Learner Profile and Attitudes

The IB Learner Profile underpins everything that is taught and demonstrated at Kunyung Primary School. It is the foundation upon which our students learn, and our whole community supports, models and promotes its core values. We all strive to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open Minded, Caring, Risk Takers, Balanced and Reflective.

The Learner Profile outlines the qualities and attributes we endeavour to instil in each individual. It highlights the life skills needed to equip them with the knowledge and dispositions to promote intercultural understanding, and a will to make the world a better place.

We teach and encourage cultural diversity, sustaining the planet and problem solving for peaceful solutions. We empower students to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators to use their cognitive skills to find out about the world in which we live. Our students are knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and risk-takers, and they are also encouraged to have a voice in the world and to promote peace and sustainability.

Our students become internationally minded and are equipped to make decisions which will contribute effectively to life in the 21st century.

The behaviours encouraged and qualities demonstrated will look different at each stage of schooling, and even between each child. Individual diversity is fostered and valued, and so there are many ‘right’ ways for our students to embrace our Learner Profile philosophy.

It is vital that there is also a focus on development of personal Attitudes towards people, towards the environment and towards learning, attitudes that contribute to the wellbeing of the individual and of the group. PYP students should demonstrate: Appreciation, Commitment, Confidence, Cooperation, Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Independence, Integrity, Respect and Tolerance.