14 August 2017

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Collaborative Planning in the Junior School

'We collaborate to make teaching and learning richer'

Time for collaboration is written into our schedules across the Junior School to ensure we align with IB guidelines and to ensure we are designing the best possible learning engagements for the boys; learning that is connected both horizontally across year groups and vertically through the School.

The programme of inquiry has been written with input from all staff. In addition, all staff collaborate on the timing of each unit of inquiry and the mapping of the essential elements (knowledge, skills, attitudes and concepts). Teachers use these documents to drive the curriculum mapping for the year across all subject areas. We use the Australian Curriculum for our subject areas and this year we are implementing the new documents for: The Arts (which includes Visual Art, Drama, Music and Dance), Health and Physical Education, French, and Digital Technology.

"The true strength in our classroom lies in the collaboration of learners, not in the knowledge of one expert". Krissy Venosdale

Just a reminder that an information session for parents new to the Primary Years Programme will be held on Wednesday 2 March from 8:15am to 10:45am.

Mr Warwick Norman

Junior School Dean of Teaching & Learning