Kardinia International College is one of Australia’s high achieving world schools. It is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational school, providing a caring environment for more than 1900 local and international students from Kindergarten – Year 12. The College is located in Victoria’s second biggest city, Geelong, one hour by car or train from Melbourne.
Kardinia International College is a well-established PYP school. The College has developed units of inquiry, which are academically challenging and focus on the development of the whole child. The programme of inquiry ensures all areas of learning are explored and that students are given the opportunity to inquire deeply into issues and content that are relevant and engaging. One unique element of the Programme of Inquiry at Kardinia International College is Kardinia Grove. Kardinia Grove is a separate, purpose built campus for Year 5 students to spend time learning about themselves, community and the environment. Six units of inquiry have been developed that maximise the unique learning environment of this campus.
Kardinia International College offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) as well as the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). During their two-year IB Diploma studies, students undertake three Higher Level (HL) and three Standard Level (SL) subjects. In addition, students complete the core components of the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) of the Diploma. In selecting their IB subjects, students make realistic and informed choices. Realistic in that their choices are based on an honest assessment of their capability to successfully complete the chosen units. Informed in that they are selected after careful consideration of the student’s career aspirations and the prerequisites for entry to such careers. To maintain a wide range of options students should undertake a Mathematics unit at the highest level of their capability. Kardinia International College offers the internationally recognised IB Diploma to students, with small class sizes and experienced teachers. The school has seen much success through the development of its students in displaying the positive attributes of the IB Learner Profile, producing balanced, inquiring and reflective life-long learners upon graduation from the College.