Welcome back to another exciting school year. My name is Jarrett Brown, and I am the MYP (Middle Years Programme G6-10) Coordinator. I was previously in Doha, Qatar as the Service and Action Coordinator and Suzhou, China as the Humanities Department Head. My wife, Wendy, is from Suzhou, and this will be my 9th year in China.
We have a very exciting year ahead of us because we are a Candidate School for the MYP and aim to be authorized in the MYP by 2020. We have developed a self-study committee to be authorized in the MYP, and we would like your help in gathering more information about our school. I will speak more about this process during our parent meeting on Saturday, September 8th.
The MYP is a rigorous programme that connects really well with the Diploma Programme (DP). Studies have shown that students who complete the MYP score higher on exams in the DP. Therefore, we are really excited about giving our students this great opportunity to succeed. If you have any questions or concerns about the programme, please e-mail me at Jarrett.firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will be speaking more about how the programme works in later workshops and meetings. Looking forward to a great school year!