Accreditation and Associations
Bradbury School is committed to providing a high quality education with internationally recognised standards. Such goals are not easy to achieve; it requires a curriculum that brings together the best of educational pedagogy from around the world; it takes consistent monitoring to ensure continuous development and it requires a dedicated and qualified teaching staff. The following are some of the ways that Bradbury School strives to achieve its goals:
At Bradbury School, we use the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme as our curriculum framework. The PYP is an international, transdisciplinary programme designed to foster the development of the whole child, not just in the classroom but also through other means of learning. The PYP focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare. “The PYP combines the best research and practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant and engaging educational framework for all children” (IB: The PYP Guide to Schools).
In line with our constructivist philosophy, the PYP is an inquiry based programme. This means that the children are learning, not simply from a text book, but by making meaningful connections with their learning.
Bradbury has been an IB World School since 2010. Our latest evaluation visit was May 2018, when we were again successfully authorised as an IB school.
Australian Council for Educational Research
At Bradbury, we use the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) to measure our Years 4, 5 &6 students’ progress in:
- Mathematical Literacy
The ISA assessment program is designed especially for students in international schools. It is based on the internationally endorsed reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy frameworks of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
The ISA provides us with:
- An assessment with a broad cultural base
- A combination of multiple-choice and open-ended questions and prompts
- Student-level information about what individuals know and can do
- Class- and school-level information that can inform instructional programs
- Information about sub-groups’ performance (for example, gender, language group)
- Relevant comparisons between like schools
- International normative information
Our students sit the test in September of each year and the results are available to us in December.