Cornish College is an authorised International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) school. The PYP has a focus on international mindedness and the development of the child as a global learner. This is achieved through embedding the characteristics of the Learner Profile into all aspects of the school day. Students are encouraged to be open-minded, principled and knowledgeable. They develop the confidence to become risk-takers in their learning. They become thinkers and inquirers who communicate effectively. They learn the importance of living a balanced life, who are caring and learn to be reflective.
Students develop the PYP Attitudes as they move through the Primary Years Program. The development of these attitudes are enablers of action – they give students the motivation and purpose to take action. The PYP attitudes which help us to learn and make a difference to others and the environment.
PYP Attitudes lead to action!
Students participate in a range of practical, varied and cross age learning experiences to promote resilience, balance and a sense of knowing and connection to themselves, others and the environment. Programs include EcoKids, Kitchen Garden Project, Dhumba-dha biik*, MAD Week and social skills and personal development programs which all support each child’s learning and development.
Our Primary Leadership program offers students the opportunity to take on responsibilities and leadership roles at events or within working groups for example. These leaders are often asked to meet and greet special guests and take visiting parents and students around our campus on school tours.