The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) focuses on the development of the whole child, offering a framework to meet the academic, cultural, physical, social and spiritual development of each person.

At the heart of the PYP is structured, purposeful and planned inquiry that actively engages children.

The explicit learning outcomes from the Australian Curriculum are used to drive the planning process.

Students are an integral part of the learning process and are encouraged to become independent learners.

We aim to develop children’s intercultural understanding and promote global citizenship.

The Program of Inquiry (PoI) incorporates all areas of learning.

Classroom and specialist teachers work together to plan rich programs. All teachers from Kindergarten to Year 6 are involved in developing the Program of Inquiry and reviewing it annually.

How the IB PYP Supports The Friends’ School

  • It supports our Purpose and Concerns and aims to develop students who are internationally and inter-culturally minded.
  • It encourages children to integrate ideas and make connections across traditional subject areas.

It uses the Australian Curriculum and internationally recognised standards as the basis for curriculum design and implementation.

IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate Organisation aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people to help create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end it works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Recent articles about the International Baccalaureate (IB)

An article on a research study by the Australian Council for Educational Research on the positive impact on student wellbeing through the International Baccalaureate (IB) education on primary aged students.  CLICK HERE to read.

“Once you’ve experienced the primary years program (PYP) come to life, it’s difficult to imagine going back to traditional models of school.” CLICK HERE to read this article from The Age.

What is the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)? article from World Schools website.  CLICK HERE to read.

This article is from Relocate Global Magazine. CLICK HERE to read.