Primary Years Programme (PYP)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

"To develop into lifelong learners we need to encourage our children to start with an open mind."

- Lee Brown (PYP Principal)

The PYP programme encompasses an exciting and relevant approach to education because it first and foremost focuses on the child, the student .At ISGR we believe that the child is at the centre of the learning process. They are constantly building upon what they already know and adding to their knowledge, skills and understanding as they navigate and develop their learning through asking questions, taking risks, collaborating, finding out, reflecting and making connections. These are skills that are vital in the 21st century world in which we live and in which our children are growing up in.Our aim is to support each and every child on their own individual path of learning, in the way that is right for them.Our aim is to be an inclusive community of reflective lifelong learners. Welcome to our school!

Students in the 21st century are faced with the challenge of learning about an interconnected world where knowledge is constantly developing. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme prepares students to be active participants in a life-long journey of learning. This is done through implementing the programme through the five essential elements: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action.

The PYP focus is on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. Around the PYP framework we have developed a detailed programme reflecting the multinational composition of our school population. The subject areas of maths, language, science, social studies, information technology, the arts, social, emotional physical education and library are taught through units of inquiry under six transdisciplinary themes within the School's Programme of Inquiry in order to help students make connections between subjects, thereby facilitating authentic learning experiences.

PYP uses powerful strategies of inquiry to build students’ knowledge and to deeply study particular topics in the units of inquiry. Students and teachers work toward answering a few broad questions using many resources and a combination of subject areas. Students practice reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and other skills in the process. This adds relevance to the learning experience and a sense of process, rather than a seemingly unrelated collection of facts and skills.

The aim of the PYP Programme is to develop internationally minded people and as learner’s we strive to be INQUIRERS, KNOWLEDGEABLE, THINKERS, COMMUNICATORS, PRINCIPLED, OPEN-MINDED, CARING, COURAGEOUS, BALANCED, and REFLECTIVE. These attributes make up the learner profile, an important aspect of the programme.

IB website

Visit the IB website for more information about the primary years program.

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Responsive Classroom

An approach to teaching that focuses on the strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning.

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All scheduled activities and events for the PYP at ISGR can be found on Toddle.

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We prepare students for the future through a holistic education and a strong focus on teamwork. We are a community of learners who support each other in a special journey to become life-long learners.