At Kingsville Primary School we believe that the most effective learning and teaching occurs when
- students feel valued and secure in their learning environment
- a positive relationship exists through knowing and valuing each child
- programs are designed to be significant, challenging relevant and engaging
- teachers plan with clear objectives, high expectations of students and themselves
- delivered through a concept based guided inquiry approach.
Kingsville is an Authorized IB (International Baccalaureate) World School implementing the Primary Years Programme (PYP) across all areas of learning and teaching practice. In the PYP the importance of traditional subject areas is acknowledged. Language, Mathematics, the Arts, and Personal, Social and Physical education are specified as components of the PYP curriculum model.
There is a clear connection between the school’s mission and that of the IB.
IB MISSION STATEMENT
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that people, with their differences can also be right.
The IB organization is motivated by a mission to create a better world through education. It promotes intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to who we are as an individual or a nation, but rather as an essential part of life in the 21st century.
Curriculum provision at Kingsville ensures a comprehensive differentiated curriculum incorporating physical, personal and social learning, discipline based learning and interdisciplinary skills.
The PYP is a transdisciplinary program of international education designed to foster the development of the whole child. The program draws on research and best practice from around the world to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework for all children.
At the heart of the Primary Year Programme’s (PYP) philosophy is a commitment to structured, purposeful inquiry. The inquiry often transcends traditional subjects and through this process students develop an understanding of important concepts, acquire essential skills and knowledge, develop particular attitudes and learn to take socially responsible action.
A key feature of the PYP is the PYP Learner Profile. This is expressed in a series of desired attributes and traits that characterise students with an international perspective. They promote academic rigour and help the student to achieve and experience social-emotional-behavioural, intellectual well-being and international mindedness.