PYP [ Primary Years Programme]
Taking the journey of learning upon childre n's curiosity
Children’s exploration starts by having interest and paying attention to things or events around them. To realize the learning world of what a “why” question creates, our kindergarten introduces the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP).
Teachers should not simply lecture everything, but respect children’s independence and value their personality and rights. This is the basic principle of the International Baccalaureate (IB).
World- class education with children playing the leading role
Young children love to jump into the unknown world with shiny eyes and full of curiosity. We practice the International Baccalaureate Programme suitable for children aged three to five, and put children’s curiosity in the center of class activities. We create a world-top level education.
UOI ( Unit of Inquiry) based learning to develop broad research skills
One of the explorative activities UOI(Unit of Inquiry), children study events that are happening around them while connecting to world events by themselves. PYP early years provides interdisciplinary learning of English, math, music, art, and ICT.
Learn from relationships with senior students
In everyday life, children naturally want to improve themselves. In kindergarten, we aggressively set up scenes to involve them with senior students so that we can inspire children to have aspiration to be and do like senior students. It is an important opportunity to stimulate their ambition and to learn voluntarily.
Advanced ICT environment
The students from kindergarten (class for five-year-olds) to Elementary school use a tablet, (iPad). We enhance the quality of the learning environment by creating an ICT environment that promptly copes with an information society.
Daily learning culminating in annual events
Children experience a lot of “I did it!” and “It’s fun!” through a variety of events. For example, they cultivate teamwork and a competitive spirit through sports festivals, and in school plays they show the ability of English and expression that has been acquired. A number of unique events are held throughout the year.
Continuum educational environment from kindergarten to High school
In Kindergarten, we value the learning of reading, writing, calculation as the basic study of English, Japanese, and Math in preparation for Elementary School. We aim for students’ smooth transition to elementary school as we accumulate support that matches each child’s achievement.
Owlet Class One of the mother’s message
I chose OIS because I wanted my child to be familiar with English from early years and become a man who can think and act for himself. After joining OIS, I feel that he can speak in English naturally and talk with me about what he did in school. I find out that he had a variety of stimuli and experiences in school. Not only the teacher in charge, but also the entire faculty are looking after children in school, which makes me relieved to send him here every day.
Eaglet1 Class One of the father’s message
When we moved to Japan, I checked all kinds of information and chose OIS for me son who cannot speak Japanese or English at all. Two years later, he is now able to understand both Japanese and English. During the two years, my child is happy to go to school every day. And I think one of the good features of IB is that teachers respect each child’s individuality, so I look forward to the future growth of my son in OIS.
Eaglet2 Class One of the father’s message
Knowledge-centered education is important, but I think education plays a crucial role in shaping child’s personality. We need the ability to think and act on our own, the spirit of inquiry, the compassion and communication skills to accept others, the transdisciplinary knowledge, and the willingness of taking challenges, so I think IB is the proper education program.