Foundational Learning

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Primary Years, at St Peters Indooroopilly, incorporates Lower Primary (Prep to Year 4) and Upper Primary (Years 5 and 6). These year levels form the foundation of a child’s academic, social and spiritual learning. We aim to provide a safe and nurturing Christian environment for our younger students to learn and grow within, and our Primary Years staff pay close attention to the development of the whole child.

Age-appropriate curriculum, activities that allow each child to follow their unique interests, and inquiry-based learning are all promoted in the Primary Years. Our students feel safe to invent, imagine and solve problems creatively and their child-instigated explorations trigger wonderful learning experiences. St Peters Indooroopilly staff work closely with and mentor their students, with critical thinking as a core focus.

In the Primary Years, St Peters students complete curriculum studies, pastoral care activities, and have access to a range of music and sport opportunities. Initiatives like the Perceptual Motor Program work alongside the Health and Physical Education (HPE) program to ensure the complete physical development of each student and there are regular artistic initiatives and events for our Primary Years students to get involved in throughout the year.

The Primary Years Curriculum

St Peters Indooroopilly is an authorised International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) school and we follow the Christian Studies Framework, developed by Lutheran Education Australia. PYP encompasses student learning from Prep to Year 6. It meets the requirements of the Australian Curriculum and is recognised by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). As students move through the Primary Years, the curriculum ensures intellectually challenging learning experiences. It also promotes articulate, confident and independent learners. Students are supported at their level of development by class teachers and by the Exceptional Learners Department, as needed.

PYP Philosophy

The PYP Philosophy focuses on the total growth of the child, touching hearts, as well as minds. It encompasses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development.

The PYP Philosophy also:

  • addresses academic, social and emotional wellbeing
  • encourages independence and guides students to take responsibility for their own learning
  • supports efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it
  • helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international mindedness will develop and flourish

Outside School Hours Care

We seek to ensure that your child's transition to the schooling years is a stress-free one for all members of the family. Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is available at St Peters. The service is offered by St Peters Lutheran College Outside School Hours Care, who provide the highest professional standards of staffing, care and consideration. For more information, please refer to the OSHC page. To enquire about the Primary Years at St Peters, please contact the Admissions team.