Sustainability and the IB
Fairgreen’s school culture, rooted in the fundamental concepts of urban, economic and environmental sustainability, and a community understanding of sustainable living, will inspire students to be innovative citizens, working in harmony with the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate (IB).
From the Early Years all the way to High School, the values of sustainability will weave across our curriculum through several trans-disciplinary themes and global contexts.
One of the essential expectations of our programme is that students understand and can demonstrate what it means to be internationally-minded, responsible and ethical citizens.
In our Primary Years Program, students will study conceptual units such as How the World Works and Sharing the Planet. In our Middle Years Program, the concepts of Scientific and Technical Innovation and Globalization and Sustainability will be explored.
We plan for our IB Diploma and Career Related courses to include units exploring, for example, Environmental Systems, Geography, Information Technology in a Globalized Society and the Theory of Knowledge.
Students will examine a range of issues of global significance such as:
- The effects of pollution on resources and humanity
- The effects of population migration
- The importance of biodiversity
- The ethics of technology use and
- Medical techniques that question the nature of living things and what is the definition of “life”
Seated at The Sustainable City, Fairgreen’s learning facilities include the city’s dedicated bio-dome and an Innovation Centre, dedicated to sustainability-related research and post-secondary education. Fairgreen’s students will have the exceptional privilege of accessing the world’s foremost centre of sustainability research, technological advances and innovations.
All students enrolled in Grades 3 through 8 will be required to bring a fully charged iPad on a daily basis, as part of their normal school supplies. We strongly recommend the following specifications for the iPad to ensure a consistent learning setup and a rich experience for students: