Faith Lutheran College’s Middle School is at the beginning of the International Baccalaureate journey being a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) and pursuing authorisation as an IB World School.
In 2018 the Senior Leadership Team at Faith started planning to become an IB World School. Principal Steve Wilksch had witnessed the positive growth, confidence and independence of IB learners from his previous roles in junior school IB settings. So, when given the opportunity to provide this way of learning to Middle School students, he had no hesitation.
The IBMYP is a program whereby students are encouraged to make practical connections between their studies and the world. It is a framework within which the Australian Curriculum is delivered. The structure of the program comprises of eight subject areas: Language acquisition, Language and literature, Individuals and societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical and health education and Design. Through inquiry based learning, our teachers challenge students to apply their learning experiences and make real world connections.
Faith commenced delivering the IB to Year 7 students at the beginning of 2020 and are now delivering to Year 7 and Year 8 students.
Below is a photo of some of our year 7 students connecting study with life… “Beauty comes in everything no matter the age”.
To help families understand the IB, Faith has produced a booklet that informs families about the program, as well as provides some insight into how to understand their child’s reports. Please follow this link to view the Understanding MYP booklet.