The first year of formal schooling at DIS is called Transition, followed by Grades 1-6.

DIS is an International Baccalaureat Primary Years Program World School and uses the PYP’s pedagogical framework to deliver its curriculum. The Australian Curriculum describes what is essential for all students to achieve. It describes what students should know and be able to do at different stages of learning and provide a clear basis for reporting and program planning. 

IB PYP World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that we  believes is important for our students.

Subject areas studied through units of inquiry are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities:
    • Geography
    • History
  • Language – Tetun, Portuguese
  • The Arts – visual, performing
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

This video explains the basics of the programme.


What we teach

The links below will take you to the Australian Curriculum's level descriptions, content descriptions and achievement standards.

PYP
The links below will take you to the Australian Curriculum's level descriptions, content descriptions and achievement standards.

Transition | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 |

The curricular frameworks for Physical Education & The Arts are currently in draft form.

For further information about the IB and its programs, visit www.ibo.org 
Information is also available from our PYP Coordinator, Hugh Miley


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Last update: January 16, 2015