Linden Park Primary School
Linden Park Primary School offer a rigorous international learning programme in an attractive urban setting in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide, six km from the CBD. The school is noted for its comprehensive learning programmes and high levels of student achievement in academic, creative and sporting pursuits. Linden Park Primary School is an authorised International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme, Reception to Year 5. The school is strongly committed to developing international mindedness, intercultural understanding and respect. Students are encouraged to become active, compassionate lifelong learners and global citizens, who understand difference and value diversity. Specialist teaching programmes are provided in Music, Science, Art, French and Physical Education. Many students also participate in a range of programmes which complement their learning, including; chess, debating, choir, instrumental music and STEM.
Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) emphasises the methodology of guided inquiry as the preferred learning style. The IBPYP is an integrated, transdisciplinary curriculum in which students develop conceptual understandings, knowledge and skills through inquiry. Students work within Units of Inquiry developed around a central idea and the inquiry is structured around a set of key questions using active child centred guided inquiry. While each Unit of Inquiry has a major Learning Area focus, they all result in learning outcomes across many Learning Areas. Each Unit of Inquiry reflects Australian Curriculum achievement standards . Learning outcomes in Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Technologies, Health and a major part of the Arts are delivered through the Units of Inquiry. Information on PYP general regulations can be found at: http://ibo.org/become/guidance/documents/PYPGeneralregulations_e_FINALFILE.pdf French and PE are stand-alone Learning Areas, which integrate only partially into the PYP, and Music is a stand alone subject which complements the Arts in the Units of Inquiry