What is the Primary Years Programme (PYP)?
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an international transdisciplinary education program conceived to encourage the development of the whole child. It targets learners aged 3 to 12. It starts with Kindergarten and extends to Primary.
The PYP programme is inspired by pedagogical research and the best practices of different national systems, as well as the treasures of knowledge and experience of the international schools to frame a pedagogy that is credible, stimulating, and significant for all children.
The Exhibition is an important part of the Primary Years Programme for all students. In the final year of the programme, students undertake a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process that involves them in identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems.
As the culminating experience of the PYP, the Exhibition offers students an exciting opportunity to demonstrate independence and responsibility for their own learning.
In the PYP, it is believed that education must include not only socially responsible attitudes but also thoughtful and appropriate action. At Oasis International School, we strive to provide learners with opportunities to choose, to act, to decide on their actions and to reflect on these actions in order to make a difference.
Learner action may be taken by an individual learner or by a group of learners working collaboratively. It can begin at the most immediate and basic level: with the learner; within the family; within the classroom, the hallways and the playground or beyond.
Why does my child do a conference?
Learner Led Conferences involve the learner and their parents. The learner is responsible for leading the conference and also taking responsibility for their learning by sharing the process with their parents.
The conference involves the learner discussing and reflecting upon samples of work that they have previously chosen to share with their parents. These samples have been previously selected with guidance and support from the teacher and could be from the learner’s portfolio.