Middle Years Program (MYP)

The curriculum in Years 7 – 10 at Mater Christi College is based on the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). We also use the Victorian Curriculum to ensure students gain the key knowledge, understanding, and skills required across Years 7-10 in each subject area.

The MYP is built around concept-based learning, global contexts and learning how to learn. These underpin the approach taken in each subject area: Arts, Design, Individuals and Societies, Language Acquisition, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Physical and Health Education, Religious Education and Science.

The MYP encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and life. It requires students to look beyond themselves and develop an awareness of the issues that challenge mankind at a local and global level. In doing so, students learn to be creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. As such the MYP aligns closely with our College motto “Informed, Compassionate, Creative.”

Central to the MYP is the Learner Profile - the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. As IB learners our students strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-Minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

The MYP places an emphasis on assessment processes that involve the gathering and analysis of information about student performance and that provide timely feedback to students on their performance.

The IB authorises schools to offer the MYP under the Rules for IB World Schools: Middle Years Programme and General Regulations: Middle Years Programme.