Victoria (South Horizons) International Kindergarten successfully became an authorized Primary Years Programme IB World School as of April 2015.
To be a positive and open-minded community, where children can become caring and respectful inquirers, who will develop into internationally minded lifelong learners.
*We offer a Bilingual (English/Putonghua) class in each grade level (K1, K2 and K3) in the afternoon session.
Pre-Nursery: 2-3 years old
Nursery (K1): 3-4 years old
Lower (K2): 4-5 years old
Upper (K3): 5-6 years old
Morning session: 8:45am – 11:45am (Pre-Nursery, K1, K2)
Afternoon session: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Pre-Nursery, K1, K2)
K3 Whole Day session: 8:45am – 4:00pm
K3 Afternoon session: 1:00pm – 4:45pm (Monday-Thursday)
1:00pm – 4: 00pm (Friday)
Our School Environment
The beautiful and peaceful sea view campus of South Horizons was established in 1994 and
has an area of 15,000 square feet.
Our campus has: 7 classrooms
2 Physical Play Areas
Messy Play Area
Soft Play Areas
International Baccalaureate: Primary Years Programme
IB Learner Profile
In the Primary Years Programme, students strive to develop to become into internationally-minded individuals who help to create a better and more peaceful world.
IB learners strive to be…
The Primary Years Programme is organized around six transdisciplinary themes with units of inquiry that are engaging, relevant, challenging and significant.
Who we are
How we express ourselves
Where we are in place and time
How the world works
How we organize ourselves
Sharing the planet
What do we want to learn? The Written Curriculum
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) strives for a balance between the search for understanding (concepts), the acquisition of essential knowledge and transdisciplinary skills, the development of positive attitudes and the opportunity for positive actions. The five (5) components of the written curriculum are considered “essential elements”. In the learning environment, students engage with the curriculum through meaningful situations and engagements. They develop skills that transcend the individual disciplines, which ultimately help them to conduct purposeful inquiry and prepare for further education and life beyond school.
How best will we learn? The Taught Curriculum
The taught curriculum is the written curriculum in action. Central ideas, infused with a spirit of “inquiry”, are chosen in each unit of inquiry that will enhance each student’s understanding of issues of global significance. Inquiry is the process initiated by the students or the teacher that moves the students from their current level of understanding to a new and deeper level of understanding.
How will we know what we have learned? The Assessed Curriculum
The prime objective of assessment in the PYP is to provide feedback on the learning process. Students and teachers should be actively engaged in assessing the students’ progress as part of the development of their wider critical thinking and self-assessment skills.
Information provided by: International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org