My name is Jacqueline Harmer, I am the new PYP co ordinator at Kennedy. I have been working in Mexico as a PYP co ordinator for 4 years. The purpose of this evening’s presentation is to explain a little about PYP, there will be other opportunities during the year for more detailed sessions.
Kennedy School Implementing the Primary Years Programme Monday 29 th September 2008
What is the International Baccalaureate Organisation?
The IBO is a nonprofit educational foundation, based in Geneva, founded in 1968.
The purpose was to produce a common international curriculum and to develop international-mindedness.
There are 2,390 IB World Schools in 129 countries, 470 of which are PYP schools.
The IBO provides professional development opportunities and an extensive support network.
The International Baccalaureate Organization 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 IBO 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.
PYP includes all student activities, academic and non academic for which the school takes responsibility.
It is for pupils aged 3-12.
It is a transdisciplinary programme of international education that focuses developing the whole child, encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development through concept driven inquiry.
It combines the best research & practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge & experience from international schools to create a relevant and engaging educational framework.