Leading Asia Myanmar

Preparing students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning

Leading Asia Myanmar International School focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

The LAMIS’s Education Programme  

  • Addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being.
  • Encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it.
  • Helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which global-mindedness will develop and flourish.

 

Classes for 2020-2021 Academic Year

  • Nursery           : students from 2 to 4 years old.
  • Pre-KG            : students from 4 to 5 years old.   
  • KG                   : students from 5 to 6 years old.
  • Grade 1           : students from 6 to 7 years old.
  • Grade 2           : students from 7 to 8 years old.
  • Grade 3           : students from 8 to 9 years old.
  • Grade 4           : students from 9 to 10 years old.
  • Grade 5           : students from 10 to 11 years old.

 

Subject areas for Nursery Level

  • Communication and Language Development
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy Development
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and Design

 

Subjects area for Primary Level

  • Language (English)    
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social studies (history, geography and economic)
  • Arts
  • Personal, social and physical education
  • Burmese culture, heritage and social values
  • Additional Language (Burmese and Mandarin)

 

Assessment

 

Assessments takes place continuously and are happening all the time at LAMIS. Leading Asia Myanmar International School use following assessment strategies and tools:

Observations

Performance Assessments

Process-Focused Assessments

Selected Responses and

Open ended tasks.

 

Language

LAMIS facilitates the learning of at least two languages through its inclusion of both English and Burmese in the established curriculum. Teaching of both languages is tailored to the learning needs of the students; students learn about and through LAMIS’s curricular languages, their Mother tongues and their additional languages.

English is the language of instruction for all classes with the exception of Burmese classes.

At LAMIS, Burmese is taught to all students, either as an Additional Language or as a Mother Tongue, according to the need of each student. In Burmese classes, teachers and students use a combination of English and Burmese.

In addition, the school facilitates after-school classes for additional languages.

 

Communications with parents

Our variety of Communication Channels will encourage parents to involve in every steps of the children’s learning process and will be always be ready to address any questions or concerns as soon as they arise. We communicate on a regular basis with parents through following the methods;

  • Meetings with teacher/head of school or member of senior management committee
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Communication Book
  • Weekly, Monthly and Annual Newsletters
  • Email
  • Portfolios
  • Report Cards
  • Student-Led Conferences

 

Why Leading Asia Myanmar International School?

  • We are a school who believes in Inquiry Based Learning. We have already gained Candidate status for the Primary Years Programme (3-11 years) and the Diploma Programme (16-18 years).
  • STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) is fun and engaging!
  • Your child will attend a school that will prepare them to access top universities worldwide.
  • We use the standout primary years maths programme: 'Maths No Problem'. It uses the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) Approach to mathematics and teacher conceptual understanding of maths. We prepare our children for the test of life, not a life of tests! At 5 years old your child decides that they are good or bad at maths. Let us make it fun and engaging!
  • We use Visual Learning Strategies to support the learning of ALL our children.
  • We are a fully inclusive school. Everyone is welcome and has the right to a high quality education.
  • We employ Fully Qualified expat teachers in all classrooms and your child will be further supported by first class local staff.
  • We inspire a love of education and coming to school.

 

Our Vision

The voice of our children we listen,
The heartbeats of parents we care,
The values of our Age we shape,
LAM stands for the goals for all.

Our Mission

Leading Asia Myanmar is highly committed to co-create  a bright future for our students, their parents and our motherland as a leading educational institution by providing a global standard education.

Motto

  • Dream together
  • Grow together
  • Strive to lead the future.

Founder’s aspiration

I have had a dream to build a well facilitated and resourceful school for the new generation in our country for the past 20 years. I have had this dream since I was 20 years old as I want to provide the opportunity that I never had to the young people. I have kept this dream alive and now it becomes a reality.

I came from a humble background but my heart is rich which I inherited from my parents. They wanted nothing but the best for me. Now that I, myself, am a parent, I truly know the hearts of parents in our country and their richest dreams and wishes for their children. This inspires me to implement my dream school. This is the birth story of our school, Leading Asia Myanmar International School, a loving environment for all our new generations.

Head of School's Message

I am delighted to welcome you to Leading Asia Myanmar International School. I hope to convey the passion and enthusiasm that will make Leading Asia Myanmar International School (LAMIS) such a wonderful place to learn.

LAMIS believes in outstanding holistic education. We will have a strong focus on student-centred and inquiry-based learning. Our school aims to be fully accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and we are working closely with the IB in this process. Students will work with their environment where they are stretched and challenged to achieve their goals. I am very proud of the exceptional school that has been built and we will be engaging students in multiple approaches to learning to meet the needs of all students. 

At LAMIS, students will have an intricate combination of both strengths and areas for improvement. Understanding these elements is the key to discovering and fulfilling their potential. At LAMIS, students are encouraged to participate in an extensive array of opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. Our diverse staff will be equipped to ensure that students are challenged and their individual needs are met. Students will leave LAMIS accomplished with academic skills and life skills to prepare them for the journey ahead.

During our inaugural year we will be introducing Visual Multilayer Thinking. By using a non-linear, visual approach to thinking and communication, the more creative aspects of the brain are unlocked. The extra activity engages the brain in ‘dual processing’: a state of “busyness” that stops one from being over analytical and, ironically, helps those who are easily distracted to focus. This approach provides a way for people to move beyond the limitations that they imposed on themselves, or have had imposed on them, “getting out of their own way” to open new doors in thinking and creating.

We will also be introducing 'Maths No Problem!' to Myanmar. The 'Maths-No Problem!' approach to mathematics develops a conceptual understanding and enjoyment of mathematics that is rooted in the following fundamentals:

  • CPA approach (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract)
  • Rich discussion and peer talk – children discovering for themselves
  • Multiple methods to achieve the same outcome
  • Exploration not instruction
  • Fluency as well as reasoning and explaining. It focuses on creating mathematicians who understand concepts not just procedures
  • Spiral curriculum which builds from one lesson to the next as well as one concept to the next, revisi)ng the key essentials along the way.

LAMIS is a challenging, yet exhilarating place to learn. I am very excited for the year ahead and look forward to you joining me as we undertake this ground breaking journey in this beautiful city of Mandalay!

Andy Ridgway BA (Hons), QTS, NPQH, MEd.

Head of School