The IBMYP empowers students to inquire into a wide range of local, national, and global issues and ideas. MYP students at SIS develop as creative, critical, and reflective thinkers. 

IBMYP Development Focus


SIS teachers create powerful learning opportunities through an array of in-class and out-of-class activities. Students learn how to tackle real-world issues and are challenged to think creativity and critically. 


SIS teachers introduce projects and coursework for students to learn how to work in groups as well as independently. Students develop responsibility for their own learning and are guided on how to actively seek new opportunities for learning and support.


Assessments happen throughout the semester. This allows learning to be cumulative, current and consistent. Continuous assessments keep students up to date on their scholastic responsibilities.


SIS provides extra assistance to students from other schools or different education systems. Teachers introduce to them the required learning skills and work habits, including the importance of responsibility, organization, independent work, collaboration, initiative and self-regulation. 


The core development areas are based on the core development areas in the IB programme, they are the IB Learner Profiles, the Approaches to Learning, Service as Action, and the Personal Project

IB Learner Profiles

Develops learners to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective 

Approaches to Learning are skills set out by the IB to support students in understanding their own learning process so that they maximize their learning potential.

Students develop their approaches to learning explicitly across all subject areas.

Approaches to learning include: 

  • Communication 
  • Collaboration 
  • Research (Information and Media Literacy)  
  • Self-Management 
  • Critical and Creative Thinking 
  • A foundational element of the IBMYP that seeks to develop students as caring members of the community that make positive contributions. 
  • Students in grades 6 to 10 take what they learn in class and apply them to real world situations through action, not only as part of Service as Action, but also as part of their Units of Study. 
  • Teachers support students in developing their ideas and putting them into action. 
  • Students develop their school-projects with support of students as well as the school as a whole.
  • Grade 10 students complete a Personal Project, a self-directed study they work on in their own time, based on their choice of topic and communication mode. 
  • Project is designed for students to reflect on and demonstrate all skills, attitudes, and knowledge acquired over their MYP grades and apply them in developing new and deeper understanding in an area of interest. 
  • Students begin the process in the middle of Grade 9 and complete the final project in Grade 10 (with an exhibition of all students' work that is usually held  in August/September each year).