Murrumbeena Primary School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, authorised to teach the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). It is an internationally recognised programme and provides the framework for implementing the Victorian Curriculum.


The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer and life-long learner, both in the classroom and in the wider world. The Programme develops ‘internationally minded, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.’ (IBO Mission Statement). The PYP also involves the traditions of learning languages, humanities, mathematics, sciences and the arts. In order to promote this development, there is an emphasis on recognising and developing the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.


Please follow this link to explore our online Encyclopaedia Britannica portal, to further explore student understandings of the world around them:

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Murrumbeena Primary School an IB World School


Further information about the Primary Years Programme can be found using the following link:

2022 Program of Inquiry


Indigeous Education


MPS Indigenous Education Overview


PYP Poem

The main aim of the PYP

Is to teach kids to think internationally

To think in a way that is truly global

Protecting the Earth would be very noble

The learner profiles we strive to become

Thinkers and communicators are just some

The key concepts require thinking

Approaches to learning, they are linking

The unit summary is the central idea

The lines of inquiry make it even more clear

Agency means students have a voice

To engage in action , it is their choice

To bring to life their humanity

Research and learning through inquiry.


By Mr Anthony van Berkel


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