International Baccalaureate (IB)
St John’s Anglican College is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) at the Junior School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improving the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision outlined in the following IB Mission Statement: The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Central to all IB programmes is the IB Learner Profile which is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. St John’s mission, to inspire lifelong by living faith with the courage to lead self and serve others, aligns perfectly with that of the IB, ensuring a synergistic approach to our student’s learning.
An IB education gives students an advantage, bolstering their foundations by gaining a shared awareness of what it means, for example, to be internationally-minded, to value and cultivate human ingenuity, to hone and make use of transdisciplinary skills, to approach learning with attitudes that yield optimum results, and to assess one’s learning in a myriad of ways.
Authorised IB World Schools have adopted and successfully demonstrated a commitment towards meeting all the standards, practices, and requirements in developing each programme as stipulated by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). By committing to this framework, the school is supported by the IBO to ensure high-quality delivery and fidelity in the implementation of its programmes. IBO support covers four main areas: authorisation and evaluation; training and professional development; assessment; and curriculum.