McKinnon Primary School is a Primary Years Program (PYP) school with 780 students, teaching the International Baccalauréat (IB). All learning at the school is based on the IB inquiry methodology. The school is finding ways to implement the Asia priority within the existing PYP curriculum especially in the Community Engagement domain of the IB. The school is implementing the Asia priority in the Australian Curriculum and it is implementing it within a PYP framework.
The school is not formally implementing the National Standards. However, as part of the IB, it is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). The CIS holds every aspect of the school accountable to International Standards and involves every member of the school being involved in a self-study process to evaluate and improve themselves.