What is IB?

What is IB?

IB Mission Statement: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.  IB -EDUCATION FOR A BETTER WORLD

Why it works

There are many reasons why this program provides the foundations for an outstanding
education for all of our students:

  • It is a transdisciplinary program of international education designed to foster the development of the whole child.
  • It focuses on the total growth ofthe developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.
  • It draws on research and best practices from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework for all children.
  •  It is recognized world-wide and allows for easy transition to other IB schools for internationally families.

IB Learners strive to be

Inquirers
They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to
conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively
enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their
lives.

Knowledgeable
They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global
significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop
understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively
to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical
decisions.

Communicators
They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in
more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work
effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Principled
They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice
and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They
take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany
them.

Open-minded
They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and
are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and
communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of
view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring
They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of
others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive
difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Risk-takers
They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and
forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas
and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Balanced
They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance
to achieve personal wellbeing for themselves and others.

Reflective
They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They
are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to
support their learning and personal development.