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Primary School Programme Overview

The Emirates International School - Meadows is committed to follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes. In the Primary School, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is followed from Early Years to Year 6. EISM was authorized to deliver the programme in May 2014.  We are an official IB world school offering the three IB Programmes.

The school ensures that learning is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant in order to meet the diverse needs of the student. The School follows a transdisciplinary model, whereby themes of global significance frame the learning throughout the primary years, including early childhood years. This means that students are encouraged to make connections between subject areas and traditional curriculum areas are used as lenses to help students inquire into big ideas.

The PYP is both a curriculum framework and a philosophy that facilitates structured inquiry. Through inquiry, the students are encouraged to question, wonder, doubt, speculate and generalize as part of their learning journey to construct meaning about the world around them. Students are also encouraged to consider situations from multiple viewpoints and have the opportunity to explore significant local and global issues.

In the Primary School, opportunities to share experiences between students, parents and teachers are a critical element in developing a sense of international mindedness. This begins with each student’s ability to develop a better sense of identity.   We encourage all members of our community to share their personal histories as well as their cultural identities. In gaining an appreciation of themselves, the students are then exposed to other cultures, making use of our diverse student population