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Primary Years Programme School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Students are faced with the challenge of learning about an interconnected world where knowledge is constantly developing - which is why we at Northbridge are committed to delivering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Utilizing our spacious green campus and indoor-outdoor learning opportunities, the PYP prepares our diverse mix of 40 nationalities to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

The school has created confident and happy students with all the required support, such as great teachers, comprehensive after school activities and very good facilities Lin, parent of Grade 3 student
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The PYP is an integrated curriculum that is relevant, challenging, significant and engaging for your child. It is an international, transdisciplinary programme that fosters the development of the whole individial, and a process-led, inquiry-based curriculum framework that actively encourages your child to ask questions and seek answers about the world around them.

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What is inquiry based learning?

Inquiry based learning involves:

  • Exploring, wondering and questioning
  • Experimenting and playing with possibilities
  • Making connections between previous learning and current learning
  • Making predictions and acting purposefully to see what happens
  • Collecting data and reporting findings
  • Clarifying existing ideas and reappraising perceptions of events
  • Deepening understanding through application of a concept
  • Making and testing theories
  • Taking and defending a position
  • Solving problems in a variety of ways
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Through the PYP, Northbridge offers a world class balanced curriculum programme for your child that not only focuses on acquiring significant knowledge, but also develops the essential skills, conceptual understanding, and positive attitudes needed to succeed in the world today while at the same time encouraging students to take meaningful action.

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How is the PYP structured?

The PYP encourages a collaborative approach to teaching and learning, allowing educators to design learning experiences, lessons and programmes to meet your child's individual academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs. These learning experiences transcend the classroom and engage students within communities in a local, national and global context. The PYP emphasizes a student-centered approach to learning, thus making it responsive to the needs of all students regardless of ability, nationality or educational background.

What are transdisciplinary themes?

One of the most significant and distinctive features of the IB Primary Years Programme is the way it is structured around six transdisciplinary themes. These themes are about issues that have meaning for, and are important to, all of us. The programme offers a balance between learning about or through the subject areas, and learning beyond them.

The six themes of global significance create a transdisciplinary framework that allows your child to "step up" beyond the confines of learning within subject areas. 

They are:

  • 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
What are Units of Inquiry?

The curriculum is arranged and taught through large, cross-curricular units of study known as Units of Inquiry (UoI). These grade specific units of inquiry are arranged under the six transdisciplinary themes to develop a programme of inquiry for the year. Each grade has one unit of inquiry for each transdisciplinary theme each year.

The units allow for  in-depth investigations into important ideas, identified by the teachers, and require a high level of involvement on the part of the students. These substantial inquiries usually last for six weeks. All of the units of inquiry which the students learn about are collectively known as the Programme of Inquiry.

Are there specialist subjects?

All curriculum areas are integrated where appropriate, however single subject teaching also occurs separately. The class teacher takes responsibility for teaching most of the subjects, however your child will also attend specialist lessons for Visual Arts, Music,  Theatre Arts,  Physical Education, and Languages.

How about assessment?

Assessment is an important part of each unit of inquiry as it both enhances learning and provides opportunities foryour child to reflect on what they know, understand and can do. The teacher's feedback to the students provides the guidance, the tools and the incentive for them to become more competent, more skillful and better at understanding how to learn.