Donating Handmade Masks

Please help the Seisen Medical Careers Club meet their goal of donating 400 handmade masks by June 3rd.

"Stay Home" for a Four Day Weekend

Our hope is that families will be able to take advantage of this extended four-day weekend to spend quality time together, and to nurture health and well-being.

Holy Week Virtual Prayer Services

All members of the community are invited to participate in a Holy Thursday prayer service this Thursday, April 9th at 4pm and a Good Friday Stations of the Cross prayer service on Friday at 3pm.

SEISEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Learning to Love, Loving to Learn

PYP Framework

The PYP provides a balance between acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understanding, development of positive attitudes and taking of responsible action.

Inquiry

Purposeful, structured inquiry is the leading pedagogical approach of the PYP. This student-centered learning approach challenges students to engage with significant ideas and is characterized by students taking an active role in:

  • exploring, wondering, questioning
  • building on prior knowledge and making connections between previous understanding and current learning
  • deciding on appropriate sources of information, evaluating and using it to extend prior knowledge
  • collecting information from primary and secondary sources to support inquiries
  • clarifying existing ideas and deepening understanding
  • solving problems in a variety of ways

The starting point is students’ current understanding and the goal is the active construction of meaning.

At Seisen we use an inquiry process that is closely connected to the SOLO Taxonomy, which allows students to move from shallow thinking, where they are collecting information, to deeper processing where they are required to connect ideas and go further to think about these ideas in different ways.

Seisen Program of Inquiry

PYP Essential Elements

Students explore six units of inquiry, one under each transdisciplinary theme, at each grade level. The Programme of Inquiry at the bottom of this page will provide an overview of all units studied from grade 1 up to grade 6. The units collectively provide a scaffold for the development of international-mindedness.
Grade level learning outcomes for all homeroom and specialist subjects are shared with families each semester.

Click to see the Full Programme of Inquiry

Seisen International School Tokyo POI 2019-2020 IB PYP

Subject Areas in the PYP