HAILIANG FOREIGN LANGUAGE SCHOOL—SPECIFIC DEPARTMENTS
Hailiang Foreign Language School International College
HFLS INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP)
INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PRINCIPAL: AARON YAO
DEPARTMENT VICE-PRINCIPAL: BELINDA ZHAO
PYP Coordinator: Esther Yu
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. The PYP transdisciplinary framework focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both at school and beyond. Informed by research into how students learn, how educators teach, and the principles and practice of effective assessment, the programme places a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.
WHAT THE PYP OFFERS STUDENTS
By choosing to implement the PYP, Hailiang Foreign Language School’s International College develops students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.
The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. The themes include ‘who we are’, ‘where we are in place and time’ and ‘how the world works’.
The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
In promoting this aim, the programme is committed to developing the attributes of the IB learner profile among its students.
Hailiang Foreign Language School is a candidate school** for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme & Diploma Programme and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
**Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org