Middle School Student Resources

English as an Additional Language* (EAL)

In the Middle and High Schools, EAL students in Grades Six through Ten receive three eighty five minute blocks of EAL per six day cycle. The EAL teacher works in close collaboration with teachers. EAL lessons in the Middle and High Schools allow for a combination of formal EAL instruction and work time for students to practice the English language components of each subject area.

Literacy Support/Learning Support (LS)

The M'KIS Learning Support Programme [Grade Six - 12] serve students who present with a variety of learning needs. M’KIS does not provide a full special education program; however we are able to support students with mild learning differences. Learning Support teacher works in close collaboration with teachers. 

Health Services

The Health Office is run by 2 Registered Nurses who are available throughout the school day to assist and treat faculty and students should they need medical care. Each student is unique and illnesses and accidents will be handled according to each child’s individual needs. We also keep track of student medical forms, allergies, special medical conditions, and ensure immunizations are up to date. We also keep the students health forms on file, assist with medication administration as needed, do several health screenings throughout the year and offer flu shots in the Fall and HPV Immunizations to eighth grade girls.

Counselor

At the middle school level, counselors work with students providing academic, social, and emotional support. Early adolescence is a time of physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth, during which time young people are continually faced with challenges and decisions. The middle school counselors strive to enable their students to develop positive social and interpersonal skills, healthy relationships, tolerance, and self-awareness along with decision-making skills.

Counselors meet with students individually and in small groups, as well as in some classroom settings. They meet regularly with teachers and administrators regarding student concerns, and help to coordinate a team approach in supporting student success. Middle school counselors promote cultural sensitivity, and also support students who are dealing with transitional issues on many levels. These include normal adolescent development, the transition between middle and high school, and overseas transitions. The middle school counselor serves students in grades 5 (in semester 2), 6, 7, 8 & 9, thus being able to loop up to the middle school from elementary and high school with the 8th graders. Transition information nights are also coordinated through the middle school counselor.

A student can easily see either one of the counselors by coming to the office, or sending a note by e-mail requesting an appointment. Providing support for parents is also integral to our work. We are available to meet confidentially in person or by telephone. We maintain an open door policy for both students and parents, and encourage our parents to make an appointment with the counseling secretaries should you desire an appointment.

Ms. Gin Tan
Middle/High School Counselor