An International Learning Environment
The Junior School programme is driven and guided by the MIS mission and philosophy. We exist in response to the nature of Third Culture Kids. Our environment is naturally geared to learning; however, in the Junior School it is also geared to allow children to learn within the context of the international lives that our parent body leads.
As a school we are committed to supporting each child’s social, emotional and intellectual development. The curriculum is designed to inspire students to be interculturally aware and achieve their potential within a stimulating and caring learning environment. Our programme strives to develop students who are international citizens and independent and life-long learners. The attributes of the International Baccalaureate learner profile describe some of the ideal characteristics of a life-long learner. It is central to the Primary Years Programme (PYP) definition of what it means to be internationally minded. These attributes serve not only as a guide for the kind of student we hope will graduate from our school, but for all the learners in our school community: students, teachers and parents. We hope that parents will encourage the development of these attributes at home to support what is being done at school.
Students are encouraged to explore, experiment, wonder, inquire, practise, invent, create, imagine and play. We believe that learning should be fun and that part of our role as educators of young children is to instil a love of learning. We want all our learners to be actively engaged and involved fully with a hands-on approach to all learning experiences.