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The MYP and DP programmes provide a framework for academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world. Students are exposed to an integrated curriculum that assists them in becoming critical and reflective thinkers.

Besides academic knowledge, a heavy emphasis is placed on the development of skills. Nowadays it is not only what one knows, it is how one applies it. The success of a person depends on adaptability to different situations, communication and application. These keys to the future are developed from a very young age onwards.

The required and acquired skills are called the Learner Profile.

During the IB programmes students learn to strive to become:

INQUIRERS
They develop their natural curiosity.
They require 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
They 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
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, -ethical decisions.

COMMUNICATORS
They 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
They 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
They 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
They 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 the environment.

RISK-TAKERS
They 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 ideas.

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

REFLECTIVE
They 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.