So what does the P and Y and P stand for exactly? This is what the parents of students at the RBE inquired into during the PYP Parent Session. Our PYP Coordinator, Roula Haj-Ismail, presented an overview of the big ideas of PYP, namely, the five essential elements: Knowledge, Concepts, Skills, Attitudes and Action. Discussion centered on what makes PYP unique as a program and why is it so important for our children to develop the attributes of the Learner Profile. At the end, parents constructed their own meaning of PYP. To quote a few: “PYP is applying in real life what they learn in school.” “PYP helps my daughter be more curious, more open-minded, helps her develop her skills and grow”. “Je pense que le PYP va sensibiliser mes enfants à lutter pour le bien de leur entourage et même pour devenir des personnes responsables.” “PYP working together for a better world.” “PYP is global learning / global knowledge, a way of thinking and developing kids and personality and skills.” “PYP is the exchange of ideas, and valuing each one of them.” This session only reinforced our belief that parents and school are PARTNERS in the education of our future generations.