Student Life

Student Development at SIM IA is approached holistically through an integrated programme that extends from the academic classroom into community living spaces for boarders. Grounded in the values of Service, Integrity and Mastery, students at SIM IA are given the opportunity to grow positively in their identity as members of a larger, global community with a uniquely Asian perspective through the focused mentorship of faculty and staff.

SIM IA Student Values

Service

Integrity

Mastery

SIM IA Student Profile

Humble

Compassionate

Global-minded

Responsible

Principled

Resilient

Reflective

Lifelong learners

Global Citizenship Education (GCE) Programme

It is important that today’s youth understands his/her role and identity in relation to the rest of the world. SIM IA’s Global Citizenship Education (GCE) curriculum is written with this in mind and is a compulsory programme that forms the foundation of student development at our school. The GCE programme will take students through an understanding of contemporary social and cultural issues, including what it means to be a contributing member of our global society yet rooted in community and family.

The Global Citizenship Education (GCE) includes three core areas:

Social Science Education (click to find out more)

Outdoor and Experiential Learning

Character Education

They will discover and develop their skills and interests through a variety of group discussions, community projects, and scenario-based learning opportunities. All Year 7 and 8 SIM IA students will participate in a selection of carefully chosen activities that will introduce them to different arts, aesthetics, and sports. Students in Year 9-12 can opt to focus on specific areas of interests.

Enterprise Programme

“An entrepreneur is not just the founder of the business… An entrepreneur is someone who makes valuable things happen and who takes full responsibility for their success or failure.” Daniel Priestley, Entrepreneur Revolution

 

Enterprise education provides the unique learning experience where students will gain rich insights, knowledge and skills to act on commercial opportunities to make “valuable things happen”. The development of enterprise skills – from identifying opportunities and assuming risks for ventures to negotiating, pitching and communicating effectively – is more crucial now than ever in today’s context of convergence and divergence of technology, rapid wave of social influence, middle class consumerism and the rise of global small businesses.

The objectives are to:

  • Enhance their entrepreneurial mindset
  • Equip learners with the proper attitude for the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Develop their functional skillsets to see and act entrepreneurially
  • Nurture a spirit of innovation
  • Educate learners about the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship

 

By the end of the programme, students should be able to:

Curriculum Approach

Embracing an enterprising ATTITUDE – the ability to affect change, recognize continuous improvement, embrace innovation and growth and willingness to learn from feedback and failure; BEHAVIOUR – seeing and acting on opportunities, learning to manage risks and adapting in times of crisis; and COMPETENCY – having the skillsets such as learning to take initiative, making good decisions, solving problems, communicating effectively, working with others, and reflecting on and reviewing outcomes.

Co-curricular Programmes

SIM IA’s co-curricular programmes are structured in a manner that will provide students with an avenue to grow in skills beyond the classroom. The programmes are also curated carefully to give students both the breadth and depth of experience in not just in academia but also with our social and physical environment. In the first year, students are exposed to a suite of programmes that will prepare them to grow and develop their interests through student-led and directed programmes that they are encouraged to research, plan and pitch for at the end of their first year.

Service Learning

The Service Learning programme provides students with the platform to put into practice their theoretical and school based learning. Placing them in authentic environments, students are encouraged to bring their skills out into community to meet a need and serve a purpose.

Student Leadership

Students will also be given the opportunity to take on leadership roles in the school’s student government that is organised at class, cohort and school-wide levels, with senior students in Years 9 and 10 given opportunities to run for executive positions in the Student Council. Students who have been elected into the Student Council will be provided mentorship and guidance by our team of experienced educators trained in the field of service learning.