The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 – 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.
Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.
The Australian School of Abu Dhabi offers a balanced and academically challenging education which is designed to develop individuals who are both independent learners and international citizens. The curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP). The International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students between the ages of three and twelve years of age to engage them in a transdisciplinary curriculum which is relevant, challenging and engaging. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas.
The PYP focuses on the total growth of the child, touching hearts as well as minds, and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare. The philosophy of the PYP, as it directly affects the child, is expressed in a series of desired attributes and traits that characterize students with an international perspective. Taken together, they create the PYP student profile. We want our students to develop the following attributes and dispositions to become: inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced and reflective.
The PYP is organized according to: