Why work at a School that offers the IB Diploma?John Blois
Here at Trinity Grammar School, we offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma – often referred to as the IB Diploma or just the IB. An alternative pathway to the HSC for Year 11 and 12 students, the programme is a challenging two-year university preparation course that is widely recognised by the world’s leading universities.
The IB Diploma was established in 1968 by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and was introduced to provide students with a balanced education, facilitate geographic and cultural mobility, and to promote international understanding. One of the first schools in Australia to offer the IB Diploma, Trinity has now been delivering the programme since 1998.
Trinity joins over 5,000 other schools worldwide delivering the IB programme, part of a community of educators that is experiencing perpetual growth and development.
Being a part of this wider community means that teachers – no matter where they are in the world – are held to the same high standards, provided with resources to ensure they can deliver the IB programme that aligns with the programme being delivered all over the world.
The International Baccalaureate Organisation also provides professional development workshops, to engage educators and leaders in rich learning experiences as they seek to deliver the IB’s mission. These workshops are a great way to be challenged and to help our School to continually meet professional learning requirements set by the IBO.
In line with Trinity’s mission to educate boys in mind, body, and spirit, the IB Diploma seeks to educate the whole person throughout the programme. In addition to the clear academic benefits, interpersonal skills are developed and social and emotional competency are firmly established.
The programme undoubtedly opens doors for students as they progress in their academic career, but it also allows educators to challenge themselves and grow as they deliver the programme.
“We believe Trinity boys have agency in their education. It is not done for them, or to them, but with them. The IB Diploma allows this approach to thrive as our educators work alongside students at every step of their academic journey,” said Trinity Academic Dean, Mrs Deborah Williams.
Read more about Trinity’s commitment to the IB Diploma and the latest IB results.