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The aim of all IB programmes is for students to develop and demonstrate international-mindedness. It is a multifaceted concept that captures a way of thinking, being and acting. Internationally minded students are open to others and to the work and are cognizant of our deep interconnectedness (IB 2017) ‚ÄčAt Daystar you may find 2ns grade students interviewing Daystar staff members to learn about how their work impacts the community or you may see 5th grade students writing or performing an original skit about courageous people around the world.

Each of these activities demonstrates how as an IB (International Baccalaureate) candidate program, each day Kindergarten through 5th grade students are practicing how to be global learners. Teachers use the IB framework to develop learning experiences, ensuring the development of each student at the level they need. What makes Daystar Kindergarten through fifth grade students different, is that the lens of faith, through which students learn to view the world around them. This results in global citizens with a distinct purpose of caring for the people and communities around them. 

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About the IB Primary years program

‚ÄčThe IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

Taken from the International Baccalaureate website. 

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Primary Years Program Topics of Inquiry

In Daystar's Primary Years Program, learning is broken up into topics of inquiry. Beginning in Pre-K and continuing until 5th grade, all units of study fall under these six topics, creating a cohesive framework that builds each academic year. 


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