Growing and learning is inevitable in a rich and stimulating environment and the students at Moreton Bay College are part of a uniquie learning community.
Our Primary School offers an exciting and thought-provoking environment which allows each and every girl to develop her potential, her personality, her skills, her abilities and her knowledge. We offer a comprehensive and well-resourced academic and co-curricular program, which focuses on the learner.
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.
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The Primary School is in the Candidacy Phase of implementing the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. At MBC, the PYP programme is delivered in Prep to Year 6. The College will undergo a Verification process in March 2015 in order to be recognised as an IB World School, confirming the provision of the PYP Programme in the Primary School to support delivery of the Australian Curriculum across all Key Learning Areas.
The IB certification process is a long and rigorous process which means that not just any school will be able to satisfy the organisation's standards. As an IB school, certain aspects of the teaching and learning experience are closely monitored via regular visits by the IB PYP teams.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. The PYP aims to develop lifelong learners who are internationally minded through a transdiciplinary approach to learning. The programme promotes inquiry-based learning as the vehicle for developing deep conceptual understanding. It seeks to develop the whole person (a students' academic, social and emotional wellbeing) by engaging children in issues of local and global significance, whilst maintaining a focus on key skills.
The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning. The programme is underpinnted by six transdisciplinary themes around which learning is planned. These are:
- Who we are.
- Where we are in place and time.
- How we express ourselves.
- How the world works.
- How we organize ourselves.
- Sharing the planet.
These themes are selected for their relevance to the real world. They are described as transdisciplinary because they focus on issues that go across subject areas. The transdisciplinary themes help teachers to develop a programme of inquiry. Teachers work together to develop investigations into important ideas, which require a substantial and high level of involvement on the part of students.
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 7-10) is framed around the areas of study within the Australian Curriculum; English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Health & Physical Education, Technologies and The Arts.
In Years 11 and 12, the College offers a broad range of Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority subjects, both Authority and Authority Registered subjects. The College also provides the students with opportunities to undertake vocational certificate level courses.
Girls performing at an elite level in sport or 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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