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How the International Baccalaureate is applied at HBIS

Hout Bay International School currently offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) ages 3 - 12, and the Diploma Programme (DP) ages 16 - 19 of the International Baccalaureate (IB).

From the Principal’s Desk – 15 February, 2018

Dear Parents,If 2017 was a year of unexplained events, challenging times and strange phenomenon, 2018 has to be the year of renewed optimism and hope. As I said in my last newsletter, if there... read more

What is the IB Learner Profile?

You may have heard this term used at Hout Bay International School in reference to the characteristics of the students that study at our school under the International Baccalaureate. But what is... read more

Teaching students to think for themselves

Rather than compartmentalise studies into subject oriented lessons, the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate is divided instead through overarching themes into units of inquiry. Each unit lasts typically 4 - 6 weeks... read more

DP Students and Tertiary Education

When considering secondary education curriculum & subject choices, parents and students do so with tertiary education options in mind. Where do I want to study after school? So what should I study now?The International... read more