IB Primary Years Programme
What do we want our students to feel, demonstrate and be able to do?
In 2008 Mount View began it's journey to become an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP ) World School. In April 2012 we achieved our goal and received an outstanding report from the IB Verification team. It's been an exciting time to be at our school~for our students, their parents and our staff~and the changes that we've made to our teaching practices and gains to student learning have been fantastic. In 2015 our community will run through an intensive evaluation in order to ensure we're maintaining or exceeding IB standards.
In being an authorised IB World School, our aim is to develope inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The philosophy of the PYP, as it directly affects the child, is expressed in a series of desired attributes and traits that characterise international-mindedness.
To achieve this, we believe that the curriculum needs to be:engaging, relevant, challenging and significant. It is particularly important for students in the primary years of education to acquire skills in context and to explore content that is relevant to them and that transcends the boundaries of the traditional subjects. To achieve this we believe that the curriculum is best delivered through an inquiry appraoch.
These aims cannot be achieved at school alone. We need the support and enthusiasm of parents and families for powerful learning to occur. The development of close ties and understandings between home and school and the support and encouragement that this then provides students with their learning is vital.
What type of people do we want our learners at Mount View to be?
INTERNATIONALLY-MINDED PEOPLE LIVING OUT THE IB LEARNERS PROFILE