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IB PYP - Primary Years Programme

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The Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Calamvale Community College

The Junior School delivers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) across Prep to Year 6. First established in 1968, the Primary Years Programme is a research-based curriculum framework designed for learners aged 3-12. It is based on the philosophy that students are agents of their own learning and partners in the learning process. It prioritizes people and their relationships to build a strong learning community. The approaches to teaching and learning fosters natural curiosity, creativity and the ability to reflect and act. Through an inquiry-based learning, it generates a stimulating and challenging learning environment to nurture a lifelong love of learning in every child. IB programmes develops the whole child, not only cognitively but socially, emotionally and physically.

The PYP is transdisciplinary in nature,  subject areas are integrated into units of inquiry to make learning transferable and meaningful. Teachers act as facilitators and partners in co-constructing meaning with students. The PYP framework provides the foundation to develop the necessary knowledge's, skills and personal attributes required by students now and in the future.​




To take a glimpse into what learning looks like in a PYP classroom here at Calamvale Community College, view video below.


​Programme of Inquiry

In the PYP, students learn about significant concepts through units of inquiry. The programme of inquiry consists of six transdisciplinary themes that guide and comprise a year of study. These include:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet.

    The programme of inquiry is aligned to the Australian National Curriculum, which Queensland State Schools are required to use and report against. Teachers work collaboratively in year level teams to plan the teaching and learning, using a range of inquiry-based teaching strategies to actively engage students.

    For more information, refer to the Junior School Program of Inquiry for 2022 (PDF 184KB)​​


       




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Last reviewed 06 May 2022
Last updated 06 May 2022