Educational Program at Genesis Middle School - Primary Years

IB Candidate school

Genesis School is a Candidate School* for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Genesis School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP).  Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

The Genesis Middle School curriculum was structured by involving a team of educational specialists who contributed to enriching the national curriculum with the elements that PYP vision calls for, adding to them activities and content that have proven their need in a school focused on student feedback and, in particular, towards education for the future. 

In primary classes, combining the national curriculum with the international one, that is PYP, we created a framework based on the knowledge and capabilities recommended by the latest research, which not only excites and  stimulates children's thinking, but promotes remarkable progress and achievements.

We believe that by empowering our pupils with basic skills and then offering varied and unique opportunities to apply their learning, we are able to satisfy their distinct and unique learning styles in an integrated context. In addition to academic abilities and knowledge, the key directions that we follow converge to self-awareness, personal development, awareness in a universal context and good community spirit, which makes our students complex, responsible and involved people. We do not believe that learning should be limited to the classroom, but be enhanced by a wealth of opportunities and sources of inspiration, such as excursions, thematically tailored visits, and learning in different contexts that allow children to excel personally and academically.

Due to the elements that the PYP aims at - academic knowledge, skills, concepts, student profile and attitudes, addressed through 6 relevant, significant, challenging and captivating transdisciplinary themes, this system has proven to be beneficial to the formation and development of children into future adults having force of character and moral values, being strong, able to think, to bring valid arguments, to support their point of view and to find solutions.

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Beginning this school year, students and teachers from Genesis will be able to communicate more efficiently and faster through the EduApps platform. It facilitates interactivity during lessons, real-time feedback, teamwork, and interteaching. Parents receive information about student performance, workload, and engagement in lessons. To enjoy the facilities offered by EduApps, students use personal Cromebooks in the classroom.

Transdisciplinarity

The six transdisciplinary themes that the PYP curriculum proposes for each of the five years of primary education and according to which the content proposed by the national curriculum is structured are:
  • Who we are. Studying this theme, the children manage to get to know each other, to develop harmonious relationships with their family members, their friends and with the community they live in. The study of this theme encourages and guides the students into the knowledge of themselves and of themselves, of the values ​​to guide them during their formation as adults. This theme also addresses the following issues:
    • physical, mental and spiritual health;
    • inner balance;
    • human relationships that include family members, friends and community;
    • our rights and obligations as citizens.

  • Where we are in place and time. Through this theme, children make a journey into the history of mankind, also understanding the link between individuals and society, between local and global perspectives. An insight into place and time, this theme makes students learn as much about types of houses, trips and expeditions, explorers, and human migrations. By studying this subject in detail, children are taught to connect the individual and civilizations, the outlooks from a local and global perspective.

  • How we express ourselves. This theme invites students to discover and appreciate aesthetics. To develop healthy and harmonious relationships with those around them, it is important for our students to learn how to express their ideas, feelings and emotions. At the same time, it is necessary not only to seek and find ways to develop and use their creativity, but also to appreciate the beauty around them in all its forms.

  • How the world works. Studying this theme, students understand not only the scientific principles and the way people use these principles, but also the impact of technological advances on society and the environment. This theme is a foray into nature and its laws, a foray that helps children understand vast concepts such as the biological environment and human societies, and how they work. Also thanks to this theme, students are able to understand how people use scientific principles for their own benefit and for the society, while being aware of the impact that technical and scientific progress has on society and the environment.

  • How we organize ourselves. Through this theme, students understand the structure and function of the existing organizations in society, their economic activities and their impact on mankind and the environment. Each country has a certain structure and legislative bodies that lead it. By studying this theme, children are able to understand the structure and role of each organization, the way in which financial, economic and fiscal decisions are made; who has the right to make high-level decisions, but especially what decisions everyone has the right to take. Also, within this theme are studied aspects of economic activities and their impact on humanity and the environment.
  • Sharing the planet. It is important to be aware that each individual has rights and obligations, but especially what they are. Studying this theme, the children will learn all these things and apply them in the long run. It is becoming more and more necessary for students to know what rights and responsibilities they have in terms of protecting the environment. It is also advisable to realize that the resources of this planet are not unlimited and that the way we take care of them influences the life of the planet, either in a positive or a negative way.

Exhibition

The exhibition is an important part of PYP. In the last year of the program, students engage in a collaborative, transdisciplinary research process that involves them in identifying, investigating and delivering solutions to real-world challenges or problems. As a balancing experience in PYP, the exhibition gives children an extraordinary opportunity to demonstrate their independence and responsibility for their own learning. 

PYP curriculum

By involving students in as many activities as possible in various fields, the Genesis Primary School aims at developing transdisciplinary skills, capitalizing on multiple intelligences, and developing emotional intelligence, focusing on practical experiences that motivate them to learn and develop intellectually and emotionally. 

In the afternoon, children benefit from additional training activities that ensure the progress of each pupil or which harness and highlight school performance and excellence.

In addition to the Romanian curriculum and the IB, the Genesis Schoo organizes a rich extracurricular program addressed to all students, according to their inclinations and passions. The Genesis School is working consistently to increase student involvement and raise standards and performance through the variety of activities proposed. 

The MYP curriculum includes 6 areas of study:

1. Language

School prepares children for a future where words are more important than ever. The words will allow them to explore the world and to talk with a large number of people. The Romanian language and the English language give the children the skills and the confidence to form for the future, throughout their lives. Talking, writing and reading are at the heart of our curriculum. We emphasize the importance of books and literature, while offering pleasing and challenging activities in support of this area. Personalized themes were designed to impress students and inspire them a long-term love of reading and respect for the requirements of writing. A rich discussion environment provides students with a complex vocabulary and the depth of understanding the content. Providing constructive feedback, initiating and motivating responses are attitudes that we encourage within our students. Communication is an integral part of our learning journey, and children's participation in debates, projects involving creative writing, editing articles in the school magazine or other age-appropriate magazines are just a few of the activities that small students can do successfully. English skills lead to remarkable results at the Cambridge Tests. 

Primary pupils are already exposed to language options and can choose from a variety of modern languages: German, French, Spanish and Japanese, all continuing in middle school, where the option for a second foreign language becomes mandatory, being imposed by the national curriculum. Many students, however, even choose to study three languages ​​in parallel at the same time.

 

Contact us

  • Pre-school: 031 425 05 62, gradinita@genesis.ro
  • School: 031 425 05 63, scoala@genesis.ro
  • PR: comunicare@genesis.ro
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