- 30 May 2016
- By SPadmin
St Peter’s Anglican Primary School has an excellent academic reputation and this is something that we want to enhance and build upon for all students. A framework that promotes and encourages student engagement and interests, and caters for our diverse range of abilities, is something that our staff are passionate about.
A differentiated, inquiry based framework for learning, the PYP, will assist us to guide our students to be the best they can be, capably supported by our teaching and support staff, who as lifelong learners, acknowledge the importance of constant reflection and improvement. The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child and attempts to meet the needs of every student.
The PYP is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning. It draws on research and best practice to help create a relevant, engaging challenging and significant education for all students.
At the heart of the PYP is structured inquiry as a vehicle for learning. Inquiry allows ownership of learning to the students and develops their research and critical thinking skills. It allows interest and ability based differentiation to occur within natural connections here at school and beyond our walls.
Each unit of inquiry explores globally significant themes as shown in the outside of this model. Teachers and students use key questions that are concept based to structure the units of inquiry. This allows for integration of the KLA’s or disciplines that we traditionally use here at St Peter’s. Students acquire and apply trans disciplinary skills while developing an understanding of these concepts.
The overall aim of the PYP is that students become internationally minded as they display the ten attributes of the Learner Profile. As a Christian school and as a school with an excellent academic reputation, we are looking for a model, a framework that allows our students to love learning, to grow and improve within the world and consider a biblical response to each unit and situation they face.
The staff are excited about the possibility of introducing the PYP here at St Peter’s and encourage parents to ask questions, to talk with senior staff and provide any feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org. A response and FAQ sheet is being prepared for parents in our community.