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. In Years 11 and 12 our students may choose between the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the HSC.
In Year 7–12 we teach subjects mandated by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) through inquiry based learning, taking our girls on an exciting adventure of discovery. They learn about themselves as learners and they learn about the world around them. This learning happens within and beyond the classroom and involves tinkering with robots, investigating scientific concepts and making music with professional musicians. In fact, these activities begin in the Primary Years at Santa.
Towards the end of Year 10, students choose between the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the HSC for Years 11 and 12.
With the combination of the IB and the NSW curriculum at Santa, the learning experience is innovative and creative, engaging all our learners in age-appropriate ways. We give our students the opportunity to explore their passions as well as becoming well-rounded, critical thinkers.
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.