The student life team aims to help students develop their world-sized hearts. As part of that effort faculty and staff are always on the lookout for students who show kindness to others in unexpected ways. We like to recognize those who perform acts of kindness when they think no one is watching. Students are nominated for things like going out of their way to welcome new students, cleaning up messes that are not theirs or comforting friends who are sad. Every time a student receives a letter home, their classroom earns a world-sized heart. When a classroom earns 10 world-sized hearts they are awarded a small party for their efforts. Although we’re only a month into school, 14 letters have gone home and one class is half way to earning a party. Keep up the great work Falcons!
Our community is excited for the St. Mary’s Golf Tournament at the beautiful Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano on Monday, November 8. This Golf Classic is generously sponsored by Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. We have nearly 70 golfers already prepared to hit the links and almost all of our sponsorships booked. It’s not too late to sign up; click here to register. We still have hole sponsorships and tee signs available; click here for those.
What exactly is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme? What are Unit of Inquiry? Our PYP and MYP coordinators we have designed an IB 101 course that will outline the Programmes St. Mary’s offers and the framework it provides. Save the date for: Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the IB Hub. More information to follow.
St. Mary’s is proud to announce a new addition to the Arts Curriculum Programing for Middle School: MYP Media. We are excited to be one of a very few IB World School’s worldwide that offer all five of the MYP Arts Subjects.
“Through learning about media and how to create media, students have the chance to understand better the power of media as a tool for expression and investigation. Imagery in film and media tells a story that immediately crosses cultural boundaries to speak in a universal language. Media also allows students to develop planning and organizational skills within a highly motivating context.” (IB MYP Syllabus Guide, 2014)