Designed for students age 3-12, the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) provides the knowledge, concepts, skills personal attributes and the capacity to take action, all of which younger students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.

Students from 5 – 12 years of age attend our Primary School.

We offer multi-age Learning Groups (classes) from Foundation to Year 6.

Students learn through inquiry and have homeroom and specialist teachers to offer 21st century learning environments through class design and teaching methods.

ASIPP integrates the Australian National Curriculum with the International Baccalaureate PYP Curriculum Framework to develop an outstanding opportunity for learning.

The Primary School provides stimulating and motivating learning spaces for all students.

AISPP is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, PYP; the Middle Years Programme, MYP, and the Diploma Years Programme, DP.

We are pursuing authorisation as an IB World School in each of these programmes over the coming years.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.

Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its four academic programmes:

  • The Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • The Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • The Diploma Years Programme (DP)
  • The Career-related Programme (CP)

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The PYP framework allows schools to design an engaging trans-disciplinary curriculum, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across, between and beyond subject areas.

With a focus on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, the PYP is designed to support each student academic needs, emotional and social development, the skills of independence, responsibility, global citizenship and a values based perspective.

Student-centred learning

Learning in the PYP is underpinned by six trans-disciplinary themes, each selected for their relevance to the real world. Students explore the commonalities of human experience and investigate these themes in what teachers call a programme of inquiry.

These six PYP themes puts students at the centre of the learning process:

Who we are

Inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; person, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; and human relationships.

Where we are in place and time

Inquiry into our orientation in place and time; personal histories; the discoveries and explorations of humankind; and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilisations.

How we express ourselves

Inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values.

How the world works

Inquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world and human societies; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How we organize ourselves

Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the planet

Inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and other living things; access to equal opportunities; and peace and conflict resolution.

Specialist Program in the Primary Years

Our innovative specialist program provides students with further opportunity to awaken their full potential. This is achieved through a balanced curriculum that allows them to explore the disciplines of Art, Music, PE, Swimming, and Languages and Culture.

Languages and Culture

Students are given the choice between Khmer or Chinese Language and Culture. They spend 30 minutes a day learning how to read, write and speak their chosen language, and an appreciation of the traditions and culture is also developed throughout these sessions.


Students spend two, 40 minute sessions each week listening and responding to music whilst also creating their own original pieces. An appreciation of music from all over the world is developed and students are exposed to a variety of different instruments.


During one, 80 minute session each week, students use a variety of materials to explore the elements of Art and express their creativity through the creation of their own art pieces.


For 40 minutes, twice a week, students are exposed to a range of different sports, exercises and games. This allows them to develop fine and gross motor skills, an understanding of the importance of physical activity, and the ability to work effectively as both an individual and as part of a team.


Through the use of our state of the art swimming facilities, students spend one, 80 minute session each week developing an understanding of water safety and practicing a variety of swimming skills.

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