St Margaret's Junior School is proud to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP). This programme works to develop the whole child and build within them a passion for learning.
The 21st century requires thinking citizens who can evaluate new learning as it becomes available, whilst recognising the connections in their knowledge in order to make informed decisions and take responsible action. This means that our teaching and learning methods must be inquiry-based and transdisciplinary. Students need to be able to ask good questions and find and evaluate the answers. Our inquiry learning programs extend from the Early Learning Centre through to Year 6 and cover all areas of the curriculum.
Staff at St Margaret’s work and plan together in collaborative teams to develop and provide meaningful and engaging learning opportunities. These experiences assist our students search for understanding, acquire essential knowledge and skills, and develop positive values and attitudes.
The philosophy of the PYP, as it directly affects the child, is expressed in a series of desired attributes and traits that characterise ‘international-mindedness’. IB learners strive to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective.