Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework for young learners aged 3–12 designed by the International Baccalaureate (IB). Founded on a philosophy that recognises a child’s natural curiosity, creativity and ability to reflect, the PYP generates a stimulating and challenging learning environment to nurture those assets and foster a lifelong love of learning in every child.
The PYP, like all IB programmes, is transdisciplinary, meaning students learn across subject areas while investigating big ideas.
Young learners explore the commonalities of human experience by investigating these themes through a programme of inquiry.
Units of inquiry interweave subject areas such as mathematics, language arts, science and social studies. This approach encourages students to make their own connections between what they learn in core subject areas and how it relates to the world around them.
The IB is committed to making sure that students in IB programmes meet and exceed local or national standards. We are required to examine our curriculum carefully to ensure that there is alignment with local, state or national standards.
The PYP programme includes all compulsory Ministry of Education Curricula.