MIS Curriculum and Teaching

MIS offers an international curriculum based on the British National Curriculum in the Primary and Cambridge International curriculum in the Secondary. The focus is on the educational needs and ambitions of a student wanting quality international standard education. Our program is both challenging and comprehensive. We strive to teach our students creative and critical thinking skills that will enable them to be productive in today’s world and solve problems as they face them both in their student and in their adult lives.
We have the latest textbooks and support materials to deliver the curriculum. Our outstanding group of teachers comes from varied international backgrounds and educational institutions. They incorporate their personal educational experiences to provide our children with a well- rounded international innovative program of study.
Our program is an excellent preparation for the students as they progress through their educational courses, whether it is at MIS, back in their home country or in another international school.
At every level from those who require it will have access to our English as a Second Language (ESL) Program and in some cases special intensive English instruction.
Subjects:

  • English Language and Literature
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Sciences
  • Myanmar Language
  • Myanmar Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Art and Design
  • Business Studies
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Thinking Skills
  • Global Perspectives

The medium of instruction is English, except the various foreign language courses. An inquiry based approach to teaching and our experienced teachers and their assistants will emphasize learning. They will give individual attention and conduct regular assessments that will prepare our young learners for further studies.

The teaching policies of our school cater to the individual needs of students. Educational growth occurs in an academic atmosphere where students and teachers work cooperatively and with mutual respect to achieve their goals. A “worldwide family” approach to our curriculum is maintained to help students overcome any biased attitudes towards other people and cultures. The significance of every individual’s contribution to society is stressed. The MIS curriculum develops students' problem solving skills and encourages them to think creatively and critically. All aspects of a student’s schooling are seen as important and interdependent. Every student is encouraged to reach his or her own potential in a school where caring for each other, self-discipline and self-respect are the basic guidelines for behavior. Most classes have an assistant teacher who works closely with the classroom teacher; especially in the area of ESL support.

The school year is approximately 10 months in length with 180 teaching days. The Primary and Secondary schedules can be found below. The schedules are based on having different snack and lunch times for Primary and Secondary students. Parents are expected to bring their children to school by the starting time.

 

Nursery

08:45 - 11:45 AM (Morning session)

  12:30 – 03:15 PM (Afternoon session)
   

KG and Year 1

08:45 - 11:20 AM classes

  11:20 - 12:00 PM lunch
  12:00 - 02:15 PM classes
   

Years 2 to 6

08:45 - 12:00 PM classes

 

12:00 - 12:45 PM lunch

 

12:45 - 03:15 PM classes

   

Years 7 - 13

08:30 - 11:45 AM classes

 

11:45 - 12:15 PM lunch

 

12:15 - 03:30 PM classes

   

* Every Wednesday the Secondary students are dismissed at 2:45pm.

 

There will be a morning and afternoon recess for both Primary and Secondary students. The Yearly Years students will also have a snack time twice a day.

Most Primary extra-curricular activities will take place after school.

The teachers are on supervision duty from 8:15 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. Children should not arrive before 8:00 and should depart by 3:45 P.M. If for some unforeseen reason parents anticipate being late, we ask you to inform the school, so that your child won’t be concerned and we can make arrangements to look after them. However, as a courtesy, we ask parents or drivers to be prompt in picking up the children.