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The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) focuses on the development of children as whole people including their character, social skills, physical and emotional development, as well as academic skills.
The programme provides a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework for all children and prepares them to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.
The PYP is underpinned by six transdisciplinary themes selected for their relevance to the real world:
The themes are explored by using the knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas:
In the PYP, we believe that education must extend beyond the intellectual to include not only socially responsible attitudes but also thoughtful and appropriate action. An explicit expectation of our PYP students is that successful inquiry will lead to responsible action, initiated by the students as a result of their learning process. This action will extend the student's learning, or it may have a wider social impact, and will clearly look different within each age range.
Wayne Quenneville, PYP Coordinator