Programmes

Core Values

IB Learner Profile: IB core values include “being an inquirer, balanced, principled, knowledgeable, risk-takers, communicator, open-minded, caring, and reflective.” The facility uses these attributes to create a conducive environment where everyone can reach their potential.

IB (International Baccalaureate) recognizes that its values are more than conventional human capabilities. They are principles that guide the entire institution and the interaction of all individuals with other players. https://mission-statement.com/ib/

Methodology

The IB continuum of programmes are designed to develop well-rounded individuals who can respond to today’s challenges with optimism and an open mind. For over 50 years, the four programmes offered by IB have provided a solid, consistent framework and the flexibility to tailor students’ education according to their culture and context. 

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for children aged 3 to 12 years. The PYP provides a holistic approach to the learning journey and places the learner at the centre of the curriculum. It nurtures and develops young students as caring individuals who display attributes of the the IB Learner Profile. Our Programme of Inquiry challenges students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The PYP is guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance. The curriculum framework comprises some essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, approaches to learning, the IB Learner Profile, and student action and agency. The programme incorporates these elements to develop a curriculum that is engaging, relevant and challenging for the learners. It promotes cultural diversity in children and encourages them to achieve academic and extracurricular excellence. The objective is to promote student-centred and inquiry based teaching and learning that will best serve our students and prepare them for the future.
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an inclusive programme, designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16 – a critical period in the development of young people where they should be exposed to academic rigour, cultural diversity and a variety of skills. The programme offers students’ opportunities to develop their potential, explore their own learning preferences, take appropriate risks, and develop a strong sense of personal identity. The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced equation for these young learners. A minimum of 50 hours of teaching time are allocated for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the last two years, MYP students choose their own subjects and submit personal projects, which is a requirement of the programme.
The Newlands Diploma Programme (DP) offers holistic education that encourages students to think critically, challenge assumptions and engender their own perspectives. It enhances the personal development of young adults enabling them to learn independently and become responsible members of the community. The Diploma Programme develops and implements modern teaching strategies focused on learners. Effective education through active teacher scaffolding and very small teacher-student ratio is our forte. The school provides students with individualised attention and meets their persolised needs earnestly. The Diploma Programme aims to transform students as they learn through dynamic cycles of inquiry, action and reflection in both curriculum and extracurricular activities. One of the many objectives is to prepare our youth to work within different local and global contexts, helping them understand and respect different languages and cultures while maintaining a firm hold of their own values and beliefs, thus engendering an understanding of cultural diversity.
The Career-related Programme (CP) is the newest addition to IB at Newlands. It enables students to explore and develop their own personal and cultural identities and make their own niche in a profession of their choice. Starting a professional specialisation at this early age is no small feat. The CP’s flexible educational framework allows schools to tailor educational content and teaching approaches relevant to each student’s particular needs. CP students undergo a rigorous study programme that genuinely interests them, while also helping gain transferable and lifelong skills. The CP’s three-part framework comprises the study of at least two Diploma Programme (DP) courses alongside the distinctive CP core and a career-related study. We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect, along with a genuine love for learning and a drive for excellence.

IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for children aged 3 to 12 years. The PYP provides a holistic approach to the learning journey and places the learner at the centre of the curriculum. It nurtures and develops young students as caring individuals who display attributes of the the IB Learner Profile. Our Programme of Inquiry challenges students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The PYP is guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance. The curriculum framework comprises some essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, approaches to learning, the IB Learner Profile, and student action and agency. The programme incorporates these elements to develop a curriculum that is engaging, relevant and challenging for the learners. It promotes cultural diversity in children and encourages them to achieve academic and extracurricular excellence. The objective is to promote student-centred and inquiry based teaching and learning that will best serve our students and prepare them for the future.

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an inclusive programme, designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16 – a critical period in the development of young people where they should be exposed to academic rigour, cultural diversity and a variety of skills. The programme offers students’ opportunities to develop their potential, explore their own learning preferences, take appropriate risks, and develop a strong sense of personal identity. The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced equation for these young learners. A minimum of 50 hours of teaching time are allocated for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the last two years, MYP students choose their own subjects and submit personal projects, which is a requirement of the programme.
The Newlands Diploma Programme (DP) offers holistic education that encourages students to think critically, challenge assumptions and engender their own perspectives. It enhances the personal development of young adults enabling them to learn independently and become responsible members of the community. The Diploma Programme develops and implements modern teaching strategies focused on learners. Effective education through active teacher scaffolding and very small teacher-student ratio is our forte. The school provides students with individualised attention and meets their persolised needs earnestly. The diploma Programme aims to transform students as they learn through dynamic cycles of inquiry, action and reflection in both curriculum and extracurricular activities. One of the many objectives is to prepare our youth to work within different local and global contexts, helping them understand and respect different languages and cultures while maintaining a firm hold of their own values and beliefs, thus engendering an understanding of cultural diversity.
The Career-related Programme (CP) is the newest addition to the IB programme at Newlands. It enables students to explore and develop their own personal and cultural identities and make their own niche in a profession of their choice. Starting a professional specialisation at this early age is no small feat. The CP’s flexible educational framework allows schools to tailor educational content and teaching approaches relevant to each student’s particular needs. CP students undergo a rigorous study programme that genuinely interests them, while also helping gain transferable and lifelong skills. The CP’s three-part framework comprises the study of at least two Diploma Programme (DP) courses alongside the distinctive CP core and a career-related study. We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect, along with a genuine love for learning and a drive for excellence.