Primary Years Programme

ELC – Year 5 Curriculum

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)

Fostering belonging, creativity, curiosity and collaboration to make a difference for a better world.

Viewing all children as powerful and lifelong learners.

Children in Reception to Year 5 build on their ELC experience through inquiry based learning using the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer and life long learner, both in the classroom and in the wider world. The Programme develops ‘internationally minded, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.’ (IBO Mission Statement)

The PYP Programme provides a rigorous, challenging and engaging curriculum where students understand the connections between subjects and the real world, becoming critical, creative and reflective thinkers. The PYP provides, a balance between the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understandings, demonstration of positive attitudes, and taking responsible action.

The IB PYP is continually engaging and reviewing current educational research.

This enables St Andrew’s students to be exposed to innovative and creative learning for the 21st century.

Through the implementation of the PYP, our goal at St Andrew’s School is to develop:

St Andrew’s School Programme of Inquiry for ELC-Year 5

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  • St Andrew’s School is a South Australian independent, co-educational specialist primary school providing excellence in education from playgroup through to early years and on to Year 7. Principal Jackie Becher – an International Baccalaureate School – UNESCO Associated School.