On Thursday, grades 6,7 and 8 began their journey on this year’s Middle School collaborative projects. This is the second year running that we have run such a project, largely based on the very positive feedback that was received after last years event.

The aims of the Project are to facilitate a large scale event that is truly student-driven and led, with teachers on the side as mentors, helpers and role models. We are aiming to foster and grow the MYP Approaches to Learning skills, particularly in the areas of communication, collaboration, and self-management.

“There must be far less telling on the part of the teacher and far more doing on the part of the student” Jean Piaget

The 4 projects that students chose from were:

  1. Warm Heart foundation – a number of possible projects: child sponsorship, school bus maintenance, stop the smoke campaign, funding for a support person to visit the elderly in the local area.
  2. Continuing with the ongoing G7 project to fundraise for Nong Pla Man Village Community Room
  3. Continuing with any of the Earth day projects that were begun this year
  4. Prem Community enhancement with the Thai staff that work on our campus.

Grades 6 – 8 are be working in teams throughout next week to achieve the goals that they will set for themselves.

We would like to invite you to come and see what they have accomplished at the end of this time. The Middle School Collaborative Projects Expo will be held in the Senior school areas (Library, undercroft, quad, auditorium) from 10.15 – 12.20 on Thursday, June 14th.