What’s in it, back page, calendar, Unity in diversity etc
How does the book work? Why?
Parents info session sept 2012
EC/ES Parent Info Session 2012
The IB Primary Year Programmeat BIS 3 September 2012
Parent Information Session: Aims• Find out general information about curriculum, grade level routines, expectations• Meet the teachers and other parents
Where are we going? VisionAt Bandung International School, it is our vision to be apreeminent school providing world class secular education inthe English language to the children of expatriates and otherswhile maintaining strong links with the Indonesiancommunity. MissionThrough relevant, challenging and engaging programs, weinspire students to become skillful andcourageous, empowering them to participateresponsibly, successfully and with integrity in the globalcommunity.
ValuesWe believe that:• A secular education conducted primarily in the English language best suits the educational needs of expatriate children.• Education is a shared responsibility between parents, students, teachers, and the community.• Diversity enriches our lives and the life of the community.• Individuals have unique needs and always have potential for growth and improvement.• Developing head, heart and hand is necessary to realize one’s potential.• All individuals deserve respect. Hence, BIS will provide employees and students with an environment free from harassment.• Employees must have opportunities for performance growth.• Clear expectations and accountability improve performance.• Responsible citizenship requires open mindedness, global awareness, understanding and action.• Learning is a lifelong process which is nurtured by encouraging inquiry and creativity.• Effective communication promotes understanding, trust and support
EC/ES Handbooks 2012 -13When available, please read through the handbook and share information with your children, domestic helpers, driver etc.Changes – additions to sections about language profiles; ECAsCommunity Code of Conduct; Internationalism
Language Profiles• Language profile template August 2012.docxSection One: Family languages Updates1 Child’s mother tongue/best language (primary language used at home)2 Other language(s) spoken by child3 Mother tongue of mother and of father4 Language(s) used by parents when communicating with each other (most common to least common)5 Language(s) used by mother when communicating with child, and by child when communicating with mother6 Language(s) used by father when communicating with child, or by child when communicating with father
Medical RecordsStudents must be appropriately immunizedagainst diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles.Students are also required to give evidence ofBCG inoculation or tuberculin skin test status.Students who do not submit proof of these maynot be admitted to classes.(Elementary and EC Programme Handbooks)
Homework Diaries/Communication booksAction at home
Further InformationCommunication books/Elementarydiaries, Student-Parent-Teacher conferences;Parent-Teacher conferences; Parentworkshops; Fabulous Friday; Blogs; BISWebsite; Class events; Foundation meetings
What is the PYP?A transdisciplinaryprogramme ofinternational educationdesigned to foster thedevelopment of thewhole child
The PYP is an inquirybased approach thatrevolves around sixtransdisciplinarythemes to explore thenature of humanbeliefs, families, communities and the world.
IBO Mission StatementThe IBO aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caringyoung people who help to create a better and more peacefulworld through intercultural understanding and respect.To this end the IBO works with schools, governments andinternational organisations to develop challengingprogrammes of international education and rigorousassessment.These programmes encourage students across the world tobecome active, compassionate and lifelong learners whounderstand that other people, with their differences, can alsobe right.
BIS Mission StatementThrough relevant, challenging and engagingprogrammes, we inspire students to becomeskillful and courageous, empowering them toparticipate responsibly, successfully and withintegrity in the global community.
InternationalismBandung International School encourages students todevelop as balanced, inquiring individuals empowered to“participate responsibly, successfully and with integrity”in their education through understanding of and actionon global and local issues. This is enhanced by fosteringcultural and linguistic diversity, thinking critically and byvaluing humanity in a spirit of cooperation, respect andtolerance.
We can create a better, morepeaceful world by being an internationally minded person – someone who models the qualities of the IB Learner Profile.LearnerProfileDeveloping the learnerprofile attributes will helpour students participateresponsibly, successfully BALANCEDand with integrity in theglobal community.
The PYP curriculum frameworkThis consists of five essential elements –concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes andaction.The knowledge component is developedthrough inquiries into six transdisciplinarythemes of global significance, supported by sixsubject areas.
When we plan our units, classroom teachers work in collaborative groups. Our units are organised around 6 transdisciplinary themes: Who we are Where we are in place and time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organise ourselves Sharing the planet
Form Function PYP CONCEPTS What is it like? How does it work? Change Causation Connection How is it Why is connected to How is it it like other things? changing? that? Perspective Responsibility Reflection What are What is How do the points of our responsibility? we know? view?Balanced Communicator
Action• Develops the student’s learning – Could be as simple as bringing a book to school to share• May have a wider social impact – Could involve community service – Can show responsibility for others and the environment
Integrating the essential elements in a unit of inquiry• Unit of inquiry overview example (Grade 2)Connections overview.docx
The transdisciplinary programme of inquiry Grade 2 ‘Who we are’ unit:Central idea – Making, developing and maintaining relationships are lifelong skills. (See the Programme of Inquiry)
By demonstrating the Learner Profileand Attitudes we can inspire ourselves and others to make a positive difference in our world.
PYP parent workshops• Run throughout the school year, usually 8.15 – 9.45 in the library• Run in English, Indonesian, Korean and Chinese• Example: Introduction to PYP, Language, Maths, Assessment• Tuesday 11th September 2012 8.15
PYP Evaluation Visit• involves everyone in the school community• ensures that the school is trying to meet all the IB standards, practices and programme requirements• can lead to increased communication within the school• provides an opportunity to reflect honestly on achievements and new initiatives in order to improve the programme
IB Standards and PracticesSection A: Philosophy• Standard AThe school’s educational beliefs and values reflect IB philosophy.Section B: Organization• Standard B1: Leadership and structureThe school’s leadership and administrative structures ensure the implementation of the IBprogramme(s).• Standard B2: Resources and supportThe school’s resources and support structures ensure the implementation of the IBprogramme(s). Section C: Curriculum• Standard C1: Collaborative planningCollaborative planning and reflection supports the implementation of the IB programme(s).• Standard C2: Written curriculumThe school’s written curriculum reflects IB philosophy.• Standard C3: Teaching and learningTeaching and learning reflects IB philosophy.• Standard C4: AssessmentAssessment at the school reflects IB assessment philosophy.
For further information read:• The Primary Years Programme• Towards a continuum of international educationhttp://www.ibo.org/documentlibrary/programmeguidesdocuments/index.cfm• The IB learner profile booklethttp://www.ibo.org/programmes/profile/documents/Learnerprofileguide.pdf Come to the PYP workshop for new parents 11 September 2012 at 8.15 in the library! Email email@example.com