TIS goes for MYP authorization

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, TIS went through the authorization process to complete our bid to become an MYP school. What is the authorization process?  This is a process where by the International Baccalaureate visits a candidate school to monitor the progress which has been made since its application to become a full…

Grade 7 students explore stomp music

How would you define music, “Any sound that is pleasant to the ear”? Really? Let us take the key words which are sound and pleasant. Is silence also part of music? If yes why do we define music by only the sound we hear? Also consider the use of pleasant in this context….. Someone may…

MYP Corner – First week is over.

And what a week it was! Especially for our new students it must have felt like jumping on a rollercoaster and trying to hold on. There are so many new impressions, suddenly being a boarder, having to share a room, all the people at TIS who you need to get to know, and probably just…

MYP Service in Action Project – Calvary Presby School

This semester the MYP Students embarked on a Service in Action project that has created the opportunity for the students to learn even more outside the classroom. They located a nearby local school, Calvary Presby and initiated a number of projects and grown with them. The MYP students were happy to know their environment and…

Grade 8 murals in progress.

I wrote about the Grade 8 unit a few weeks ago. By now they have finished their creative process of designing and have now started transferring their ideas to the walls around the art room. It’s great to see how much students are engaged and working collaboratively on their murals. The outdoor becomes an extension…

How exciting masks can be

In Grade 8 Visual Arts, we are working on the design and creation of masks.   In the stage 1 of the unit planner, it is described through the Statement of Inquiry as “The way we represent and express ourselves changes through time and space”, which then results in inquiry questions like: “ How can…

Grade 8 MYP Mathematics

The Grade 8 MYP Mathematics class has been very interactive and revealing over the past few weeks. Among the tasks/activities that students have been involved in is the “Group Domino Activity”. The objective of this activity was for students to establish the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages drawing from their knowledge of multiple representation.…