Grade 9 students (in 2018) were inspired to create a program for their classmates that could increase the feeling of community. In doing this, they inadvertently created their own system of positive behaviour inteventions and supports (PBIS). This program, inspired by the Hogwarts Houses in the Harry Potter
series, splits the MYP students into separate teams, having them work together on different projects. Students have developed their own sets of guidelines (Grade 9) and an essential agreement
(Grades 6 and 7) that all students were strongly encouraged follow.
Monthly Games Days
GEMS Captains were responsible for organising and running monthly games days where students could do multiple activities: sports, tabletop games, trivia, and water games. Every games day had points associated with it, which would be awarded to every team and the VIP (decided by the team members) from each team.
Project #1: T-Shirt Design and Print Plan
Students from each team were to design the shirts that they would wear during the Monthly Games Days. They would also work together to find the ‘most cost effective’ way of having their shirts produced; the team with the ‘most cost effective’ method would have their service selected, and all team shirts would be printed there.