From the Head of Secondary

UISZ Secondary School implements the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Years 7 to 10 and the IB Diploma (IBDP) for Years 11 & 12.

The values and educational philosophies of the MYP & DP Programmes are to ensure that students are encouraged to make ideas their own and to understand the application of these ideas within their own lives. The programmes at UISZ are student-centered, emphasising the importance of connectedness and concurrency of learning. We actively seek to encourage our students to link their learning to our local and global contexts.

UISZ learners are delivered one of the most challenging curriculums offered to secondary school students. We push students to challenge and question knowledge, develop confidence in their own individuality and develop cultural awareness and understanding; while working with people from other countries and backgrounds. UISZ welcomes students with diverse backgrounds from all around the globe. Similarly, teachers at UISZ come from all four corners of the world, are internationally qualified and dedicated to guiding our students through their secondary school journey.

Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is an integral part of the programmes at UISZ. Students achieve a considerable depth of study within the broad curriculum we offer. Furthermore, subjects are studied concurrently, to produce well-rounded learners. Flexibility of choice allows students to follow their interests and strengths. This deliberate combination of breadth and depth, equips students with the skills and attitudes they need to excel in tertiary and vocational education, and encourages international understanding and responsible global citizenship.

As well as our academic programmes, UISZ has a strong pastoral care system in place. Our school implements a vertical house system that brings students of all age groups together. This system also ensures that every single student reaches his or her full academic potential while maintaining a high sense of personal wellbeing.

Finally, the service and co-curricular programmes at UISZ offer a wide variety of leadership, sporting and cultural opportunities for students. The Student Representative Council (SRC) gives a voice to students, enabling them to show leadership initiative and to be engaged in the life of the school. Further enrichment programmes, such as the Model United Nations (MUN), ACAMIS sports teams, and House events, enable students to further develop. Due to the school's boarding resources and world class facilities, many ACAMIS sports events, as well as MUN, are hosted by our school each year.

At UISZ, students are prepared for a rapidly changing world by acquiring skills, knowledge and understanding that will allow them all to become successful global citizens.

Nicholas Evans BA (Hons), Dip Ed
Head of Secondary