Principal's remarks of IB-PYP Programme

Miles Zhang
Miles Zhang

Vice-Principal of IB Division
IB – PYP Principal and PYP Coordinator
Senior Teacher
National Teacher Competition – First Place

IB education is fascinating. Its mission statement highlights global values. Concept-driven, inquiry-based courses provide students with a broad space for exploration. The IB Learning Community allows all members to dialogue, collaborate, and become lifelong learners. With its rapid development in the world, I firmly believe that IB education will benefit more and more young learners from all over the world.

IB-PYP Programme

PYP

Authorized by the IB, Chengdu Meishi International School is an IB World School offering the IB continuum of PYP, MYP and DP. Chengdu Meishi International School is the only school that offers all three IB Programmes in southwestern China.

An introduction to our school at IB official website: www.IBO.ORG/EN/SCHOOL/003888

What is the PYP?

The PYP is the abbreviation of the Primary Years Program. It is a globally recognized program to develop young children into caring and active life-long learners.

The PYP is designed for students aged 3-12. The goal is to develop an understanding of important concepts, positive attitudes, key basic knowledge and skills, and form responsible action. The purpose is to cultivate knowledgeable and caring young people with analytical skills and empathy, in order to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The PYP encourages students to become lifelong learners, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and respectful of differences.

Six transdisciplinary themes of the PYP curriculum

The PYP curriculum framework is uniquely adaptable to state and national standards. Guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, students deepen their learning by developing their conceptual understanding; strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas.
Who We Are?
Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human
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Where We Are in Place and Time?
Inquiry into orientation in place and time, personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
How We Express Ourselves?
Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity, our appreciation of the aesthetics
How the world works?
Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
How we organize ourselves?
Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
Sharing the planet:
Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolutions.

IB Division Team