Seisen MYP teachers have recently been investing time in collaboration around ways to make more effective use of shared learning spaces.
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
In keeping with our philosophy, the Middle School goal is to promote the academic, social, emotional and spiritual welfare of the students in Grades 6, 7 and 8.
We are committed to offering a comprehensive academic programme that provides students with the skills needed to become independent, inquiring learners. We cultivate empathy, respect, and tolerance of others. Our courses support the development of moral strength, academic honesty and individual responsibility for one’s actions.
Learning in the Middle School
An important part of being a successful student is becoming organized and learning to manage time well. Success involves students knowing their strengths and weaknesses as a learner, their own learning style and what works for them:
- Students work creatively to reach their learning goals
- Students work collaboratively, for deeper understanding
- Students learn complex concepts in order to generate new ideas and new knowledge and solutions.
Students build confidence in managing their own learning
Students can connect the concepts they are learning to real life situations
Students are active learners
A focus on the Learner Profile facilitates students' growing understanding of self, openness to others and builds global-mindedness
Students focus on international- mindedness
Students can empathize with others
Students gain the skills to pursue lives of purpose and meaning
Students learn complex concepts in order to generate new ideas, knowledge and solutions.
Challenging Girls to imagine and explore
- Students have a voice
- MS Student Council officers and class reps bring new ideas and suggestions
- Students become more confident to participate in class discussions
Science Technology Engineering Art Math
- Dissection Club
- Chemistry Club
- Media Studies Club
- Operation Earth; Environmental Action initiatives
- Design Technology
Advisory System in the Middle School
Seisen’s advisor-advisee programme provides each Middle School student an opportunity to choose a faculty advisor with whom she feels comfortable and in whom she feels she can confide. Each student chooses an advisor after the first month of school. Students meet with their advisor in groups and individually. Students are given a chance to explore how they might handle common situations, and explore possible responses.
As we reach the end of the first semester, it is helpful to remind ourselves of the role of feedback in supporting learning.
As we start the new year, MYP students and teachers look for fresh ways to put the students at the center of the learning.
Technology enhances learning and supports development of ATL skills.
Learning is enhanced through partnerships between students, parents and teachers.
In order for students to take greater ownership of their learning, they need to feel empowered to move forward in their journey.
Grade 9 students have begun preparation for the Personal Project, the culmination of their MYP journey
The MYP assessment model helps students, teachers and parents see not only past progress, but also future steps.
As we begin this new school year and students adjust to being back in the classroom, one of our primary goals is to help them learn how to learn.