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Welcome to Fairview

Presentation that will be used for Open Day talks mainly for PYP

Odaia Baclaan- Ranido

on 5 August 2014

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Transcript of Welcome to Fairview

by: Odaia Baclaan-Ranido
Welcome to Fairview
Engagement 1:
Getting to know you
The Star Fish Story
"Metaphors for ME"

Pick one of the slips and create a metaphor for yourself.

Get ready to share to everyone in the group.
Any comments?
What does this video mean to you?
Did you know?
Established in 1978 (in KL)
Member of Fairview Global, a growing regional network of international school
About Fairview
A learning programme designed to equip students with the necessary information and skills to excel in an ever-changing and increasingly globalized world
Emphasizes unique learning approaches developed to prepare students for a lifetime of learning
About IB: International Baccalaureate
Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
- Fairview Wangsa Maju (IB World School)
- Fairview Subang (IB Candidate School)
- Fairview Penang (IB World School)
- Fairview Johor (IB Candidate School)
Fairview International School Johor
Established on 14 January 2008
Became an IB PYP candidate school in August 2010
Became authorized to offer IB MYP in August 2012
We are scheduled for IB PYP authorization visit in March 2013
How do you define
"International School"?
Primary Years
Middle Years
IB Career-Related Certificate
Ages 3-12
Ages 11-16
Ages 16-19
Ages 16-19
What is the Primary Years Programme?
What are your thoughts?
What do you think?
How is PYP defined?
for students aged 3 to 12
focuses on the
development of the whole child
as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside
Six Transdisciplinary Themes of global significance
Explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas
as well as interdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry
"It made a difference for that one"
He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, 'The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die.'
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, 'But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!'
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "
It made a difference to that one.

Original story by: Loren Eisley
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