International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program

In September 2012, Mornington Primary School became an International Baccalaureate World School – offering the Primary Years Program (PYP). This program works to develop the whole child and instill a passion for learning in all students. By following a PYP model of student learning, we are supporting the philosophy that believes student learning is best done when it is authentic, related to the “real world” and is supported and enriched by all subject areas. The Learner Profile is an integral part of the PYP program at Mornington Primary School as it outlines the attributes of an internationally minded student. According to the IB “It is set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.” (IB Learner Profile Booklet, 2009) The attributes we encourage our students to understand and work towards becoming are:

Inquirers – L’Investigateur

Knowledgeable – L’Instruit

Thinkers – Le Penseur

Communicators – Le Communicateur

Principled – Intègre

Open-minded – L’Ouvert-d’esprit

Caring – L’Altruiste

Risk-takers – L’Audacieux

Balanced – L’Équilibré and 

Reflective – Le Réfléchi


The PYP also acknowledges that it is vital that there is also a focus on the development of personal attitudes towards people, the environment and towards learning, attitudes that contribute to the well-being of the individual and of the group. The attitudes we encourage are:

  • Appreciation
  • Commitment
  • Confidence
  • Cooperation
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Empathy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Respect and
  • Tolerance


In order to see what each area of the school is inquiring into this term, please see the “Visit Our Classrooms” section on this website.