IB Middle Years Programme
All students in Years 7-9 pursue the IB Middle Years Programme. IB MYP students study 8 or 9 subjects, which are internally assessed by teachers according to IB MYP criteria. They also complete the "Community Project," a year-long undertaking involving research, reflection and writing about an area of interest in relation to a community service activity of the student's choice.
The CIS curriculum provides learning in a broad base of disciplines to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding necessary to prepare for the future and to make connections between their learning and the world around them.
The IB MYP model is built on the belief that learning and understanding grow through active and engaged participation in the process of developing meaning, rather than through passively acquiring knowledge. This focus on student engagement is fostered through the development of conceptual, and contextual understandings. These elements come together to help students gain perspective on how their learning is linked to the world beyond the classroom, and to develop conceptual understandings to promote higher-level thinking.
The IB MYP promotes the principle of concurrent learning, whereby students study a balanced curriculum each year. As students mature and develop thinking skills, they explore the disciplines with increasing depth and realise how they are linked to each other and to global issues. In Years 10 and 11, subjects are studied to a deeper level than previously, in preparation for the IB DP in Years 12 and 13.