New World Private School has become a candidate school* for the "IB" Primary Years Programme. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that New World Private School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: The Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
Primary Years Program - Grades KG1 – Grade 3
Preparing students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning
For children at Primary level we offer the first step in the International Baccalaureate educational program. This is the Primary Years Program, designed to give our young people the best start possible in their educational careers.
The International Baccalaureate is a globally recognized qualification that prepares students up to university level. It aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The philosophy behind the IB Primary Years Program is to encourage students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
NWPS has worked with the IB organization to develop a challenging program of education and assessment at a level suitable for younger children.
Designed for students aged 3 to 12, it focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
At NWPS we regard this as the best preparation for students planning to engage in the IB Middle Years Program. It is designed to equip them for a dynamic college-career path and a good quality of life.
We follow the IB framework that is guided by six trans-disciplinary themes, using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as trans-disciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.
The subject areas of the PYP are language, social studies, mathematics, science and technology, arts and personal, social and physical education. Students are also required to learn a second language during the programme.
Assessment is carried out by teachers according to strategies provided by the IB, and with respect to guidelines to what the students should learn specified in the curriculum model.
What is an IB education?
The IB continuum of international education for 3 to 19 year olds is unique because of its academic and personal rigor. It challenges students to excel in their studies and in their personal growth. At NWPS we aim to inspire a quest for learning throughout life that is marked by enthusiasm and empathy.
NWPS has chosen to offer the IB PYP to begin the development of well-rounded students with character who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.
An IB education focuses on learners and the learning process that puts the student at the center of the educational process.
The International Baccalaureate:
Why should I choose the IB for my child?
The IB is intended to create well-rounded individuals with an enquiring mind. It goes beyond simple learning, aiming to create knowledgeable, balanced thinkers and good communicators. An IB educated child will be encouraged to become principled, open-minded, caring risk-takers, with a balanced and reflective view of the world. At NWPS we believe these attributes go beyond intellectual development and academic success, creating the leaders of tomorrow.
For further information about the IB and its programs, visit http://www.ibo.org