What is an International Baccalaureate School?
The International Baccalaureate offers a unique and enriching opportunity for your child to grow as a global citizen.
Teaching and learning at the International School of Western Australia follow the globally recognised International Baccalaureate programmes.
The International Baccalaureate framework is designed to nurture inquiry, develop life-long learning skills and facilitates our graduates’ journey to continue their studies anywhere in the world – whether that be locally, nationally or at leading universities around the globe.
The International Baccalaureate programmes aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Our International Baccalaureate programmes create contributors to local and global communities and develop well-rounded graduates. We focus not just on academic pursuits, but on the creative, physical, community, and personal achievement.
There are three programmes available for students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners:
- Primary Years Programme (PYP) – Kindergarten to Year 6
- Middle Years Programme (MYP) – Years 7 to Year 10
- Diploma Programme (DP) – Years 11 and Year 12
Through the International Baccalaureate programmes, the International School of Western Australia teaches:
- Inquiry-based learning– our students are active participants empowered to take responsibility for their learning.
- Life-long learning – students develop essential, transferable and universal skills in communication, social environments, self-management and research.
- Critical thinking– our students learn to look beyond the facts, analyse sources, make connections between subjects and to question.
- Service learning– students learn to take action to improve the lives of themselves, others and the environment.
- Global contexts –our students engage in inquiry, action and reflection on significant local and international issues, becoming global citizens.
- The importance of languages – our students value the need for a second language to gain a deeper understanding of the world and the connections with others.
Acknowledgement of Country
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are on, the Whadjuk (Perth region) people and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge, respect and seek to learn from their wisdom, continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.