Early Years

ISA Liwan Primary School adopts the IB PYP as the framework and incorporates the essence of high-quality curriculum from different countries all around the world, including the Singapore mathematics and British national curriculum standards, to improve students' academic performance and to provide students from Grades 1 to 5 with a transdisciplinary learning experience that is significant, engaging, relevant and challenging. The rich and professional curriculum allows students to establish a real and meaningful connection with the world around them, and ultimately promotes the holistic development of students intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.

Mainstream Curriculum

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) is an internationally recognized, inquiry-based curriculum that focuses on developing children into well-rounded inquirers, both inside and outside the classroom. IB PYP is transdisciplinary and holistic, aiming to further foster each child’s natural curiosity and love of learning, focusing on the overall development of growing children and building their own knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

ISA Liwan Primary School has the flexibility to adapt to most national or local curriculum requirements and to best prepare students for future studies in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP).


PY Programme (3-12 years old)
MY Programme (11-16 years old)
Diploma Programme (16-19 years old)

IB PYP is a teaching and learning framework, consisting of “Six Transdisciplinary Themes” and integrating “Six Subject Groups”; allowing students to carry out research through the use of knowledge and skills acquired across the six subject areas, and revolving around the six transdisciplinary themes of global importance, thus emphasizing the integration of disciplines and thematic learning.


Grade T.T Subjects Courses C.S

1 — 5

  • WWA
  • HWEO
  • HTWW
  • HWOO
  • STP


Chinese, English, Additional Languages( Japanese/Korean/French)

  • CNC
  • UK Curriculum
  • Standards,Singapore Math




Science, ICT

Social Studies

Moral and Law, Unit of Inquiry, Lingnan Culture


Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Calligraphy


Physical Education

We promote learner agency and provide opportunities for students to question, explore, collaborate, construct their own understandings, and finally make connections and transfer learning to new contexts.

ISA Liwan Wenhua School of Guangzhou is a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.