Welcome to Port Harcourt International Campus! We are a new, purpose-built school situated in Heliconia Park, a world-class and secure residential development in the centre of the city. It is a private, non-profit company whose corporate affairs are managed by elected Directors - among them, senior personages from Rivers State. Pedagogical affairs are managed by the Mission Laïque Française.
Our pupils - who come from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, both Nigerian and Expatriates - are offered an exciting and unique educational experience. Initially based wholly on the British National Curriculum, there will also be a phased introduction of a progressive International Curriculum, designed - and eventually accredited - by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
The first provides a solid and well-tested foundation, ensuring that formal standards are achieved at the highest level. The second will encourage inquiry, awareness, empathy and engagement with the wider world.
All of our teaching staff are British-trained. Once the IBO International Curriculum is introduced our teachers will also receive postgraduate training from the IBO, which will be on-going.
Port Harcourt International Campus opens in September, 2007 as a Primary School, covering Assessment Tests for Key Stages 1 & 2 of the British National Curriculum (i.e. ages 3 to 11 yrs). The IBO Primary Years Programme will be introduced in the academic year 2007-2008, with the aim of achieving full IBO accreditation at the end of the same academic year.
During the next 3 years, a Middle School (Key Stages 3 & 4, IGCSE and IBO Middle Years Programme) will be added, and finally the International Baccalaureate (IB diploma), a pre-university diploma.
The possibility of adding Italian and/or French streams is also being discussed and researched, as is the potential establishment of boarding facilities.
Port Harcourt International Campus will have an eventual total capacity of 250+ pupils, enabling it to offer a unique educational opportunity across the complete 3- to 19-yrs age range.