Middle Years Programme

The MYP is a 5-year programme from Years 6 to 10 that prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. Learning in the MYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in and beyond the classroom and encourages students to be critical, creative and reflective thinkers. The MYP curriculum is academically and personally challenging, providing authentic, real-world connections to the learning in the classroom.

 

 

Through the MYP, students develop an understanding of themselves as learners, their emerging sense of self and their role in demonstrating responsible action within their community, both locally and globally. In order to provide a holistic education with breadth and depth of understanding, the MYP offers eight subject groups:

  • Language acquisition

  • Language and literature

  • Individuals and societies

  • Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Arts

  • Physical and health education

  • Design

 

The MYP centres around and is underpinned by the following five key components:

  • Teaching and learning in context

  • Conceptual understanding

  • Approaches to teaching and learning

  • Service as action through Community Service

  • Inclusion and learning

 

As a further means of developing autonomous, self-directed learners, students demonstrate their learning through completing a Personal Project in Year 9, which encourages reflection on their learning and outcomes of their work. This is a long-term project, which is embedded within a global context and generates a synthesis of creative and critical thinking and approaches to learning through an in-depth investigation.