Myanmar International School (MIS) was founded in 2009 and purposefully built to provide a safe and caring learning environment with modern facilities in which students aged 3-18 years would receive an international education.
MIS Academic Facilities
- 53 classrooms
- 2 Library Media Centers (Primary & Secondary Schools)
- 4 Information & Communication Technology classrooms (Primary & Secondary Schools)
- 3 science laboratories
- Specialist Food & Nutrition and Art classrooms
MIS – Supporting Facilities
MIS enrichment programmes are provided through:
- Multipurpose Performing Arts space (Assembly Hall)
- Art Room
- Dance Studio
- Music Studio
Recreation and sporting needs are currently met by:
- Covered court for basketball, volleyball and badminton
- Playing field for football, cricket, and baseball
- Children’s playground
- Dance Studio
- 1 main dining facility with full kitchen (canteen)
- Snack Bar, a fast food counter for students & staff
MIS First Aid Room provides assistance to staff and students.
MIS has 2 libraries: the Primary Library (Nursery-Year 6) and the Secondary Library (Year 7-13). Each Library is resourced and staffed by experienced personnel. Most often the classroom teacher will accompany students to the Library for supervised reading and / or research sessions.
The libraries at MIS are equipped for circulation of books with each student being a member of the School Library Media Center. One book at a time may be borrowed and returned on the due date. There are a number of internet connected computers in both libraries. The computers are used for school related work only.
Currently 2300 books are housed in the MIS libraries. The school has a commitment to regularly review library materials and annually updated the collection. Teaching staff are involved in the selection of library resources including update of their respective subject area collections.
MIS libraries are spacious and allow for the designated areas to be a student’s work place, as well as an area to enjoy reading, with collections of age appropriate books, reference materials, periodicals and access to online resources.
MIS has a whole school library policy which aims to:
- Promote a lifelong love of learning
- Establish library practices designed to promote student success
- Guide students toward independent study skills through instruction on the use of the library
- Provide guidance to students in their reading interests and research needs
- Maintain adequate supplies of high interest reading materials
- Provide courteous atmosphere conducive to learning
MIS will provide the latest textbooks to students from Year 1 to 13. They are a valuable and important resource and students are expected to take care of their use.
MIS is committed to improving its ICT infrastructure, and as such as has seen the recent purchase of 40+ new entry-level laptops for student use.
- 3 General ICT labs with 21 computers per lab (2 fitted with new laptops)
- 2 specialist labs for High school students focusing on relevant IGCSE / A Level Subjects
- 3 computers in Secondary Library
- 2 student computers in each of the Chemistry / Biology / Physics Labs
- All classrooms equipped with computer and projectors
- Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks
- Internet connection on all school computers
MIS encourages students to use ICT as an integrated part of the curriculum to enhance and develop classroom activities. All children have supervised access to the Internet.
In the Secondary School students combine theoretical and practical ICT studies focusing on the ability to use common software applications including word processors, spreadsheets, databases, interactive software, e-mail, web browsers and website design. At a more advanced level students may be studying computer systems, communications software, practical programming techniques, systems software mechanisms, machine architecture, database theory, programming paradigms, integrated information systems.
It is not always necessary to bring a laptop to school, however, their use is allowed for special projects under a teacher’s instructions.
The school will not be responsible if there is any damage to the laptop due to breakage or virus infection. If a student’s laptop causes the school IT equipment to acquire a virus, they could be held responsible for the repair of this equipment.
Students may use USB memory sticks at school, however, these must be checked for viruses before use in any school computer.
The school will not be responsible if there is any damage to the memory stick. If a student’s memory stick causes the school IT equipment to acquire a virus, they could be held responsible for the repair of this equipment.
Computer and Internet Policy
Unacceptable use of the system or Internet includes:
- Accessing or posting any material that is pornographic, encourages violence or is anti-social
- Any form of online bullying
- Posting any false, private or hurtful material
- Vandalizing postings of other people
- Accessing restricted areas or personal files or social networking sites (eg. Facebook) without permission
- Establishing unauthorized online contacts
- Violating copyright laws and plagiarizing work
- Conducting business transactions
- Failing to follow established MIS internet procedures
- Disrupting the operating system by any means whatsoever
Failing to follow this policy may result in the loss of use of school computers and Internet. In serious cases, the student faces the risk of expulsion from school.