Teaching and Learning

Holy Trinity Primary School & Early Learning Centre educates students within the framework of the International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Program. We aim to equip children with the skills to confidently ask questions, apply knowledge and develop real-world problem solving skills.

Our contemporary classrooms and break-out areas are designed to promote collaboration and inquiry learning.

International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) places emphasis on inquiry-based learning that develops students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing.

The PYP provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.

The program incorporates local and global issues into the curriculum, asking children to look at the bigger picture and take responsibility for their learning.

IB Learner Profile

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile identifies that as humans we have a range of aptitudes, capabilities and responsibilities that assist us to be effective and collaborative members of a community.

The Primary Years Programme is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.

IB learner profile

International Baccalaureate- Primary Years Framework

The PYP provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.

Schools work with the five elements to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum for international education.

The PYP aims to create a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for learners. The curriculum is transdisciplinary, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas.

The PYP is organised according to:

The written curriculum, which explains what PYP students will learn
The taught curriculum, which sets out how educators teach the PYP
The assessed curriculum, which details the principles and practice of effective assessment in the PYP
(IBO Website, 2016)

The Programme focuses on developing the whole child; the spiritual, academic, emotional, social, physical and cultural needs of each child.

In this section
Programme of Inquiry 2018
Inspiring Connections Magazine April 2017
Inspiring Connections Magazine June 2017
Inspiring Connections Magazine September 2017
2017 Parent PYP Information Presentation
Further Parent Information
Exhibition Guidelines

Catering for Individual Needs within Classroom

All classroom programs are differentiated to cater for a range of abilities and learning styles. Our teams of teachers work with children requiring additional assistance in literacy, numeracy and where English is a second language. Members of the team also develop programs for children requiring extension. These extra programs may be in-class or on a withdrawal from class basis.

Reporting

Holy Trinity staff report regularly to parents about their child’s progress in a range of formats. Reporting includes a first term interim report, two formal written semester reports, parent-teacher interviews, learning journeys, student-lead conferences and special work exhibitions. Interviews may be arranged at any time by parents or staff.