SRVIS's approach to learning is innovative, enriched, flexible and inquiry-based. The essential elements of IB PYP - knowledge, concepts, skills, and action equip young students for a successful life. The 6 transdisciplinary themes interconnect the following subjects - Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Personal, Social and Physical Education, Visual arts and performing arts. The school provides differentiated learning to suit student’s individual needs. Teaching and learning is either stand-alone or transdisciplinary.
Agency is the power to take meaningful and intentional action, and acknowledges the rights and responsibilities of the individual, supporting voice, choice and ownership - IBO. Agency is basically when our students have ownership of their own learning and action that comes from that learning. Facilitator’s job is to facilitate opportunities with their learning that enables more active participation for the students. SRVIS incorporates agency and allows students to raise their voice, make choices and take ownership of their learning and actions.
Our curriculum incorporates innovative teaching methodologies, regular assessments and consistent reporting strategies while constantly recognizing and rewarding student achievement. Students are encouraged to excel academically as this is not the only measure of success, they are also motivated to recognize their potential in various extra-curricular activities. Our goal is to prepare students for life so that they can achieve positive results throughout their life's journey. Our assessments are conducted in a way to make students have rigorous assessments. Our assessments incorporate agency where students have authority to frame their assessments and choices to present their understanding. It paves ways for the students to have self and peer reflections for their assessments which make them take ownership of their learning and action.
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own culture and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives - intellectual, physical, and emotional - to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.