Primary Years Programme

In these early years, every day is an opportunity for astounding growth


DPS is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. * Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

It follows the IB Primary Years Programme from KG1 to Grade 6. The programme focuses on helping students to become problem solvers and inquirers by letting them take ownership of their own learning. We strive to help every student think independently and come up with their own answers.

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Technology in learning

During learning and play, students are supported and encouraged to find out and explore, play with what they know, be willing to ‘have a go’, be involved, to focus on the task, keep trying, collaborate, enjoy achieving what they set out to do, have their own ideas, make links and choose different ways to do things. The use of technology is embedded in all areas of learning and used to enhance and reinforce the various learning opportunities.


Inquiry based learning

Inquiry-based learning is an approach to education in which students are fully engaged by asking questions, reaching for answers, making bigger-picture connections, reflecting on learning, and taking action.

DPS’s IB Primary Years and Middle Years Program teachers help students learn specific subjects and skills outlined in our curricula, but in ways that allow students to connect, be curious about, and build their own understanding of the content and skills through a deeper grasp of concepts. This unique educational approach prepares students for the rigor and demands of the world-renowned IB Diploma Programme taught in grades 11 and 12.


We encourage our students to understand and appreciate their own cultures and histories, and to be open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of other individuals and communities. Our students are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, before forming their opinion about a particular topic. We encourage them to approach uncertainty with courage and forethought and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies.