The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is aimed at students from Grade 6 to Grade 10. Teenagers’ creative abilities and critical thinking skills are at their peak. Students begin to understand what they will need in their later life. Therefore, if their educational system is disconnected from society and technological advancements, they quickly lose interest and do not understand the vital role that formal education plays in one’s life.
The MYP precisely deals with this; the school functions as a direct link between society and technology.
It is the teachers’ responsibility to bring everyday issues into the classroom, to prepare topics for research, and to organize interdisciplinary projects. This is furthermore connected to technology and our school as an Apple Lighthouse School. Both students and teachers have adequate means for their research, including a library, a media center, computers, e-platform, wikis, the ipads, and smart boards.
The MYP inspires students to love knowledge, limits sterile by rote learning, allows time for creativity, original thinking, and research. It is the educational programme of the new era.