EtonHouse International School Orchard now an IB PYP Candidate School

7 Sep 2018


EtonHouse International School Orchard is officially a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme! This means the school is on its way to becoming a fully authorized PYP school.  The entire process from a school first deciding to offer the PYP programme, applying for Candidacy and working towards full authorization usually takes between 2 and 3 years.  At EtonHouse Orchard, we look forward to continuing this exciting journey as we feel inquiry and the programme’s concept driven curriculum will best prepare our international student body for a successful future in an ever-changing world.

As a community of life-long learners and educators, the PYP’s concept driven, inquiry-based approach provides students with the tools and strategies to become successful global citizens. Its focus is on developing balanced, knowledgeable and well-rounded students prepares them for the 22nd century.

The focus of the PYP framework is aligned with EtonHouse’s mission and vision: Shaping the future through education, and developing confident and capable global citizens. Our primary and senior management teams have been working tirelessly on how best to implement the Primary Years Programme from Years 1 to  Year 6.

PYP Coordinator, Greg Hattle said: “Gaining Candidacy status is a positive step towards fulfilling our mission and vision. Over the next academic year, we will continue our PYP journey,  developing our programme even further to meet the needs of our growing student body. With this good news, our journey to becoming a fully authorised PYP school now seems so much closer.”

EtonHouse International School Orchard is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
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**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

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