International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)
At EtonHouse Orchard, we provide Primary students with a holistic and inclusive inquiry-based international education through implementing the International Baccalaureate ‘Primary Years Programme’ (IB PYP). Designed for students between the ages of 3 to 12 years, the PYP provides a framework for students to develop rigorous academic and transdisciplinary skills. At Orchard, our focus is on the development of the whole student; including his/her academic progress, social skills, physical, emotional and mental well-being.
While engaging in inquiry-based units throughout the year, students strive to become:
Students explore subject areas including Languages, Mathematics, Visual Arts and Design and Technology, Music, Social Studies, Science, Information Communication Technology, Personal, Social and Physical Education through 6 different transdisciplinary themes. This educational structure provides a framework for exploration and personal growth.
Through the inquiry-based approach, students develop an understanding of key concepts, acquire essential skills, increase their knowledge-base and develop particular attitudes to take socially responsible action becoming independent learners.