Letter from the principal

Dubai, 15th September 2019

Dear parents,

Welcome to ICE School Dubai for this new school year 2019.

First of all, it is with great pleasure and enthusiasm from the entire ICE team, to welcome your children for this new school year 2019-2020.

This year promises are to be full of projects and rich in content.

I would like to acknowledge the remarkable work of the teaching and administrative teams that contributed in the success and well-being of our children in ICE school and I want to work with them along to reach that goal.

My mission is to ensure that your children enjoy a serene and caring environment that promotes their initiative, fulfillment, and success.

Excellence, sharing and outreach, but also multiculturalism, multilingualism, respect are the beautiful values that ICE is permanently proud of.

I wish you a great school year with your children and I would like to assure you once again of my full commitment to be serving the community of ICE for an outstanding education.

Best regards,
Rémi THOMAS

Bilingualism

Bilingualism

To strengthen those roots and forge a strong identity based on ambitious bilingual aims, we have enlisted the support of the Jeannine Manuel school to share pedagogical best practices, supported by the professional development of our teachers.

https://www.ecolejeanninemanuel.org/fr/

École Jeannine Manuel, whose alumni attend the most prestigious universities around the world, has pioneered bilingual instruction for the past 65 years, allowing its students to reach a quasi-native mastery of French and of English, both orally and in writing. This command of both languages affords them the opportunity to choose, in 11th grade, between the two tracks our school plans to offer: the international option of the French baccalaureate (OIB – American section) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

This cooperation will begin gradually, starting in January 2020, through the implementation of practices proven to be effective in Paris, Lille and London.

PYP

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 – 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

Kindergarten – Bilingual classes

As part of the school project, the objectives of our bilingual education curriculum are to strengthen the linguistic and cognitive development of children and enable learners to acquire comparable skills in both languages while respecting the program of the French National Education. The programme will be shared in both languages and hence specific learning outcomes will be taught in one language or the other.

The bilingual education programme applies in Kindergarten (Petite Section / Pre-Kg, Moyenne Section / KG1 and Grande Section / KG2) and finalise the sharing of lessons in both languages.

The programme will be taught in both languages provided by two teachers; one for each language and both native speakers.

The Kindergarten section at ICE is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. It is compliant with the French Ministry of Education and follows the Scope and Sequence of the French Programme.

For further information kindly check the following link: http://www.education.gouv.fr/pid35/ecole-maternelle.html

Primary School

During this cycle of fundamental learning, students are encouraged to become more autonomous. The primary objectives of CP / Grade 1 & CE1 / Grade 2 are the learning of reading, writing and speaking in French and english, and the knowledge & understanding of numbers, including how to write numbers and how to calculate small quantities. At the end of CE1 / Grade 2, students should have acquired a basic mastery of these skills as well as addition and subtraction techniques.

The objectives of CE2 (Grade 3), CM1 (Grade 4) & CM2 (Grade 5) are the command of the two languages and the main elements of mathematics. In addition, literature, geography, history, experimental sciences and technology are taught in those grades, expanding the students’ knowledge base and extending their aptitude. The use of IT tools in various school activities increases autonomy, reflection, observation, and creative imagination, considered as conditions for success at school. These skills allow each student to gain self-confidence and increase learning proficiency – tools that will serve them well at the intermediate and secondary school levels, and later on in all domains.

The Primary School at ICE is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. It is compliant with the French Ministry of Education and follows the Scope and Sequence of the French Programme.

For further information kindly check the following link: http://www.education.gouv.fr/pid34/ecole-elementaire.html

6ème

Our 6th grade is accredited by the French Ministry of Education this year and is following by 7th grade

Our team

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Edmare Van Rensburg

Pre KG and KG1 English Class teacher


Edmare.vanrensburg@icedubai.org

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Edmare Van Rensburg

I am a well-organised and qualified primary teacher with a number of years teaching experience behind me. I have worked in inner city schools as well as those in moral rural locations and can adopt my teaching style to suit the needs of diverse groups of children. I have a passion for teaching and have achieved great key stage results in the past; helping schools, I have worked in to gain understanding Ofsted inspection results on more than one occasion. In the course of my duties, I have organised many parent- teacher consultations and various school trips to locations such as theatres, ruined castles and museums.
Education
2015
Bachelor’s Degree in Education
UNISA (University of South Africa), Johannesburg, South Africa
SACE Registration for South Africa (Completed)

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GIROUX, Delphine

KG2 Class Teacher


delphine.giroux@icedubai.org

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GIROUX, Delphine

Corps: Professeur des Ecole: 01/09/1998
Ancienneté de corps : 20 ans au 01/09/2018
Grade: Professeur des Ecoles de classe normale : 01/09/1998
Date de titularisation : 01/09/1999
Echelon : 10 : 01/06/2018
Position : Détachement pour enseignement à l’étranger.
Modalité de service : travail à temps plein : 01/09/1998

-Professeur des Ecoles titulaire depuis le 1er septembre 1999.
Milieu ZEP et REP
-Professeure des Ecoles Maître Formateur depuis le 1er septembre 2012, titulaire du CAFIPEMF.
Milieu REP puis école d’application

Formations suivies :
- S’approprier le langage oral et entrer dans l’écrit par le biais des albums en maternelle ; 3 semaines en 2006
- Le nombre et l’espace en situation de recherche : du faire à la pensée ; 3 semaines en 2009
- Réussir le CAFIPEMF ; 3 semaines en 2011
- Apport et découvertes en neurosciences affectives sur les développements de l’enfant ; Conférence en 2017
- Lien entre énumération, oralité et littératie ; 3 jours en 2017-2018
- Développer les compétences des formateurs : gestes et écrits professionnels ; 3 jours en 2018.

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Ana-Paula Barreteau

Enseignante de la classe de GS


ana-paula.barreteau@icedubai.org

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Ana-Paula Barreteau

Qualified Primary School Teacher
My teaching career began in London when I was awarded QTS in July 2000 after gaining a Bachelor degree in Childhood Education.I have over ten years of teaching experience in state and private schools in London including an outstanding and teaching school in Battersea in South of London.
I have completed my MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language at King’s College in London in August 2019. I also gained CELTA certificate in April 2019. I am thoroughly enjoying my experience at ICE.

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Sharon Brach

Primary English Teacher


Sharon.brach@icedubai.org

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Sharon Brach

I have completed a Masters of Science in Education, along with a 100 hour TESOL/ TESL/ TEFL certification. I also hold certification with the Ontario College of Teachers and the New York State Education Department. I am confident that my education, my passion for working with young learners, and my commitment to the success of students with diverse social, cultural, and academic backgrounds will be assets to the students within your school.
I am also quite proficient at using student Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment data to drive instruction. This has helped me to continually challenge my students to reach their optimal academic success. Throughout all my experiences, I have aimed at fostering strong connections with my students and enjoyed guiding and observing their academic growth. I also believe in the importance of creating/maintaining positive and transparent connections with the parents, so that the student feels supported at school and home. My experiences to date have helped strengthen my planning/organizational skills within the dynamics of having my own classroom. I have always implemented a reward system within my class praising good behavior. Focusing on and encouraging positive behavior while detracting attention from any negative behavior has truly helped with my classroom management skills.
Lastly, over the past few years, I have also had the opportunity to teach at the Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies for their annual Winter English Camp in South Korea. For the duration of the camp, I taught an English Debate Class using the Asian Parliamentary Debate format. Through my Debate class, I was able to increase my students’ English speaking, reading and writing skills in harmony. During this time, I also ensured that I built strong relationships and collaborated with the other teachers and staff to ensure that we were always able to serve our students to the best of our abilities.

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BEAUGET THOMAS, Virginie

Year 2 Class Teacher


virginie.beauget@icedubai.org

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BEAUGET THOMAS, Virginie

-Professeur des Ecoles titulaire depuis le 1er septembre 2003.
Milieu ZEP et REP dans la région de Paris.
- 9 ans d'enseignement dans les 3 cycles de l'école primaire.
-Professeure des Ecoles Maître Formateur depuis le 1er septembre 2012, titulaire du CAFIPEMF.
- 3 ans d'enseignement au LFI de Dubaï en cycle 2.
- 3 ans d'enseignement en école d’application en France.
Une école d'application est, en France, un établissement d'enseignement chargé d’accueillir et de former les professeurs des écoles stagiaires.
- Enseignante de CE1 et coordinatrice du cycle 2 à ICE en 2018/2019
- 2019/2020 : 17ème année d'enseignement, enseignante de CP à ICE, cycle 2.

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MAILLET, Laurie-Anne

Year 3 Class Teacher


laurie-anne.maillet@icedubai.org

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MAILLET, Laurie-Anne

Professeur des écoles diplômée depuis 2013. Elle est une enseignante de ICE détachée de France aux UAE depuis 2015. Elle enseigne cette année en CE1.

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IQBAL, Aleksandra

Year 4 Class Teacher


alexandra.ikball@icedubai.org

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IQBAL, Aleksandra

Professeure des écoles: depuis son enfance en Pologne, elle développe ses goûts polyvalents pour la musique, la danse et les langues étrangères. Après 6 années d’école élémentaire de musique dans une classe de piano, elle se tourne vers les voyages et les langues étrangères. Le lycée trilingue : polonais-anglais-français lui ouvre l’accès au LEA à la Sorbonne. Après avoir obtenu sa licence, elle découvre sa passion pour l’enseignement des enfants à l’Alliance Française en Pologne où elle donne des cours de FLE et décide de continuer ses études en France. En 2012 elle termine son Master 2 Métiers de l’Enseignement option E-learning, toujours à Paris 4 la Sorbonne. Puis, réussit son concours CRPE et devient professeure des écoles titulaire de l’Education Nationale. En 2016, elle obtient un diplôme de directrice d’école après une année sur le poste de directrice dans une école maternelle nouvellement ouverte. Au cours de ses sept ans de carrière auprès de l’EN, Mme Ikball a eu l’occasion d’exercer dans des classes de niveaux différents allant de la petite section au CM2. Elle est passionnée de projets interdisciplinaires où elle peut lier les compétences de manière transversal.

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CARTAUT, Aurélie

Y5 Class Teacher


aurelie.cartaut@icedubai.org

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CARTAUT, Aurélie

J'ai enseigné 5 ans en France en Zone d'Education Prioritaire. Cette année est ma 6 ème au sein de ICE ou j'enseignais précèdemment en Grande Section bilingue.
Je suis formée sur les pilotages pédagogiques, l'education positive et ai la certification PYP categorie 1 et 2.

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CHALON, Marine

Y6 Class Teacher


marine.chalon@icedubai.org

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CHALON, Marine

Professeur des écoles depuis 6 ans, détachée de l'Education nationale
En 2011, j'ai obtenu une licence de Lettres modernes à l'Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis. A la suite de mes études, j'ai suivi un cursus de 2 ans qui m'a permis d'obtenir un master 2 EEF (Enseignement, Education et Formation).
En 2013, j'ai réussi le concours de Professeur des écoles en France. Grâce à cela, j'ai pu enseigner dans diverses écoles de l'académie de Nice.
A présent, j'entame ma deuxième année d'enseignement à ICE Dubaï et j'ai obtenu la certification IB catégorie 1.

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COUZIN AGOSTINI, Candice

Special Education Needs Co-ordinator


sendco@icedubai.org

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COUZIN AGOSTINI, Candice

Elle est diplômée en Psychomotricité, Psychopathologie Clinique, Psychothérapie et Psychologie Médicale
Elle a travaillé 15 ans en France dans un centre d’aide thérapeutique pour enfants (difficultés scolaires, troubles de l’attention et du comportement, autisme…).
Elle est aussi diplômée en Français Langue Etrangère.
Elle a vécu en France, au Chili, et est arrivée à Dubaï en 2019.

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MOHAMED, Salwa

Head of Arabic and Islamic/Arabic Teacher


salwa.mohammed@icedubai.org

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MOHAMED, Salwa

- Leading and developing the Arabic and Islamic teams
in other schools in the group.
- I’ve gained total of 26 years of experience in leadership and teaching in the UAE.
- I’ve generated several effective strategies in teaching students; I provide the students and staff with full support.
As a leader in a department it is essential to plan, organize, lead and control. I’m always attentive with every detail going on in the department to make sure everything is on the right track.
- My aim is to encourage a strong team spirit.
- We the leadership team of International Concept Education are very enthusiastic to the new academic year and we are working together in order to reach the highest levels of creativity and success.

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MIKDASH Bassem

Islamic Studies Teacher ALM


bassem.mikdash@icedubai.org

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MIKDASH Bassem

My name is Bassem Mikdash. I’m an Arabic and Islamic Teacher. I studied in Beirut Islamic University where I obtained my degree.

I did further studies and got my Master and PHD degree’s in Islamic studies in Makassed University in 2016.

I taught Islamic and Arabic for the past 15 years in different schools from Grade 1 to Grade 12 while using different work methodologies in both Dubai and Beirut.

I am glad to have your children this year in my class.

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ACHI, Nadia

Islamic Studies Teacher ALE


nadia.achi@icedubai.org

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ACHI, Nadia

Enseignante d’Etude Islamique ALE (Arabe Langue Etrangère).
Nadia occupe ce poste depuis quinze ans, au sein de l’AFLEC ainsi que l’école ICE, et ceci depuis sa création.
Elle possède une licence en littérature française et a obtenu plusieurs certificats en Éducation Islamique.
L’objectif qu’elle s’est fixée à atteindre est d’élargir les connaissances des élèves et promouvoir la morale et les valeurs de l’Islam qui prônent la tolérance et la coexistence pacifique.

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AMAYRI, Israa

Arabic Teacher ALE


israa.amayri@icedubai.org

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AMAYRI, Israa

We are looking forward to another wonderful school year. Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself as your child’s (ALE) Arabic teacher this year from MS to 6EME.
My name is Israa Amayri and this is my third year in ICE school. I have been involved in education for twelve years teaching Arabic and English. I am from Syria and have a Diploma in Teaching English Language Damascus University.
My passion in education is using craft and art and creative games so the students can enjoy their learning time.

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Heba Asad

Arabic Teacher ALM


heba.asaad@icedubai.org

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Heba Asad

Joining a professional teamwork and highly reputed in teaching Arabic Language to achieve and overcome the work challenges and to get further responsibilities and effective and practical tasks in improving my practical and administrative skills.

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FARAG, sylvia

English Teacher


sylvia.farag@icedubai.org

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FARAG, sylvia

As a certified English Language Teacher, I have learnt the importance of communication, which cemented my eagerness to apply my skills to a linguistic and social cause. As a result, I pursued joining educational institutes that focused on the acquisition of a second language. I recognize what an important role an educator has, how it can change lives, and the profound reward received from it. During my teaching career, I taught students from a dozen different backgrounds in Canada, UAE and remotely with China. I am also currently completing my post-graduate studies in International Education. It is a pleasure to be part of the team and I look forward to applying the skills and expertise I have to the bright minds of ICE!

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Ying SUN

Chinese Language Teacher


ying.sun@icedubai.org

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Ying SUN

Ying SUN, de nationalité chinoise, a fait ses études universitaires en France a l'Ecole Supérieure d'Arts de Grenoble. Elle a été professeur de Chinois en France et a Abu Dhabi avant de rejoindre Dubai en 2018.

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MARCHAND, Thibault

year 7 Class Teacher


thibault.marchand@icedubai.org

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MARCHAND, Thibault

"Professeur certifié d'histoire-géographie depuis 2006, j'ai enseigné durant huit années en collèges-lycées dans le Sud-Est de la France (Avignon, Marseille, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Toulon), avant d'être détaché à la rentrée 2014 au Lycée Français International de l'AFLEC de Dubaï, où j'exerce depuis quatre ans la fonction de coordonnateur du département d'histoire-géographie. Depuis la rentrée 2019, j'enseigne également à ICE en 6ème.

Riche d'une ouverture culturelle acquise au cours de voyages à travers plus de 60 pays et d'une formation en anglais (certification complémentaire DNL en anglais, TOEFL), j'ai concouru à l'homologation des sections internationales américaines (2016, 2017) au LFI et initié la participation à des conférences MUN (Qatar 2017, Singapore 2017, New York 2019, Yale University 2020).

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JEAN-FRANCOIS GALLON

French language teacher year 7


jean-francois.gallon@icedubai.org

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JEAN-FRANCOIS GALLON

Professeur français originaire de la ville de Toulouse. Diplômé de l’Université de Toulouse II, titulaire de l’Education Nationale française. Vingt-deux ans d’expérience en tant que professeur (collège, lycée, enseignement supérieur, cours pour adultes). Spécialisé dans l’enseignement de la langue française, de la littérature et du théâtre.

A Dubai depuis 2017, exerce à l’Aflec, où il est responsable des classes culturelles théâtre en collège et de l’option théâtre en lycée.

Auteur publié (poésie, roman, théâtre, comédie musicale), il a également un long passé de directeur de compagnie théâtrale de jeunes.

Enseigne à Ice depuis septembre 2019.

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SAADÉ Nayla

Maths Teacher


nayla.saade@icedubai.org

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SAADÉ Nayla

Nayla Saadé, licenciée en pédagogie, option mathématiques, a enseigné les mathématiques au Collège de la Sagesse Brasilia, au Liban.
Pendant 10 ans, elle a enseigné les classes de CM1, CM2 et 6ème. Durant ces années, elle a suivi plusieurs formations: résolution de problèmes au primaire, problèmes ouverts au cycle primaire, rédaction en géométrie au collège, travail sur les logiciels Geogebra, Excel, I learn math toolbox, Scratch.
Ce collège lui confie alors les classes de 5ème et de 4ème. Avec beaucoup d’enthousiasme, elle a accompagné ses élèves leur communiquant sa passion pour la matière et des méthodes de raisonnement efficaces pour structurer la pensée logique.
Mme Saadé a également animé des heures de TIC (technologie de l’information et de la communication) où les séances étaient vivantes et actives.
Elle est ouverte à tout changement et son soucis premier est le bien des élèves et leur progression.

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DAMERJI, Nour

Physical Education Teacher


nouredine.dameiji@icedubai.org

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DAMERJI, Nour

Professeur d'EPS au lycée Français International de l'Aflec depuis 9 ans , dont 4 ans en tant que coordinateur d'EPS, plus de 15 ans dans le domaine de l'éducation physique et sportive comme j'ai passé par le cursus de "sport étude" dès la classe de 2nde grace à ma sélection nationale tunisienne de l'équipe de Handball au niveau des jeunes.

Une formation qui a debuté par un "bac sport" qui m'a permis de suivre mes études supérieures pour avoir la licence fondamentale d'ensignement en éducation physique et sportive, et le diplome national d'entraineur de Handball.

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NAJJAR, Charbel

Robotics Teacher


charbel.najjar@icedubai.org

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NAJJAR, Charbel

Certified Robotics Trainer from Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh USA
World's best robotics coach 2019 - Houston
World's Robotics Champion 2015 - St.Louis Missouri
UAE Robotics Champion 2019, 2018 and 2017
Arab Robotics Champion 2013 - 2014
10+ teaching years experience
Trained more than 45 nationalities in 3 different languages: English, French and Arabic.

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EL DACCACHE OBEID, Julie

Librarian


bcd@icedubai.org

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EL DACCACHE OBEID, Julie

Bibliothécaire à ICE depuis 2017.
Responsable des tâches de gestion des collections documentaires et d’aides aux élèves à la bibliothèque, et aussi des fonctions d’administration générale.

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WOOLLEY, Bonnie

Music Teacher


bonnie.woolley@icedubai.org

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WOOLLEY, Bonnie

Bonnie Woolley, chef de chœur et enseignante, dirige des chorales amateurs et professionnelles depuis l’âge de 17 ans. Diplômée en musique et en didactique des langues – anglais et français langues étrangères – (B.A., M.A., D.E.A.) elle a enseigné la musique, le FLE et l’ALE dans des établissements très variés, depuis l’école élémentaire jusqu’à l’université. Elle est formatrice professionnelle, et intervient auprès d’enseignants et d’entreprises. Elle est chargée de la formation des enseignants en chant chorale par l’Éducation nationale (France, EAU) et a coordonné de nombreux festivals de musique et projets inter-degrés.

PYP – International Baccalaureate (IB)

The Primary Years Programme

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

At ICE, our mission is to meet the UAE National Agenda targets by providing students with challenging educational programmes that develop a desire for life-long learning as well as excellence in character, knowledge, and skills. We aim to develop active, compassionate young men and women who are globally-minded and caring individuals, helping to innovate and light the way for their communities to create a better world. Graduates of International Concept for Education will have developed self-discipline, technological skills, self-confidence, and respect for all nations and their diversities.

Given the synergy between the school’s mission and that of the IB, it seems only natural that the PYP should be the chosen vehicle with which we deliver our curriculum.

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a transdisciplinary programme of international education designed to foster development of the whole child. The PYP is one of three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes.

The PYP

  • is for students between the ages of 3 and 12
  • is designed to foster development of the whole child, not just in the classroom
  • encompasses social, physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs, as well as academic welfare
  • combines the best research and practice in education to create a relevant and engaging educational framework for all students
  • promotes the construction of knowledge and the importance of skills
  • promotes inquiry
  • strikes a balance between the traditional disciplines and the transdisciplinary Programme of Inquiry
  • promotes international-mindedness
  • encourages students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand differences
  • requires valid and varied assessment.

The PYP is a curriculum framework, which consists of the five essential elements: concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and action. The knowledge component is developed through the transdisciplinary Programme of Inquiry and the individual disciplines – Mathematics, Languages, Music, Robotics, Emblematic Activities, Chess etc.

The Programme of Inquiry consists of six individual units of inquiry at each year level from MS through to Grade 5 – organised under six themes:

  • How the world works
  • Where we are in time and place
  • How we share the planet
  • How we express ourselves
  • How we organise ourselves
  • Who we are

This forms part of a cohesive and comprehensive programme across the Primary School.

Teachers are aware of what the other year levels and other sections are studying, and specialist teachers work closely with classroom teachers to develop units of inquiry as well as teaching their own individual disciplines. The methodology is based on the constructivist approach and inquiry based learning.

Teachers ascertain what the students already know about the topic under investigation and then guide the inquiry by building on that prior knowledge. This enables the classroom teacher to tailor the learning programme to suit individual needs

 

The Learner Profile

Inquirers – develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Knowledgeable – students explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Thinkers – exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognise and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators – understand and express ideas and information, confidently and creatively, in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Principled – students act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Open-minded – students understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring – students show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Risk-takers – approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Balanced – students understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Reflective – students give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

Each month is dedicated to a particular Learner Profile, students are rewarded at Assemblies with certificates presented to pupils who exemplify that month’s Learner Profile, or indeed any of the others.

PYP Attitudes

In order to be an internationally minded person it is important that there is a focus on the development of personal attitudes towards people, the environment, learning and the well-being of individuals and groups. At ICE we nurture our students and encourage them to demonstrate:

  • Appreciation – of the wonder and beauty of the world and its people
  • Commitment – to their own learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility
  • Confidence – in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices
  • Cooperation – by collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands
  • Creativity – and imagination in their thinking, and in their approach to problems and dilemmas
  • Curiosity – about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures
  • Empathy – by imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others
  • Enthusiasm – and enjoyment in the learning process and the willingness to put in the effort needed to succeed
  • Independence – by thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments
  • Integrity – by being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness
  • Respect – for themselves, others and the world around them
  • Tolerance – and sensitivity for the differences and diversity in the world and empathy towards the needs of others.

For more information about the PYP: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/

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