PRIMARY YEARS
PROGRAMME

Children Aged 3-11

Our difference
A SAFE AND STIMULATING
ENVIRONMENT

Parents and the wider school community are also considered learners and valued as essential partners in students’ learning

STUDENTS LEARN HOW TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN LEARNING THROUGH AN INQUIRY-LED APPROACH

EXPLORING, WONDERING, EXPERIMENTING, COLLECTING DATA AND REPORTING FINDINGS, TAKING AND DEFENDING A POSITION, AND SOLVING PROBLEMS IN A VARIETY OF WAYS

Addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being

Encourage students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning

Support students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it

Establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish

Subject Areas
TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEMES

WHO WE ARE

Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME

Inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

WHO WE EXPRESS OURSELVES

Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

HOW THE WORLD WORKS

Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES

Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

SHARING THE PLANET

Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

LANGUAGE

MATHEMATICS

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

PERSONAL & PHISICAL

ARTS

The PYP for the
SCHOOL COMMUNITY

IN THE PYP, PARENTS AND THE WIDER SCHOOL COMMUNITY ARE ALSO CONSIDERED LEARNERS AND VALUED AS ESSENTIAL PARTNERS IN STUDENTS’ LEARNING.

Swimming

Ski / Surf / Kayak

Field trips

Performances

Personal journals

Guest Speakers

Experiments

National and international competitions

Nursery to Grade 5

Continue the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) and demonstrate a learner-centered, inquiry-based, team-teaching approach.

THE EXHIBITION

The PYP Exhibition is an important part of the PYP for all students. In the final year of the programme, students undertake a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process that involves them in identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems.

As the culminating experience of the PYP, the Exhibition offers students an exciting opportunity to demonstrate independence and responsibility for their own learning.