HIS is an authorized IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP).

HIS is a Candidate School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School for MYP. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging international education that HIS believes is important for our students.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.

WHAT IS THE IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP)?

The program is designed for students from 3- 12 years. It focuses on the development of the child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects’ areas, as well as trans-disciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry, concepts, the Learner Profile attributes, essential learning skills, action and reflection. They are encouraged to ask questions, develop research skills, and engage in hands-on, experiential learning.

Key concepts help students develop a deep conceptual understanding of subject matter. Students are encouraged to take action based on their learning and make a positive difference in their own lives and in the world around them. Reflection plays a crucial role in students’ learning experiences by promoting metacognition, allowing students to recognize their strengths and areas for improvement, helping students set meaningful goals for their learning and facilitating emotional and personal development which creates room for students to develop resilience, and self-regulated skills and a growth mindset.

WHAT IS THE IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME (MYP)?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an educational framework designed for students aged 12 to 17 (Years 7 to 11). It aims to provide a holistic education that fosters intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. It incorporates interdisciplinary learning, encouraging students to make connections between subject areas while exploring complex global issues, thereby promoting inquiry-based learning which allows students to develop into lifelong learners.

Central to the MYP curriculum is the concept of international-mindedness, the development of Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills, and the Learner Profile attributes.

Assessment in the MYP is criterion-referenced, meaning students are evaluated based on predetermined criteria rather than being ranked against their peers. The MYP also requires students to complete a community and personal project, which allows them to explore an area of interest in depth and demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired throughout the program.

Overall, the IB Middle Years Programme aims to provide students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for further studies in the IB Diploma Programme or other educational pathways. It promotes international-mindedness, intercultural understanding, and the development of skills necessary for success in all facets of life.