Welcome to Glenroy West Primary School, Melbourne's home of exceptional International Baccalaureate® (IB) education. Embedded in our mission to nurture inquisitive, knowledgeable, and compassionate individuals, we strive to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
At Glenroy West Primary School, we proudly uphold our values of Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, and Excellence. Our commitment to these principles shines through our academic and personal excellence, innovative teaching methods, and our dedication to shaping global citizens who are empathetic and culturally aware.
Our curriculum, deeply aligned with the IB framework, goes beyond academic success; it’s about fostering global citizens who value diversity and empathy. We believe that embracing cultural and national identity is essential in today's interconnected world, a belief that resonates through our mission:
"Glenroy West Primary School, as part of the International Baccalaureate® community, aims to nurture inquisitive, knowledgeable, and compassionate young individuals who contribute to a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect."
Every child at Glenroy West is an integral part of our vibrant learning community. From Language to Mathematics and the Arts, our curriculum is delivered through an engaging, concept-based inquiry approach. We’re committed to a differentiated, inclusive curriculum that blends disciplinary knowledge with critical interdisciplinary skills.
Join us on this transformative journey at Glenroy West Primary School and be part of shaping not just educated individuals, but future leaders who will thrive in an ever-changing world.
Through an inquiry learning approach we ensure that learning is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant.
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.
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.
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/
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