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What is the Primary Years Programme (PYP)?

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a designed for students aged 4 to 12 years. EIS is an IBPYP Candidate school since 2021

The PYP nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. This programme is inspired by recent and up to date research in education and has evolved to become a world leader in future-focused education in response to the challenges and opportunities of our changing world.

The PYP curriculum framework

The framework emphasizes the central principle of agency, which underpins the three pillars of school life.

The Learner 

The PYP curriculum framework begins with the premise that PYP students are agents of their own learning and partners in the learning process. They have innate potential to inquire, question, wonder and theorize about themselves, others, and the world around them. 

Learning and Teaching

The emphasis on collaborative inquiry and integrative learning honours the curiosity, voice, and contribution of the students. The approaches to learning (ATL) and approaches to teaching (ATT) play a crucial role in the inquiries into the six transdisciplinary themes aimed at promoting understandings about human commonalities of local, national, and global significance.

The Learning Community

The PYP learning community brings to life learning and teaching practices that support students in pursuit of a significant, relevant, engaging, and challenging learning experience.


At GPIS, students have voice, choice, and ownership for their own learning. PYP students have a strong sense of self efficacy which brings a strong sense of agency to the school community.


Action is the result of agency and a demonstration of the IB learner profile attributes.  At GPIS, PYP students engage into individual and collective student’s-initiated action that are authentic, meaningful, and mindful. Action at GPIS is supported by the entire school community.