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Primary Years (Ages 6-11)

Primary School children learn elementary skills

Why do children love to learn at BIS? Our Primary Years teachers inspire our children to find passion in the world around them. Students are empowered to ask questions, to set goals and to find the ways to achieve them, and to share this acquired knowledge with their teachers and peers. Their school days are never dull, they are filled with exploration, challenge, application of concepts and movement. 

In today’s fast paced world, skills to help us assess, judge and adapt are valued more than ever before. While we continue to need facts and knowledge, skills that expand and apply our knowledge and develop resilience are increasingly important. 

Our students learn within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP reflects best international education practices and current research on how children learn and how to best engage them and their natural curiosity. It promotes a strong foundation in numeracy, literacy and cognitive abilities, while preparing young students to become critical, self-motivated and inquiring learners. 

Students learn through exploring transdisciplinary themes, investigating ideas and concepts that span multiple disciplines. The 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 project-based research and work. Critical skills around digital citizenship, metacognition and social competence are systematically developed year upon year.

If you require more information about the Primary School Programme, please do not hesitate to contact the PYP Coordinator, Casey Ranson.