The IB Middle Years Programme at CCC

Calamvale Community College embarked on the next step in our IB journey this term, officially becoming a Candidate School. This means that our teachers and students are learning about the MYP and how its elements work together to create a world-class education for Junior Secondary students at our College.

We are holding regular parent information sessions to keep all parents informed about the MYP and what it means for their child. The next parent information sessions will be held in Week 8. Please see the email invitation which has been sent out with further information.

What are the key elements of MYP?

In the MYP, students study 8 subject groups, with a minimum of 50 teaching hours per subject group each year. The Australian Curriculum is the basis of what is taught in each subject, with the MYP Framework serving as a lens through which this curriculum is viewed. These subject groups align with subjects already taught in Junior Secondary.

Global contexts provide shared starting points for inquiry into what it means to be internationally minded, framing a curriculum that promotes multilingualism, intercultural understanding and global engagement.

Key and related concepts are big ideas, which form the basis of teaching and learning in the MYP. They ensure breadth and depth in the curriculum and promote learning within and across traditional disciplines. These extend and deepen the ley and related concepts from the Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Approaches to teaching and learning, a unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups, are skills which help students manage their own learning. They provide a foundation for success in further education and the world beyond the classroom. The approach to teaching used at from P-12 at Calamvale is inquiry, and the Approaches to learning are used across all three IB programmes at CCC.

Action and service, essential components of the MYP, set out clear learning outcomes that grow from students’ participation in local and global communities. MYP projects are informed by respected models of service learning, and provides students with opportunities to work with members of their community in an authentic manner.

The community project is a culminating experience in which students collaboratively apply their approaches to learning skills to complete a project which identifies and addresses a need within their community.

By incorporating these elements, the IB Middle Years Programme will provide all students in Junior Secondary a strong foundation for their senior secondary pathways.

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