Primary Years Program Learner Profile

Children thinking
  • Learners who are . . .



    Inquirers: We are curious.  We ask questions and search for information.  We know how to learn independently and with others.  We learn with enthusiasm.


    Thinkers: We use creative thinking skills to better understand and take responsible action on difficult problems.  We take initiative and make good choices.


    Communicators: We express ourselves confidently and creatively.  We listen carefully to the ideas of others.

    Risk-Takers: We are courageous and determined.  We work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and strategies.

    Knowledgeable: We develop and use our understandings by exploring a variety of subjects.  We explore local and global issues and ideas.

    Principled: We act with integrity and honesty.  We have a strong sense of fairness and justice and respect others.  We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

    Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect.  We have a commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.


    Open-Minded: We appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others.  We have tolerance.  We consider other points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.

    Balanced: We strive to develop healthy minds and bodies.  We understand the importance of our relationships with other people and the world.

    Reflective: We think about the world and our own ideas and experience.  We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to learn and grow.

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Child enthusiasm
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Children curiosity
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