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Zhuhai International School

Secondary School Parent Information Evening September 27th, 2-013


Our Mission AT ZIS WE STRIVE TO DEVELOP DYNAMIC AND PRINCIPLED GLOBAL CITIZENS WHO HAVE THE SKILLS AND ATTITUDES TO ENABLE THEM TO BECOME COMPASSIONATE LIFE-LONG LEARNERS WHO WILL CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO THE FUTURE OF OUR WORLD

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What we’ll cover tonight: Cam Woods: Introducing our

Sally Elliot: Curriculum Overviews,

teachers; overview of our

MYP validated grades & certificates,

Secondary Program

Personal Project, workshops

Gary Elliot & Sue Castle: Community & Service, ePortfolios Adam Wolfe: Music & Performance Tim Nickel: Sport, Pastoral care Eric Regh: House competition Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com

Cam Woods: Subject objectives, Planner, Managebac, Laptops Carol Ashton: Student services Hadyn Adams: Activities

Janice Lee: Library


Our teaching team

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Our teaching team

Mrs Sally Elliot – MYP Coordinator and Math Dr Ginny Drislane – Science & Humanities Mrs Vanessa Leah – Math Ms Janice Lee – Humanities, English Mrs Sherry Van Hesteren – English, Theory of Knowledge Ms Sue Castle – Art and Visual Art Mr Eric Regh – Science, Environmental Systems & Societies Mr Adam Wolfe – Music Mr Tim Nickel – PE Mr Gary Elliott - Design Technology Mrs Cindy Li – Chinese A, Ab intio Chinese Ms Dasiy Wei, Chinese B, English B Mrs Sally Wen – Chinese B Mrs Esther Lin – Chinese B

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Our Programmes IBO Middle Years Program (MYP) (Years 7-11)

IBO Diploma Program (Years 12-13)

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Our Secondary school program • • • •

Week A and Week B 7 periods per day Some double periods in all core subjects The Core: • AOI time • Music performance • House / Sport

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Our Secondary school program • Languages: • Language A – English, Mandarin • Language B – Mandarin, English • Homegroup program extended • Learning service (English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Learning Difficulties (LD) and • Pastoral program • Laptop learning

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Timetable: (example – Year 9)

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Classes during 2 weeks

Subjects

Y7-9

Y10-11

English

9

10

Mathematics

9

10

Science

9

10

Humanities

9

8

Chinese

8

8

Physical Education (Health)

6

6

Visual Art

5

5

Music

2

Design Technology

5

5

Area of Interaction (AOI) time/Homegroup

3

3

Music Performance

2

2

House time (Sport)

2

2

70

70

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✔

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Homeroom (10 minutes per day) www.zischina.com

Total Lessons


Areas of Interaction (AOI) time 3* lessons per cycle. Interdisciplinary learning and action. Interaction with the community. Collaborative planning. An opportunity to be creative. Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Community & Service, and CAS Coordinators: Mr Elliott (MYP) Mrs Castle (DP) • Purpose • Expectations • Support • Recording

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ePortfolios for students Student work

Reflections, goals

Assessment feedback and rubrics Student-led conference on March 13th

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Music and Music Performance Mr Wolfe: • Music Performance groups • Ensemble • Ensemble Instruments Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Sport Mr Nickel • Multiyear groupings • House group competition • Staff vs. student games Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Co-curricular Athletics •Pearl River Conference •Full membership and participation •Strong performance Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Pastoral care, homegroups •Mr Nickel • 2 teachers per homeroom • Teacher stay with homerooms throughout their time at ZIS • Mentoring • Building relationships and rapport Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Pastoral care, homegroups • Approaches to Learning • Social activities • Social issues • Daily bulletin • Homegroup camps • Extended pastoral care

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Camps • In November and May • November camp - Y11 and 12 in Thailand • Focus is on challenge, action and adventure • Strong curriculum links too • Costs – airfares and incidentals only – camp fees are covered Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Student leadership Dr Drislane

Goals Framework Actions

Nirvaan Daruka, delivering his speech for School Captain, 2012 Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


House competition

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House competition • How do we compete?

• Athletics • Academics • Arts • Spirit Days

• Who’s Involved?

• Everyone Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


MYP Coordinator What does being a IB World School mean to us?

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Curriculum adapt the curriculum to meet our needs within the IB required framework meet the same standards as IB schools all over the globe and, through the moderation process that we are in line with all IB schools delivering an appropriate education for students preparing them to deal with a rapidly changing world

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Curriculum Overviews We have designed our curriculum with the following in mind:

What big idea do we want students to have at the end of a unit? What significant idea do we want students to retain? What subject content ? Parent Curriculum Informatio n Pack Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


MYP validated grades and certificates • In Year 11 we

submit student

work to the IB. • ‘cross mark’ and validate. • Changes for 2016

To qualify for the IBMYP Certificate students must • • • •

minimum of 2 years in MYP Complete our Community & Service requirement minimum if a grade 2 in all subjects and a 3 in their Personal Project Have a total of 36 or more points (grade=points) out of a possible 63 Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com

8 subjects + PP x 7 = 63


Personal Project Year 11 students must complete a Personal Project. an extended piece of work, done in their own time and supported by a supervisor The final event is an exhibition open to the whole local community to celebrate their success

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Parent Workshops You have a lot of documents available to you, hard copy and on the web site

But real understanding comes from your own learning Parent Workshops These are for you to look at the programme in detail and gain a real understanding of how it all fits together. Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Secondary Principal • Mr Woods • Communication • Subject objectives • Planner, and homework • Managebac • Laptops • Buses

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Subject objectives • What do Year 5 aim for? • In development since May • Published to website

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Planner

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• Recording deadlines, results • Frameworks and tips for studying & planning • Reflection tools • Day-to-day organisation • Code of conduct, school rules


ManageBac • Reporting on assessments, and other feedback • Semester reports • Submit assessments, and other work • Calendar • Messages • Personal project • Community Service Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Managebac Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Laptops • Role in learning • Laptop & learning policy • Agreement and terms of use • Backing-up and software specifics • Handwriting Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Learning Services: EAL & Learning Support • English as an Additional Language

(EAL) • Learning Support (LS): academic, social, & emotional needs • Student assessment & observation • Advice & resources for teachers and parents • Referral and liaison with external specialists • ‘IAP’s’(Individual Action Plans): student goals and support plans •Targeted teaching: in-class or withdrawal, groups or individuals Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


Library • 1st and 3rd floor available • Recess and Lunch time use • Student ID cards • Databases:

library.zischina.com Zhuhai International School Qiao Island, Tangjia Wan Zhuhai, Guangdong, China www.zischina.com


After-School Activities Mr Adams • Run on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons, until 4.20pm • Three 6-week blocks • Start on Tuesday, October 9th • All students to be involved • Some costs for some activities

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