The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Year Programme (PYP) is a leading curriculum framework for international primary education. The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
As a result, students become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them.
An IB education:
Focuses on learners
- IB’s student-centred programs promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge
Develops effective approaches to teaching and learning
- IB programs help students to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success
Works within global contexts
- IB programs increase understanding of languages and cultures, and explore globally significant ideas and issues
Explores significant content
- IB programs offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected.
- The IB Program of Inquiry is the driving force behind teaching and learning at Mildura West Primary School=
INTERNATIONALLY MINDED LEARNERS
The IB Learner Profile represents 10 attributes. These attributes can help people become responsible members of local, national and global communities.
As IB learners, we strive to be:
Inquirers We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
Knowledgeable We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
Thinkers We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
Communicators We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
Principled We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
Open-minded We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
Caring We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
Risk-takers We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
Balanced We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical and emotional—to achieve wellbeing for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
Reflective We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
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