In order to prepare students for living in this fast-changing, increasingly complex and more interdependent global community, and to give real substance to the critical goal of ‘learning how to learn’ and becoming life-long learners, IGBIS believes that best practice in education achieves the best results. Therefore, the highly regarded International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme has been chosen for this school. The IB:
- has already educated well over 1 million students in 146 countries since it was founded more than 40 years ago,
- has earned a reputation for quality education, high standards, consistent and rigorous assessment, and leadership in international education, and
- synthesises the best research and practice from a range of national systems with the wealth of knowledge and experience in international schools.
The IB’s programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world. As a university preparation, it is highly valued by leading universities world-wide.
IGBIS is an IB World School, authorised to offer the IB Primary Years Programme for Early Years to Grade 5; the IB Middle Years Programme for Grade 6 to Grade 10; the IB Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12; and the IB Career-related Programme, also for Grades 11 and 12.
We believe that effective learning engages the whole person; that inquiring, communicating, empathising, reflecting and taking action are what we expect from the educational journey that involves students from early childhood through to university entrance. The IB emphasises research skills, critical thinking and analysis, multiple perspectives, learning related to the real world in which the students live, and reflection. Students are encouraged to take ownership and responsibility for their learning. They are encouraged to be risk-takers, to confidently seek answers, to interpret knowledge and to take action.
A strong, structured programme enhancing social and emotional competence, and reflecting the inclusiveness stressed in the school’s mission, will strengthen the traditional focus on IB academic excellence. This will involve such emphases as building self-confidence, resilience, relationships and cross-cultural understanding along with developing problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
IGBIS also offers, through the curriculum, co-curriculum and after-school programmes, a focus on sports, the arts and languages (Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish and French).
For more information about the IB, you can access the International Baccalaureate Organisation’s website at www.ibo.org or visit our school.