Mulgrave Junior School is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6.
This programme aims to develop the whole child as an inquirer, both within the classroom and the outside world, instilling a curiosity and passion for learning.
It is based upon research and ’best practice’, and combines knowledge and experience from a range of national and international systems to create a relevant, engaging and challenging educational framework for all students.
The curriculum framework is guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, and incorporates five essential elements: concepts, knowledge, skills, attitude, and action.
During the course of the year, each grade level explores six in-depth, integrated Units of Inquiry that relate to each of the transdisciplinary themes. Through an inquiry process, students gain essential knowledge and skills from a variety of different subject areas by exploring globally-relevant concepts, and by engaging in appropriate action, thus allowing them to be actively involved in their learning.
The transdisciplinary nature of the programme enables students to learn the skills, explore the knowledge and develop conceptual understanding within a relevant and authentic context. Teachers strive to create and maintain classroom climates that foster the development of positive attitudes and international-mindedness.