Primary Years

The first steps towards an IB Diploma

A precursor to the IB Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is specifically designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on developing inquisitive minds inside and outside the classroom.

3 - 12 Years

The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12.

6 Transdisciplinary Themes

The themes focus on issues that touch more than one subject area. Students will investigate central ideas.

Who we are

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

How the world works

Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How we organise ourselves

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet

An inquiry into our rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and of the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict.


Wayne Quenneville

Primary School Principal