International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.

We are authorised as an IB World School. All our Primary Years students learn via the IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) and in Years 11 and 12 our students may choose between the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the HSC.

Santa Sabina College is the only Catholic primary school in NSW to offer the IB PYP and the only Catholic school in Sydney’s Inner West offering the IBDP.

Our Senior Studies booklet compares the HSC and the IBDP.
Download it here.

IB mission statement

“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”

The IB Learner Profile

All IB learners strive to be: Principled, Inquirers, Thinkers, Open-Minded, Knowledgeable, Balanced, Communicators, Risk-Takers, Caring and Reflective.















our IBDP students

Sally and Patricia and the inaugural IBDP class explain why they chose the IB:

Six months in, and Patricia also gives this update.