Hunter Valley Grammar School is a World School teaching the Primary Years Programme for students in the Early Learning and Junior School. We are a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Years 7 and 8 which will extend into Year 9 in 2020 and Year 10 in 2021.
IB Primary Years Programme
Informed by research into how students learn, how educators teach, and the principles and practice of effective assessment, the PYP places a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning and offers a framework to meet the academic, cultural, physical, social and spiritual development of each student.
HVGS is the only school in the region authorised to offer the PYP and we’ve been doing so since 2015.
Year 6 PYP Exhibition
In the final year of the Primary Years Programme, Year 6 students undertake a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process that involves them identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems. Parents and guests are invited to attend the PYP Exhibition and what our Year 6 students speak about, present and share, will blow your mind.
Students can access expert teachers from the Senior School to assist in their projects which creates an authentic whole school experience.
IB Middle Years Programme
The MYP builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is an inclusive, whole-school programme for students in Years 7 – 10. HVGS is a candidate school and we have just completed the authorisation process for the MYP.
The MYP has an emphasis on intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life. The MYP teaches for understanding, not for rote memorisation of knowledge.
International Baccalaureate FAQ
Here’s some answers to the questions we’re most frequently asked.
Difference between a Candidate School and Authorised School
How does the IB integrate with Australian Curriculums?
Why implement the IB?
How do you ensure curriculum requirements are met?
How many schools teach IB programs?
How is quality assured in IB programs?
What are the advantages of an IB education?
What about the IB in Years 11 and 12?