In the final year of the PYP
the students participate in a culminating project, the PYP
exhibition. This requires that each student demonstrates
engagement with the five essential elements of the
skills, concepts, attitudes, action. It is both a
transdisciplinary inquiry conducted in the spirit of
personal and shared responsibility, as well as a summative
assessment activity that is a celebration and rite of
passage, symbolic and actual, from the PYP into the middle
years of schooling.
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On June 15th, 2010
the grade 6 classes will present the first PYP Exhibition in
the history of ALS. The central idea that will drive the
students’ inquiry is “Sustainable use of resources provides
opportunities for future generations”
Second PYP Exhibition - 2011
On May 11 ALS presented its second successful
PYP Exhibition. During
the six weeks prior, the
PYP Exhibition process involved all Grade 6 students in
identifying, investigating and offering solutions to
issues. The students had many opportunities
demonstrate independence and responsibility for their own
learning, exploring multiple perspectives and demonstrating
how they can take action as a result of their learning.
Through their presentation, it was visible
that the students were confident and knowledgeable about
their topic, presenting it to a variety of audiences and
adapting to each and every one. They shared their action
plan and will, we hope, remember their Exhibition
Many visitors were in attendance: parents,
siblings, representatives from Jeddah Knowledge and King
Faisal Schools as well as all K-5 students and their
teachers. At several points during the afternoon, there was
standing room only!
Several ALS teachers were involved in making
this a success and worked with and guided the students: the
grade 6 teachers Mr. Joshua Jones, Ms. Dorothy, Mrs. Rayda
Jacobs and Ms. Rhodora; the PYP Coordinator Mrs. Christelle
Thompson; the mentors Ms. Dodge, Ms. Windsor, Ms. Hill, Mr.
Fiorillo, Mrs. Fiorillo, Mr. Khuzai and Ms. Boivin.
It’s always great to see the community come
together to celebrate students’ academic achievement!
Thanks a million!