Primary Years Program
International Baccalaurette PYP
The International Section of the German Embassy School Tehran is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programs , KG1 to 5, and pursuing authorization as an IB World School by June 2018. 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 programs of international education that share a powerful vision.
The IBO Primary Years Program uses six transdisciplinary themes as the headings under which children’s learning is planned. These themes are designed to be broad enough for any age child and suitable for any international setting. KG1-2 classes are only expected to cover 4 of the six areas during each year, whereas KG3-Class 5 will cover all six areas.
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
The six transdisciplinary themes help teachers to develop a Program of Inquiry. These inquiries are investigations into important ideas. Although the inquiry is planned by the teacher, children are expected to have input into the direction of the inquiry. All learning is usually through practical, hands on activities which are fun and challenging for the children. Each unit of inquiry or area of learning will usually last for several weeks and some may be revisited at different times of the year. If you are interested in our program of inquiry you will find all the details under POI.
For further information about the IB and its programs, visit www.ibo.org