Annesley Junior School
The Annesley curriculum is engaging, challenging and relevant, and actively supports the developmental differences and learning styles of girls and boys. It is framed by the pedagogy of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP). In the IB’s own words: The IB Primary Years Program, for students aged 3 to 12, focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. Structured, purposeful inquiry is at the heart of the PYP philosophy. Our students actively construct meaning based on their prior knowledge and their engagement with the curriculum and Units of Inquiry. They investigate important subject matter by formulating questions, proceeding with research, experimentation or observation which leads to their own responses to the issues. Technology is a key focus and our ‘digital natives’ are guided in their use of familiar and new technologies as one method of engaging with peers, teachers and experts beyond the classroom. The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who help to create a better and more peaceful world.