Primary co-curricula program will vary throughout the year and the Homeroom Teachers will provide all details to their students. Students should try to take part in as many activities as possible. The unique backgrounds and interests of our faculty will be the core of our after school activities that may include sports, clubs, and the arts.
The Electives Programme (Secondary)
In addition to the MIS core curriculum, students are offered a variety of elective courses to provide them with a well-rounded and engaging learning experience. Electives will be held on Fridays during periods 7 and 8. Similar to other scheduled classes, attendance and participation is mandatory and will be assessed at the end of each semester with an Outstanding, Pass or Fail grade. In order to graduate, students must earn at least a Pass grade for each semester’s elective.
The list of electives for 2016-17 academic year is as follows:
Model United Nations is a programme for students in years 8-11 to experience what it would be like to be in the United Nations, and is an established tradition at MIS. In the course of the programme, students take on various roles, in either the security council or general assembly as well as other UN bodies, by pretending to be diplomats from specified countries, depending on the host school. Students will make policy decisions, deal with crises, and form coalitions as if they were actually from that country. This programme builds critical thinking, writing, and research skills, communication skills, global and community awareness, and creativity for all who participate. We also run a very fun, similar programme with the Scholar’s Cup and is hosted by a local school in the same region, as well as a global competition for those that qualify and is a great chance to travel!
Mehndi is a ceremonial art form which originated in the ancient Indian subcontinent. It is typically applied during weddings and religious and spiritual festivals. In this class, students will be taught the following:
- 3 Types of Simple Designs for hands:
- Mehndi Designs
- Arabic Designs
- Tatoo Designs
- Step by Step Method of How to Draw Mehndi on Hands
- How to Make Mehndi (Mehndi Paste Recipe)
- How to Make Mehndi Cone at Home
This is an important project for the school! We need writers, photographers, designers and all kinds of creative people to produce Myanmar’s greatest ever Year Book, recording the highs and highlights of a great year at MIS!
Impress your family and friends with your baking prowess as you learn how to prepare a range of home-baked goodies from scratch (goodbye pre-mixes!). Working in groups of four, you’ll master the basic skills required to make cookies, cakes, breads and other tasty treats.
If you’ve ever learned the words to your favorite songs and wondered what the lyrics meant, this could be the elective for you! We will analyze song lyrics and discuss how and why certain words are used and what they mean. We will look at the literary techniques used, why such techniques are used, and we will “read between the lines” to discuss the deeper meaning of song lyrics. You will also get to write your own lyrics and express yourself through writing lyrics. There is no cost for this elective and no special materials are required.
This is an arts and crafts class where students would be able to relax after a week’s work through arts. They will be taught from making their own accessories to making soaps to repairing simple stuffs to completing projects at home. Once ‘skilled’, they will have outreach programs visiting orphanages or monasteries to teach/share to small kids what they have learned. Everybody is welcome to join. Students will bring their own materials for each activity. An exhibit of their works will be held before the school ends.
Come and learn about the endangered species of animals throughout the world, and what we can do to save them!
In this course, students will be learning the language needed to do meaningful tasks. Examples of these tasks can include writing the lyrics for a song, conducting an interview with a famous person, or preparing a party. There will be a strong cultural component about cultural aspects of France and French speaking countries. Students will develop their communicative competence by using French language to communicate in real situations. The course links with students’ knowledge of the world and includes cross-curricular topics such as respect for the environment, friendship or cultural diversity. Participants will be assessed on their ability to complete these real world tasks by using the appropriate language as well as other strategies like cooperating with others.
This class will look at the process of building games from concept to release, with the ultimate goal of creating our own video game or “mod”. We will look at the history of games, how games are made, and software design. Teamwork will be absolutely critical if we are going to make a game! But if you enjoy art, programming, and obviously video games this will be a great class!
In this new programme students will learn about the practice of archaeology, discovering the past through the excavation of artifacts. Later if it is possible, we might start a dig of our own!
An introduction to Mandarin with a focus on reading the written language.
Students will gain a better understanding of filmmaking and be able to identify the nuts and bolts that make up the parts of a film. Students will learn how to identify essential parts of film, including dialogue, improvisation, plot structure, camera angles, scores, sound design, editing, and more. In order to show their understanding of these facets, students will review three films over the course of the semester. Each review must have a written component; however, for the second and third reviews, students may review films using varying types of multimedia (i.e. audio, video, etc).
This elective will teach the students to be artistic while being pro-environment. Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment, and we will create simple, functional items like coin banks, jewelry from paper, cans etc. The recycled products can be auctioned during Science Fair and the money collected can be donated to charity institution.
Our Band is getting better and better and this year we are going to reach new heights. We need all of our great musicians, and anyone who wants to become a great musician, to sign up for Senior Band!
Yoga for children will encourage the child/student to learn about yoga – help build confidence, focus while strengthening the body.
- Promotes and maintains strength and flexibility of children’s’ growing bodies
- Teaches concentration, body awareness, discipline
- Improves social skills
We will learn and practice basic yoga poses: mountain, butterfly, warrior, camel, tree, tortoise, breathing and relaxation! We will learn the poses for “Sun Salutation” towards the end of the program.
An avenue for learning through movement and mind-body coordination in a fun way!
This elective class offers an opportunity for students who want to improve their math skills, particularly for the students who are struggling in the basic concepts in Maths. We will help you to understand and apply them in your math classes. There is no cost for this elective and no special materials are required. So, if you think that Math Support will boost your math skills, we encourage you to join this class.
Do you enjoy movies? Do you enjoy talking about movies? Do you enjoy discovering new and wonderful things?
As part of MIS being a ‘global village’ I will be showing a series of movies from around the world.
These movies will look at the themes of culture and diversity and will address some of the issues we study in Social Studies. These may not be the types of movies you will go and see in the cinema but they will be enjoyable, thought provoking and highly entertaining. We might just learn a thing or two along the way! After the movie we will have time to discuss what we thought of the movie over an ice cream or hand full of popcorn. What a perfect way to end a busy week!
Come join me as we travel around the globe through our exploration of world movies!
This is open to students in Years 7 and 8 who attend ESL classes during the week
This club is for those who have love for mathematics amonghigh school students. Come and join if you want to challenge yourself in international math contests and find out joy of mathematics.
ESL and Maths support
Some student might need extra support in English and Mathematics. If a student is designated by the teachers to either ESL or Maths support, they will have to attend that support class until the end of the first semester when his/her progress will be evaluated. If a student passes the exit criteria for ESL or Maths support class, he/she will then be able to choose an elective from the list above.
After school Clubs
After school clubs are optional activities which give the students an opportunity to enrich their learning and practical skills even further. The programme includes a range of sports such as Basketball, Football and Volleyball along with ‘Brighter Tomorrow’ charity group, Model United Nations (MUN) and other clubs. Sports clubs offer the students an opportunity to compete with other international and local teams in Yangon and Model United Nations members have a chance to participate in a local and an international conference. There are possibilities for other clubs based on students’ interests and teachers’ availability.
The goal of our Field Trip programme is to expand the learning process beyond the classroom by providing the opportunities for the students to make connections between the concepts learned in the class and the outside world. Students may go to cultural, historical, entertainment or business establishments in the local area or further a field. These trips are organized by staff members and may include parental chaperones. Most trips will involve some cost to parents and all of them will require written parental permission. School rules will apply during all field trips and students are expected to be good ambassadors for the school. Longer excursions in the secondary school will take place once a year and model programmes such as Week Without Walls.