Primary Years (Ages 6 - 11)
Why do our Primary students love to learn?
Because they experience voice, choice and ownership of their school work.
Our Primary Years teachers inspire children to find passion and purpose in the world around them. Students are empowered to ask questions, set goals, find ways to achieve these goals, and then share this acquired knowledge and understanding with their parents, teachers and peers.
Days in our Primary School are never dull. They are filled with exploration, challenge, application of concepts and collaboration.
A strong foundation for life-long learning
Our Primary Years curricula reflects the best of international education practices, current research on how children learn and how to best engage them. We use the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) as the starting point for our curriculum. This widely-recognised programme is known to promote a strong foundation in subject content as well as cognitive abilities and social skills. It prepares young students to become critical, self-motivated and inquiring learners their whole lives.
Tool sets and project-based work
Central to our educational approach is learning through ideas and concepts that span multiple disciplines. The subjects Arts, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Physical and Health Education, and Social Studies are woven together into lessons and connected to one another.
At the same time, students build a tool set of communication, presentation and technology skills to aid them in their inquiry-based research and work. Critical skills around digital citizenship, metacognition and social competence are developed and expanded year upon year. Our students learn how to conduct research, apply their knowledge to real-life circumstances and develop resilience, essential attributes in our quickly evolving world.
If you are interested in more information about Grades 1 - 5, please contact our PYP Coordinator, Casey Ranson.