Trinity Lutheran College is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Primary Years Program (PYP) and candidate school for Middle Years programs (MYP).

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

ATLs – Approaches to Learning

In order to be prepared for lifelong learning and conduct purposeful inquiry, IB believes that students need to master a whole range of skills which are relevant to all subject areas as well as life outside school. In the IB PYP these skills are called the Approaches to Learning or ATLs. The skills are grouped into the categories Thinking Skills, Social Skills, Communication Skills, Self- Management Skills and Research Skills. As students progress through their IB education they will be explicitly taught these important skills and apply them throughout their inquiry leaning.

Units of Inquiry

In the PYP, students learn about significant concepts through units of inquiry. There are six transdisciplinary themes of global significance that guide the units of inquiry at each year level during each year of study. The essential elements of each unit are knowledge content, learning skills, learning attitudes, responsible action and classroom practices. Units of inquiry interweave subject areas such as mathematics, literacy and language, science, social studies, personal and physical development and the arts.

The Six Global Themes

  • Sharing the Planet

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

  • 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 relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilisations, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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