“…To meet the demands of contemporary societies wisely young people of today must become able to navigate growing international interdependence, participate actively in the local and global sphere, understand the environment and its sustainability, care for mind, body and well-being and become reflective learners in dynamic knowledge societies. Responding to these demands the MYP curricular model articulates a much needed bridge between what is typically learned in schools and the most pressing questions that concern our societies. Attentive to adolescents’ development, the programme emphasizes rigorous learning in the disciplines and interdisciplinary synergy, inviting students to tackle relevant issues—from climate change to globalization—thus preparing them for the work of the next generation”
Veronic Boix-Mansilla (2008) – Project Zero, Harvard University

 As of March 1st 2016 PCW Melbourne is a candidate school* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that PCW Melbourne believes is important for our students.

PCW Melbourne’s program begins this year with trial programs at Years 7 & 8. We are delighted to be launching our MYP Education Team with teacher, parent and student representatives early next term. This group will provide regular updates on the College’s progress in program implementation via the newsletter and the College website.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

Kelly McGurn