Visit Taipei Kuei Shan School's PYP blog site to get a glimpse of our PYP students' learning adventures, as well as gain understanding on our teachers' journey to making the PYP happen in the classroom.
Why offer the PYP?
The PYP delivers excellent results for students aged 5 to 12.
PYP students outperformed non-IB students in mathematics, reading and writing in a global International Schools’ Assessment study that ran from 2009-2011
A 2014 national study in Australia found that students in the PYP perform better than the national average in nationwide science tests
Taking on the PYP is a road of discovery for schools. The PYP invigorates learning and teaching, and transforms school community and culture. Watch this video to see two schools on their journey.
The Primary Years Program
The IB Primary Years Program, for students aged 5 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.
What the PYP offers students
By choosing to implement the PYP, schools will develop students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.
The programme incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. The themes include ‘who we are’, ‘where we are in place and time’ and ‘how the world works’.
For more information about the PYP at Kuei Shan, please visit our PYP blog.
Linking the PYP with other IB programmes
The PYP is the first of four IB programmes of education. It gives students an excellent foundation for the IB’s other programmes.