IB World School

Glenroy West Primary School is an authorised school for the Primary Years Programme. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Glenroy West Primary School believes is important for our students. To see how Glenroy West Primary School is implementing the Primary Years Programme.
Parent Handbook.

 

Learner Profile

As an authorised school we are actively promoting the learner profile throughout our school community. The Learner Profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose. The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. Please click here to see how the Glenroy West Primary School mission statement aligns with the IB mission statement. 

 

We publish a series of articles in our school newsletters and use student of the week to introduce the attributes of the Learner Profile to our school community. Read the full IB learner profile. These attributes are regularly incorporated by staff and students in our classes and throughout the school. Families are becoming more familiar with these ideas and concepts, including attributes of the Learner Profile in their feedback to the school in our recent School Review.

Primary Years Program

PYP Programme of Inquiry 2018

PYP Information for Families

PYP Concepts

PYP Newsletter Term 2 2018

 

The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas, as well as transdisplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry. The PYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums and provides the best preparation for students to engage in the Middle Years Programme.

 

A Profile for Living in the 21st Century

To achieve an international education we work together as teachers and students to embrace and develop in each other the qualities in the student profile. As a community of learners, we welcome the future challenges of the 21st Century by developing in each of our students here at Glenroy West Primary School the capacity and ability to be:

 

Inquirers

Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Thinkers

They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.

Communicators

They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.

Risk-Takers

They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Knowledgeable

They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Principled

They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Caring

They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

Open-minded

They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Balanced

They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.

Reflective

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

 

Students develop the attributes and dispositions of this profile through engagement in structured inquiry, which brings together five essential elements of curriculum: concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and actions. The inquiry provides the aims for the curriculum and focuses our attention on the fact that student learning is what schools are about. At Glenroy West Primary School, we want our students to leave school with a passion to question and with the knowledge to learn where and how information can be found.

 

PYP Attitudes

Another essential element of the PYP is a particular set of attitudes. These attitudes affect the learning environment and the personal interactions that occur within them.

  • Appreciation: Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.
  • Commitment: Being committed to their learning, persevering and showing self- discipline and responsibility.
  • Co-operation: Co-operating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands.
  • Creativity: Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems.
  • Curiosity: Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.
  • Empathy: Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions so as to be open minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.
  • Enthusiasm: Enjoy learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.
  • Independence: Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgements and being able to defend their judgements.
  • Integrity: Being honest and demonstrating a sense of fairness.
  • Respect: Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.
  • Tolerance: Being sensitive about the differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

 

For further information about the PYP, see www.ibo.org

 

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