Grade 8 Parent Info Night - Jan 10/13

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Grade 8 Parent Info Night - Jan 10/13

  1. 1. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence ParentInformation Night TRANSITION Grade 8 to Grade 9 Thursday, January 10th, 2013
  2. 2. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Grade 8 Team LeaderSpeakers Matt Battani Athletic Director Christopher Coates Upper School Vice-Principal Paulina Aguilera MYP Coordinator Bob Bate Head of Guidance
  3. 3. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Matt BattaniAthletic Director Upper School
  4. 4. Sport Opportunities Season Three Matt Battani, Athletic Director Office 301 mattbattani@cdnis.edu.hk Softball (Boys & Girls): beginners welcomedTrack and Field (Boys & Girls): beginners welcomed Football (Boys & Girls): experienced players onlyBadminton (Boys & Girls): experienced players only
  5. 5. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Christopher CoatesVice-Principal Upper School
  6. 6. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceTransition - Similarities Day 1/Day 2 timetable Four 80-minute classes/day Course Load and Subjects Progress Reports LTT Program - MYP Design Student Recognition (Awards) Promotion Policy Extra-Curricular Activities
  7. 7. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Transition - DifferencesStudents now earn OSSD credits (transcript)Students now have some course options/choices70% term - 30% final examStudents receive IB MYP levels and OSSD percentagesIndividual student time table vs. HR time table
  8. 8. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Transition - Differences main points of contact ... subject teacher and counsellor,not the HR teacher expanded Guidance support most classes located on floors 2 to 5 Experience Week (November) graduate to ‘full size’ lockers
  9. 9. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence The IB & OSSD1. Two diplomas, but not two times the workload.2. Programmes complement each other nicely.3. OSSD provides much of the content, the IB provides the framework for assessment.4. The IB offers the MYP Personal Project, TOK, Extended Essay, and CAS.5. Both programmes are recognized worldwide.
  10. 10. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Paulina AguileraCoordinator MYP
  11. 11. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceMIDDLE YEARSPROGRAMME
  12. 12. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence The MYP at CDNISStudents moving into Grade 9, will progress into Year 4 of the MYP.Grade 9 students will continue to develop skills in the areas of:•Information Literacy•Research and Writing•Communication•Self-management•Collaboration
  13. 13. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence The MYP at CDNISNext year, students will continue to study the 8 subjects of the MYP.
  14. 14. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence New Model
  15. 15. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Community & ServiceAll students from PYP to MYP and DP are encouraged toparticipate in community events and activities that supportour mission to create global, responsible citizens and leaders.
  16. 16. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Community & ServiceCDNIS Requirements: be involved in at least 1 activity inside theschoolbe involved in 1 activity outside of the school,either on their own or led by a CDNIS staffreflecton the experience twice a year during TAP sessions,once each semester
  17. 17. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Community & ServiceClarifications: service hours are not countedstudents canparticipate in pairs and groups “proof” of service: thank you email, photos, oralpresentation, video, blog entrystudents are notassessed, however the requirements contribute tothe MYP Certificate in Year 5
  18. 18. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceCDNIS MYP CERTIFICATESMYP Certificates will be awarded at the end of Grade 10 (MYP Year 5) toeach student who:1. Participates in years 4 and 5 of the programme.2. Meets the academic and behavioural standards of both the MYP & CDNIS.3. Successfully completes all 8 subject groups including two years of Language B.4. Earns a total of 36 from the nine subjects.5. Earns at least a grade of 2 in at least one subject from each subject group.6. Earns at least a grade of 3 on the MYP Personal Project.7. Meets the expectations of Community & Service to the satisfaction of the school. There are no exit exams required for the certificate.
  19. 19. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence CDNIS MYP CERTIFICATES What if my child does not qualify to earn the CDNIS MYP certificate?Students may: - earn a record of achievement - be required to complete a programme of academic reinforcement before starting the IB DP (ie. summer school, tutoring, etc.) - be affected by the school’s promotion policy
  20. 20. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Bob BateHead of Guidance Upper School
  21. 21. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceGuidance Counsellors • Mr. Rob Herald A-G • Ms. Lauren Randle H - Len • Mr. Rob Aldridge Leu - S • Mr. Bob Bate T-Z
  22. 22. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceWhat services do we provide?• Academic support - course choices, guidance on the MYP and IB/OSSD program• University counselling - begin discussions in Grade 9• Emotional and Social Support• Please contact the guidance office if you have any questions or concerns
  23. 23. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  24. 24. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 30 credits required 18 compulsory courses 12 optional courses 40 hours of community service Literacy Test
  25. 25. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceOSSD Compulsory Credits 4 credits in English 1 credit in French 3 credits in Mathematics 2 credits in Science 1 credit in Canadian History 1 credit in Canadian Geography 1 credit in the Arts 1 credit in Health & Physical Education 1/2 credit in Civics 1/2 credit in Career Studies
  26. 26. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceOSSD Compulsory CreditsPlus:•1 additional credit in English, or a third language,or a Social Science, or Canadian and World Studies•1 additional credit in Health and PhysicalEducation, or Business Studies, or the Arts•1 additional credit in Science (grade 11 or 12) orTechnological Education (grades 9-12)
  27. 27. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceCourse Selection for 2013-2014 • Course selection completed online • Each student has a user ID and password • Students will be making their choices Friday • Ask parents to review student choices • February 4th at 4:00pm is the deadline
  28. 28. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence• Students will be given a hard copy of their choices to take home to parents• Any changes - please contact the counsellor your child will have next year
  29. 29. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence DEMONSTRATIONOnline Course Registration Parent Portal
  30. 30. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Penny Pan Director of Chinese Studies
  31. 31. Chinese Studies DepartmentDirector of Chinese StudiesPenny PanUpper School Department HeadJoanna HuangChinese Studies TeachersJessie Au Benjamin ChuCecilia Wang Rebecca LeeCissy Li Boris WongIrene Gu Mei Cheung
  32. 32. Language B Mandarin Foundation Level (MFL courses - Phase 1 & 2)Grade 9/10: MFL 2 (LKBBO)Grade 9/10: MFL 3 (LKBCO)Main text: Chinese Made Easy (Vol 2-3/4)DP course:Language B Mandarin Ab inito LevelLanguage B Mandarin Standard Level
  33. 33. Language B Mandarin Standard Level (MSL courses - Phase 3 & 4)Grade 8/9: MSL (LKEAD)Grade 9/10: MSL (LKEBD)Main text: Chinese Made Easy (Vol 3-4/5)DP course:Language B Mandarin Standard Level
  34. 34. Language B Mandarin Higher Level (MHL courses - Phase 5 & 6) Grade 9: MHL 9 (LKABD) MA 9 (LKABD2)Main text:啟思生活中國語文 ( 中二) (MHL)啟思中國語文 ( 中二) (MA)DP course:Language B Mandarin Higher LevelLanguage A Chinese Language & Literature SL
  35. 35. Language A Chinese Language & Literature ( MA courses ) Grade 9: MA 9 (LKABD2) Main text: 啟思中國語文(中二 ) (MA) DP course: Language A Chinese Language & Literature SL/HL
  36. 36. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceEaster Pre-IB Preparation CoursesSUMMER MANDARIN IMMERSION PROGRAMMES Language B Mandarin Students Beijing, JUNE 14 - 28, 2013 MYP Lang B Foundation Level Class MYP Lang B Standard Level Class MYP Lang B Higher Level Class DP Ab initio Class Language B Mandarin Students Taiwan, June 30 - July 13, 2013 MYP Lang B Higher Level Class MYP Lang A Class DP Language A Chinese Class *Programme details & registration form will be available after Chinese New Year Break.
  37. 37. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Christopher CoatesVice-Principal Upper School
  38. 38. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceMYP & OSSD GRADING SYSTEMS
  39. 39. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceMYP & OSSD GRADES 7 - 96 to 100% 6 - 90 to 95% 5 - 80 to 89% 4 - 70 to 79% 3 - 60 to 69% 2 - 50 to 59% 1 - < 50%
  40. 40. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence MYP & OSSD GRADES Example - MYP MathematicsCriterion A - Knowledge & Understanding (8) - 5Criterion B - Investigating Patterns (8) - 6Criterion C - Communication in Mathematics (6) - 3Criterion D - Reflection in Mathematics (6) - 4 Total (28) - 18
  41. 41. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceMYP & OSSD GRADESMYP MATH - GRADE BOUNDARIES 7 26 - 28 6 22 - 25 5 18 - 21 4 13 - 17 3 9 - 12 2 5 - 8 1 0 - 4
  42. 42. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceMYP & OSSD GRADES 7 - 96% + 6 - 90 to 95% 5 - 80 to 89% 4 - 70 to 79% 3 - 60 to 69% 2 - 50 to 59% 1 - < 50%
  43. 43. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceMYP & OSSD GRADES TOTA A B C D IB OSSD L 5 6 3 4 18 5 82%
  44. 44. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellencePROMOTION POLICY
  45. 45. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence PROMOTION POLICY Grade 8 to Grade 9A student must achieve the following: 1. a total of 36 on the final MYP report 2. an IB MYP grade of 4 on at least two of the four core courses (English, Math, Science, Humanities)
  46. 46. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellencePROMOTION POLICY Example 1 ENGLISH 5 5.0 PE 5 2.5 MATH 4 4.0 MUSIC 3 1.5HUMANITIES 4 4.0 DRAMA 6 3.0 SCIENCE 4 4.0 ART 4 2.0 CHINESE 3 3.0 FRENCH 4 4.0MYP TECH 4 4.0 TOTAL 37.0
  47. 47. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellencePROMOTION POLICY Example 2 ENGLISH 3 3.0 PE 6 3.0 MATH 3 3.0 MUSIC 6 3.0HUMANITIES 4 4.0 DRAMA 6 3.0 SCIENCE 2 2.0 ART 6 3.0 CHINESE 4 4.0 FRENCH 4 4.0MYP TECH 4 4.0 TOTAL 36.0
  48. 48. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellencePROMOTION POLICY Example 3 ENGLISH 4 4.0 PE 2 1.0 MATH 5 5.0 MUSIC 2 1.0HUMANITIES 5 5.0 DRAMA 3 1.5 SCIENCE 4 4.0 ART 2 1.0 CHINESE 4 4.0 FRENCH 4 4.0MYP TECH 4 4.0 TOTAL 34.5
  49. 49. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence ACADEMIC AWARDS (Year end only)
  50. 50. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence ACADEMIC AWARDS HONOUR ROLLIn order to earn a place on the Honour Roll, a studentmust achieve:An MYP grade of 5 on all subjects with one exceptiononly.
  51. 51. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence ACADEMIC AWARDS PRINCIPAL’S AWARDIn order to earn the Principal’s Award, a student mustachieve:An MYP grade of 6 on all subjects with one exceptiononly.
  52. 52. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence ACADEMIC AWARDS SUBJECT AWARDSAwarded to the top student in each subject areaacross the entire grade level.
  53. 53. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellenceUPPER SCHOOL WEBSITE CDNIS
  54. 54. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence Michael LucianiTeam Leader Grade 8
  55. 55. Guilin - Yangshuo 2013 May 6 - 10
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  57. 57. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence QUESTIONS
  58. 58. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence THANK YOU! Bus Leaving at 8:30pmCauseway Bay & Admiralty GOOD NIGHT!
  59. 59. Developing responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence

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