International elementary school
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a transdisciplinary curriculum framework with an inquiry approach to conceptual learning and teaching. It is taught in over 100 countries of the world. The learner, and the learning community, is at the centre of learning and teaching. Through the embodiment of the attributes of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile the programme strives to build cultural understanding and internationally minded young people.
Throughout an academic year, student inquiry is guided by conceptual ideas that are connected to six transdisciplinary themes of global significance. Bridges between subject disciplines are fostered and developed to build transferable knowledge, understanding and skills. The PYP has five Essential Elements which are outlined below.
Deputy Principal Primary & PYP Coordinator “Our experienced staff from a variety of backgrounds and experiences provide a stimulating and challenging international learning environment for our primary students, building on their previous knowledge and taking them forward on their learning journey. Collaboration is a key aspect in the success of our learning community, where the relationship with families, students and teachers is nurtured and valued. We take advantage of our dynamic learning environment as well as the community and resources around us to enhance and deepen our students’ learning experiences and encourage them to wonder and question the world around them, constantly making connections between their learning at school and their life experiences. As IB students, children learn to acquire information from a range of sources and approach their learning with specifically developed skills that help them to become life-long learners. As IB teachers, we too continue on our learning journey as we adapt and develop our skills and approaches to teaching to the needs of our students and our circumstances in our ever-changing world.”
FIVE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF PYP