IB World School

Glenroy West Primary School is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program School (PYP).  These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education.


Glenroy West Mission

Glenroy West Primary School K- 6 has high expectations of all students.  We encourage them to strive to achieve their greatest potential and to make a positive contribution to a diverse global society.

In embracing the school motto ‘Inspire, Grow, Achieve’ we will develop creativity and innovation and encourage all students to reach their intellectual and physical capabilities through their actions.  We will provide a challenging education in a safe, supportive environment.

We will provide to build positive relationships within a learning and inclusive school community in order to achieve the best possible educational experience for each students.

Our ultimate aim is to develop personal qualities and attitudes that will enable students to face the challenges of the future with confidence.


Inquiry Learning

Through an inquiry learning approach we ensure that learning is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant.


Transdisciplinary Learning

Transdisciplinary learning conveys that learning has relevance between, across and beyond subjects and connects what we are learning to the real world. The transdisciplinary programme of inquiry offers students a broad, balance, conceptual and connected learning experience.


Transdisciplinary Themes

There are six transdisciplinary themes that form the structure of the programme of inquiry



Who we are

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships, including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human

Where we are in place and time

An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives

How we express ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic

How the world works

An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment

How we organise ourselves

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment

Sharing the planet

An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution


Programme of Inquiry

Across the year, Foundation students will complete four Units of Inquiry and students in Years 1 to 6 will complete six units.

Each Unit of Inquiry will runs for approximately 6 – 7 weeks.  At the beginning of each unit, teachers send home a Unit of Inquiry Newsletter via Compass so parents are well informed of what students will be learning.  At the end of each unit, parents receive an Individual Learning Plan Progress report that informs parents how students are progressing against the Victorian Curriculum and includes learning goals for future learning.


Click here to download our Programme of Inquiry





Learner Profile


  • The IB learner profile represents a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that encompass intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth.
  • Developing and demonstrating the attributes of the learner profile provides an important foundation for international-mindedness.
  • The learner profile supports students in taking action for positive change


Click here to download the Learner Profile




The exhibition is the culminating, collaborative experience for our Year 6s, in their final year of the PYP.  It is an authentic process for students to explore, document and share their understanding of an issue or opportunity of personal significance.  All exhibitions are student-initiated, designed and collaborative. The exhibition at Glenroy West is a big celebration, where all students, parents and the wider community are invited to attend.



Student Led Conferences


Students will showcase their learning and discuss their goals for future learning at our Student-Led Conferences.


During the conferences, students will lead the discussion and the teacher will be assisting to facilitate the conference and discuss student progress and goals.

Your role as a parent, is to listen to your child, ask questions about the learning and give feedback to your child. 


For more information about the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Primary Years Programme visit: https://www.ibo.org/

Additional Resources:

Education for a Better World

PYP Programme Brochure

FAQs about the PYP

5 Ways to Support Your Child as a PYP Parent

Research on the PYP


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