Welcome to Primary School
IPS is fully authorized to offer its students the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) – one of four programmes offered by the IB. It is a programme of international education designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world.
Our Primary Years Programme ensures that learning is engaging, relevant and challenging in order to meet the diverse needs of the student. Our school follows a transdisciplinary model whereby themes of global significance frame the learning throughout the primary years, including Early years. Students are encouraged to make connections between subject areas, and traditional curriculum areas are used as lenses to help students inquire into big ideas.
The PYP is both a curriculum framework and a philosophy that facilitates structured inquiry. Throughout inquiry, the students are encouraged to question, wonder, explore, experiment, investigate and take their learning further as part of their learning journey to construct meaning about the world around them. Students are also encouraged to consider situations from different perspectives and have the opportunity to explore significant local and global issues.
In their own words, the IB Primary Years Programme explained by IB students and teachers