One certainty about a child’s schooling is that it does not end after school. The need to forge home-school connections is critical to support a student’s social and academic success. At Magic Years, we have come to learn that one way to build partnerships between home and school is through digital learning. Educational apps on tablets, iPads, and smartphones are a great way to extend learning to home, especially when students can make their learning visible with families.
The IBO recommends that from at least the age of 7, all students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) have the opportunity to learn more than one language. At Magic Years International School, we nurture the development of complex language from the early years. We recognize the importance of bilingualism and strengthening our students’ home languages while at the same time learning the school’s medium of instruction in English.
Thank you parents for attending our informational session on the “IB PYP Beyond the Early Years” on October 13, 2015. Your turnout helped support our goal of providing our community with unique learning and educational opportunities!
For this event, we invited the Primary School Principal of KIS International School, Ms. June van den Bos, to share her experiences and knowledge of the IB PYP and what learning looks like for students as they move beyond the early years and through a complete IB program.
If you attend a workshop, meeting, or even tour the school you will hear the acronyms “IB” and “PYP” used frequently. But what exactly is the IB PYP and what does it mean for you as a parent? Through our blog posts and Positive Parenting workshops we hope to provide clear examples and helpful information about some of the key elements of the IB PYP and how parents can extend these learning practices at home.
Thank you parents for attending our Back To School Night (BTSN). We know that Bangkok is not the easiest city to navigate, so for our parents who were not able to attend here is a quick recap and important information that you should discuss with your child’s teaching team.
Main Goals of the Event:
- Establish communication with teacher
- Build relationships with other class parents
- Understand the curriculum and learning spaces