Launched in 2011, the Network Secondary School is expanding year by year. It currently comprises the year groups 7-11, covering the British Curriculum Key Stage 3 with students between the ages of eleven and sixteen.
The Secondary School utilises a teaching and staffing structure similar to that of the rest of Network, with dedicated subject-specific foreign teachers, Myanmar class teachers and Myanmar assistants in training. This enables a low student-teacher ratio with each student receiving close individual attention whenever necessary.
Every term, each class has a field trip where they can observe and engage with aspects of Myanmar life.
In Secondary, the emotional, physical and social wellbeing of the students is fundamental to development and learning. Annual week-long camps not only allow students to engage with the culture and geography of Myanmar in their studies but foster strong friendships between peers.
Short exams are taken within topics to assess students’ progress. Comprehensive exams are taken in core subjects at the end of each semester, which primarily familiarise students with the examination progress in preparation for IGCSE examinations.
Facilities and Resources
The Secondary school is a fully renovated, purpose built school which hosts numerous state of the art facilities. An outdoor FIFA grade AstroTurf football pitch, multipurpose indoor wooden basketball court, ICT rooms with high speed internet access, fully stocked library, science laboratory, bright and spacious classrooms and many other exciting amenities.
Resources designed for the British Curriculum are imported from the United Kingdom.
At Network Secondary School the provision of a Vertical House System (VHS) is seen as an integral part in helping each student to reach their intellectual, social and emotional potential.
The main aim of the VHS is to deliver a programme designed to assist the development of personal qualities important for success in a student’s academic and personal life. The program is used to assess 4 personal attribute sets that are not overtly assessed in the written academic curriculum.
Within each House, there are a small number of students from each year level, which provides significant opportunities for leadership and pastoral roles for senior students who act as mentors to junior students within the House. Students can be competitive under the control of the attributes.
The provision of a Vertical House System aims are:
- an integral part in helping each student to reach their intellectual, social and emotional potential
- delivering a programme designed to assist the development of personal qualities important for success in a student’s academic and personal life
- opportunities for leadership and pastoral roles for senior students who act as mentors to junior students within the Houses
- competency under the control of the attributes
All the members are strongly encouraged to develop these attributes throughout the whole year and in doing so will help them earn merits and points for their house.
The VHS operates under the guidance of a Senior Head of House who is responsible for the weekly management of the system. Each House has a dedicated Head of House who bears the responsibility for organising the house for activities and competitions.
The four houses are:
The house logos, which were designed and created by the house teams themselves.