Primary Years Programme
Beaconhouse Newlands is an authorized International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Newlands successfully completed a 2 years candidacy journey which was full of learning and growth for both facilitators and learners.
Athe heart of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the belief that best learning happens through collaboration. The program encourages children to broaden their horizons through meaningful experiences that shape their understanding of themselves and the world around them. We at Newlands believe that every learner is unique and special; therefore, education at Newlands is learner-centered: teachers support students in their growth and development in all areas, keeping in mind individual ability, need and learning style.
Students’ learning in the classroom is supported by state of the art ICT resources such as multimedia, smart boards, iPad/ tablets, and a colorful attractive environment. At Newlands, PYP learning is not confined to the classroom alone. The outdoors is explored for music, reading and art activities thus sharing not only the space but the joy of learning with others on campus. Within the school timetable, picnics and nature walks are organized at Beaconhouses’ farmhouse and Sports Complex.
As an IB World School, we are committed to quality teaching and have ensured rigorous continuous professional development opportunities including IB certified training for all of our teachers to hone their pedagogical skills and strengthen their understanding of the PYP curriculum framework. This qualification equips our teachers to confidently support inquiry-based teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom.
The PYP framework is based on five essential elements consisting of knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action, equipping learners to lead successful lives, both now and in the future.
The PYP curriculum framework incorporates local and global issues through the following six transdisciplinary themes. Learners are asked to reflect and make links between these enhancing their conceptual knowledge and understanding of the social and natural world. Beaconhouse Newlands believes in global mindedness and is continuously working towards establishing Sustainable Development Goals.
Quality teaching, an enabling environment and a will to improve on our work are areas that are integral to the Newlands philosophy and will remain our focus for the coming years. We are looking positively to creating exciting possibilities for learning, development, and growth in the years ahead and are enthusiastic about continuing as members of a community of lifelong learners.