What is IB PYP?

IB primary years programme is a transdisciplinary curriculum that believes students are agents of their own learning and partners in their own learning process. The approach is student-centered in which they are allowed to be active participants in their own learning journey. As an international school in Singapore, GIIS provides PYP students with the right facilities and faculty to help them reach this goal.

IB Primary Schools in Singapore

GIIS has been the most reputed IB primary school in Singapore since 2019 . The school provides ideal facilities, internationally-minded programmes and well-qualified faculty to encourage young learners to take responsibility of their own learning and emerge as individuals who have knowledge and skills between, across and beyond their subject areas. Ultimately, our IB PYP program aims to provide a high-quality learning  during the students  Primary learning journey.

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Why IB Primary Years Programme?

The IB Primary Years Programme is recognized worldwide as a remarkable curriculum for the complete development of students. For an international school like GIIS who wants to nurture global citizens, offering PYP resonates with their philosophy of offering an education that helps develop the student as an inquirer and critical thinker.

Student-Centred Approach

GIIS, a leading IB PYP school in Singapore focuses on exceptional student-centered programmes that build strong relationships, ethical personality, and confidence to face personal challenges. The well-formulated inquiry-based approach encourages the active participation of students in the learning process under the guidance and surveillance of expert educators.

The IB Primary Years Programme Framework

PYP is a curriculum framework which believes that students are agents of their own learning, and they need to be equal partners in the entire learning process. This premise allows them to take ownership of their learning, learn collaboration and communication, and enhance their confidence due to deeper understanding of topics, in a stress-free manner.





Learner Profile

IB primary schools follow approaches that encourage student learners who have the potential to wonder, question, inquire and theorize - about themselves and the world around them. Learners create their own learning needs through an inquiry-based approach to education, which is transcends disciplines through concept-based models of teaching and learning. Learners are encouraged to demonstrate imaginative minds, and agile traits to respond to challenges and opportunities for the betterment of themselves and the world. 

At the end of five years, the learners celebrate their achievements through exhibitions which helps them share their learnings and understandings with the larger community.

Teaching And Learning

Teaching and learning complement each other in the PYP approach, where engaging and relevant material meets challenging and significant inquirers. This collaboration develops knowledgeable, and caring students who have an intercultural understanding and respect for the world and multidimensional world view.

Subjects are taught in a transdisciplinary manner, guided by subject areas like ‘who we are, ‘where we are, ‘how we express ourselves’, and more. This powerful approach helps students learn to appreciate knowledge, understand concepts and connect them to skills and personal attributes.

The unique and well-designed projects and assignments encourage students to work in collaboration and share information to enhance the knowledge and skills. The IB PYP curriculum fosters a joyful and enthusiastic environment that encourages students to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners.

The Learning Community

International IB PYP schools like GIIS share a commitment to the mission of uniting the worldwide community of learners on one single platform of connecting and building a better world. The clear purpose of the community is to ensure that the outcome of the IB PYP education is to develop conceptual understandings and approaches to learning and become internationally-minded students.  

In this endeavour, everyone involved in the life of the IB PYP learner is recognised including family, faculty, and important adults in the community.

Data Analytics at GIIS

GIIS has a unique methodology to check the academic and non-academic progress of our students. We have devised methods and installed platforms which give us raw data on students’ performances inside and outside the classroom.

Data Analytics in academics at GIIS is called the 7S method, in which teachers and coordinators gather stats on a student’s marks in seven different areas of development. This includes school, segment, section, subject, subject-teacher, student and summary. Data Analytics in Sports is called SPEDAS, where devices on playgrounds and on the student’s person, capture on-field movement which is converted to data.

Both data are then studied by the teacher to determine progress of the student in all areas of development, and an assessment is done which helps students understand their strengths and weaknesses.

Our Facilities

With 40+ skills-based studios, digital classrooms and well-designed Learning Commons and Student Innovation Rooms, the GIIS SMART Campus stands out as an exemplary premises where IB Diploma students can gain maximum benefits in their learning journey. Technology adds sheen to our educational offerings, while our award-winning holistic framework called 9GEMS adds to the depth of learning students experience during their two year programme

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Few reasons GIIS is apt for your child

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9 GEMS
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Extra
Curricular Activties
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Co-Curricular
Activties
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Smart Learning
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Facilities

Subjects Offered

Language 1 - English
Language 2 - Hindi
Language 2 - Mandarin
Language 2 - French
Mathematics
Arts
Performing Art - Music
Performing Art - Dance
Personal, Social & Physical Education
Unit of Inquiry (Science, Technology & Social Studies)
Additional subject

Exceptional academic results

Students have emerged as world toppers and posted outstanding results with the IB PYP curriculum. GIIS is overwhelmed to announce its excellent results every year and proud of its prodigious students.

IBDP

2021

16

World Toppers
45 grade points

9

Near perfect scores
44 grade points

38.81

Average grade points

Scholarships

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global Skills Scholarship

Applicable Curricula’s:
CBSE
Billingual Program
CLSP
IBDP
IBPYP
Applicable Grades:
1 - 12
Tenure:
1 Year
Eligibility Criteria:
Talent Based - Technology

9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship

Applicable Curricula’s:
CBSE
Billingual Program
CLSP
IBDP
IBPYP
Applicable Grades:
1 - 12
Tenure:
1 Year
Eligibility Criteria:
Talent Based - 9 GEMS

Global Citizen Scholarship

Applicable Curricula’s:
CBSE
IBDP
Applicable Grades:
Grade 11 - 12, IBDP Year 1 - 2
Tenure:
2 Years
Eligibility Criteria:
93% and Above or A*

What's it like to be part of GIIS family

Hisato Yuto
Father of Taiju Yuto

The schools emphasis on fair competition and recognising talent has instilled confidence in my son to excel.

Hisato Yuto
Father of Taiju Yuto

The schools emphasis on fair competition and recognising talent has instilled confidence in my son to excel.

Hisato Yuto
Father of Taiju Yuto
Mr Rajiv Singh Sawhney
Father of Sarah Sawhney

Methodologies like collaborative learning with peers from around the world will equip my daughter with the right knowledge and skills to excel in future.

Methodologies like collaborative learning with peers from around the world will equip my daughter with the right knowledge and skills to excel in future.

Mr Rajiv Singh Sawhney
Father of Sarah Sawhney
Mr Rajiv Singh Sawhney
Father of Sarah Sawhney

Methodologies like collaborative learning with peers from around the world will equip my daughter with the right knowledge and skills to excel in future.

I truly appreciate the Management and Staff at GIIS for their commendable effort in achieving a seamless transition to Home-Based Learning (HBL). Each and every mail from GIIS related to COVID measures shows how professionally they handled this pandemic.  

Sujatha Gurunathan
Mother of Harshita G
Mr Rajiv Singh Sawhney
Father of Sarah Sawhney

Methodologies like collaborative learning with peers from around the world will equip my daughter with the right knowledge and skills to excel in future.

I am truly impressed with the dedication shown by teachers during the virtual lessons. It is truly remarkable how are they are efficiently and dedicatedly conducting virtual lessons in spite of their families needing their attention at home.

Mala Nagaraj
Mother of Savya Sivakumar
Mr Rajiv Singh Sawhney
Father of Sarah Sawhney

Methodologies like collaborative learning with peers from around the world will equip my daughter with the right knowledge and skills to excel in future.

There are traffic management system implemented within the campus, there are traffic marshall etc within the school. This is very internal to the school, but this has been taken care of.

Priti Telang
Mother of Kimaya Telang

Extracurricular and Co-curricular activities

As an international school with skills-based education at its core, GIIS holds a strong belief that students can be successful citizens of the future only when they are well-groomed academically as well as through non-academic activities. The school provides outstanding opportunities and platforms for students to ignite their passion, hone their skills and enhance their personality with a plethora of extracurricular and co-curricular activities like cricket, chess, badminton, radio jockeying, videography etc.

Basketball
Badminton
Tae-Kwon-Do
Soccer
Junior Athletics
Ceramics and
Clay Modelling
Bharatanatyam
Carnatic
Vocal Music
Keyboard
Science Clubs

Smart Learning & Virtual School

IB PYP at an international school in Singapore GIIS gets an added layer of sheen due to the multiple platforms of learning capabilities it provides. GIIS being a tech-savvy school has digital technology which allows education to be imparted online through virtual classrooms and blended learning facilities. This ensures continuity of education, and the convenience to log on to classrooms from the comfort of your homes or other convenient spaces. Online education or virtual school is an extraordinary option provided by the school that can be enabled by students of all grades anywhere and anytime.

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