The PYP is an integrated approach to learning: the subject areas of maths, language, science, social studies, information technology, the arts, physical education and library are taught through transdisciplinary themes in order to help students make connections between the subjects, thereby facilitating more effective learning.
Teaching and Learning is differentiated for students needs. Students are asked to make connections between life in school, life at home and life in the world. These connections contribute to the development of the attitudes that contribute to international mindedness.
The PYP fosters the development of thinking, communication, socializing, research and self-management skills. Students are encouraged to put what they have learned into practice through service to the school community, the local community and the global community.
Languages and Bilingualism at SISD
Languages, and the acquisition of languages are a key part of the SISD curriculum and culture. At SISD, we currently offer three fully immersive bilingual streams: English/French, English/German and English bilingual.
We define bilingualism as the regular use of two or more different languages in daily life. Therefore, a bilingual person is able to communicate, think and reflect in (at least) two different languages, even if one of the languages remains dominant. Bilingualism is designed to offer learners the chance to develop international-mindedness, to broaden their skills and capabilities and to acquire the information needed to access other cultures.
Our EY Curriculum options:
At SISD, we currently offer three fully immersive bilingual streams: English/French, English/German and English/Arabic. We also offer an English STEAM curriculum programme for non-bilingual speakers.
In our Early Years Section, we are proud to offer 4 different language options for students: