International Baccalaureate: Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Chettinad Sarvalokaa Education is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to offer students the Primary Years Programme.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP), focuses on the development of the whole child, not only inside the classroom but also in the world outside, through other environments where children learn. It offers a framework that meets children's several needs: academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural.
PYP is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning, rather than a curriculum. Traditional academic subjects are part of the programme, but it emphasizes the interrelatedness of knowledge and skills through a trans-disciplinary programme of inquiry.
In addition to the core learning areas of Maths, Science & Technology, English and Social Studies, students are offered a diverse range of active and creative learning opportunities such as French Language, Indian Languages (Tamil & Hindi), Visual & Performance Arts, Music, and Personal, Social & Physical Education.
The IB Learner Profile
Chettinad Sarvalokaa Education believes that effective education does more than produce good test scores. It produces students that display specific traits and skills that truly prepare them for an increasingly complex and unpredictable world.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile is a set of such traits that IB Programmes aim to develop that we believe are embodied in an internationally-minded human being. The following traits help teachers and students to establish goals, plan Units of Inquiry, and assess performance:
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives - intellectual, physical, and emotional - to achieve well-being for others and ourselves. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.