Moreton Bay Boys' College

PYP
Location Manly West, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Website https://www.mbbc.qld.edu.au
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 7 3906 9444
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Our rich and diverse learning environments are developed to engage boys intellectually, creatively, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We know that building confidence and pride in the abilities of boys means they thrive academically.

MBBC is one of Queensland’s Top 50 Schools and offers a nurturing environment, Christian values and an academic programme based within the International Baccalaureate (IB) which encourages students to think critically, challenge and question.

We're an IB World School

MBBC is proud to be an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School which offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP). This is an internationally accredited education programme that focuses on academic development and progress alongside social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in a rapidly globalising community.

The programmes promote inquiry-based learning as the vehicle for developing deep conceptual understanding, the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills and the taking of responsible action.

We’re built for boys

An all-boys environment allows us to develop our resources towards the particular needs of boys, from the books they prefer to read to larger sized classrooms, high levels of technology and large, open spaces to play and build relationships.

We believe our boys should be able to engage in a wide range of academic and Co-Curricular endeavours and be free to express themselves in a way that is unlimited by stereotypes.

We select teachers who are passionate about working with boys and who value and understand the specific way boys learn. Our teachers are experts in boys’ education who are committed to providing quality, innovative education and positive role modelling and mentoring.

We're focussed on Wellbeing

At MBBC, our pastoral care focus is on developing boys that are equipped to tackle the world beyond the College gates. We do this through our emphasis on the development of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile attributes, and through Five to Thrive, the Colleges unique Wellbeing Framework, based on the ground-breaking research from the New Economics Foundation. Together the IB Learner Profile attributes and Five to Thrive provide students and staff access to a shared language and strategies to promote wellbeing.

We're values driven

Moreton Bay Boys' College is passionate about developing and nurturing students in an inclusive and diverse Christian learning environment.

The school has adopted four Values that are connected to the Christian tradition. These values are Engagement, Character, Care and Teamwork. These values are respected and upheld by the community, influence discussions and behaviours and guide the personal, moral and academic growth of our students.

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. The PYP is based on a transdisciplinary approach to learning and aims to develop lifelong learners who are internationally minded. The programme promotes inquiry-based learning as the vehicle for developing deep conceptual understanding, the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills and the taking of responsible action. It seeks to develop the whole person (a students' academic, social and emotional wellbeing) by engaging children in issues of local and global significance.

As a part of the PYP, students are encouraged to take authentic and meaningful action through such avenues as:

  • Participation – contributing as an individual or group
  • Advocacy – action to support social, environmental or political change
  • Social Justice – action relating to rights, equality and social well-being
  • Social Entrepreneurship – innovative, resourceful and sustainable change Lifestyle Choices- action relating to consumption and impact of choice