We Have Introduced the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) to Our Senior School Students!

We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully obtained approval to deliver the prestigious International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) from the esteemed International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). This monumental achievement follows a two-year application process that demanded dedication and tireless efforts from our exceptional staff.

At our school, we have a rich history with the International Baccalaureate (IB), proudly becoming the world’s inaugural Montessori school to offer the IB, more specifically the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP), in 1993. Since then, Montessori schools in Australia and worldwide have followed in our pioneering footsteps. The addition of the IBCP to our portfolio marks yet another milestone in our journey, reaffirming our unwavering dedication to upholding our fundamental values and philosophy of the IBO, which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme

What sets the IBCP apart is its ability to prepare students for a future filled with endless possibilities. This comprehensive two-year, pre-career course of study aligns with the Montessori emphasis on holistic development and intellectual growth. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in further education, secure employment opportunities, or embark on enriching pathways. The IBCP’s blend of rigorous academic pursuits and practical career-oriented learning resonates with the Montessori approach, which also emphasises hands-on experiences and real-world applications.

The IBCP encompasses a dynamic core curriculum composed of four pivotal components that align with Montessori principles and promote similar educational goals. The Personal and Professional Skills component cultivates essential life skills and nurtures a sense of professional competence, reflecting Montessori’s focus on the development of practical life skills and independence. Service Learning, another core component, encourages active community engagement and instils a profound sense of social responsibility, fostering a sense of empathy and concern for others, which is integral to Montessori education.

We will be one of only two institutions in Western Australia that have been granted authorisation to deliver the IBCP. This distinction further solidifies our commitment to offering exceptional educational opportunities to our senior school students.

The IBCP encompasses a dynamic core curriculum composed of four pivotal components that foster holistic development and intellectual growth:

  • Personal and Professional Skills: Cultivating essential life skills and nurturing a sense of professional competence.
  • Service Learning: Encouraging active community engagement and instilling a profound sense of social responsibility.
  • Reflective Project: Stimulating critical thinking and promoting in-depth research on a self-selected topic of personal interest.
  • Language Development: Enhancing linguistic proficiency to foster effective communication across diverse contexts.

In addition to the core components, the IBCP offers a career-related study that serves as a gateway to higher education, internships or apprenticeships, and positions in specific fields of interest. This unique facet of the program allows students to apply and practice theories and concepts while developing a versatile skill set within authentic, meaningful contexts. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded the highly coveted International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme Certificate, an internationally recognised qualification.

As we embark on this new chapter, our commitment to nurturing curiosity, independence, and a lifelong love of learning remains steadfast. The integration of the IBCP into our educational offerings further reinforces our dedication to providing exceptional educational opportunities that align with the values and principles of Montessori education.

The essential reform is this: to put the adolescent on the road to achieving economic independence. We might call it a “school of experience in the elements of social life.”

– Dr Maria Montessori