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Primary Principal's Welcome

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Dear MIS Students and Parents,

A very warm welcome to our school’s new website! I am very proud to be able to share with you the wonderful opportunities and developments in the Primary section of Myanmar International School.

MIS is a vibrant school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy and confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future.

We believe that school should be a happy, caring, respectful and hardworking environment, in which all staff should utilise their skills to enable the children in their care to recognise their true potential and talents. We should endeavour to celebrate the successes of our children in all areas of school life and we can do this by showing them that we believe in them, respect them and are proud of them.

At MIS, we believe that children should be curious about their learning. Through our engaging curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. We believe in ensuring that children receive a well-rounded curriculum, where individual talents can be identified and nurtured, to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential.

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything we do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents and the local community. We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and regard you as an active partner in your child’s education and value your interest and support.

I hope our website will give you as much information as you need about our school, the staff and the many activities that our children enjoy through our curriculum and our extra-curricular activities. The website will grow over time as we add more information, but can never replace the first-hand experience of coming to visit us, as we welcome your involvement and feedback. Together we can help shape the future of our students. Please come by the school and say hello – when that finally becomes possible.

~ Brendan O’Flaherty Primary Principal

Primary Curriculum Guide

At MIS, we believe children learn best when they are motivated, curious and inspired, and the MIS primary school curriculum offers a challenging, well-rounded program emphasizing academic and personal growth.
Based upon the Cambridge curriculum, our academic objectives include providing a well-rounded education based on mastering skills in English, Mathematics, and Science, Social Studies and computing are also integrated into the curriculum.
Throughout their primary education, we want our students to discover their passions and develop their independent thinking skills, allowing them to become happy, creative, moral individuals. The MIS primary curriculum therefore balances academic development with social, physical, and emotional growth. Weekly classes in art, mother tongue and culture, music, computing, and physical education round out the curriculum. Student talent is showcased throughout the year through art exhibitions, musical concerts and numerous sporting events.
  • Core Subjects

  • English

    The English programme includes reading, spelling, grammar, writing, speaking and listening. Accompanying activities to the readers include work on categorization, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling and grammar activities exend beyond the readers to the other texts and resources, in order to do more in depth work in these areas. Writing activities emphasize visualization, handwriting, word and sentence structure and basic punctuation. Students learn to speak clearly, adapting language for different contexts. Students learn to evaluate their own speech and assume different roles in-group discussions and listen carefully to others.

  • Mathematics

    Math is concentrated on numeracy, the mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; money; time; solid and plane shapes; the concept of fractions; measurement of lengths and weights. They know and use common measuring units to determine length and area and know and use formulas to determine the volume of simple geometric figures.

    Aside from learning how to do number math, students learn math as a practical subject. Thus they are encouraged to apply their knowledge of number math to real life situations, such as buying and selling, and estimating, and figuring out the mathematical operations necessary to solve math practical problems.

    Students are encouraged as much as possible to think of math as a life skill: for example, using manipulatives for the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; role-play for buying and selling. They are encouraged to discuss with their peers possible solutions to problems, when appropriate.

  • Science

    Science chooses topics within Seventeen areas of science: Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and the Human Body. The “hands on” experience approach is used as much as possible. Students learn from observation, and from their reasoning about these observations. They communicate their learning through drawing diagrams, pictorial drawings, recording or describing in writing, and class discussion, using the vocabulary of science.

  • History and Geography

    This program will use the disciplines of history, geography, economics and the arts to give an encompassing understanding of the world, past and present. An integral part of the program will be student participation. Students will be strongly encouraged to express their views; they will also be expected to listen to, and try to understand, the views of others.

    Students study the geography of a place including Myanmar, its location, topography, natural resources, waterways, vegetation and climate and their relationships. They will learn to understand the characteristics and uses of maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies.

  • Complementary Subjects

  • Special Education

    Another very important part of a child’s development is the physical aspect. The development of the whole child must be addressed to ensure a child is a well-rounded healthy individual. To develop the child’s physical skills, they will play games and participate in many movement activities.

  • Music

    Students will enjoy their learning, be enriched by different kinds of music lessons. They will regularly sing many different songs and rhymes. They will start learning to read musical notes and play different musical instruments.

  • Art

    Students learn their lessons in hands on activities to improve their motor skills. They will do free painting, drawing and coloring, cutting and pasting and molding clay.

  • ICT

    The students will get to explore the very basics of computer knowledge and skills. This course will advance their learning ability and will arouse their learning interest greatly.

  • Myanmar Language and Culture

    Myanmar Language and Culture is introduced to students from Year 1 to get to know the host country. Students will learn the basic Myanmar language skills language through writing, reading, speaking and listening. They will also learn the rich history, tradition and culture of Myanmar.

  • ESL (English as Second Language)

    ESL (English as Second Language) support is given to students who need to develop their English language skills and prepare them to mainstream classes.

  • Special Education

    Another very important part of a child’s development is the physical aspect. The development of the whole child must be addressed to ensure a child is a well-rounded healthy individual. To develop the child’s physical skills, they will play games and participate in many movement activities.

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