Learning Environment

Students experience through the junior secondary year a broad range of approaches to learning

 

  • working on their own, in pairs, in small groups, as a whole class, as a whole year group and with students in different year groups

  • engaging in projects, presentations, experimentation, problem-solving & inquiry, self-evaluation, role-play

  • learning through individual subjects as well as across subject disciplines

  • being exposed to inter-cultural perspectives, values and experiences

  • making connections between their subject learning and the 5 MYP Areas of Interaction: Community and Service, Health and Social Education, Environment, Human Ingenuity and Approaches to Learning 

 

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Students are supported in this style of learning by:

  • a favourable teacher / student ratio and small class

  • an Invitational Education approach, providing a caring, trusting and respective environment to foster student potential and confidence

  • a well-qualified teaching team of diverse cultural background with strong language skills, as well as experience in teaching inquiry-based learning 

  • standard-based assessment framework designed to challenge students with opportunities to demonstrate what they have learnt and how they have progressed against objective criteria and learning goals

  • school assemblies, camps, co-curricular and community service programmes, all aiming to foster all-rounded personal growth 

  • a holistic language strategy to build confidence and capability as communicators through speech, drama, performing arts, daily reading programme, the study of Chinese and English literature etc.

  • access to appropriate learning technologies such as wireless network, scientific data-logging and other hardware and software

  • a House system where house tutors provide both academic guidance and pastoral care and liaise with parents

  • access to individual or small group guidance and counselling