International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP)

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program: Characterise

The IB Primary Years Program

The Primary Years Program (PYP) has identified traits that characterise students who are life long learners with an international perspective. This set of attributes, the Learner Profile, encapsulates the goals of the PYP at King's, respecting, appreciating and developing learners who are:

Inquirers

Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning, and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Thinkers

They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.

Communicators

They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.

Risk-takers

They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.

Knowledgeable

They have spent time exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.

Principled

They have a sound grasp of principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.

Caring

They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.

Open-minded

They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.

Balanced

They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.

Reflective

They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyse their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.