Lady Andal School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students aged three to twelve years. The PYP focuses on the development of the child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the world outside. The PYP is a transformative experience for the students, teachers and the whole school community. The programme at Lady Andal School is aimed for students from EYP I – PYP V.
Our curriculum focuses on connecting abstract concepts to the real world. Theoretical proficiency is scaffolded with practical exercises to gain experiential learning, which often supplemented with reflection time for self-evaluation. Such an educational approach enables students to make connections between subjects and help transfer their contextual knowledge in their day to day lives making learning fun, effective, and exciting.
Whilst inquiry is a pedagogical approach, we are committed to develop agency in students which will empower them to co-construct and self-adjust their learning experiences, build self-efficacy, a greater sense of ownership and contribute to their social, emotional and cognitive growth. The learning community plays a vital role in supporting and nurturing student agency in the PYP.
At Lady Andal School, we do not compartmentalize learning by subjects, but rather explore content within the context of inquiry. Our students understand the interconnectedness of subject areas through exploring concepts, ideas, and issues of local and global significance. In doing so, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
The PYP is underpinned by the six transdisciplinary themes. These themes are globally significant and support the issues that have meaning for and important to, all of us.
An inquiry into the of the self; beliefs and values; personal, mental, social and spiritual health;
human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilization, form local and global perspectives.
An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feeling, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction betwen the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and functions of organisation; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.