BUILDING ON SUCCESS
For over 20 years, IES College has successfully transitioned more than 10,000 students into their chosen undergraduate degrees at leading Australian universities. Building on the success of our university preparation programs, we have expanded our education offerings to a senior high school program for Year 10, 11 and 12 students. In an environment where diversity and inclusion are embraced, the educational program will support, nurture and challenge students while preparing them for success in an increasingly complex world.
IES COLLEGE PHILOSOPHY AND AIMS
Our students engage in critical analysis of their own learning journey. We inspire them to seek out the skills they require to understand their place in a diverse world. We are committed to the empowerment of students so they, in turn, serve to empower others in their local and global community.
- Growth from a place of safety
- Individuality through inclusion
- Student determined success
Our vision is to inspire students to be passionate and empowered learners, confidently developing their individual gifts to serve in a global world.
WHAT MAKES IES COLLEGE DIFFERENT?
SMALL AND PERSONALISED CLASSES
IES College is small by design and every student is accepted and celebrated for who they are. We are proud that our small size and small classes provide a learning environment where every student is known by all staff and are fully supported by every adult in the environment. Each student has a close learning relationship with their teachers ensuring that their individual learning needs are met. We support our students to reach their potential, feel safe, and be heard. Our teaching and professional staff, work alongside our students and parents to build and maintain a community of families underpinned by authentic connection and supportive relationships.
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED CURRICULUM
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is an internationally recognised pre-university level qualification. It supports graduating students to study at both Australian universities and universities overseas. The academic rigour of the IB curriculum, and subjects such as the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and the Extended Essay, prepares students to adjust more readily to university expectations.
INVESTING IN EDUCATION
As a not-for-profit organisation, IES has a clear mandate to re-invest in education and powerful engagement opportunities that enrich the lives of our students and the community.
We live our passion to improve social cohesion in Australian schools, communities and workplaces. Working in partnership with SBS, we have developed ground-breaking Cultural Competence Programs that are now being embraced in workplaces around the country. We’re proud to be leading in this field and our expertise flows through all our learning environments.
COMMITMENT TO AUSTRALIA’S FIRST NATION PEOPLE
IES College acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and emerging Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of the cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We live, work, and learn on the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples who are the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of Meanjin- the Brisbane area. Through our extensive collection of artworks created by female First Nations artists and our close and respectful connections with these artists, we are committed to fostering a culture of learning from and working with First Nation peoples in the spirit of reconciliation.
IES is proud of the reputation we’ve built for delivering high-quality, innovative educational experiences and services. We have been awarded several Queensland State Government awards recognising our exceptional client service, including the Best Pathway Program and Outstanding International Student Support awards. We have also been honoured with nomination in several industry awards, including the Lord Mayor’s Business Award for Excellence in International Education Delivery.
At IES College, students are not required to wear uniforms. Students who choose their clothing each school day learn to adapt to social standards and contexts, which are skills they will need as adults. Our students choose what they wear to school based on their individual style and an agreed set of dress standards.