The Launch of the Enhanced PYP
Read about the new Enhancements to the PYP framework and how we explored some of the big changes during our PYP Coffee Morning.
Good things come to those who wait!
For the past six years, the International Baccalaureate has been reviewing the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The process, as you can see from the image below, started in 2012 and resulted in the official launch of the Enhanced PYP on the 50th Birthday of the IB a couple of weeks ago.
At Seisen we have been anxiously awaiting the final publications and have already started to review and develop our own practices as a result. You can see the excitement of all teachers as we celebrated the launch with a chocolate cake!
This morning we invited parents to join us at our first PYP Coffee Morning of the year, where we unpacked the three main areas of the Enhanced PYP: The Learner, Learning & Teaching, and The Learning Community. We discussed how agency was at the center of the Enhancements and talked about how this translates into inquiry teaching and learning in the classroom. We also explored the Approaches to Learning in the PYP and explored some of the sub-skills. Parents had the opportunity to discuss the enhancements together and there were rich conversations and questions shared throughout the session, much like an inquiry-based classroom!
We would like to thank all parents who took the time to attend the session this morning. Thank you for engaging in rich conversations and making the session an interactive experience for all! The slides from this morning's session are below.
United Nations International Mother Language Day celebrated at Seisen International School.
Exhibition Information Evening for parents and students was hosted on Friday 14th February 2020.
On Friday 14th February, our Morning Tea & PYP workshop focused on how we can support children in their development of Reading.
What does transdisciplinary learning and grade level collaboration look like at Seisen International School?
Welcome back to school!
This week we hosted a workshop focusing on Parenting in a Digital Age.
On Friday 15th November, parents explored how they can support children in the development of the 'Approaches to Learning', specifically focusing on social skills and self management skills.
An update of the new SOLO Taxonomy for current and year long units of inquiry and vocabulary lists to support your child at home.
On the 16th October we hosted our first Morning Tea & PYP Parent Workshop.
Grade Six Shrine Visit
On Friday 27th September, our EAL teachers Ms Ingrid and Ms Katie facilitated a Parent Workshop about WIDA assessment, how the program runs and how to support your child at home with English development.
The presentation for an 'Introduction to the PYP' for parents new to the programme, 2019 - 2020.