Our mission and our values tells us where we are heading and what we should use as guidance on our journey. Our curriculum and school structure are designed with our values in mind and to provide a highly academic, creative and broad based schooling for our pupils preparing them for the unknowns of their future life.

Mission

Kochs International started because we felt it is important for our Danish pupils to meet and understand cultural differences and similarities.

Kochs International is The International Department at Kochs Skole. It is an integrated part of Kochs Skole and we aim for a high level of integration between the Danish and the International pupils to pursue our goal of cultural understanding.

Kochs International provides high quality and internationally recognized education in a Danish context.

At Kochs Skole we believe it is important for our pupils to be in a safe, understanding environment where the pupils are seen and heard.

Values

Kochs International and Kochs Skole share the same values in order to forge a strong bond and integration between the Danish and the International pupils and their families.

Our values are

  • fellowship
  • creativity
  • a desire to create

By choosing Kochs International you also choose to become a part of a Danish school and society and to actively pursue a role in the parent community to help create a better school for all our pupils.

Curriculum

In our primary (age 5-11) and Secondary 1 classes(age 11-14) we will be following the Cambridge Curriculum in English, Mathematics and Science.

In the remaining subjects, we will primarily follow the Danish National Curriculum (Fællesmål) set by the Danish Ministry of Education and the subjects will be taught in Danish. In some subjects they will join their Danish comrades and be taught together with them.

For our Secondary 2 (age 14-16) classes we will continue teaching in English and follow the Cambridge Curriculum in English, Mathematics and Science as well as two or three other Cambridge subjects yet to be determined.

In the remaining subjects we will primarily follow the Danish National Curriculum (Fællesmål) set by the Danish Ministry of Education and the subjects will be taught in Danish. In some subjects they will join their Danish comrades and be taught together with them.

It will be possible for the pupils to take both the Cambridge Final Exams in their IGCSE-subjects as well as the Danish Final Exams (Folkeskolens afgangsprøve 9. klasse)

School Structure

We have based our school structure on the principles stated in our mission and our values to reflect fellowship, integration and a safe learning environment and to facilitate a cultural understanding.

For the Primary years the Danish department is divided in two groups each occupying a floor of our main building. On each floor there are six classes spanning from Reception to Year 5.

Year 6 & 7 are on the next floor and on the top floor we have Year 8 & 9.

Kochs International will mirror this structure and have a separate group for Reception to Year 5 (probably divided into two classes to begin with, Reception-Year 2 and Year 3-5).

They will work closely with the Danish classes on the same level.

After Year 5, the International pupils will have classrooms right next to the Danish classes on the same floor of the main building to further facilitate integration and cooperation.

Traditions

Kochs International will share and participate in many of the traditions at Kochs Skole.
It could be the school party held in the beginning of the school year, our yearly concert day at Train (a major music venue in Aarhus), Mardi Gras, Christmas Celebrations or some of the many other traditions.

We will also create our own traditions and adopt traditions and celebrations from the homelands of our pupils.

School Trips

We know many of our pupils have travelled the world and seen and lived in many countries however we still believe in the values of travelling together as a class roughly the same age. To see, experience and learn new things together, to get a common set of references and not to forget to have a jolly good time together.

The focus of our school trips is both socially and academic. Before and after the trip we will spend time in the relevant subjects to prepare and to evaluate the planned activities.

School Camp

Every year each class go on a school camp for a few days. The camp is always somewhere in Denmark and the focus depends on the possibilities for field trips close to the camp.

An important aspect of our school camps is for the teachers and pupils to meet and see each other in different circumstances maybe find or develop a strength otherwise hidden in a normal classroom setting.

Summer Camp

Every summer we provide a Summer Camp as an alternative to our After School Programme. At our summer camp we have learning objectives for our activities and is more structured than ASP. We make sure there is still time for the pupils to play and socialize.

Please read more about our Summer Camp on its own website. The information for the coming summer will be available by the end of February.