Middle Years Programme
St Mary Star of the Sea College is an authorised International Baccalaureate World school and delivers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students in Years 7 – 10. Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP).
The IB is a global, not-for-profit educational organisation, that is motivated by a mission to create a better world through education. The IB promotes intercultural understanding and respect and encourages students “…across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences can also be right.” (IB Mission Statement)
The MYP delivers authentic learning opportunities for students to learn through inquiry and the focus on the Approaches to Learning Skills (ATLs) help students to develop their thinking, social, research, language and reflective skills across the curriculum.
For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org
Stage 4 Curriculum
Religion: Catholic Studies, English, Mathematics, Science, Human Society and its Environment: World History, PDHPE, Languages (French, Indonesian or Italian), Music, Design, Visual Arts and Sport, Interdisciplinary Study.
Religion: Catholic Studies, English, Mathematics, Science, Human Society and its Environment: Global Geography, PDHPE, Language (French, Indonesian or Italian), Music, Technology, Visual Arts, Interdisciplinary Study and Sport
Stage 5 Curriculum (Years 9 & 10)
- Religion: Catholic Studies
- Australian History
General Electives — students will select two subjects which will generally be studied over the two years
- Child Studies
- Industrial Technology Multimedia
- Design and Technology
- Photography and Digital Media
- Physical Activity and Sports Studies
- Textiles Design
- Visual Arts
- Food Design
- Historical and Global Inquiry (Elective Geography and History)