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Kindergarten and Primary School

The experiences of early childhood can shape a child’s future. By        ACG International School Jakarta is an Authorized IB World School
the time this period is over, children will have formed conceptions      for the Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The curriculum has
of the world around them. Kindergarten helps children acquire            been developed and implemented from Kindergarten to Year 6.
essential knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and actions that        Through the IB PYP philosophy, the School is considered to be a
will affect their personal, social and future development, their         ‘community of learners’.
relationships and their future achievement. The International
Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is founded on the                  The IB PYP combines both concept-driven and skills-based
following aspirations for children:                                      learning and is designed for the international environment. The
                                                                         IB PYP provides a strong framework for Language, Mathematics,
To grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators,        Social Studies and Science skills. It focuses on the total growth of
healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging     the developing child, encompassing social, physical, emotional and
and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.    cultural needs in addition to academic development. The PYP draws
                                                                         on research and best practice from a range of national systems with
ACG International School Jakarta’s Kindergarten encourages               a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to
children to see learning as both enjoyable and useful and it provides a  create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational
foundation for future intellectual, social and physical development.     framework for all children.
There is a strong emphasis on providing a stimulating and
engaging learning environment, oral language development and             The IB PYP aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring
opportunities for thinking, problem-solving and experimenting.           young people who help create a better and more peaceful world
The programme also includes opportunities for self-expression            through intercultural understanding and respect.
and discovery. The learning activities at this early age are designed
to build on the children’s natural curiosity and inquiry. In addition                   IB Learner Profile
to the key learning areas of Language, Mathematics, Science and
Social Studies, students participate in specialist classes, including    Aims of the IB PYP are expressed as a series of desired attributes
Physical Education, Swimming and Music. Experienced teachers             and dispositions that characterise successful students.
and teaching assistants ensure that children have a positive start
to learning.                                                             IB learners strive to be:

                                                                         n Inquirers	   n Knowledgeable	  n Thinkers	
                                                                         n Principled	  n Open-minded	    n Communicators
                                                                                        n Caring	         n Risk-takers	
                                                                         	              n Balanced	       n Reflective
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