By Manavi Nag

Ms Rohini has been the Middle School Coordinator for a long time now. She ensures that everything in the Middle School is co-ordinated and cohesive. In this article, I, (Manavi Nag) have asked Ms Rohini some questions about what 2019 can offer to the MYP students.

2018 was a great year for Ascend’s MYP. What were some of your biggest takeaways from that year? What worked and what didn’t?

The zeal of Ascend students to outdo themselves every time, example – Music Concert, Annual Sports event, SLCs, service initiatives

What are some new changes that will directly affect the MYP in 2019 and specifically what are the main changes and how will they affect us?

Increase in student-initiated and/or led events. It will provide multiple opportunities to our students for gaining, developing and demonstrating leadership and collaborative skills.

Any new MYP student involved/led things that the can look forward to in 2019. Eg. more student-run and led things without teachers, like the MUN club?

Greater student initiatives in terms of service, events, and clubs. We are eager to welcome our very first student council!

As our middle school is only going to get bigger, how are you going to make sure the middle school remains a safe and cohesive space?

Ascend believes in creating spaces which are dynamic, flexible and unique and provide for joyful learning experiences. The school will continue to expand in the same sense and enhance the utility of its spaces. Student voice will be valuable in the process of reviewing these designs and resulting modifications.

Ascend believes in creating spaces which are dynamic, flexible and unique and provide for joyful learning experiences.

Is the MYP’s involvement in school events like Republic Day and Independence day going to be increased?

Yes absolutely!

Are more inter MYP events going to be introduced to ensure the middle school is together?

We are in talks for the same!

Are more events with all MYP grades working collaboratively going to be introduced? For eg., the Tavdi activity.

Yes absolutely!

How is the staff going to make sure that 2019 is a great year for the staff and students? How are we (students) going to make sure that 2019 is a great year for Ascend?

The year 2019 will mark the start of our very first year 5 batch. It will complete our MYP cohort. The year will set another benchmark for collaborative work between students and students and teachers. The year will see our very first student council taking shape strengthing student choice, voice and responsibilities. Student initiations will take priority and community service will hold a high value.

Manavi Nag is a the co-head and of the Ascent. She is in the 9th Grade and strives to use her voice for change. She likes spreading awareness and opinions through her articles to her community and the world. She enjoys writing articles, dancing and travelling. Manavi is extremely passionate about the Ascent and wants to use her voice for change in the world, as a teenage journalist living in the 21st century.

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