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IB -PYP at SICAS DHA

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) balances the acquisition of significant and relevant knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of personal, positive attitudes and the capacity to take responsible actions.

SICAS DHA is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. 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. The PYP at SICAS DHA focuses on the holistic development of the child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. Our campus ethos and enriched learning environment helps in inculcating IB Learner Profile attributes in our students.


 The PYP:
  • addresses students’ academic needs and their social and emotional well-being

  • encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning

  • supports students’ effort to gain understanding of the world and to function effectively within it

  • helps students to establish personal values as a foundation on which international-mindedness will flourish.

The written curriculum, outlined below, is made up of five essential elements and details what students will learn.

Essential elements in the PYP
The five essential elements of the PYP are:

  • knowledge, which is both disciplinary, represented by traditional subject areas (language, maths, science, social studies, arts, PSPE) and transdisciplinary

  • concepts, which students explore through structured inquiry in order to develop coherent, in-depth understanding, and which have relevance both within and beyond subject areas

  • skills, which are the broad capabilities students develop and apply during learning and in life beyond the classroom

  • attitudes, which contribute to international-mindedness and the wellbeing of individuals and learning communities,  and connect directly to the IB learner profile

  • action, which is an expectation in the PYP that successful inquiry leads to responsible, thoughtful and appropriate action.