Middle Years Programme

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)

By the time St Andrew’s students reach Year 6, we believe they have developed the knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding to embark on the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP). They are ready for a curriculum that is more suited to the needs of early adolescents.

The eight subject groups listed below provide a broad and balanced curriculum that continues to further develop creative, critical and reflective thinking in our students – key indicators of future success.

The subject groups taught in Year 6 and Year 7 are:

As well as providing a rigorous, challenging and engaging academic curriculum, we believe it is important to develop the ‘whole’ person, foster communication and collaboration skills, build intercultural understanding and develop global engagement. These are essential qualities for young people to become global leaders.

The MYP has a strong emphasis on personal understanding, the emerging sense of self and also the importance of belonging to and serving a community. This philosophy underpins the Year 6 and Year 7 Leadership Programme where we encourage our students to use their initiative and take action. This can be seen every single day with students actively contributing to the school community through running events, working alongside community members and making a difference.

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Years 6 & 7 Highlights

Year 6

Students learn more about themselves using the instrument Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children (MMTIC)

Mylor Camp

Bandana Day – Year 6 Leadership

Leadership program – preparing for the formal Year 7 Student Leadership Positions

Year 6 & 7 China Study Tour every two years (optional)

Year 7

Springboard Leadership Programme

Canberra Study Tour (optional)

Year 7 Graduation Social

Year 7 Valedictory Service

Year 7 Personal Project

  • St Andrew’s School is a South Australian independent, co-educational specialist primary school providing excellence in education from playgroup through to early years and on to Year 7. Principal Deb Dalwood – an International Baccalaureate School – UNESCO Associated School.