Primary Years Programme (PYP)

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Australian International Academy Caroline Springs Campus is an authorised International Baccalaureate World School. It offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Prep through to Year 5.


IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the IB works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right

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Curriculum Framework

The PYP offers a transdisciplinary, inquiry-based and student-centered education. This gives students ownership of their learning with responsible action, allowing students to learn beyond subject areas.


Transdisciplinary Themes

The teachers at AIA plan within the PYP curriculum framework, which is supported by six transdisciplinary themes. The transdisciplinary themes incorporate local and global issues into the curriculum; this provides students with authentic experiences within subject areas.

The six transdisciplinary themes are:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organise ourselves
  • Sharing the planet 


Learner Profile

The IB learner profile represents a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that encompass academic and personal success for students to become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

As IB learners, AIA students strive to be:
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We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.


We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.


We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.


We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognise our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.


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