IB mission statement

      The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring,knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

What is Primary Year Program (PYP)?

     The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.

What are the Learner Profile?

    The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. IB learners strive to be:

    •Inquirers
    -They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

    •Knowledgeable
    -They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

    •Thinkers
    -They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

    •Communicators
    -They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

    •Principled
    -They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

    •Open-minded
    -They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

    •Caring
    -They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

    •Risk-takers
    -They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

    •Balanced
    -They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

    •Reflective
    -They understand by thinking about ans asking themselves questions about the things they learn and do.

    Developing and demonstrating the attributes of the learner profile provides an important foundation for international-mindedness.

What are the Six Transdisciplinary themes?

    The PYP is a transdisciplinary program organized around six themes of global significance that provides the opportunity to incorporate both and local global issues. Teachers are guided by these six transdisciplinary themes as they design units of inquiry. Each grade level completes a unit of inquiry under each of these six themes during the school year.

    •Who we are:
    an inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

    •Where we are in place and time:
    an inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

    •How we express ourselves:
    an inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

    •How the world works:
    an inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

    •How we organize ourselves:
    an inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

    •Sharing the planet:
    an inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

What are the transdisciplinary Skills?

    The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring,knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

    •Thinking Skills
    -Acquisition of knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation, Dialectical thought, Metacognition

    •Social Skills
    -Accepting responsibility, Respecting others, Cooperating, Resolving conflict, Group decision-making, Adopting a variety of group roles

    •Communication Skills
    -Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Viewing, Presenting, Non-verbal communication

    •Self-Management Skills
    -Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Spatial awareness, Organization, Time management, Safety, Healthy life style. Codes of behavior, Informed choices

    •Research Skills
    -Formulating questions, Observing, Planning, Collecting data, Recording data, Organizing data, Interpreting data. Presenting research findings

School Policies Documentation

     International Baccalaureate (IB) World schools are required to create written policies. The purpose of these documents is to inform teaching and learning in the classroom, to guide the curriculum and to involve families in our goal to educate children in an internationally-minded environment. Please find the following documentation in our Parents Photo Site.

    -Programme of Inquiry

    -Language Policy

    -Assessment Policy

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