: the European Baccalaureate. For more information, please click on the following link: