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In the IB PYP schools, all primary aged children enrolled in an IB PYP school are considered IB students. While IB students are expected to take an active role in their learning of necessary concepts, knowledge and skills, the IB PYP also focuses on the importance of instilling positive attitudes within its students. Through encouraging the development and application of the following positive attitudes, the IB PYP helps to create successful citizens of the world.


We expect our students to develop and apply the following attitudes:

Appreciation: appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people

Commitment: being committed to their learning, preserving and showing self-discipline and responsibility
Confidence: feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions
Cooperation: cooperating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands
Creativity: being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas
Curiosity: being curious about the nature of learning and the world, its people and cultures
Empathy: imaginatively projecting themselves into another’s situation, in order to understand his/her thoughts, reasoning and emotions
Enthusiasm: enjoying learning
Independence: thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned principles and being able to defend their judgments
Integrity: having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty
Respect: respecting themselves, others and the world around them
Tolerance: feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others

Adopted: Making the PYP Happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education (January 2007)

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