• WM Irvin Elementary School

    IB Primary Years Programme -

    Learner Profile

    The aim of all IB programs 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. 
    IB Learner Profile
    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.  The 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 tot he 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 use.
    Risk-Takers:  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 of ourselves and others.  We recognize our interdependence with the 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.