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The PYP is designed for students between the ages of 3 and 12 years of age to engage them in a transdiciplinary curriculum which is relevant, challenging and engaging. It combines best practice and research in teaching and learning from a very large range of national systems throughout the world and supports schools and teachers with an extensive support system including an Online Curriculum Centre based in Cardiff, wales, ongoing professional development and a wealth of knowledge from practitioners around the world.

The PYP does not replace the curriculum set by the Victorian Government but rather integrates all subjects traditionally taught under the 'umbrella of this approach. Your child will still be taught all the requirements of the VELS (Victorian Essential Learning Standards) as stipulated by the VCAA (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority).

The PYP focuses on the total growth of the child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare. The philosophy of the PYP, as it directly affects the child, is expressed in a series of desired attributes and traits that characterize students with an international perspective. Taken together, they create the PYP student profile. We want students to develop the following attributes and dispositions to become: inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced and reflective.

In addition the program promotes and fosters a set of attitudes that include tolerance, respect, integrity, independence, enthusiasm, empathy, curiosity, creativity, cooperation, confidence, commitment and appreciation.