Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB)
In 2006, Glendowie School became an IB school implementing the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The school was authorised in November 2006.
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Glendowie School continues to build on our Inquiry Based Learning Programme involving children in learning how to learn. The children are involved in purposeful inquiry for real learning. Children are encouraged to be independent and life-long learners.
The International disciplinary programme of the PYP fosters the development of the child. A strong emphasis is placed on high academic standards, international understanding and responsible citizenship, the development of critical and compassionate thinkers, and the skills, attitudes and attributes for our children to become lifelong learners.
The curriculum focusses on the 5 elements of knowledge, skills, approaches to learning, concepts and meaningful action which are integrated into all learning programmes.
Our 2018 ERO external evaluation report stated “students experience a rich and broad curriculum that enables them to excel academically and develop the skills of life long learners.”
For more information – IB brochure.