Moreton Bay College

PYP
Location Manly West, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Website http://www.mbc.qld.edu.au
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 07 3390 8555
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For more than 120 years, Moreton Bay College has encouraged girls to be the best they can be. Our supportive learning environment inspires inquiring minds, integrity, initiative and genuine care.

Established in 1901 by the pioneering and progressive Greene sisters, we remain steadfastly committed to their vision of a school where all girls are nurtured in a safe, Christian environment, and the growth of the whole child – academically, personally, socially and spiritually – is our mission.

In short, we care for, and care about, your daughter's wellbeing, as much as we care about her academic growth. Thus, in our classrooms, on the s­­porting fields, on the stage, in the music performance rooms, and in our wider community we strive to ensure our girls live and interact in a manner which honours the Greenes' legacy.

The International Baccalaureate framework in Primary is aligned to our delivery of the Australian Curriculum and centres on inquiry-based learning. We want our girls to know more than what to learn, we want them to know how to learn and so the primary and secondary curricula build upon the girls’ natural curiosity, creativity, and develops their critical and problem-solving thinking skills which are imperative for the successful 21st century learner.

The seamless transition to the secondary curriculum where inquiry learning and mastery of skills are furthered by specialist teachers, ensures our girls are prepared for the demands of the new Senior Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and its focus on eternal examinations. Yet we also recognise the myriad of pathways available to our unique learners and individualised learning plans support our girls on their vocational, certificate or diploma learning journeys.

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

MBC is proud to be an authorised International Baccalaureate World School which offers the Primary Years Programme.

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.

Student agency and action

Agency is the power to take meaningful and intentional action, and acknowledges the rights and responsibilities of the individual, supporting voice, choice and ownership for everyone in the community.

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