International Community School
At the International Community School, we believe in taking an holistic approach to the young people that we have the privilege of working with. It is this philosophy that makes the International Baccalaureate programmes such an ideal match for the ICS community, as it shares our philosophy of student engagement.
Since September 2005 curricular development has been guided by the concepts and methodologies of the International Baccalaureate Organisation’s (IBO) programmes of study:
- IB Primary Years Programme ( ages 3-11yrs) – for students in Reception to Year 6 or Kindergarten to Grade 5
- IB Middle Years Programme ( ages 11-16yrs) – for students in Year 7 to Year 11 or Grade 6 to Grade 10
- IB Diploma Programme ( ages 16+yrs) – for students in Year 12 to Year 13 or Grade 11 to Grade 12
The Academic Journey through ICS is varied depending upon the strengths and needs of each student.
Personalised Learning is a strategy focusing all of the school’s resources to ensure that the potential of each student is realised. This occurs through ensuring that the learning experience is appropriate to each child and that they are able, with support from the teacher, to decide what they learn, how they learn, when they learn and who they learn with.