Our Curriculum Overview

Datus International School as an IB World school implements the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, known as the PYP. The PYP is an International Curriculum for students aged 3 – 11 years. It focuses on the development of the whole child, addressing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs. At the same time, it gives children a strong foundation in all the major areas of knowledge: Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Personal and Social Education and Physical Education. The PYP strives to help children develop an international perspective – to become aware of and sensitive to the points of view of people in other parts of the world. From Sunflower (3 years group) up to the end of Year 6 the curriculum at Datus International School (DIS) is based upon the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Curriculum Stages

Phases Year Group Age


Early Years  Sunflower (Nursery)  3-4
Cherry (Kindergarten 1) 4-5
Primary   Year 1 5-6
Year 2 6-7
Year 3 7-8
Year 4 8-9
Year 5 9-10
Year 6 10-11


 Lower Secondary Year 7 11-12
Year 8 12-13
Year 9 13-14
 Upper Secondary (IGCSE) Year 10 14-15
Year 11 15-16
Advanced Level Year 12 16-17
Year 13 17-18

The IB Learner Profile

At the heart of the PYP is the IB Learner Profile.

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As IB learners we strive to be:

Inquirers We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learning independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

Knowledgeable 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.

Thinkers We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions

Communicators 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.

Principled 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.

Open minded We critically appreciate our own cultures 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.

Caring 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.

Risk Taker 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.

Balanced 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.

Reflective 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.

In the PYP a balance is sought between the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understanding, demonstration of positive attitudes and taking responsibility for action.
The PYP framework consists of five essential elements.

  • Knowledge 

Significant, relevant content that we wish the students to explore and know about, taking into consideration their prior experience and understanding.

  • Concepts 

Powerful ideas that have relevance within the subject areas but also transcend them and that students must explore and re-explore in order to develop a coherent, in-depth understanding.

  • Skills 

Those capabilities that the students need to demonstrate to succeed in a changing, challenging world, which may be disciplinary or transdisciplinary in nature.

  • Attitudes 

Dispositions that are expressions of fundamental values, beliefs and feelings about learning, the environment and people.

  • Action 

Demonstrations of deeper learning in responsible behavior through responsible action; a manifestation in practice of the other essential elements


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