IB Program

IB - Primary Years Programme

The Choice School is an Authorised World School for DP and a candidate school for PYP and MYP.

SCHOOL MISSION

The Choice School, anchored in knowledge, Character, and Health (KCH), provides a safe, inclusive, holistic, happy learning environment in an evolving, diverse world by equipping the students with scientific temperament and social skills to become global citizens in collaboration with a competent, supportive community.

SCHOOL VISION

At Choice School, we envision a passionate learning community that fosters a growth mindset for every student in a happy, caring and stimulating environment, providing them with equal opportunities to discover and develop aptitude and attitude for learning in an equitable environment that inspires and ignites curiosity, creativity and confidence to transform lives and the world.

SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

At The Choice School, we foster a collaborative learning community that prioritises the wholechild’s development. Our holistic education approach equips our students with the knowledge,skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. By instilling values such asintegrity, responsibility, and empathy, we empower our students to make ethical andcompassionate choices. Our commitment to promoting the health and wellness of our studentsis showcased through a safe and supportive environment that nurtures their physical, mental,and social well-being. Additionally, we encourage our students to embrace diversity, inclusion,and equity in every aspect of their education and daily lives.

About the IB PYP Programme

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) places emphasis on nurturing the holistic development of students as curious individuals, both within the school environment and in the broader world.This program presents a transformative journey for students, educators, and entire school communities, yielding exceptional results by offering an education that is captivating, pertinent, demanding, and meaningful. PYP students are adept at assuming responsibility for their learning, working collaboratively with teachers to enhance comprehension and boost their self-assurance and self-driven initiative. By actively participating in continuous integrated assessments, they evolve into proficient, self-disciplined learners capable of applying constructive feedback to their actions.Guided by six overarching transdisciplinary themes of global importance, students expand their educational horizons by cultivating conceptual insights and enhancing their expertise and abilities across, between, and beyond distinct subject areas.The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program at The Choice School provides students with a fulfilling and comprehensive educational experience. It equips them with essential skills, attributes, and a global perspective vital for success in their journey ahead.

Learn more at https://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/

Transdisciplinary Training

The transdisciplinary themes are:

  • Who we are.
  • Where we are in place and time.
  • How we express ourselves. How the world works.
  • How we organise ourselves.
  • Sharing the planet.

The transdisciplinary themes are incorporated into the curriculum through a combination of subjects, including English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Acquisition, Art and PSPE (Physical, Social, and Personal Education) and additional activities like STEM, gamification and cooking. The curriculum is designed to include activities that are directly linked to the concepts explored in the unit of inquiry. This approach

ensures a comprehensive and interconnected learning experience that addresses key concepts across various disciplines.

Language Aquisition

In IB schools, there is a strong encouragement to provide language and literature courses in multiple languages and to actively support students in developing proficiency in their mother tongues.


The Choice School allows students to choose between French and Hindi as options for language acquisition. This allows students to explore and develop proficiency in a language of their choice, fostering a diverse and inclusive language learning environment.

 

Students engage in learning Malayalam through enjoyable activities such as games and theatre,creating a stress-free and vibrant atmosphere for mastering their mother tongue. This approach makes the learning process more engaging and enhances retention and appreciation for the language

Art

Art education at The Choice School is delivered through a dynamic combination of various creative disciplines, including art, dance, theatre, music, and sculpture. This holistic approach ensures that students have a well-rounded and immersive experience in the world of artistic expression.

Physical, Social, and Personal Education (PSPE)

The curriculum includes activities through which students profoundly understand their strengths, limitations, and challenges. The Physical, Social, and Personal Education (PSPE) component plays a crucial role in promoting active living and fostering an understanding of how individuals interact with other living organisms and the broader world.

 

The Choice School offers a balanced curriculum encompassing various physical activities,including games, track events, swimming, and skating. This diverse approach ensures that students develop physical fitness and acquire essential life skills such as teamwork, resilience,and sportsmanship. By integrating these activities with the overarching concepts in the unit of inquiry, we create a holistic learning environment that nurtures our students’ physical and personal development.

STEM

The Choice School stands out for its emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Students actively participate in hands-on experiences that involve modelling, critical thinking and scientific inquiry. This unique approach enhances their understanding of STEM concepts and fosters a spirit of innovation and curiosity.

Gamification

Online gamification is an innovative approach that harnesses the principles of game design to enhance the learning experience by making it more engaging and enjoyable for students.

 

Gamification encourages collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. It has proven effective in increasing student motivation, participation, and retention of information. This approach aligns with today’s learners’ digital preferences and fosters a positive and dynamic learning environment that prepares students for real-world challenges.

 

The Choice School associates with Accelium, which is at the forefront of developing strategy games that focus on analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, empowering learners to become more effective, methodical, and resilient individuals with higher-order cognitive, social and emotional skills. Accelium offers a dynamic and impactful educational journey by leveraging the engaging world of strategy games.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment within our educational framework is a continuous and collaborative process,encompassing the gathering, analysis, reflection, and action on evidence of student learning to guide effective teaching practices.

This approach involves a partnership between teachers and students, working together to monitor, document, measure, report, and adjust the learning journey. Students actively participate in self-assessment and reflection, incorporating feedback from both peers and teachers to inform their progress and guide their next steps in learning.

Assessment encompasses both the evaluation of learning outcomes and the understanding of the learning process itself. Students are assessed not only on their results but also on their engagement, problem-solving abilities, and critical thinking skills.

Our assessment design is backward and forward-looking, considering past performance and future learning objectives. This comprehensive approach ensures that assessments measure current understanding and guide and inform future educational endeavours.

OPEN MINDEDNESS

Our school’s commitment to fostering open-mindedness is deeply embedded in our educational philosophy. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives and ideas is fundamental to developing well-rounded individuals. Our curriculum is designed to expose students to a wide range of cultural, social, and intellectual experiences, encouraging them to approach challenges with an open and receptive mindset. Beyond academics, our school actively promotes inclusivity, tolerance, and respect for differences, creating a learning environment where students feel empowered to express their opinions and engage in constructive dialogue.Through various programs, discussions, and activities, we aim to instill in our students the value of embracing diversity and cultivating open-minded attitudes that will serve them well in their academic pursuits and beyond.

STUDENT LED CONFERENCE

Student-led conferences (SLC) empower students by allowing them to take ownership of their learning. During these conferences, students articulate how learning occurs, elaborate on their projects, and engage parents in hands-on activities they’ve already mastered in class. This approach fosters a deeper understanding of the educational process and enhances communication between students, parents, and educators.

FACULTY & STAFF

Elevating Education Through Dedicated Teachers!

At Choice Academy, we celebrate our exceptional team of educators who bring both qualifications and dedication to the forefront of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). Our teaching staff takes pride in possessing extensive experience and expertise in their respective fields, guaranteeing a top-tier educational experience for every student.Committed to excellence, our educators consistently participate in ongoing professional development and training by engaging in workshops, seminars, and collaborative learning platforms that enrich their understanding and application of the programme. These programs help educators to be informed about the latest advancements and best practices within the IB PYP curriculum.By leveraging their expertise and staying current with the IB PYP curriculum, our teachers provide comprehensive instruction, personalised guidance, and invaluable insights to our students. This approach fosters academic growth and ensures that each student thrives in their educational journey.

Admissions Open for 2024-2025 Academic Year

Eligibility - Children aged 3 to 11 are eligible for admission in the IB Primary Year Programme at the Choice School.

Continuing the Educational Journey: ADVANCING BEYOND PYP

The IB continuum is divided into 4 stages – Primary Year Programme, Middle Year Programme,Diploma Programme, and Career-related Programme that include four foundational and interrelated elements: International Mindedness, the IB Learner Profile; a broad, balanced,conceptual and connected Curriculum and Approaches to Teaching & Learning (ATL).

The seamless progression following the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Specifically designed as an inclusive and comprehensive whole-school program, the MYP is tailored for students aged 11 to 16 years old. This transitional phase builds upon the foundational skills and knowledge acquired in the PYP, providing students with a framework that is not only academically rigorous but also focuses on their holistic development during the crucial adolescent years. The MYP aims to nurture well-rounded individuals by emphasising academic excellence, personal growth, and a deeper understanding of the world around them.

Learn more at IB MYP at Choice.

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