IB – PYP
The Primary Years Program spans from Nursery to Year 5 catering to ages 3 to 12 year olds.
Each grade covers six transdisciplinary themes that are set by the International Baccalaureate keeping all aspects of student learning in consideration.
Apart from academics, PYP incorporates concepts, skills, and attitudes and attributes enabling students to become lifelong learners.
Transdisciplinary lesson plans include local and global issues, enhancing student awareness and making them responsible community members.
All teachers in the PYP have received numerous International Baccalaureate (IB) professional development trainings.
Headstart School Kuri Campus is IB-PYP authorised school.
The school believes in establishing a strong parent-school relationship at the heart of which is student learning for which we use various softwares that allow parents to provide frequent feedback.
PYP emphasizes on students’ natural instinct for inquiry. We believe in enhancing experiential learning by allowing students to construct their own learning.
Students are engaged in more meaningful and authentic replications of real life situations.
Teacher’s role is to serve primarily as a resource to student learning and may also be a co-learner with the students as they engage with real world questions.
Headstart takes pride in differentiated lesson plans that have specific alternatives for individuals without assuming that one student’s road map for learning is identical to anyone else’s.
Although the teaching is transdisciplinary, the subjects that we offer are:
Personal and Social Physical Education
Unit of Inquiry
History, Geography, Science, Social Studies, and Economics are taught in complete connection to the Unit of Inquiry
We offer a strong reading program which provides comprehensive leveled reading resources for students and develops their foundational language skills.
Academic and Behavioral Intervention Support – ABIS
Headstart PYP is a school that believes in inclusion by providing professionally trained therapists for children with learning differences.
The ABIS program offers three levels of support, namely; full time shadow support, pull out sessions, and remedial/adaptive plans based on the students’ needs.
An Individual Educational Plan is developed and implemented for each student in their classrooms.
All the ABIS therapists are Registered Behavioral Technicians – BACB (www.bacb.com) and Certified Play Therapists – Sonrise Program – U.S.
The school lays strong emphasis on maintaining global ratio of typical and atyplical children in the mainstream classroom which is 2:12