The IB PYP for students aged 3 to 11 years is an international programme designed to foster the development of the whole student encompassing social, physical emotional and cultural needs as well as academic welfare.
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.
The PYP is driven by concept acquisition and is inquiry-based. The body of knowledge studied has both local and global significance.
The essential skills developed are: the ability to conduct research, communicate effectively, function successfully in different social contexts, manage health and life and to think critically and creatively. Positive attitudes such as tolerance, respect and responsibility are fostered. Opportunities for meaningful action and social service are provided.
Six trans-disciplinary themes provide the framework for units of inquiry at each grade level and these form the school’s Programme of Inquiry.
Juanita Bromley has been part of the ISZN learning community for the past 10 years. In that time, she has taught a wide range of age groups in a variety of settings here at ISZN. As our PYP Coordinator Juanita, now works together with the IB and the staff, students and parents to oversee the running and implementation of the Primary Years Programme and ensure continuity across all grades. She collaborates with the teaching team to promote innovation in education and to equip our students with the diverse skill set needed to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.
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