Primary Years Programme (PYP) at ALS

At Advanced Learning Schools, all students from KG 1 to grade 5 are involved in the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The PYP focuses on the heart as well as the mind and addresses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to those considered to be more academic. The traditional subject areas are valued, with an extra emphasis on the balance between the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills and the search for the meaning of, and understanding about the world.

This overview of the Primary Years Programme is encapsulated in the PYP model.

The PYP enables students to develop an insight into the world around them through:

  • the knowledge component of the curriculum
  • the IB learner profile and the attitudes that support it
  • the students’ own conceptual development
  • the expectation that they will engage in socially responsible action as a result of the learning experience.

The significant, challenging, engaging and relevant units of inquiry and feedback on their learning process.
For more information about the Primary Years Programme, please contact Carmen Hill , PYP Coordinator :

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