IES College plans to deliver the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to local and international year 11 and 12 students from 2021.
Located in Spring Hill, Brisbane and educating young people for more than twenty years to prepare them for study at The University of Queensland, IES College is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School set to open in 2021.
IES College is an independent secular school that values and celebrate diversity in our community. Our experienced teaching and professional staff work alongside our students with care, and provide young people from diverse backgrounds and experiences with the skills and values to create positive change in the world. We welcome our families’ involvement in College events and activities and look forward to welcoming them to our campus.
As a not-for-profit organisation, committed to innovative education, diversity and inclusion; we
- Honour Indigenous Australia – providing genuine opportunities for our students to learn about Australian Indigenous people and their stories and cultures;
- Embrace cultural diversity - living our passion to improve social cohesion in Australian schools, communities and workplaces. Our cultural competence programs developed with SBS are embraced in workplaces across Australia;
- Push digital frontiers – IES has a dedicated digital business that pioneers high-quality, innovative educational experiences and services; and
- Re-invest in innovative education tools and programs, providing powerful engagement opportunities that enrich the lives of our students and the community.
Our smaller school setting will enable each student to make a positive contribution, to reach their potential, and to feel safe, supported and heard. Our highly qualified teaching and professional staff are passionate about working with students to build knowledge and experiences that will shape their characters and lives. Student Success Advisors will also work alongside our students, providing health and wellbeing support and guidance.
Our fully refurbished Spring Hill building will be a welcoming and comfortable learning hub for students. Light-filled spaces for collaboration and socialising, quiet places for concentration and deep thinking, flexible classrooms that can be transformed for purpose, as well as STEM and art studios, technology and multimedia resources, performing arts space and more. What we don’t have space to provide physically on campus, we will secure access to through our community networks.
For students looking for a residential school option, IES College will be partnering with a leading inner city Brisbane student accommodation provider to offer a safe and secure dedicated student living experience located just minutes from the College.
Diploma Programme (DP)
IES College is an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme set to open in 2021.
The IB Diploma Programme at IES College will offer a contemporary approach to learning that fuels innovative thinking and shapes globally minded, and culturally competent young people. Armed with an internationally respected qualification, friends from around the world and life-changing experiences, our graduates will be equipped for the challenges of university, and motivated to make a positive contribution to the world.
Studying the IB Diploma Programme at IES College will see young people:
- become critical thinkers and independent learners
- open their minds to diverse cultures and thinking
- discover more about themselves as they contribute to meaningful projects
- gain membership to an inspiring community that celebrates diversity.
The learning context offered is broad, and will extend beyond the confines of the classroom, while the flexibility of the programme will enable students to push their boundaries and embrace the things they are passionate about.
IES College recognises the value and importance of maintaining connection to language and culture, so for students whose mother tongue is not English, we will ensure there are resources available for them in their native language. English, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish will be offered as Language B options and students can select the Self- taught Language A course.
IES College has been part of the Spring Hill community in Brisbane’s inner city for more than 20 years. We have strong community and business connections and the history and vibrancy of our local area is important to us as a school and is closely connected to our curriculum delivery.
IES College has a unique relationship with The University of Queensland and students will have access to joint experiential learning programmes, including on campus experiences, assisting them to decide their future pathway to this and other leading global university’s undergraduate courses.