The International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) provides a framework to implement the mandated BOSTES syllabi in the Junior School. Using this framework we are able to design learning that is inquiry based, harnessing the power of the child’s innate inclination to know “why” and developing skills for lifelong learning. The collaborative nature of the PYP means that teaching staff work in grade and stage teams to plan, implement and assess learning that is rigorous, equitable and consistent. Our school follows a transdisciplinary model, whereby themes of global significance frame the learning from Pre Prep to Year 6. This transdisciplinary learning is crucial for 21st century education, equipping students with the cognitive tools to learn and make links in any domain and be transformed in how they learn, how they view themselves and their possible futures.
At TIGS, guided inquiry not only focuses on the learner, it ensures that explicit teaching that is sequential, thoughtful and effective. Content takes a back seat to the enduring understandings, as our teachers empower students to ask questions, make generalisations and consider situations from multiple viewpoints as the construct meaning of the world around them.
The Curriculum at TIGS encourages students to:
• Develop a strong set of problem-solving strategies
• Think critically
• Develop knowledge and skills to apply to new situations or tasks
• Continue to question throughout their lives
• Develop a sense of international mindedness
• Take action as a result of the learning process
Students will:
• Learn through inquiry
• Build on prior knowledge
• Work individually, with a partner and in groups
• Be listened to
• Be curious, be inquisitive, ask questions, explore and interact with the environment physically, socially and intellectually
• Be supported in their journey to become independent, autonomous learners
• Learn through differentiated experiences which accommodate for the range of abilities and learning styles in a group
TIGS is committed to:
• Providing learning environments that are stimulating and provocative
• Effective ongoing professional development to ensure teachers are lifelong learners and informed of the most recent effective practice
• Supporting students and their families
Please contact the Teaching and Learning/PYP Coordinator, Karen Wallace, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you have any further questions.