Design & Technology
The main focus of the MYP Design and Technology is to give students an understanding of the design cycle, through a practical programme. Students complete projects based on solving real problems, with solutions that can be a process or an actual product through the use of technology. They create the solution and then evaluate it through testing. For this, our students use software tools such as Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, AutoDesk Fusion360 CAD and Arduino Programmer, hardware such as 3D printers, Arduino Nano Micro Controller, Raspberry pi 3B+ Embedded computers, various sensor modules and laptops. Some of the projects our students have completed are Handheld Weather Station, Smart Mirror, Wheelz Motorcycle advertising platform and the Electric Shoe (phone charger).
As the adage goes, “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
At AIS, our students often step out, beyond the realms of their homerooms, to explore, educate and empower themselves and each other.
- Day trips for the whole school from EC to Upper Secondary
- Overnight trips Year 6 onwards
- International trip for all Secondary students
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
At AIS, we believe that technology is a vehicle to the future and learning to harness the power of various technologies is a necessary foundation for all students in the 21st century. We begin teaching ICT lessons in our Early Childhood Department to students as young as 4 years. By the time AIS students are in primary, they learn typing skills, how to work with word
processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, database softwares, animation, video editing and web development. In Secondary, students learn about computer hardware and software, networks, programming languages, and security, amongst others.
Service in Action – Think Local, Act Global
Service Learning at AIS, is inspired by our values of environmentalism and responsibility. Through teaching and learning, we engage our students in reflecting on their actions as members of a shared planet. Service Week, held annually at the end of the first term, is one avenue where we provide our learners the opportunity to participate in service projects within school and the immediate community. The projects often range from advocacy, awareness, responsible action and charity work. As a non-sectarian school, Service Week is a more inclusive platform for the diverse AIS school
community to take part in the on-going season of giving.
The AIS Sports Department is committed to assisting students develop their talents and skills in sports. Currently, the Department offers an array of competitive sporting opportunities and has teams:
- Table Tennis
The various sports teams train several times a week in order to develop their competitive skills and abilities.
At Acorns International School, we believe that our students should have a voice and the opportunity to work alongside others. In order for this to happen, we have created a Student Council. At the beginning of every academic school year, the students have a campaign to become the House Captain. The house captain member will then become one of the six representatives from each house team to represent the House and school.
The mission of the AIS Visual Arts Department is to
• help students develop their individual sense of expression
• foster creativity, confidence and innovation
• assist students to understand and critically analyze visual imagery
• encourage students to explore various perspectives and styles of art and
• teach students to learn how to visually communicate.