THE LEARNER PROFILE
At the heart of the IB is the “learner profile”, a long-term, holistic vision of education that underpins the PYP curriculum and puts the student at the center of everything we do. The learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The ten aspirational qualities of the learner profile inspire and motivate the work of teachers, students and schools, providing a statement of the aims and values of the IB and a definition of what we mean by “international-mindedness”.
The learner profile unites us all with a common focus: on the whole person, as a lifelong learner. It applies to us all – student, teacher, parent or administrator – for we are all continually learning. Below are our learner outcomes for International School Suva, inclusive of the IB Learner Profile.
Our TAVOLA TREE OF INQUIRY is a primary project that allows us to focus on our learner profile attributes and PYP attitudes on a daily basis. Every 3 to 4 weeks, classes vote on a focus 'attribute' and it becomes our focus at school and at home for that time. Why the 'Tavola Tree'? The Tavola tree grows near the beach in Fiji but can also be found inland. If you are 'caught' demonstrating that particular attribute or attitude, students and teachers can give out leaves to add to our tree. The nominated students write their name on the leaf and what action led them to the award.
A parent 'what does it look like' information leaflet is sent home at the beginning of each focus attribute telling them all about the attribute and how everyone can demonstrate it at home.
Watch our tree grow throughout the year as we ourselves grow as a lifelong learner who demonstrates the learner profile in all that we do!