The Friends' School

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

Untitled1The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (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, as demonstrated in these videos.


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

Classroom and specialist teachers work together to plan rich programs. All teachers from Kinder 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.

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