In Grades 6-8, all students take a drama course that focuses on improving performing arts skills: creating, devising, improvisation, character building, play building, designing. Beyond drama skills, our students learn to develop skills in team-work, leadership, problem-solving, and confident speaking.
MYP Drama is an option for Grades 9 and 10, where they choose from Media, Visual Arts, Music, or Drama. The MYP Drama Program encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration. Students learn through a variety of theater genres and performance techniques.
In Grades 11 and 12, students may choose to participate in theatre as either an IBDP theatre course or IBCP production arts course
. In theatre, students explore theorists, creative process, and solo work. Production arts is a more practical course that gives students industry skills for theatre production elements.
Performances are produced for students from the Early Years, Primary and Secondary. The year ends with an MYP collaborative performance that all students in Grades 6-10 are involved in. WISS produces between 6-10 performances each year spanning from musicals to concerts, plays, monologues, and student-devised work.