IB Information

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    Our 6 IB Units of Study are:
    - How We Organize Ourselves
    - Who We Are
    - Where We Are In Place and Time
    - How the World Works
    - Sharing the Planet
    - How We Express Ourselves
     
     
                                                                                IB Learner Profile

    The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The attributes of the profile express the values inherent to the IB continuum of international education: these are values that should infuse all elements of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the culture of all IB World Schools. The IB learner profile is an embodiment of what the IB means by "international-mindedness".

    Inquirers
    Their natural curiosity has been nurtured and they actively enjoy learning
    Thinkers
    They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively for solving complex problems
    Communicators
    They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language
    Risk-takers
    They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence to explore new ideas
    Knowledgeable
    They have explored themes that have global significance and have acquired a critical mass of knowledge
    Principled
    They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning and have acquired integrity, honesty and a sense of justice
    Caring
    They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others, and have a sense of personal commitment to helping others
    Open-minded
    They respect the values of other individuals and cultures and seek to consider a range of points of view
    Well-balanced
    They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being
    Reflective
    They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning by constructively analyzing their personal strengths and weaknesses
                                                                                              IB-PYP Attitudes

    The IB-PYP Attitudes are a vital focus in the development of positive attitudes towards people, the environment, and learning. These are the day to day attitudes we use: appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance. These IB-PYP Attitudes are meant to be an explicit part of daily learning, modeled by both students and staff. These are woven into daily school life— the classroom, the cafeteria, at recess, etc. Students also reflect on the attitudes during learning experiences and assessments. When reinforced at home (or when reinforcing the positive attitudes that students learn at home, church and other places), these attitudes become second nature for children.”
    Appreciation
    They appreciate the wonder and beauty of the world and it's people
    Commitment
    Being committed to their learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility
    Confidence
    Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, apply what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices
    Cooperation
    Cooperating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands
    Creativity
    Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas
    Curiosity
    Being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures
    Empathy
    Imaginatively projecting themselves into another's situation, in order to understand thoughts, reasoning and emotions
    Enthusiasm
    Enjoying learning
    Independence
    Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgements based on reasonable principles and being able to defend their judgments
    Integrity
    Having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty
    Respect
    Respecting themselves, others and the world around them
    Tolerance
    Feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being respectful to the needs of others