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Odyssey The Global Preschool is the first preschool in Singapore to provide a global preschool education with an amalgamation of the International Curriculum and Singapore preschool education.

Odyssey Wilkinson officially commenced its IB journey in 2011. In May 2013, she was authorized to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP).

The International Curriculum is primarily based on the Learner Profile as the spine that actively promotes the development of EQ and IQ skills, as well as a culture of respectful attributes in children and teachers. The Learner Profile is the key to nurture children who are international-minded and have the skills to live and learn as responsible global citizens of the world.

The Singapore Preschool education, based on the Ministry of Education Kindergarten Framework, promotes emphasis on the learning of skills and concepts that children would require to be ready for formal school either in the national or international school contexts.

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IB Programme

Odyssey The Global Preschool is the first preschool in Singapore to provide a global preschool education with an amalgamation of the International Curriculum and Singapore preschool education.

Odyssey Wilkinson officially commenced its IB journey in 2011. In May 2013, she was authorized to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP).

The International Curriculum is primarily based on the Learner Profile as the spine that actively promotes the development of EQ and IQ skills, as well as a culture of respectful attributes in children and teachers. The Learner Profile is the key to nurture children who are international-minded and have the skills to live and learn as responsible global citizens of the world.

The Singapore Preschool education, based on the Ministry of Education Kindergarten Framework, promotes emphasis on the learning of skills and concepts that children would require to be ready for formal school either in the national or international school contexts.

IB Mission

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through inter-cultural understanding and respect.

To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The PYP has six trans-disciplinary themes that provide the framework for learning:

Who we are

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; and what it means to be human.

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; and the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

How the world works

An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; and the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet

An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

IB Mission

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through inter-cultural understanding and respect.

To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The PYP has six trans-disciplinary themes that provide the framework for learning:

Who we are

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; and what it means to be human.

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; and the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

How the world works

An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; and the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

How we organize ourselves

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet

An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

Learner Profile
Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing the humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

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Inquirers

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

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Knowledgeable

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

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Thinkers

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

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Communicators

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

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Principled

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, and justice and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

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Open-minded

We critically appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

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Caring

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

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Risk-takers

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination: we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

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Balanced

We understand the importance of intellectual of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our independence with other people and with the world in which we live.

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Reflective

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

IB Essential elements
IB Essential elements
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The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) balances the acquisition of significant and relevant knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of personal, positive attitudes and the capacity to take responsible actions.

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