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3 "If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow" John Dewey Al Resalah International School of Science was founded in 2003 by Mr. AbdelNaser Al Owais as the community, family and friends wanted a higher quality of education for their children.

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5 Contents: Vision, Mission and Values Page 6 Board Chairman s Message Page 7 Principal s Message Page 8 About the School Page 9 Facilities Page 11 RISS Technologies Page 13 RISS Partners Page 15 RISS Activities Page 16 RISS Curriculum Page 17 RISS Outcomes Page 18

6 To be the school of choice where academic achievement, personality development and social advancement are used to produce generations of scientists who are global knowledge seekers Preparing generations of knowledge seekers who will lead their communities using science. This can be accomplished by: Developing and implementing a challenging and stimulating curriculum using student centered learning Effectively integrating sophisticated technological tools in teaching, learning, and assessment Establishing partnerships between the school and postsecondary education institutions as well as community and industrial partners Our Values are: Integrity, Teamwork, Creativity, Inspiration, Community Service and Diversity 6

7 Board Chairman s Message Al Resalah International School of Science was founded to achieve the vision of our wise leadership in developing generations of dedicated scientists abreast of all modern technology whilst maintaining our Islamic and Arab cultural identity. This irmly established scientiic ediice is characterized by maintaining customs and traditions which contribute to building a distinct society that possesses the virtues of morality and ethics, has the scientiic competence and life skills to succeed and contribute to the construction and development of the country. We become more proud whenever we see our students achieving good conduct and academic excellence, which has a positive impact on the community development. Our students prominent and active role in understanding their classmates, teachers, and all school staff is a title of civilization and progress. I encourage you to respect all those in the school, support them, and work as a team. I want you all to be cooperative and promote the spread of virtue and good morals inside and outside the school. With each passing day you get closer to graduating from this great scientiic school, where you have spent the most beautiful days of your life and became acquainted with your lifetime friends, with this, I would like to remind you that the High School Diploma is achieved only by those who are committed and have good initiatives. I wish you a distinctive academic year bursting with distinction and knowledge. Board Chairman Mr. AbdulNasir Alowais 7

8 Principal Principal s Message Most, if not all, educators agree that school lessons of today should be paired with practical work where students are engaged in applied lessons to enhance thei skills. Technology is undoubtedly ubiquitous in its existence in schools. Integrating technology into teaching goes beyond introducing basic computer software programs to include effective curriculum integration. Last but not least, students as well as parents appreciate the need for sports and extracurricular activities that contribute to students sense of healthy competitiveness and belonging. For all these reasons, the school will be making brilliant changes this year. Truly exceptional aspects that inluence teaching and learning will characterize the upcoming academic year. One of these aspects includes intensive laboratory experiments where science will become more interactive for students. Another equally important aspect to be featured this year will be the introduction of touch screens in all classrooms, as well as new computer labs and the distribution of computer tablets that contain digitized curricula to all students. This year we will increase the instructional hours of English, science, and mathematics with the purpose of ensuring the students master the prescribed academic and performance standards. This leads us to another important feature of this academic year where learning outcomes will be essentially improved and tailored to meet the needs of all students. Meeting the needs of students will include those with special needs; the school has recruited specialists to diagnose and assist teachers to develop individualized educational plans (IEPs).The school administration is determined to nurture a true learning environment that meets the expectations of all students through hiring and recruiting qualiied staff supported by all means of modern technology. The school will be increasing its attention to cultural and extracurricular activities by incorporating such activities in its program and recruiting a specialist to nurture student talents. Sports will also have its great share of attention, so more physical education teachers will also be recruited. Finally, I hope whatever we do to improve the school performance is NOT like a shot in the dark. Thank you! 8

9 Al Resalah International School of Science is a Private school founded in 2003 and cateris for more than 1600 students from KG to Grade 12. RISS is accredited internationally by AdvancED and locally by UAE Ministry of Education. RISS is a SAT exam center, IELTS test venue and IC3 authorized center. Teaching Staff and Qualiications RISS seeks to hire qualiied educators. All staff members, administrators teachers and support staff, are qualiied in their ield. Staff are carefully chosen to ensure RISS students receive the best education in a safe environment. Staff attend several professional development sessions during the academic year. 9

10 Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela I adore both my country and medicine that qualiies me to learn how to save people, help them and treat them, so I hope that Allah will support me to give the favor back to my country and Al Resalah International School of Science, where I spent the most beautiful years of my life. Omran Al Hammadi - Grade 12 10

11 Facilities Four Science Labs Four Computer Labs Two Health Care Centers Knowledge Enriched Library Reading Room 11

12 Outdoor Playgrounds Indoor Playgrounds At RISS we believe that learning has no limits, so we do our best to let students enjoy and enrich their learning experience in our superb facilities which include: Five modern-design buildings equipped with modern technology One building for administration ofices to ease parents visits to school and make them feel more comfortable Two buildings for the boys section One building for the girls section One building for KG students Four computer laboratories equipped with 30 computers in each Four science laboratories equipped with the most modern equipment in order to help students learn effectively through experiment Indoor and outdoor playgrounds A covered swimming pool A library with a rich collection of Arabic and English books, stories, references, dictionaries, encyclopedias etc. A reading room designated for lower grades Two clinics which offer regular checkups and provide students with health and safety awareness Various cafeterias in which fresh meals are served and prepared under inspection in the school kitchen 12

13 RISS Technologies RISS technology is considered one of our strongest areas. RISS believes that technology not only helps in solving administrative concerns but also solves many educational issues, whilst providing better achievement. RISS administration upgrades its technology annually. The technology in RISS includes: Completely wireless campus Touch screens in all classrooms Data shows Laptops for staff Online curricula and resources Tablets for both students and staff 13

14 Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey The future belongs to those people who believe in their dreams. I will never forget the moments of my irst step towards my future. It was through the school gate which opened windows to the other world for future, achievement, and struggle. There we spent the most memorable time with our friends. I am about to achieve my goal as a student in medical college and serve my country positively. So may Allah guide me to the best path. However, I would like to thank my family, my teachers who played a big role in guiding me, and all my friends who supported me. Also, special thanks to my uncle for providing us with education in this school to be better future leaders. Afra 14

15 RISS Partners To achieve the best community partnership which offers the students the best services, RISS signed a number of agreements with several agencies such as IDP Education, Computer College in Dubai, Sharjah Girls Center, Skyline College in Sharjah, Internet and Computing Core Certiication (IC3), and College Board Education (SAT). 15

16 RISS Activities We try to engage students in many educational experiences in the hope of helping them to connect with the real world. RISS arranges several co-curricular and extracurricular activities which include: 1. Holy Quraan and Hadith Shareef Contests 2. English, Science and Art Fairs 3. Celebrating the UAE National Day as well as the Flag Day 4. Conducting Healthy Days (Fruit Day- Milk Day) 5. Clubs 6. Educational Trips 16

17 RISS Curriculum RISS aims to make learning relevant and meaningful to students by adopting an inquiry-based approach, and an integrated curriculum which focuses on the learner. The school offers an up-to-date American Curriculum based on Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Mathematics, Science, Art, Physical Education, and Information Technology (IT) are taught in English. However, Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Social Studies are taught in Arabic. 17

18 Curriculum Outcomes RISS Outcomes SAT Reasoning Math IC3 ICT CCSS Science NGSS Science SAT Subject English Language Arts IELTS Other outcomes of our education system: At the end of K-1 stage, Students should: be able to distinguish right from wrong know their strengths and areas for growth be able to cooperate, share and care for others At the end of 2-6 stage, students should: have moral integrity believe in their abilities and be able to adapt to change be able to work in teams and show empathy for others At the end of 7-12 stage students should: have moral courage to stand up for what is right be resilient in the face of adversity be able to collaborate across cultures and be socially responsible have a lively curiosity about things be able to think for and express themselves conidently be creative and have an inquiring mind be able to appreciate diverse views and communicate effectively be innovative and enterprising be able to think critically and communicate persuasively take pride in their work take responsibility for their own learning be purposeful in pursuit of excellence have healthy habits and an awareness of the arts know and love UAE be accepted in international schools 18 enjoy physical activities and appreciate the arts believe in UAE and understand what matters to UAE be accepted in international schools pursue a healthy lifestyle and have an appreciation for aesthetics be proud to be UAE and understand UAE in relation to the world be accepted in international universities / colleges

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