The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 – 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

Through its inquiry-led, trans-disciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

The PYP Playlist is an introduction for parents and teachers who are new to the Primary Years Programme. It contains a wide range of e-learning resources to help everyone in the learning community develop a deeper understanding of the programme, and become more active in supporting student learning.  For more information:

Learners in the BIS

The Primary Years Programme at BIS aims to
Create a Lifelong Love for Learning 
By inculcating in its learners a desire to learn, a natural curiosity about the world, and develop the skills they need to ask questions and seek answers through research and inquiry.

Build Responsible Citizens – Who Share and Care
By developing an understanding of social problems so that students can emerge as caring and responsible citizens.

Equip Students with Critical 21st Century Skills
By teaching them the tools for success in work and life – thinking, research, communication, self-management and social skills.

Instill Global Cultural Perspectives
By developing an appreciation and understanding of one’s own, as well as other cultures to become internationally-minded citizens.

Encourage a Proactive Approach
By enabling children to develop their voice  and take charge of their own learning and development.

Learning and Teaching

The learning environment at the BIS Primary Years Programme focuses on

Learning through Play
In the early years, children learn through play and experiential hands-on techniques.

Grasping Concepts while Gaining Knowledge
A curriculum based on concept-driven units of inquiry inculcates a balance between knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and action.

Teaching through an Inquiry-based Transdisciplinary approach
Inquiry-based learning creates a curriculum framework that is integrated across disciplines.

Catering to Individual Needs
Teaching is differentiated to meet the particular needs of each different individual. In addition to academics, a 3600 holistic approach is used to understanding each student and in providing experiences that cater to each student’s personal, social and physical growth. Multi-faceted co-curricular activities as part of regular teaching help foster holistic all-round development.

Learning Community

The BIS Primary Years Programme is not limited to its students.

Teachers Learn too
Teachers receive ample opportunities for professional development and growth. Teachers across the section collaborate and interact to integrate subjects, achieve shared learning goals and co-design learning strategies for each individual.

Parent involvement
Parents partner with the school as resource persons and facilitators to enhance and support the learning environment for all students.

A Single Framework across Disciplines
Inquiry-based learning creates a curriculum framework that is integrated across disciplines.