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IB PYP AND MYP

Key Features of IB Curriculum @ Harvest

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.

Harvest International School aims to take learning beyond classrooms and prepare future ready individuals and is  completely aligned in principles and practice with the IB mission.

IB Learner Profile

Harvest international school values these 10 attributes represented by the IB Learner Profile. These attributes  not only guide students’ academic pursuits but also shape their character and behavior as responsible global citizens

Inquirers

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

Open - Minded​

We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

Knowledgeble​

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Caring

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

Thinkers​

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

Principles

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Risk Takers​

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination. We work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Balanced​

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives intellectual, physical, and emotional to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Reflective

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in  order to support our learning and personal development.

Primary Years Programme

The IB Primary Years Programme is designed for students aged 6 - 11 years.

The PYP @ Harvest offers courses for

  1. Language -English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Sciences
  4. Arts
  5. Social studies
  6. Language Acquisition ( Hindi/ French / Kannada)
  7. Physical Social and Personal Education

Key Features of the PYP

The final year of the IB Primary Years Programme culminates in an exhibition that provides students an opportunity to  explore, document, and share their understanding of a local or global  issue of personal significance.

The exhibition aims to engage students in an in-depth, collaborative inquiry to showcase and reflect on their PYP education. It is a platform to explore multiple perspectives, demonstrate the attributes of the IB Learner profile and build up on their ATL Skills while they synthesise and apply their PYP learning in real life contexts.The exhibition is also a celebration of their transition to the Middle Years Programme.

A Student-Led Conference (SLC) in the PYP programme refers to a conference where students take an active role in leading and presenting their academic progress, achievements, and goals to their parents, teachers, or guardians.

This practice aligns with the learner-centered philosophy of the IB program, which aims to empower students to take ownership of their education and personal development.The SLC promotes holistic development and prepares students for a lifelong love of learning. It emphasizes collaboration, critical thinking, and self-awareness while also involving all stakeholders in the educational process.

Middle Years Programme

The IB Middle Years Programme is designed for students aged 11 - 16 years.

The MYP @ Harvest offers courses for

MYP 1 to MYP 3 ( Grade 6 to Grade 8)
The IB Middle Years Programme @ Harvest offers subjects from 8 subject groups.

Apart from these, the students also engage in Service As Action activities and one interdisciplinary understanding unit in every year of the eMYP 

MYP 4 to MYP 5 ( Grade 9 to Grade 10)
Students have the flexibility to choose subjects from 6 groups

Students also engage in a Personal Project in Grade 10 besides the Service as Action initiatives and one interdisciplinary understanding unit in every year of the  MYP.

At the end of MYP Year 5, students have an option to appear for eAssessment, which shall be a mandate at Harvest International School.

Key Features of the MYP

Projects

Service as Action

An essential component of the learning process in the MYP that builds upon the action initiated in PYP. Service as Action leads toward a set of developmentally appropriate outcomes and involves activities beyond doing for others to engaging with others to show a commitment towards a better community and a better world.

eAssessment

A combination of on-screen assessment and coursework for students of MYP 5, which is an external verification of students’ achievement.

Assessments in MYP

  1. Continuous and Criterion based assessment.
  2. IB validated eAssessment – In grade 10 of the program, MYP eAssessment provides IB validated grades
    based on examination and coursework (ePortfolios).
  3. The personal project in Grade 10 provides an excellent opportunity for students to produce a creative and
    truly personal product / outcome to demonstrate consolidation of their learning in the MYP.

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