Secondary School - June 2013 Examination Schedule and Information
Certification is in final stage of acceptance process.
The MYP is the programme of study at Greenfield Community School for Grade 6 through Grade 10 (11 – 16 years old).
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) was originally developed by the International Schools Association, and then further developed by schools within the IB during the early nineties. It is purpose-built for international schools like ours and is now being taught and implemented worldwide, with considerable growth in Europe, Asia and in the Americas. It is being implemented both in fee-paying international schools and in some state systems (for example in Quebec, where it is delivered in French).
The MYP puts an emphasis on the whole child and the child is at the centre of planning for teaching and learning.
IB learners strive to be:
Inquirers - They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry, research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning.
Knowledgeable - They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
Thinkers - They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
Communicators - They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
Principled - They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
Open Minded - They understand and appreciate their own cultures, personal histories and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
Caring - They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have personal commitment to service and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
Risk Takers - They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought. They have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
Balanced - They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
Reflective - They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.