Activities & Trips:
It is the intention of MIS to lay stress on the whole development of the student. To this end a whole range of varied activities are integrated into the normal school day, whilst others may take place after school and at weekends. Extra-curricular activities such as painting, pottery, board games, chess, first aid, French, Koran stories, science, cookery, indoor games, etc. take place in the school day in the Primary Section. Various clubs such as photography, charity, vocation, chess, self-defense, basketball, aerobics, calligraphy, embroidery, yearbook, newsletter, etc. take place after school in the primary and Secondary Sections, as do many Inter-School and Inter-House sporting activities. An active and varied extra-curricular programme of trips, visits and social events is organized throughout the year for all students.
MUSIC & DRAMA:
All students have the opportunity of applying and enjoying Music throughout all their school years, by way of theoretical knowledge and practice, choral performances, hands-on use of instruments, etc. as well as gathering an appreciation of the diverse international musical flavours throughout the school community. The central purpose of Drama in schools is the development of childrens ability to experience and understand the world from many different points of view. Children use their own experience, knowledge and feelings to present to be another person in another place or in another time. This means that children learn directly through their own experience how another person feels, thinks, understands and acts in a particular situation. It is as if they “stepped into another persons shoes.” Drama helps children develop greater confidence in their abilities to use language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Essential learning takes place before performance. Performances or sharing a finished piece of drama with others may sometimes occur: it is only one point in the dramatic learning process.
Health Education includes topics as safety, hygiene, first aid, nutrition and substance misuse. These topics are taught in many areas of the curriculum as well as in the guidance programme.