What is an IB Learner?

What is an IB Learner?

The International Baccalaureate student is a different kind of learner! You may have heard a Wesley student or teacher talk about the IB Learner Profile. But, what does that mean?

The aim of the IB programme is to "develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help create a better and more peaceful world." 

The IB learner profile is a set of qualities that this kind of learner strives to embody. These characteristics are what we all aspire to at Wesley. These profiles inspire and motivate us to keep aiming for the values of an IB learner. They unite us all—staff and students, alike—with a common purpose: to be continually learning and growing into global citizens and lifelong learners! 

The profile aims to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective 

We talk about the IB learner profiles in class and encourage students we see exhibiting these qualities in several ways. Our IB Ambassadors represent the Wesley Way, aiming to consistently embody the IB learner profiles. They should always work to be their best selves even when no one is watching. This leadership program gives students a sense of responsibility to their school community.

We also celebrate one trait every month through our Phoenix of the Month awards. This is a monthly program designed to celebrate our students. Teachers nominate students who exhibited the month's trait (for example, students that provide to be "inquirers" that month in class). The winner is determined by raffle and gets is awarded a special prize and shout-out in school and online! 

We're proud of our IB learners who prove every day what it means to go beyond academic success to respecting themselves, others, and the world around them!