IB Primary Years
Global learning with IB PYP
We are well on the way to becoming a globally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with the implementation of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) within our Junior Campus.
Taught in schools across the globe, the IB PYP provides benchmarks for what students should learn through the curriculum, guidelines for teaching methodology and clearly stated assessment practices. The programme also underpins high standards of literacy and numeracy – essential for our global learners and leaders of tomorrow.
In our school we address the Australian Curriculum, but we also transcend it and help our students to achieve rich conceptual learning about issues that connect humanity across the world.
We are part of a highly active global community of PYP schools and teachers. At the click of a button we have the ability to connect with knowledgeable educators and eager PYP learners from over 150 countries around the world – we truly know what is happening in education outside of Tasmania and Australia and draw on the best of what we see and read as often as we can.
The PYP encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. The PYP is an exemplary approach to education in the primary years.
PYP at Launceston Grammar
Click on the links below to find out more about the PYP on the Junior Campus
Prep and Grade 1 Classes Unit of Inquiry - Complex Concepts
Prep and Grade 1 Unit of Inquiry - Living Things and Our Planet Sustain Each Other
Grade 5 Unit of Inquiry - Agriculture
Grade 5 Unit of Inquiry - The Production of Commodities
Grade 6 Unit of Inquiry - Economics Impacts Freedom
Grade 6 Unit of Inquiry - Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom
Our Co-curricular programme is available for students as part of the ‘Little Extras’ programme. Students are able to immerse themselves in a variety of free activities hosted on the Junior Campus during school day breaks.
Sessions vary from term to term and some are offered only to specific grades. The range of options available include Tennis, Creative Dance, Taekwondo, Chess, Drawing Club, Coding Club, Yoga, Drama, Choir, and Orchestra.
Find out more about the 2021 ‘Little Extras’ programme.