The Management and Board of OurPlanet International School are pleased to announce that the school will begin teaching the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) from next year.
OurPlanet MYP builds on the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed by the PYP and prepares students for the demanding requirements of the Diploma Programme. It emphasizes intellectual challenge and encourages students aged 11 to 15 to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life.
The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
“When the Ministry of Education gave us the approval to offer Grade 7 last year it was obvious that the next logical step would be to begin the MYP. On behalf of the Board of Governors I would like to say that we are all very excited to be leading OurPlanet on this next phase of educational growth.” Sayyid Mohamed Al Said, Board Director.
OurPlanet MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents. Each year, students in the MYP also engage in at least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit that involves at least two subject groups.
MYP students also complete a long-term project, where they decide what they want to learn about, identify what they already know, discovering what they will need to know to complete the project, and create a proposal or criteria for completing it.
“I am looking forward to introducing the MYP to our wonderful cohort of students and the wider school community. Any student that successfully completes the Middle Years Programme at OurPlanet will be well-prepared to take on the two-year Diploma Programme.” Mr Tim Sloman, Principal.
Enrolments will begin very soon so if you are interested in joining the Middle Years Programme at OurPlanet please contact the Admissions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone on +968 2206 0993. Workshops for parents on the MYP will be hosted by the school in the coming weeks.