UEF schools have been authorised to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP) since 2008.
The IB PYP, for students aged 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
- encourages international-mindedness in students;
- encourages a positive attitude to learning by engaging students in inquiries and developing their awareness of the process of learning so that they become lifelong learners;
- reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond traditional subjects, with meaningful in-depth inquiries into real issues;
- emphasises, through the learner profile, the development of the whole student – physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
The IB PYP frames the learning activities of the school community. *
Celebrations of learning foster a sense of community within the Primary School since parents are invited to interact with the students and understand more about the learning process.
All Primary School classes will participate in a variety of field trips to support and enhance classroom learning.
Classroom teachers teach Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, within integrated units of inquiry and in single subject lessons, with the focus on making transdisciplinary connections. Specialist teachers are responsible for music, art, mother tongue language classes and physical education. An ICT specialist assists Primary School teachers to implement ICT across the curriculum. English as a Second Language staff work across the grade levels assisting as necessary. Our Learning Support Centres provide extra academic and pastoral support when required.
*Source: International Baccalaureate organisation 2009.