HJIS

IB PYP at HJIS

HJIS is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy — a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) at HJIS nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts. PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in and beyond classroom.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

At HJIS, the IB PYP:

  • addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being
  • provides a learner-centred framework
  • encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning
  • supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it
  • helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish
  • provides students with opportunities to work both collaboratively and independently
  • encourages international-mindedness through deep inquiry into both local and global perspectives

Transdisciplinary education is learning that has relevance across subject areas and that reaches beyond the boundaries of the subject areas to connect to what is real in the world.