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Podar - ORT International School

About IB PYP

What is the International Baccalaureate?
International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit foundation that offers three high-quality programmes of international education for students aged between 3 to 19 years. These programmes share a common vision to encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners. The three programmes offered are the Primary Years, Middle Years & Diploma Programme. Podar - ORT International School is a Candidate school for the IB Primary Years Programme and the school will only be offering IB PYP.

What is the PYP?
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12.
It prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

What the PYP offers students
By choosing to implement the PYP, schools will develop students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.
The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them.

How the PYP works
The International Baccalaureate ® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes around which learning is planned.

These are:

1. Who we are.
2. Where we are in place and time.
3. How we express ourselves.
4. How the world works.
5. How we organize ourselves.
6. Sharing the planet.

These themes are selected for their relevance to the real world. They are described as transdisciplinary because they focus on issues that go across subject areas.

Source : www.ibo.org