The Riverina Anglican College is now one of the first schools in regional NSW to be an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.
The College’s journey to becoming an authorised IB World School began in 2017 and was completed when they became an authorised provider in mid-2019. Schools attain IB authorisation through rigorous inspections from IB teams, assessment and extensive teacher training.
Delivered in over 4000 schools globally, the IB Diploma Programme provides pathways to Australian and overseas universities through broad study that balances rigorous academia and critical thinking with active citizenship, service learning and civic engagement.
Students studying the IB Diploma Programme study six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.
Through the IB Diploma Programme core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
The IB Programmes develop well-rounded students with character who respond to challenges with optimism and an open mind, are confident in their own identities, make ethical decisions, join with others in celebrating our common humanity and are prepared to apply what they learn in real-world, complex and unpredictable situations.
‘The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally-minded young men and women who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world’, Principal, Mr Humble, said.
by Karen Wilson
Head of Communications/Registrar