curriculum

The IB Mission Statement and PYP Model

International Baccalaureate Mission Statement

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP World School Rivercrest embraces the 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.

To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

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.

The Primary Years Programme Model

The PYP 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 subject areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.

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PYP Concepts PYP Transdisciplinary Skills PYP Attitudes
Form
Thinking Skills
Appreciation
Function
Communication Skills
Confidence
Change
Research Skills
Commitment
Causation
Self-Management Skills
Creativity
Connection
Social Skills
Co-operation
Perspective

Curiosity
Reflection

Enthusiasm


Empathy


Independence


Integrity


Respect


Tolerance

 

 

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