Making Global Connections

This past week I have been reflecting on my practice through the lens of our Principles of Learning and find connections with Jay McTighe‘s article: “Three Lessons for Teachers from Grant Wiggins” Common Understanding of Learning  At ISM, we understand that learning is a lifelong, ongoing process. Learners develop understanding…

Ab Schola Ad Mundum

AKA Global Connections From the school to the world ISM logo includes a latin motto: Ab Schola Ad Mundum, from the school to the world, this highlights ISM’s dedication to the IB Learner Profile and Internationalism. Creating opportinities for our students to make local and global connections is a key…

The Role of Home Learning

Rationale Our aim is for the students to ‘reach their fullest potential intellectually, socially, and physically’. Educating the whole student is central to this philosophy. After the school day, many students are involved in sports teams, music lessons, or first language learning – all of which help in developing the…

The Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The   International   Baccalaureate   Primary   Years   Programme   (IB-PYP)   has   been specifically designed for students aged 3 – 11 years. This internationally recognized programme provides students with the opportunity to learn and explore through the use of inquiry, promoting an academically challenging curriculum which fosters international mindedness, making it the ideal curriculum…

Programme of Inquiry

The Programme of Inquiry is our curriculum framework. There are six transdisciplinary themes taught across the year.  The timeline below illustrates when each grade level will engage in the transdisciplinary themes, along with the relevant central idea.  All grade levels are investigating their Who We Are unit as a year-long…

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