The Primary School (PYP)

AISPP is proud to be an IB PYP authorised school. 

Designed for students age 3-12, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) provides the knowledge, concepts, skills, personal attributes and the capacity to take action - all of which younger students need to equip themselves for successful lives, both now and into the future.ResizedImage150147 ib world school logo 1 colour

Students from 5 – 12 years of age attend our primary school.

We currently offer multi-age classes from Foundation to Year 3, though this will change to individual classes per year group in August 2019 as the school grows.

ResizedImage600183 pyp programme logo enStudents learn through inquiry and have homeroom and specialist teachers to offer 21st-century learning environments through class design and teaching methods. ASIPP integrates the Australian National Curriculum with the PYP curriculum framework to develop an outstanding opportunity for learning.

The primary school provides stimulating and motivating learning spaces for all students.

The PYP framework allows schools to design an engaging trans-disciplinary curriculum, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across, between and beyond subject areas.

With a focus on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, the PYP is designed to support each student’s academic needs, emotional and social development, the skills of independence, responsibility, global citizenship and a values-based perspective.

10 reasons why the IB Primary Years Programme is ideal for students to become active, lifelong learners

  1. It encourages students to inquire
  2. Understanding a complex and interdependent world
  3. PYP students are confident communicators
  4. Learning how to learn
  5. It encourages international-mindedness
  6. Seeing things from different perspectives
  7. Student take action
  8. Thinking about issues
  9. It involves the whole school learning community
  10. Caring and responsible citizens

Reference: The International Baccalaureate www.ibo.org.

Student-Centred Learning

Learning in the PYP is underpinned by six trans-disciplinary themes, each selected for their relevance to the real world. Students explore the commonalities of human experience and investigate these themes throughout a yearlong Program of Inquiry (POI).

These six PYP themes put students at the centre of the learning process.

Who we are

Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; and human relationships.

Where we are in place and time

Inquiry into our orientation in place and time; personal histories; the discoveries and explorations of humankind; and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilisations.

How we express ourselves

Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values.

How the world works

Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world and human societies; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How we organize ourselves

Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet

Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; access to equal opportunities; and peace and conflict resolution.