International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Collingwood College is at the candidacy stage for implementing the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). All Year 7 students enrolled in the mainstream program at Collingwood College will undertake the IB MYP.

The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.

  • Language and Literature (English)
  • Individuals and Societies (Humanities)
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Language Acquisition
  • Arts
  • Design

A unique feature of the programme is that it extends the traditional curriculum to include immersion in four themes— Approaches to Teaching, Approaches to Learning, Global Contexts and Concepts.

MYP - Framework

The framework provides opportunities for teachers within their Professional Learning Communities to use a consistent language and create relatable learning experiences. It has strong interdisciplinary elements that are flexible and allow teachers to design curriculum to accommodate student needs. The MYP program at Collingwood College is still aligned with Victorian Curriculum priorities and standards.

The MYP aims to develop students who are active learners, internationally minded, able to empathise with others, and have the intellect and skills to pursue lives of purpose and meaning. It is designed to motivate students, at a time when they are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, to achieve success in school and beyond the classroom – equipping them with the skills to become curious and life-long learners.

The interconnected MYP curriculum will encourage students to embody the Learner Profile becoming students who are knowledgeable, caring, principled, balanced, open-minded, thinkers, communicators, reflective, inquirers and risk-takers.

We are very excited to start our journey with the IB Middle Years Programme at Collingwood College and become an authorised World School as we believe that our college values are clearly positioned with the IB philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education.

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