The Riverina Anglican College has been a hive of activity since announcing its candidacy for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
At the heart of this development is this decision by the College to join the global community of International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools.
“To say that this will fundamentally change the landscape of education throughout the Riverina is not hyperbole – the IB Diploma Programme, to be offered to Year 11 students from 2020, is quite simply the most important and far reaching educational development the region has ever witnessed for students,” principal Paul Humble said.
The IB Diploma Programme is an alternative to the HSC for senior students. The IB Diploma is a rigorous academic programme designed to prepare students with knowledge and skills essential for success at university.
Subjects are not taught in isolation as part of the IB Diploma Programme. The programme emphasises the importance of making connections, exploring the relationships between academic disciplines, and learning about the world in ways that reach beyond the scope of individual subjects.
Along with cognitive development, IB programmes are concerned with students’ social, emotional and physical well-being, and with ensuring that students learn to respect themselves and others in the local, national and international world around them, this is at the heart of the IB philosophy.
The IB Diploma Programme provides a detailed and developmentally appropriate curriculum that is broad, balanced and connected.
It offers students access to an exceptional range of academic studies and learning experiences.
Through the encouragement of a cross-curricular perspective, students have a much wider approach to an issue, improving their confidence and critical thinking.
This ability to look beyond immediate situations and boundaries is essential in the modern graduate as globalization and emerging technologies continue to blur traditional distinctions between the local, national and international.
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