Educating Global Citizens
We believe that the“Global Citizens” of tomorrow will need more than just English communication skills. We will equip our students with the essential skill set to enable a lifetime of success in international society.
- Strong academic skills
- Communication skills in both Japanese and English
- Understanding and respect for other cultures
- Information handling skills
Essential lifetime skills through a distinctive education
- Caring & Responsible
- Inquirer & Knowledgeable
- Balanced & Courageous
- Open Minded
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Distinctive Educational Activities
English Immersion Education
● 50~60% of instruction is in English
● Japanese and English Homeroom Teachers in each class
● English language instruction in level based groups
Implementing IB Primary Years Programme
● We implement the IB Primary Years Programme and are trying to become a certified school.
● Students are engaging in 6 big themes throughout the year.
● PYP helps students to have a deep understanding of the world around us.
Enhancing Language Activities for both English and Japanese
● Develop own thinking, ideas and impressions
● Develop effective listening and speaking skills
● Develop a variety of communication and presentation skills
Develop Global Understanding
● Develop awareness for Japanese identity and culture
● Develop multicultural awareness through interaction with teachers from international backgrounds
● Experience a second foreign language from Grade 3
Enhance Information Handling Activities
● Develop information handling skills through guided activities
● Study ICT as a subject from Grade 3
● Learn how to use ICT devices and basic programming skills
PYP in Primary School
Students develop many important skills through Inquiry Based Learning (IBL).
IBL is a learning method in which learners are actively involved in problem solving and present the results in a form of presentation or production of works. Through this learning, learners can acquire various skills such as problem setting, research, analysis, integration and expression.
Outcomes of Inquiry Based Learning
- Nurture student passions and talents.
- Empower student voice and honor student choice.
- Increase motivation and engagement.
- Foster curiosity and a love of learning.
- Teach courage, perseverance, growth mindset, and self-regulation.
- Make research meaningful and develop research skills.
- Deepen understanding to go beyond facts and content.
- Fortify the importance of asking good questions.
- Enable students to take responsibility for their own learning.
- Solve the problems of tomorrow in the classrooms of today.
6 Inquiry Themes in a Year
Learners develop essential skills and knowledge through PYP's six transdisciplinary units as well as the disciplinary areas.
Who We Are
An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health, human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
Where We Are in the Place and Time
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 civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
How We Express Ourselves
An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
How the World Works
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between 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.
How We Organize Ourselves
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
Sharing the Planet
An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
More about PYP
Have a look at the documents below and visit IB PYP to learn more about PYP.