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At the heart of the programme’s philosophy is a commitment to structured, purposeful inquiry as the leading vehicle for learning.

The program of inquiry is the school’s framework for the PYP. It is based on six organizing themes that provide the structure for the exploration of knowledge. Students explore subject disciplines through these questions and are challenged to engage in important ideas.

The PYP framework consists of six transdisciplinary themes, each of which are addressed at each grade level once a year.

  1. Who We Are: An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
  2. Where We Are in Place and Time: An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
  3. How We Express Ourselves: An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic
  4. How the World Works: An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
  5. How We Organize Ourselves: An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
  6. Sharing the Planet: An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) written curriculum incorporates five essential elements of learning: understanding of concepts, the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, the development of positive attitudes and the opportunity for positive actions.  The IB identifies a body of knowledge for all students in six subject areas: language, social studies, mathematics, arts, science and technology, and personal, social and physical education, all meet the IB PYP strands and BRITISH standards of learning.

General regulations: Primary Years Programme
Rules for IB World Schools – Primary Years Programme

find more about PYP, visit the IB website: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/

KIS Primary is a warm, vibrant and welcoming school, where learning is at the heart of everything we do.

We are committed to providing a safe, secure and happy environment where our students, from around sixty nationalities, come together to learn in an atmosphere of mutual respect and international mindedness.

Our Golden Rule says it all- “We treat others the way we would like to be treated”

Our curriculum, derived from the CAMBRIDGE BRITISTH and the IBO Learner Profile, current research and best practices from around the world, supports our aim of helping children to develop holistically, to become life-long learners and to grow socially, emotionally, physically, morally, creatively and academically.  In addition, we actively encourage all our students to develop and recognise these four key attributes, vital for success in life: resilience, reciprocity, resourcefulness and reflectiveness

We cater for a wide range of student needs and our Student Support Service Teams provide effective assistance to students newly learning English as a Second Language (ESL), students with Specific Learning Difficulties and those with social and emotional needs.

The Primary School is also fully committed to establishing positive and effective home-school partnerships. We actively encourage and expect all our parents to participate not only in their own child’s education but also in the wider life of the school. For those with time available, there is a strong parent volunteer programme providing valuable support for teachers in class and beyond. There is also a rich calendar of extracurricular community events, and information evenings to which parents are warmly welcomed.

A child’s time in Primary School is very special, whether they are taking their first steps away from mum and dad or preparing to move onto their next phase of education in the Upper Secondary Section or in other schools around the world. We are proud of our commitment to making their experience during their time with us rewarding and positive

The Nursery is the first experience many children have of a school setting.

Our school will provide your child with safe and engaging environment; trust in themselves, confidence in their skills and abilities and independence.

KIS provides many educational activities to keep your kids engaged. Our activities will challenge and develop your child’s creativity, imagination, thinking skills, and social skills. Game in early childhood is the best foundation for success in school. It develops all necessary learning skills.

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