After years of hard work by our intrepid teachers and administrators at Sekolah Bogor Raya, we have finally acheived International Baccalaureate Organization PYP (Primary Years Program) accreditation. Our school director has posted on the subject here and here.
It has been a long road for a lot of our teachers and has been a process that has forced us to take a long, hard look at our practices in planning a collaborative curriculum and integrating lessons as we move away from a single subject approach towards thematic inquiry in the classroom.
Achieving the standards necessary for PYP authorization has been an all-consuming task – it will be great to build on this success and start working on some other areas (improving technology uptake across the school, developing our laptop program, developing a digital citizenship scope and sequence) that have had to take a back seat as we have pushed towards certification.
A big congratulations to all the hard-working teachers and school management who have helped make this happen!