International Middle Year Curriculum

For students aged 11-14, students develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in Art, Geography, History, Science and Technology through the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC).

Students learn through five units during the course of each academic year. Each of these units is centered around a 'Big Idea', takes approximately six weeks to complete and culminates in a media presentation where children have the opportunity to showcase their learning to their family, peers and even the local community.

The IMYC is a challenging, engaging, internationally-minded, and concept-focused curriculum. It is unique in that it addresses the question: What kind of people do we want our students to develop into? It is purposefully designed for the adolescent brain to help students make the transition from primary to secondary without becoming disengaged from their learning, to make meaning of their learning, to make connections with prior knowledge and to learn to take risks in an organised, safe and structured environment.

“The IMYC is more than just a set of subject activities. It is a transformative and broad curriculum; it builds a culture and community focused on inspiring and engaging students, and supporting their learning needs. Learning happens everywhere, in school, at home and even on vacation as students take responsibility for their own learning.”