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Rochedale State School Curriculum Framework

International Baccalaureate - Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP)

The focus within primary school education is the on the development of the whole child, socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and culturally. The International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP), facilitates a framework to support this development.

The IB-PYP is a part of an international education oraganisation, educating children from 3 – 18 years old in over 100 countries around the world. The programmes facilitated by the IB are child centered, concept focused and utilise an inquiry approach to learning and teaching. The IB educational philosophy and practices are driven by the belief that children construct conceptual understandings by building upon known what they already know. In addition to the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the International Baccalaureate offers a Middle Years Programme (MYP) and a Diploma Program for senior students.

Learning in an IB-PYP school is focused upon each child developing a deep enduring understanding of each of the 8 key concepts: Form, Function, Causation, Change, Connection, Responsibility, Perspective and Reflection. Learning is facilitated through a comprehensive inquiry based transdisciplinary Programme of Inquiry. It is through this programme that Rochedale State School delivers the mandated Australian National Curriculum.

Learning at Rochedale State School is active, challenging, significant and relevant to the children’s needs and desire to learn about themselves, Australia and the world. Learning focuses upon the children developing key skills in the following areas: communication, research, social, self-management and thinking.

Through active promotion of the Learner Profile children are encouraged to demonstrate be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced and Reflective.

At Rochedale State School children are engaged as partners in the learning and teaching process. A process that aims to actively engage through higher order thinking skills, whilst ensuring the all key elements of each curriculum area is expertly covered.

For further information about the International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Programme please contact our school or search the following link www.ibo.org