Category Archives: IB

IB News

Associate Director of IB – MYP Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of working with staff on the implementation and refinement of both the PYP and MYP. This year, my primary focus has been working closely with staff to implement the final changes required by the Middle Years Programme. During that… Read More »

IB- Community Survey Feedback

IB Community Survey Feedback Thank you very much to all parents and guardians who recently completed the IB Community Questionnaire. The College was delighted with the response and the results to the survey can be located by clicking this link. As one can see, most questions returned a response of ‘demonstrating’. Demonstrating refers to:  Consistent… Read More »

Associate Director of IB – MYP

Associate Director of IB – MYP Term 3 has begun with a flurry of activity and creativity with preparations for both Presentation Night and the Interdisciplinary Unit. For the Arts staff and students Presentation Night was the culmination of many hours of rehearsals and planning. The quality and polish of the evening was a true… Read More »

PYP Report

PYP Report – E-News Oct 2016 As a community of learners, each day our understanding and knowledge of the philosophy of inquiry based, student centered teaching and learning becomes deeper. We are therefore witnessing some wonderful changes both environmentally and philosophically within the junior school. Staff are experimenting with different approaches to their classroom practice,… Read More »

Associate Director of IB – MYP

Personal Project Exhibition Opening As the term rapidly closes and I reflect on the wonderful work our students and staff are undertaking the highlight for me had to be the 2016 Personal Project Exhibition Opening. For those who attended you would have seen a dizzying array of Projects that showed significant thought and effort. The… Read More »

PYP Report

As the second half of the school year is upon us, it is timely to reflect on the Programme of Inquiry (POI) that the Junior School curriculum follows.  The POI outlines the order of the units of inquiry, the central ideas, key concepts and lines of inquiry that the students will be studying in each… Read More »

IB (International Baccalaureatte) News

Collecting Dots versus Connecting Dots As many are aware, learning at St Brigid’s follows a constructivist, inquiry based approach. Staff throughout the Junior and Middle school utilize an inquiry model to ensure that students are constructing knowledge and understanding via focused inquiry through the concepts. This means that some of the approaches to learning in… Read More »