IB Programme of Inquiry
Forrest Primary School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, offering the Primary years Programme (PYP). The IB aspires to help schools develop well-rounded students who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations. The IB offers high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
Informed by the values described in the Learner Profile, an IB education:
-focuses on learners
-promotes healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge
-develops effective approaches to teaching and learning
-helps students develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success
-works within global contexts
-increases the understanding of languages and cultures, and
-explores globally significant ideas and issues
-offers a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected.
IB learners strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective. These attributes represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic success.