DON BOSCO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is an International Baccalaureate authorised school for primary years programme (PYP) of IB. Our school is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme (DP) of the IB and our school philosophy is aligned with that of the IBO.
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.
**Mission Statement from the IB
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.
DBIS follows the International Baccalaureate Organizations PYP (Primary Years Programme from grades Jr. Kg to 5 and the Cambridge (CIE) curriculum from grades 6 to 10. We will follow the IB Diploma Programme for grades 11 and 12 for which the school has obtained candidacy.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP)
PYP acknowledges the importance of the traditional disciplines of particular subject domains: language, mathematics, social studies, arts, science and technology, personal, social and physical education. The knowledge and skills that constitute the essence of each of these subject domains are documented in detailed frameworks scope and sequences, which set out the overall expectations for each subject within each age range. The PYP places central importance on English and Mathematics. Other subject areas are often addressed through the units of inquiry.
The PYP is an inquiry-based programme, which encourages students to learn about the world through a process of discovery, open-ended tasks, research and problem solving learning experiences.