Stage Principal Welcome
Dear parents and
students of high school,
High School is the
last stage in our children’s adolescent life. Our seniors are on their way out
while grade nine students will be our graduating class four years later. The
learning cycle at GPIS is a continuum, to say the least. The school will continue
to focus on improvement in teaching and learning because we are keen to see our
students grow academically and personally.
Like every other
school year in GPIS, we remain committed to excellence in all that we do, as we
expect that all students can learn and succeed. GPIS will continue to provide
students with opportunities to address academic difficulties by giving
after-school support classes and offering students help during break time when
asked for. Our students will be exposed
to rigorous coursework so that they are ready to thrive in college. The school
will make sure that students make informed decisions and the school academic
advisor will therefore invite colleges on campus to guide students in their
choices. School trips, events such as “Global Talks”, and after-school
activities are just a sample of the variety of opportunities for personal
growth that are offered at the school.
Every year turns into
an amazing year for several reasons. First, because of the fact that as a
school community we aspire to work closely together with home because we
believe that together we can provide the best educational experience possible
to help our children to be responsible citizens, and be prepared to be
successful in their careers later on. Second, as a family the impossible
becomes possible and we can accomplish whatever we set our minds to. Last but
certainly not least, the school will never stop taking initiative to give the
best educational service possible to our students. Career advising and student
counseling is an ongoing service that the school provides to every single
student without exception. Academic success for our students is a priority at
forward to the next year to come!
High School Principal
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 :