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International Baccalaureate (IB)

An acclaimed, world class curriculum.

What Is The IB Program?

Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique education. They will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
  • take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
  • become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
  • be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

IB students often perform better

IB World School students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students on other programmes.

In the PYP, students learn how to think for themselves and take responsibility for their own learning through an inquiry-led approach. By developing the attributes of the IB learner profile, students also learn how to demonstrate respect for themselves and others, developing international-mindedness by working with others for a shared purpose and taking positive action for change

 

“To be truly educated, a student must also make connections across the disciplines, discover ways to integrate the separate subjects, and ultimately relate what they learn to life.”

Ernest Boyer

Your Children Deserve To Thrive

At Good Shepherd Lutheran School, we want the best for your children. We want to nurture them so they thrive and love going to school.
We are focused on helping them grow their best whole self through the International Bacalaureate PYP schooling, so they can achieve their dreams.

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Inquirers

We are brimming with curiosity. We are developing inquiry skills and showing independence in our learning. We actively enjoy learning as a life long process.
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Knowledgeable

We love exploring ideas and look for ways to deepen and connect knowledge and concepts to ourselves, our community and globally.
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Thinkers

We are critical and creative thinkers. We enjoy problem solving and using our initiative to consider ideas in new ways.
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Communicators

We respectfully share ideas and information in a variety of ways. We communicate in more than one language and look for opportunities to collaborate with others.
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Principled

We act with integrity and honesty. We seek to be just and fair to others. We do what is right, admit our mistakes and learn from them.
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Open-minded

We appreciate and respect our own cultures and beliefs and are open to new ideas and the chance to learn from others. We seek out and evaluate other points of view and value the opportunity to grow.
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Caring

We are motivated by love and concern for all members within our community and gladly look for opportunities to care for and serve others.
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Risk-takers

We approach unfamiliar situations with courage and forethought. We eagerly explore new roles, ideas and strategies. We know what we stand for and bravely defend our beliefs.
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Balanced

We actively care for our wellbeing and balance our intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual needs in order to achieve our personal best.
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Reflective

We think deeply about what we do. We ask questions about what and how we are learning to further our understanding,

Why Good Shepherd Lutheran? Simply put, because we care...