Our Curriculum

There has been a rapid change in the education system. As we are an International School we are responsible in making or following our own curriculum, keeping in mind the changes that are taking place in the system of education.

As we follow the British System in many ways both in the primary and play school, we do make changes accordingly in our curriculum to meet the requirements of the students. Our school does have a balanced curriculum that is aimed at developing every student.

How We Deliver Our Curiculum

The delivery of the curriculum is usually based on the child’s own class: most subjects and skills are taught by the same class teacher, but occasionally children learn with children from other classes or different members of staff. For example, older children might support younger children (under supervision) in reading or PE games. Not only does this help younger children to acquire new skills, but older children’s social skills and self-esteem can improve, too. We also make use of many visitors to school who have particular skills or interests, especially in drama or PE.

At Darwin College

This curriculum emphasizes on developing their basic skills in the following areas


They learn that letters correspond with sounds and go together to make word.

Per Math's-Skills

They will learn the foundation of math’s. This includes numbers and basic shapes along with addition and subtraction.

Arts & Craft

Allowing plenty of tools and chances for artistic and creative play is the best way to foster this essential skill.


Basic science skills which includes their body, the five senses.


This is intended to give children the basis for interacting & understanding people of other cultures, as well as the foundation for later studies in history and geography.

Computer Science

This is a base given to children so that they get a knowledge of a computer and its functions. This lays a foundation later for computer studies.

Imaginative & Cooperative Play

As we have a play-based approach. Imaginative and cooperative play is an integral part of early childhood development.

Through play your preschooler will develop her sense of self, build imagination, practice problem solving, and learn social skills.

Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are SO important in preschool. It is during these early years that kids are fine tuning their pincer grip and finger strength. In preschool, fine motor skills will often be practiced through arts and crafts and sensory play.

Gross Motor Skills

Preschoolers are developing their gross motor skills and coordination at this age, too. A preschool program should include lots of active play and movement including outdoor activities and dancing.

Primary School

At Darwin College we have introduced the new iPrimary curriculum by Pearsons Edexcel.This is based on the latest UK curriculum designed specifically for international schools. This curriculum has on going progress tests and achievement tests. We also do follow a few subjects from our national curriculum as well.


The subjects are as follows

  • English
  • Math’s
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History(World and Sri Lankan History)
  • Environmental Studies
  • Design and Technology
  • Moral Education
  • French
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
  • Religion – (Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam)