DPS International, Gurgaon is an authorised IB World School for the Primary Years Programme.
The Primary School includes students between 2 ½ to 11 years in Grades Pre-Nursery to 5.
Keeping in mind a view of the future world helps us decide what kind of learning the children will need and knowing what kinds of learning they need guides us to what learning should look like in the classroom. We offer the IB Primary Years Programme( PYP) in the primary school. This curriculum framework includes subjects like languages, social studies, mathematics, science and technology, arts, and personal, social and physical education which provide students with a broad and developmentally appropriate academic experience that emphasises the inter-relatedness between subjects. The curriculum promotes an international perspective which recognises and welcomes the diversity of student experiences and backgrounds.
Classroom teaching and learning practices stimulate curiosity and inquiry in order to foster a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning, equipping students with the skills to learn and acquire knowledge, individually or collaboratively and to apply these skills and knowledge accordingly across a broad range of areas. We use an inquiry-based approach where our teaching methods build upon individual understanding, knowledge and interests, emphasising how to learn and how to delve deeper, while developing critical thinking skills. A variety of teaching and learning strategies which includes real life experiences are adopted to engage our students in purposeful, engaging and active learning. We provide our students with access to technology in the classroom through a vast array of devices and online resources.
The core curriculum is taught by the class teacher while Hindi, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, Library by specialist teachers. Information Communication Technology is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum.
We also aim to develop appropriate attitudes, including appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect and tolerance.
The students are encouraged to apply all that they have learned by taking action, not only in the school community, but also in the wider world. Effective action is voluntary and involves the students in exercising their own initiatives and taking on responsibilities.
A variety of assessment strategies are used to gather information about what students know, how they are developing and finally, what they have learned. Students are given opportunities to share their learning and understanding with others in the form of student led conferences.
Letters from the PYP coordinator's desk click here