Primary Years Programme

ISA Tianhe is authorised as an IB World School in the Primary Years Programme. The PYP is an international, trans-disciplinary programme for Year 1-5 students designed to foster the development of the whole child, not just in the classroom but also through other means of learning. The PYP focuses on the total growth of the developing child, encompassing academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs.

At Tianhe, we aim to develop internationally-minded students by encouraging the development of the traits described in the IB learner profile. We support children to become inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers and to be knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, balanced and reflective. We expect our students to be independent and take responsibility for themselves, their belongings, and their learning.


IB + UK Standard

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a curriculum framework available around the world for students from 3-19 years of age. It is taught in state, private, national and international schools spanning 147 countries around the world. The IB Programmes encourage students to be independent thinkers and lifelong learners. Creativity is fostered in all areas of the curriculum, including academic, sporting and artistic disciplines.

The UK National Curriculum of England and Wales, released most recently in 2014, is a set of subjects and standards used by British primary and secondary schools keeping consistency in content, subject specific skills and standards reached. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. 


EAL + Chinese + Mother Tongue

Language is the basis and means of all knowledge learning. It plays a crucial role when students learn about and explore the world. At ISA Tianhe, we provide strong Language Programmes, including English as an Additional Language (EAL), Chinese and Mother Tongue to help students achieve a higher level of language development. In Year 3 students can choose a third language.


PYP Exhibition

According to the curriculum framework of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), the PYP Exhibition is the culminating, collaborative experience in the final year of the PYP. As a milestone for IB PYP students, it provides opportunities for them to demonstrate how they have developed and applied their knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills and learner profile attributes through the inquiry they have undertaken.