The Director of Teaching and Learning/Primary Years Program Coordinator is the most exciting job at TIGS.
The position working with Teaching and Learning enables me to become totally involved with the richness and diversity of the Primary Curriculum at the most exciting time of a learners life, in other words childhood. The NSW Board of Studies organises curriculum into six key learning areas (English, Mathematics, Human Society and its Environment, Science and Technology, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education and Creative and Practical Arts) however each day at TIGS our teachers work common threads of learning outcomes through all these areas. This transdisciplinary learning is crucial for 21st century education.
This year we have revisited all the syllabus documents affirming much of the practice of our teachers, looking at some new directions, all within an exciting new framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. This will enable us to explore the learner profile you see as you walk down into the Junior School and to teach and encourage your children as they learn the basics and associated skills, knowledge and understandings from all areas of knowledge as well as develop the attitudes you can see as you walk back up the driveway. All this will happen in a learning environment that stresses not only learning but acting on what you learn as well as your child’s growing understanding of the local, national and global world, true 21st Century Learners.
General Regulations PYP Programme