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International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

Girls in years 7-10 are curious about the world. They are inquisitive and imaginative. They love working in teams. They value time alone. Everything is personal but they love seeing the bigger picture too.

The IB Middle Years Programme is a globally recognised program built on inquiry and collaboration. It is the learning framework for our students in Years 7-10.

The MYP has 4 foundational elements:  

  • Global Contexts: real world learning linked to students’ lives
  • Concepts: ‘big ideas’ that challenge us at an international level
  • Approaches to Learning: guidance in ‘learning how to learn’
  • Action and Service: learning expressed through community engagement

The MYP incorporates all elements of the Victorian Curriculum but situates this within a global context.  Why IB is different:

Our students discover the learning style that best suits them. They use the latest in digital technology. They acquire 21st century skills and they learn independence. These skills are summarised in the MYP Learner Profile.

The MYP aligns wonderfully with the ethos of Good Samaritan Education and with the values and vision of the Santa Maria community. It creates a platform from which our students confidently launch into their senior years of schooling. They are future ready and work ready.