Learning at Immanuel Gawler takes place within the form of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP).
The IB Learner Profile identifies that students completing IB programs strive to be:
You can read more about the Learner Profile in the flyer attached below.
The Primary Years Program develops these qualities in students by outlining:
Much of the learning that takes place within the PYP is inquiry-based learning. This approach to learning harnesses the spirit of investigation, creating an interesting, engaging and meaningful curriculum that uses children’s questions as a starting point for effective learning. As students move through the process of inquiry, they can draw on several ways of investigating and expressing their growing understandings. Inquiry-based learning views children as constructors of their own knowledge, rather than recipients of someone else’s. Students’ inquiries help them develop subject-specific skills and understandings, but also develop an understanding of broader, transdisciplinary concepts.
These concepts are:
By understanding these concepts, students will have a greater understanding of the world, their place within it and the impact of global changes on our role in the world.
At Immanuel Gawler, we aim to develop inquiring and knowledgeable young people with a commitment to lifelong learning. We achieve this through our use of the IB Primary Years Program, a challenging international curriculum that takes into account:
Supporting all of these programs is our Christian faith and the values this develops in students.
Our curriculum is organised according to our Program of Inquiry (POI), which is set out in the attached document.
This document outlines the key units of inquiry that students will investigate throughout the year. Our units of inquiry cover a range of curriculum areas which are integrated as appropriate to keep learning relevant.
We recently presented information to parents about the Primary Years Program (PYP) at Immanuel.
Some parents were unable to attend so we've provided a recorded version.
You can download it via this online Powerpoint LINK
Or via opening the Powerpoint Presentation document below.
We hope you find the information useful.
Each year the senior students at Immanuel Gawler take part in the PYP Exhibition. This event is the culmination of a student’s time at Immanuel and in the Primary Years Program (PYP) of the IB. The attached links provide information on what the exhibition is and on the exhibition process for 2019.
Over 2018 and 2019 teachers at the school have been reviewing our assessment policy. The Assessment Statement of Practice, which was developed from this process is available below.
Over the past year teachers we have also been reviewing our language policy. The Language Statement of Practice is available below.