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Sekolah Mutiara Harapan was fully authorized as an IB World School last December 2009 to offer the Primary Years Program in the Junior Kindergarten up to the Grade 6 level. The PYP classes follow the program that integrates the standards of primary education in Indonesia and theInternational Baccalaureate Organization.

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CURRICULUM

What is International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP)?

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) is a curriculum designed for young learners (ages 3-12) in International schools. The IB-PYP offers the only international curriculum for this range of students. Over 1000 schools worldwide are currently involved with this program, which is funded and sponsored by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and lay member schools. IB-PYP member schools are appraised on a regular basis and are required to meet stringent member criteria.

Why will my child learn?

The IB-PYP has designed a transdisciplinary curriculum, which draws the individual disciplines together into a coherent whole while preserving the essence of each subject. Your child will:

1) Develop a deep understanding of important concepts;

2) Conduct research into knowledge, which has local and global significance;

3) Acquire and practice a range of essential skills;

4) Be encouraged to develop positive attitudes towards learning about the environment and other people;

5) Have the opportunity for the environment through responsible action and social service.

What are the PYP peculiarities?
The program’s philosophy is the development of children’s personality with an international perspective. The IB Learner Profile (a model of an ideal student) is the system of personal features necessary for successful self-realization.

The IB Learner Profile

INQUIRER – Developing a child’s natural curiosity. He/She acquires skills for the target and constructive research. He/She likes to study and his/her aspiration for knowledge continues the whole life.

THINKER – He/She takes the intuitive to apply the skills of critical thinking for solving the complex problems.

COMMUNICATOR – He/She receives the information and confidently expresses ideas in more than one language including the language of math symbols.

COURAGEOUS – He/She confidently and independently explores new roles, ideas, and strategies in the unknown situation. He/She stands for ideas that he/she believes in.

KNOWLEDGEABLE – He/She spends a great deal of time in the school studying the global subjects and when exploring he/she gets a lot of information.

PRINCIPLED – He/She is honest and fair. He/She takes responsibility and makes decisions from his/her beliefs.

CARING – He/She feels the needs and feelings of people around and helps them.

OPEN-MINDED – He/She respects the opinions, values, and traditions of other people and cultures, and considers different points of view.

BALANCED – He/She understands the importance of physical and mental equilibrium. He/She can control his/her emotions and behavior.

REFLECTIVE – He/She thinks about his/her education and analyzes constructively the personal weaknesses and strengths.