As an International Baccalaureate World School, The Kilmore International School seeks to cultivate young women and men who have a true understanding of themselves, their strengths, their weaknesses, their values, and their view of the world.
So asserts the school’s principal Peter Cooper, who explains that his students are taught to embrace an ever-changing world with confidence, engage others with a positive and loving attitude, and be prepared to act when needed.
He believes that a good school has certain key characteristics that are readily recognisable.
“A good school cares for the individual, practices diversity, offers experiences for growth, is grounded in community, values the learning process, and has teachers that are respectful and respected.
“And, importantly, the needs of the child are placed at the centre of its decision-making. The Kilmore International School has these characteristics embedded in its culture and daily practice.”
Such an ambitious environment takes commitment and teamwork, Mr Cooper continues.
“Students are joined in their journey by highly qualified, experienced and inspirational teachers – teachers who understand that a child will not care about how much they know, until they know how much they care.”
School motto lived out
The heart of a Kilmore International School education is expressed in its motto: Excellentia Academica Persequenda – ‘in pursuit of academic excellence’.
Graduates attend leading universities throughout the world, taking with them a joy of learning and a willingness to make a positive difference to the lives of others.
The curriculum is designed to challenge capable and motivated students by developing higher-order problem solving and advanced thinking skills. Teachers promote learning by using a variety of strategies, routines and practices that emphasise individualised instruction.
With the support of parents, students are encouraged to develop the study habits, homework schedules, and task-focused approach necessary to reach their full potential.
International baccalaureate diploma program
Students, up to and including Year 10, study an advanced Australian Curriculum, moving through with pace and breadth in preparation for the IB Diploma.
A demanding two-year program of study of the traditional academic disciplines, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Years 11 and 12 emphasises inquiry-based and independent learning, as well as rigorous assessment; exactly the skills needed to succeed at university.
With evidence that IB students perform better in higher education than their peers, the diploma is recognised and welcomed by leading universities and colleges around the world.
The Kilmore International School, 40 White Street, Kilmore. Inquiries: 5782 2211 or www.kilmore.vic.edu.au