Garibaldi Secondary is pleased to announce that it will have an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) for ALL students entering grade 8 in September 2018. The IB Middle Years Programme is an INCLUSIVE, WHOLE SCHOOL programme that is offered to more than 1 million students in over 3,700 schools in 147 countries. The IB Middle Years Programme is part of the International Baccalaureate continuum which includes both the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP), both currently offered at Garibaldi Secondary.
The IB Middle Years Programme focusses on developing critical, creative and reflective thinkers within a global perspective. It encourages students to make connections between their studies and the real world. The new provincial curriculum for grades 8 and 9 which are being fully implemented this year aligns with the IB Middle Years Programme. The new curriculum places emphasis on student inquiry, big ideas, competencies and global awareness, all part of the IB Middle Years Programme.
In each year of the program, students will be encouraged to make connections between their subject areas through cross curricular projects. In grade 10, their learning and growth will culminate into a Personal Project where students will explore and present a topic of great personal relevance to them.
IB MYP centres around learners and encourages students to focus on their studies and on their own personal growth within an inquiry model. IB MYP aspires to produce students who can think for themselves, work cooperatively with others, undertake new challenges with confidence and enthusiasm, care for their own local community as well as the global community.