International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)
St Brigid’s College became an authorised IB World School in December 2008. All students enrolled in Years 6 to 10 at St Brigid’s College engage in this comprehensive and internationally recognised programme.
As a school in Western Australia, St Brigid’s College is also committed to the Curriculum Framework and has commenced teaching the Australian Curriculum. Many aspects of the Curriculum Framework are similar to the MYP and therefore the two frameworks complement each other. As the MYP and the state curriculum are frameworks, they define how we teach at the College, while the Australian Curriculum outlines what we teach.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme provides a framework that is consistent across all levels and learning areas within the College. The curriculum model places the child at the centre and has a philosophy that promotes the ‘connectedness’ of learning. A strong emphasis is placed on the rigour of the individual areas of study while promoting the links between these.
Another key component of all IB programmes is the Learner Profile. It is central to the development of the student and it works in conjunction with St Brigid’s College values. The IB Learner Profile is at the heart of all IB programmes and is the IB Mission Statement in Action.
The MYP provides students with an excellent knowledge and range of skills that are the foundation for future study. Students in Year 10 complete a Personal Project, which is an individual project of their choice that is completed over an extended period of time. The Project provides students with skills that assist students with life after school. Students commence the project at the end of Year 9 and complete it during Year 10. Students are provided with a supervisor at the College and a Personal Project Guide Book that offers excellent support.
Students are indeed fortunate to have the opportunity to undertake the MYP as an international curriculum. It is hoped that they pursue excellence within the MYP and aspire success.
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