IB(Primary year Programme)
The IBPYP is an international curriculum framework designed for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years. This program is based on the latest educational research and believes that each child has their own personality, learning style and combination of intelligence types
Importantly for our youngest learners, the IBPYP focuses on their social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs as part of a strong academic ethos.
Internationalism is a key aspect of the PYP curriculum. The students are exposed to alternative perspectives and examples of working methods and data from around the world. Teachers use tried and tested techniques from many countries and search for new ideas from different cultures.
Inquiry based learning
Teaching methods build on student’s individual knowledge and interests. Inquiry is the leading but not exclusive
pedagogical approach of the PYP. It is recognized as being intimately connected with the development of children’s
comprehension of the world. Inquiry is the process initiated by the learner or the teacher which moves the learner from
his or her current level of understanding to a new and deeper level of understanding. This can mean:
- Exploring, wondering and questioning
- Experimenting and playing with possibilities
- Researching and seeking information
- Collecting data and reporting findings
- Clarifying existing ideas and reappraising events
- Making and testing theories
- Making predictions and acting purposefully to see what happens
- Elaborating on solutions to problems.
The IBPYP develops
- sensitivity to the experiences of others through the curriculum
- the characteristics listed in the student profile
- the attitudes that are an explicit element of the programme
- the expectation of socially-responsible action as a result of the learning experience.
What are the beliefs and values reflected in the IB PYP?
The PYP philosophy has the following key beliefs and values which are in alignment with our school's ethos.
Build independent, life-long learners
The PYP believes that learning is an endless journey and focuses on making students life-long learners. Students are engaged meaningfully to develop thinking, research, communication, social and self management skills to build themselves as independent learners.
Develop the attributes of the Learner Profile
The Learner Profile is the IB mission statement in practice and lists ten important and universal human attributes we want our students to develop and demonstrate. These attributes build the character of the students and promote international mindedness in them. You can read more about the IB Learner Profile.
Each of the IB's programs is committed to the development of students according to the IB Learner Profile.
- Open Minded
- Risk Takers