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PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP)

Welcome to the Primary School of Green Land International School
The primary School is divided into two schools (English & French):

  • Green Land International School
  • Ecole Internationale du Pré Vert

 

There is a comprehensive programme of lessons, which is enhanced by many related activities involving library studies, videos, information technology and trips. Grade teachers play a central role in ensuring the well being of the pupils in their charge.

Subjects studied include: French, English, Arabic, Mathematics, Sciences, Physical Education (PE), History & Geography, Information Technology (IT), Music, Arts, and Drama.

The School’s staff comprises of qualified teachers from different countries who are all committed to the philosophy of GPIS.

The International Baccalaureate Organization’s ‘Primary Years Programme’ (PYP) is implemented at GPIS. It is designed for students between 3-12 years old.


At the primary school of GPIS the PYP of the International Baccalaureate is implemented. It is designed for students between 3-12 years old.

Inquiry based: Our teaching methods constitute a collection of various types of methods, that are student centred and are based on students’ interests.

Transdiciplinary programme All disciplines in GPIS are taught through transdisciplinary themes in order to help children to make connections with the real life, to facilitate their understanding and promote their interest.
The aim of this programme is to nurture citizens of the world to become:
  • Inquirers
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Risk-takers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Principled
  • Caring
  • Open minded
  • Well balanced
  • Reflective
Curriculum At the heart of the programme’s philosophy is a commitment to structured, purposeful inquiry as the leading vehicle for learning.»Six transdisciplinary themes of global significance provide the framework for exploration and study:»»* who we are?* where we are in place and time?* how we express ourselves?* how the world works?* how we organize ourselves?* sharing the planet.?»Teachers are guided by these six transdisciplinary themes as they design units of inquiry that both transcend and articulate conventional subject boundaries.»The programme can be illustrated by a hexagon with the six transdisciplinary themes surrounding six subject areas.

PYP

 

Five essential elements

The five essential elements - concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes, action, are incorporated into this framework, so that students are given the opportunity to:

  • Gain knowledge that is relevant and of global significance.
  • Develop an understanding of concepts, which allows them to make connections throughout their learning.
  • Acquire transdisciplinary and disciplinary skills.
  • Develop attitudes that will lead to international-mindedness.
  • Take action as a consequence of their learning. »Curriculum model»The curriculum is expressed in three interrelated ways:
  • The written curriculum—what do we want to learn?
  • The taught curriculum—how best will we learn?
  • The assessed curriculum—how will we know what we have learned?

Under certain conditions, schools may deliver the programme in any language, although the IB provides services in:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

 

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