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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, inspires 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 weave across our curriculum through several trans-disciplinary themes and global contexts.

One of the essential outcomes 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 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 are explored.

Students examine a range of issues of global significance such as:

  • Sustainability
  • 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 bio-domes and an Innovation Centre, dedicated to sustainability-related research and post-secondary education. Fairgreen’s students have the exceptional privilege of accessing the world’s foremost centre of sustainability research, technological advances and innovations.

 

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