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Primary Years Programme

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is where students aged 6 - 10 take charge of their own learning.

Through engaging Units of Inquiry, students discover the world around them and develop key skills and understandings in mathematics and literacy. Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, and Foreign languages are taught by specialists outside of the homeroom.

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The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child, and encourages students to find out about themselves and the world around them. PYP Units of Inquiry allow learners to make connections on an intellectual, emotional, social and physical level.


Inquiry-based learning leads young people to think about big ideas, to ask questions, and think critically and reflectively. Students make meaningful connections through authentic learning, and at the same time, meet specific curricular standards.


Students have many different ways to experience a sense of accomplishment, whether in Mathematics and Literacy, in the Sciences, the Arts, Physical Education, Foreign Languages, special school events, or extra-curricular clubs.

What They Say

The PYP programme has helped my child to blossom. The teachers are very communicative with me, and allow me to be a part of the learning process with my child.

— A TOIS Parent with a child

in PYP

I really liked the Unit of Inquiry on Energy. It was so much cooler than the way we learned at my old school.

— A TOIS Learner

in the PYP

Once you teach the IB PYP, you never want to go back to teaching the old way again. The students are genuinely inpsired to take control of their learning, and we have a lot of fun on the journey together!

— TOIS PYP Teacher

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