On 20 October 2006 Red Hill Primary School was accepted as an accredited school for the International Baccalaureate Organisation's (IBO) Primary Years Program (PYP).
WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ORGANISATION?
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a non-profit educational foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. The IBO was founded in 1968 and has authorized some 3500 schools in 144 countries to teach their specialist programs.
The IBO offers three programs:
In addition, the organisation provides curriculum and assessment development, teacher-training and information seminars, electronic networking and other educational services to all candidate and authorized schools.
For more information please access their website www.ibo.org
THE IBO IN THE ACT
The IBO Diploma Program has been on offer at Narrabundah College for 25 years, in fact Narrabundah College was the first IBO accredited school in Australia. The Middle Years Program is operating at Telopea Park High School and the Primary Years Program at Red Hill for every student in K to 6.
Red Hill was the first government IBO World school in the ACT and NSW implementing the Primary Years Program.
THE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAM (PYP)
The PYP is an education for life program designed for students between the ages of 3 and 12 years. It is an international, transdisciplinary program designed to foster the development of the whole child, not just in the classroom but also through all means of learning. The program focuses on social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare