The PYP marks the start of a lifelong journey. It develops caring and culturally aware children to become active participants in their own learning
AIA School is a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
The purpose of an integrated curriculum is to benefit the development of the “whole student” and to extend the ways the brain naturally strives to make purposeful connections between learning in various disciplines.
More than twenty (20) years of brain research concludes that the brain is wired for relevance and personal meaning. The PYP provides for this through the intellectually challenging and globally relevant “Transdisciplinary Themes” (PYP) and “Interdisciplinary Studies” (MYP).
These themes represent “life-long inquiries” and each PYP grade revisits elements of these Transdisciplinary Themes throughout their years through age appropriate “Units of Inquiry”. Together these form the basis for globally and individually contextualised learning, and we represent that in what we call our school’s IB PYP Programmes of Inquiry.
The school’s Programmes of Inquiry incorporates the entire IB PYP Science and Social Studies curriculum and much of the Personal, Social and Physical Education (PSPE) programme.
Language, Mathematics, Physical Education, Additional Languages, PSPE and the Arts and (Music, Visual Art and Drama), are integrated purposefully to allow for connection and application in meaningful contexts. However the curriculum also allows for independent or “stand-alone” lessons in these areas.