School SEK – Pacífico
The SEK International School of the Pacific is officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Chile to teach Early Childhood, Basic and Secondary Education, according to the Humanistic – Scientific Plan. Likewise, the College has the following accreditations:
- Cambridge English Language Assessment Exam Preparation Center.
- School authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary School Program (PYP).
- School authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
The first nine years that make up Primary Education (from Kindergarten to Sixth Year Basic) are presented as an exciting stage. Children learn very quickly and are very creative. Likewise, families play a fundamental role in cementing emotional closeness with their children. All this encourages the school to develop a deep and lasting pedagogical work that is capable of delivering the essential tools for the integral growth of each and every one of the students.
At this stage the first pedagogical objective is for children to become autonomous and to make use of their freedom, assuming an active and conscious attitude. Then, the second objective is to educate responsible boys and girls, not only responding for themselves, but also being able to assume responsibilities for others. To do this they must learn to be generous, loyal and honest.
Another fundamental pedagogical objective is the meaningful transmission of knowledge that will serve as a basis for the subsequent development of personal talents and interests, placing special emphasis on the knowledge and use of various technological tools. Finally, it is of utmost importance to develop creativity in all students, as the world that awaits them will demand that they adopt new and original solutions to validly face moments of personal and collective crisis.
elementary school program
In the constant effort to deliver quality education to all our students, the school has set out to develop the most appropriate processes to find the way to teaching and learning in the 21st century. In other words, the objective is to prepare our students for a globalized and constantly changing world, a world that needs and will need men and women who are capable of solving problems and making decisions, who have creative and critical thinking, together with the knowledge to collaborate and communicate, that they are permanent learners and that they are capable of adapting to change.
All these 21st century skills can be fully developed through the PEP program offered by the International Baccalaureate and implemented by our school. The Primary School Program (PYP) seeks for the student to be the protagonist of their learning, starting from the constructivist philosophy, thus concentrating on the integral development of the child, both in the classroom and outside of it, which is reflected in a work group in 6th grade that culminates with an exhibition of the projects.
For students from 3 to 12 years old, it focuses on the integral development of the child and their capacity for inquiry, both in the classroom and outside of it. Its curricular framework distinguishes three elements: a written curriculum, a learned curriculum, and an assessed curriculum. Through six transdisciplinary themes, teachers plan the units of inquiry that transcend traditional subjects and allow the development of knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes that are adequately connected with the profile of the learning community, a set of values that reflect the principles of the IB Organization.
If you want to know more about the programs, you can contact Wilma Lizana, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the BI page www.ibo.or / es
Secondary Education ranges from the Seventh Basic Year to the Fourth Year of Secondary Education. Through their levels of schooling, it is possible to achieve interactions between the different disciplines of knowledge, in a constructive and emotionally motivated environment, strengthening values in them and at the same time creating levels of awareness and responsibility in the face of the multiple challenges that the diverse and complex current reality presents them. An interdisciplinary approach is what allows students to consolidate educational achievements that lead them to the full realization of a life project, within the framework of comprehensive training.
The current curricular model privileges educational tasks such as project planning, a more interdisciplinary regime in the knowledge of knowledge and the development of capacities in students, as central elements to be considered in teaching practices.
On the other hand, the study of the English language will equip students with the multicultural perspective so important today, being, in general, training in values the center of convergence and radiation of the entire educational process.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program (PD) is an educational program with its own assessment system, intended for students aged 16-19.
The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and core components: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) and the Monograph.
The IB assesses students’ work as direct evidence of their level of achievement against the objectives set for Diploma Program (DP) courses.
Through these core components, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, conduct independent research, and undertake a project that often involves community service activities.
The DP is intended for any 16-19 year old college student who has received authorization to implement the program.
As of 2019, the school has the category of International Baccalaureate School, projecting us to the 2021 generation as our first generation to graduate with this program
Technical pedagogical regulations
The School Evaluation and Promotion regulations of the SEK del Pacífico International School are part of the regulations issued by the Ministry of Education that empower educational establishments to prepare their own regulations for Evaluation and Promotion and is based on the following decrees:
- Decree No. 107/03 that approves Regulations for the Evaluation and School Promotion of Girls and Boys of Basic Education (1st to 4th year of Basic Education).
- Decree No. 67/18 that approves National Minimum Standards on Evaluation, Qualification and Promotion.
The School’s Evaluation Regulation, which includes the Special Educational Needs Policy, was prepared on the basis of the legal provisions, already mentioned, and with the contribution of the Pedagogical Council and the Center Council of the school.
The Assessment Regulations are published on the school’s website www.sekpacifico.com
Monthly information will be offered that will guide the grades obtained by the student in the different subjects, which can be found on the school website www.sekpacifico.com in the “students” section, entering with the student’s RUN and PIN (unique code for each student).
In the same way, the printing of the Report Card will be sent home through the agenda at the end of each two-month period, which includes a receipt confirmation stub that must be returned signed to the tutor the next day.