As an IB PYP certified school*, Hamilton Hill International Kindergarten follows the Primary Years Programme at our kindergarten programme. IB PYP is an international curriculum framework for children aged 3-12 years. It recognises a child’s natural curiosity, creativity and ability to reflect. The PYP generates a stimulating, challenging learning environment to nurture those assets and foster a lifelong love of learning in every child. It provides a curriculum framework that encourages students to develop international mindedness through a transdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning.

IB learner Profile

At the heart of the PYP are the learner profile attributes. These attributes are a set of ideas, which aim to promote intercultural understanding and to develop active, compassionate and lifelong learners.

IB Learner Profile

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.

Transdisciplinary Themes

Six transdisciplinary themes guide learning throughout the PYP years. These globally significant themes provide the opportunity to incorporate both local and global issues and enable students to "step out" beyond the confines of subject areas and instead see the world from a wider perspective.

As an IB certified school*, Hamilton Hill International Kindergarten develops our programme of inquiry (POI) based on the six transdisciplinary themes:

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

 In each theme is unit of Inquiry (UOI) and Hamilton Hill provides 4 units of inquiry for our early year learners.

*  Hamilton Hill International Kindergarten is a certified school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). 

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