International Baccalaureate

In 2011 Rose Park Primary School was proudly authorised as an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Program.

The IB Primary Years Programme, for students aged 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

As an Australian primary school and an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) school, we are accountable to both the Australian Curriculum and the PYP.

All Australian schools are required to meet the Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum (unless they have a specific exemption). As an IB PYP school, we have the added advantage of a rich, internationally-recognised framework and philosophy that adds value to the Australian Curriculum. The majority of the Australian Curriculum is taught through our transdisciplinary Units of Inquiry and this is balanced with disciplinary learning through our specilised learning areas of Performing Arts, Japanese, Digital Technology, Science and Physical Education.

What elevates IB PYP schools is that we strive to situate learning within an authentic inquiry context. Students engage with the content of the Australian Curriculum through a holistic, transdisciplinary process where relevant, real-world connections are consistently made and reinforced.

In an IB PYP school, students are at the centre of the learning, driving inquiries through their inquisitive wonderings and informing the learning design. The aim of this framework is to engage students in higher-order, conceptual thinking which promotes enduring understanding. In addition, teachers work together in learning teams, building cohesive learning communities that foster collaboration and consistency within and across year levels.

Through the IB PYP, we are committed to inquiry as the leading pedagogical approach where students are actively involved in the learning and take responsibility for their learning. It means that our students are taught WHY they should know something and HOW it connects to previous learning and the world around them. It means high quality teaching and learning where students are valued as capable learners and citizens.

Mission Statement of the International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate organisation aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the IB works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. (From Principles into Practice 2018)

Further information for parents can be located by visiting the below link.

https://ibo.org/information-for-parents/pyp-for-parents/