The International Baccalaureate (IB), is an international educational foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and founded in 1968. 2018 is the 50th year of its establishment. IB offers four educational programmes: the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career-related Programme for students aged 16 to 19, the IB Middle Years Programme, designed for students aged 11 to 16, and the IB Primary Years Programme for children aged 3 to 12. To teach these programmes, schools need to be authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization
GD Goenka Global School is part of the GD Goenka Group of schools established in the year 1982. In 1994 the group set up its first school- GD Goenka Public School (Vasant Kunj) with just 23 students. Since that day the GD Goenka group has come a long way and currently boasts of 2700 students. Many of its schools are among the top IB schools of Gurgaon and other cities.
GD Goenka Global School is an extension of GD Goenka World School. Students of GD Goenka Global School will gain direct admissions to GD Goenka Global School, Sohna Road from Grade 6 onwards.
The GD Goenka Global School will be offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) which according to the Principal, Mr. John Last, “An ideal foundational Programme for developing the skills and valued character qualities.”
GD Goenka Global School is implementing PYP because:
- Students will have the opportunity to develop academic, social and emotional wellbeing, while focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values.
- Students will be encouraged and supported in developing independent learning skills, as well as to take responsibility for their own learning.
- Students will be exceptionally well prepared for their future studies and for facing life’s challenges.
Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum outline
Six transdisciplinary themes
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organize ourselves
- Sharing the planet
Six subject areas
- Social studies
- Personal, social and physical education
Five essential elements
- Knowledge Skills