Term 2 is well underway and we are all working very hard in our units of inquiry. The Junior School students are learning within many of the transdisciplinary themes this term, including Where we are in place and time, How the world works and Sharing the planet. It has been wonderful to see provocation tables in Years 1 and 2, experiencing an amazing Year 5 camp in Sovereign Hill and wonderful transdisciplinary links from our specialist areas.

This year we have been working as a Junior School to prepare the documentation for our International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme evaluation which will be occurring in Term 3. This will be a virtual visit from the IB over 3 days, 21 – 23 August and provides an important opportunity for us to showcase our learning in the ELC and Junior School, and to reflect on best practice within the framework.

As part of this process, I welcome Walford parents to join a small working party to discuss the IB PYP framework and its implementation in the Junior School. We will meet once this term – date and time to be confirmed. I would welcome anyone who is interested in being part of this conversation to join in.

Please send me an email if you would be willing to be part of this discussion.


As a Junior School staff, we have been working on further developing our assessment and reporting process, including digital portfolios and our semester reports. We will soon be consulting with the parent community to receive feedback about this.

Annabel Howard
PYP Coordinator