All About the IB PYP

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 organization works with schools, governments and international organizations 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.

Learner Profiles A broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.Each of the IB's programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.

AttitudesDispositions which are expressions of fundamental values, beliefs, and feeling about learning, the environment, and people.

Key ConceptsPowerful ideas that have relevance within and across the disciplines and which students must explore and re-explore in order to develop understanding.

Transdisciplinary ThemesSignificant, relevant, subject matter that we wish students to explore and know about.

Transdisciplinary SkillsThose things the students need to be able to do in order to succeed in a challenging world

Kath Murdoch's Inquiry CycleHow our inquiries are scaffolded. 

Action CycleDemonstrations of deeper learning in responsible behavior through positive action and service; a manifestation in practice on the other essential elements.

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