Good News Lutheran College was accredited in 2020 for the International Baccalaureate* (IB) World School Primary Years Programme (PYP) and in the Middle Years Programme (MYP), was granted authorisation status in 2021.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centered approach to education for children aged 3-12.
Since 2018, Good News has been implementing the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) across years 6 – 9. The IB MYP is one of four programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and follows on from the IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) which is offered between years Prep to 5.
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
**Mission Statement from the IB
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 organization works with schools, governments and international organizations 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.