Our children are faced with an increasingly challenging world. For students to navigate a complex and ever changing society, it’s important they see themselves as global citizens who are open-minded, thinking about the world around them, taking action for change and contributing to a more economical, peaceful and sustainable world.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at HVGS uses school-wide pedagogy to better develop students’ skills necessary to navigate global citizenship.




Year 6 PYP Exhibition

Year 6 students undertake a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry process that involves them identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems. The ideas and research our Year 6 students present and share at the Exhibition, will fascinate and inspire you. Take a look behind-the-scenes at the 2020 Exhibition below.



Year 10 MYP Personal Projects

Year 10 students engage in a demonstration and celebration of their learning through the application of their skills to a project, which explores an area of personal interest. The Personal Project starts towards the end of Year 9 and finishes mid-way though Year 10.

The Personal Project Showcase provides the Year 10 students with an opportunity to display their work and for the school to appreciate and celebrate the students’ individual and collective achievements. 


The Festival of Hope

Real change begins when we choose hope. By believing that we have the power to make an impact, we take the first step on the journey to changing our world. The choice is yours.

HVGS is joining the International Baccalaureate Festival of Hope – an inspiring, hopeful community – to help us think boldly, nurture our curiosity, and empower us to act together.

The Festival of Hope is more than an event–it’s a community for young people, educators, global thinkers, artists, government leaders, and everyone else who feels the urge to be the change. It’s a supportive space for talking big ideas, exchanging diverse views, and inspiring action.



International Baccalaureate FAQ

Here’s some answers to the questions we’re most frequently asked.


Read more about the International Baccalaureate online.