Academics

Programmes - IB PYP

The Primary School

IB Primary Years Programme

Introduction

The early years of the Primary school, between the ages 3 to 6 are considered as the foundational years to mould and nurture a child’s development . MIT Pune’s Vishwashanti Gurukul international school is amongst the top-ranked PYP schools in Pune –India , which provides a secure, stimulating and supportive environment for children where learning takes place and creative expression is encouraged. The main aim is to strengthen self-confidence, develop a happy and a positive learning attitude, inculcate good habits for healthy and quality life, inspire creativity and individuality, encourage learning through play , foster natural curiosity by exploring and discovering through structured practices.

The later years of the Primary School focuses on the heart as well as the mind and addresses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as academic requirements. The assessment practices ensure for an effective feedback system and monitors the child’s learning abilities and achievements. The inquiry approach and the teaching – learning practices are designed to strengthen the subject specific skills and conceptual understandings.


International perspective

Being among the top PYP Schools in Pune, Vishwashanti Gurukul’s Primary international School, Pune –India, provides opportunities to its students with an appreciation of the perspectives of people from other cultures, regions and nations. To experience the learning through different units of inquiry, resources are collated from various fields /walks of life and the students are encouraged to identify the solutions for issues through multiple perspectives and experiences. In addition, all students have the opportunity to study a second language from Grade 1 and a foreign language from Grade 3 .Children learn to communicate in another language and also gain an understanding of the culture in which the language is spoken.

We follow an inquiry-based curriculum and provide students with a strong foundation of essential knowledge, skills and aptitude. Between ages 3-12, the children become physically fit, mentally alert, spiritually evoked, intellectually capable and are ready to face the future.


Curriculum Delivery

The school has dedicated, highly qualified and experienced teachers for the Primary international School Programme. Most of the teachers have been trained at the PYP workshops all over Asia Pacific region, arranged by the International Baccalaureate Organization. These teachers are well-equipped to impart knowledge and enhance skills by encouraging students to be enquirers rather than silent /passive learners. The teachers play the role of a facilitator imparting the required conceptual understandings, creating the student centric learning environments.

As the top PYP School in Maharashtra, Vishwashanti Gurukul is an authorized school for the Primary Years Programme, implementing the same since the last 11 years. All IB schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to offer a high quality and challenging international education and which Gurukul believes is important for its students.

Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as IB World Schools . Vishwashanti Gurukul is an authorized IB World School , it is IB continuum school which offers all three programmes

To learn more about the IB PYP, use the link below
https://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme