The ISWA Learning Journey
At ISWA, our students enjoy a learning journey that is both academic, and personal
We are dedicated to supporting our students to become independent and capable life-long learners who have the transferrable skills, resilience and personal attributes that gives them the best preparation for their future. Our world-class academic programmes, unique local meets global culture and high level of personal engagement between teachers and students, is why our students achieve outstanding results, and why they leave our school ready to take on anything.
The journey starts with the IB approach, to prepare students life
The ISWA curriculum is underpinned by the teaching and learning practices of the International Baccalaureate – an internationally admired educational approach that is unique because of its academic and personal rigour. It is designed to nurture inquiry, develop life-long learning skills, and sets our graduates up with the best grounding to continue their studies anywhere in the world – whether that be locally, on the east coast of Australia or at leading Universities around the globe.
Senior students are presented with choice
The learning journey at ISWA abundant with choice – we inspire and develop each students’ individual gifts and talents by giving them access to a broad curriculum, as well as service and co-curricular activities, and leadership opportunities. With choice, comes opportunity. This is balanced by a robust student well-being programme, ensuring that in the chaos of school and life, our students are supported and can cultivate well-being in their lives.
While the journey from Kindergarten to Year 10 follows the IB Programmes, in years 11 and 12, our senior school students have the choice of academic pathways – the IB Diploma Programme, US Advanced Placement Program or a combination of both. Studies have shown that students in both programmes are more likely to outperform their peers at university or college level. For our local students, these programs are a fantastic alternative to the WACE programme, and are recognised for entrance into Western Australian universities.