Stage Principal Welcome
Dear parents and students,
I would like to welcome you to the 2023-2024
school year. This academic year brings a range of changes and some new exciting
things in high school. The highlight of these incudes a new state of art campus
that is not only spacious, but also equipped with the latest technology for
students and staff to use.
As I begin my first year as high school
principal, I am energized and deeply committed to making a difference in the
lives of our youngsters. My staff and I will accomplish this by setting high
academic expectations and providing supportive systems to assure they are met.
This year we will focus on a positive school culture, setting high standards
for teachers' performance, and engaging our GPIS community while increasing our
students’ academic expectations.
I am pleased to share that this academic year we will prepare for MUN,
stage a play and welcome musical performances from our multi-talented students.
While we embrace the challenges of the future, we will
continue to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past. Our remarkable
staff-parent-student commitment will continue to make GPIS a wonderful and
I look forward to working together as we strive
toward a successful 2023-2024.
We aim to earn the trust and respect of our students. We believe that this is essential to creating a positive rapport that will help them develop and shine. We understand our students' learning styles and tailor our teaching methods to them as much as possible. We seek to provide individual attention to students. We believe that it is the best way to assess their levels of understanding and find out who has difficulties so we can address them.
As teachers and staff, we continue learning and implementing positive methods. We always pick our students’ brains and push them to think critically and outside the box. We set individual SMART goals for our students because we believe that they will reach their full potential.
Our curriculum is structured to stimulate creative thinking and develop the minds of our students to become inquirers and risk-takers, we develop our students to take well-educated decisions.
Accordingly, our curriculum is planned around activities and rigor to promote learning, personal growth, and development. It includes not only the emphasis on the four core subjects (English, math, science, and social studies) but also the range of extra electives that gives our students the chance to study new things that will target their creativity and future studies. At the core of our curriculum is the belief that all students must become avid and expert readers.
We at GPIS have high expectations of the steady and continuous improvement of student reading and writing.
in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational
foundation offering four highly respected programs of international education
that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to
live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Headquartered in Geneva,
Switzerland, the IB has a hard-earned reputation for high standards of
teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. They work with
schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging
programs of international education and rigorous assessment. Schools must be
authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programs.
the Diploma Programme
Diploma Program is a rigorous pre-university course of study designed for
students in the 16 to 19 age range. It is a broad-based two-year course that
aims to encourage students to be knowledgeable and inquiring, but also caring
and compassionate. There is a strong emphasis on encouraging students to
develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and the attitudes
necessary for them to respect and evaluate a range of points of view.
the Diploma Programme Curriculum
The curriculum is made up of the
DP core and six subject groups.
Made up of the three required
components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and
challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills. The three core elements are:
course is presented as six academic areas enclosing a central core (see figure
below). It encourages the concurrent study of a broad range of academic areas.
Students study two modern languages (or a modern language and a classical
language), a humanities or social science subject, a science subject,
mathematics and one of the creative arts. It is this comprehensive range of
subjects that makes the DP a demanding course of study designed to prepare
students effectively for university entrance. In each of the academic areas,
students have flexibility in making their choices, which means they can choose
subjects that particularly interest them and that they may wish to study
further at university.
the right combination
Students are required to choose
one subject from each of the six academic areas, although they can, instead of
an arts subject, choose two subjects from another area. Normally, three
subjects (and not more than four) are taken at a higher level (HL), and the
others are taken at a standard level (SL).
At both levels, many skills are developed,
especially those of critical thinking and analysis. At the end of the course,
students’ abilities are measured by means of external assessment. Many subjects
contain some element of coursework assessed by teachers.
Students not enrolled in the full
Diploma Programme may choose to experience the IB as a Diploma Programme Course
candidate. In this case, students may choose to take one, two or three IB
courses and continue their schedule with the American Diploma subjects.
Students also have the option to take CAS, EE, or TOK as standalone courses.
Many universities in North America, and several other parts of the world,
recognize isolated DP courses alone or in combination with other programmes of
For more information, please visit: http://www.ibo.org/
Paradigm International School IB DP Course Offerings
1 Studies in language and literature :
2 Language acquisition :
3 Individuals and societies :
4 Sciences :
5 Mathematics :
6 The arts :