The PYP places your child at its heart: all lessons, programmes and learning experiences are designed to meet their individual needs. By learning through inquiry and continual reflection, students develop the skills, knowledge and conceptual understandings to make a difference in their own lives, their communities and beyond. Focusing on intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth, international mindedness is cultivated and students are encouraged to take meaningful action.
The PYP Learner
At NAIS Dublin, we have collaboratively developed a coherent and balanced programme of inquiry, which reflects the unique aspects of our school’s community. This is organised and framed by six interdisciplinary themes:
• Who we are
• Where we are in place and time
• How we express ourselves
• How the world works
• How we organise ourselves
• Sharing the planet
These themes, designed to hold enduring value regardless of the geography or background of our students, mark the starting point for each unit of inquiry. Within the context of these themes, students explore related central ideas and lines of inquiry through authentic learning experiences, which aren’t confined by the boundaries of traditional subjects. Although those subjects play an important role in learning, our students explore a range of real-world problems and are encouraged to make connections in their learning. Our students also benefit from specialist teachers in visual arts, music, dance, drama, languages and personal, social and physical health and education.
The knowledge and skills our students acquire in these lessons further enhance their conceptual understanding of the central idea of a unit of inquiry. In these lessons we utilise our collaboration with Juilliard, a world leader in performing arts education. We’re also proud to have links with MIT, which we draw on to embed science, technology, engineering and mathematics into our programme of inquiry.