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St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre
"Serving in the love of Christ."
  • St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre
  • 98 Wanita Road
  • Mississauga ON , L5G 1B8
  • Principal: Michelle McCann
  • Vice Principal(s):

  • Superintendents: Dulcie Belchior
  • Trustee: Mario Pascucci (Mississauga Ward 1)
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Primary Years Programme

The Mission Statement of the International Baccalaureate:


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PYP IB Information Presentation 2021


Information about The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)


St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre has been an authorized IB World School since 2015. As an IB World School, St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre is part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will make contributions to the world which will result in a more harmonious and peaceful world.  Furthermore, The IB PYP program aims to develop internationally minded students who recognize their role in caring for the planet and in creating a more peaceful world.


What is the Primary Years Programme (PYP)?


The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is the first stage of the International Baccalaureate programme. It is for students aged 3 to 12 and focuses on the development of the whole child, not only in the classroom but also in the world outside through other environments where children learn. It offers a framework that meets children's several needs: academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural.


The PYP is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning with an international curriculum model that provides guidelines for what students should learn, a teaching methodology as well as assessment strategies.


The PYP curriculum is centered around six Units of Inquiry at each grade level. In order to offer a balanced programme of units at each grade level, the PYP has identified six transdisciplinary themes representing significance knowledge areas.


The themes are: Who We Are, Where We Are in Place and Time, How We Organize Ourselves, How the World Works, How We Express Ourselves, Sharing the Planet. All of the Units of Inquiry constitute our school's Programme of Inquiry which provides a balanced programme of concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and action.


For more information, please review The IB Primary Years Programme brochure:


IB PYP Learner Profile


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Click on the link below to access the PYP document.

Academic Honesty Policy


Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting Policy


Inclusive Education Policy


Language Policy



Click on the link below to access the PYP document.

PYP Programme of Inquiry 2019-2020


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