For detailed information regarding learning areas in Primary and Secondary, please navigate to the respective pages.
Each day at Prep, the girls are involved in learning opportunities which support and enhance their physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual growth. The children are able to select activities ranging from painting, drawing and collage to woodworking and clay modelling. They also have access to a large block area and home corner, as well as construction, computing and puzzle areas. Music, dancing and stories are also a part of our day. Early literacy and numeracy skills are practised daily. Outdoors, the children can climb, run, jump and dig. As part of the MBC Primary School, our Prep students visit the music, religion, library and physical education spaces for specialist lessons.
The key components of an effective Prep program are: understanding children, building partnerships, establishing flexible learning environments, what children learn and the contexts for learning. Our program is developed with these principles in mind and incorporates the Early Learning Areas of: social and personal learning, health and physical learning, language learning and communication, early mathematical understandings and active learning processes. (Early Years Curriculum Guidelines, QSA, 2006)
As a result of this integrated approach to curriculum, Prep students will learn to: negotiate and cooperate, create and imagine, solve problems, talk about ideas, investigate their world, try out different community roles, use literacy and numeracy, make plans and carry them out.
Growing and learning is inevitable in a rich and stimulating environment and the students at Moreton Bay College are part of a unique learning community.
In our Primary academic program our girls continue to demonstrate success and this is evident in their daily activities and confirmed in external measures such as NAPLAN. Moreton Bay College continues to achieve highly in this area, with results consistently above the state average. However, this is only a point in time test. The real evidence of learning is in the quality of the communication of understanding as the girls respond to everyday tasks.
Our high quality Arts program has enabled students to have a variety of experience to explore their talent and interest in Visual Arts, Music and Drama. Girls enjoy a variety of performances, concerts and exhibits where they are able to experience and value growth in the area of how we express ourselves. Students at MBC also enjoy a rich sporting environment that is evident in our curriculum program, our Andrew’s Cup inter-schools competition and our broad co-curricular opportunities.
The teachers in the Primary School at Moreton Bay College have a strong collegial environment and a positive and enthusiastic approach to excellence in teaching and learning. As vital partners in the education of the girls, our aim is to have strong and open avenues of communication to ensure staff work together to maximize the learning potential of each individual student.
Our secondary programs are carefully designed to develop broad understanding and life skills as well as to achieve the academic results that are vital in today's world.
The lower secondary curriculum (Years 8-10) is framed around nine learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and the Environment, The Arts, Personal Development, Technology, Languages and Business.
In Years 11 and 12, the College offers more than twenty-five Queensland Studies Authority subjects as well as Authority-Registered subjects like Tourism, Fashion, Design Arts and Early Childhood Studies. TAFE co-operative programs and school-based traineeships are also available.
Girls performing at an elite level in sport of cultural activities can undertake a modified academic program that allows them to concentrate on their chosen path while participating in the College's core educational and personal development activities.
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