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Graduation
Graduation
Riffa Views International School Celebrates its Second Graduating Class
Ken Davis
Jun-18-2017
A Year of Accomplishments Culminates with High School Graduation On Friday June 2nd, RVIS held its second graduation for their 23 grade twelve students. The Ritz Carlton hosted the event under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad… Read More
Graduation Ceremony, Backdrop, Graduation 2017
Riffa Views International School Celebrates its Second Graduating Class
Ken Davis
Jun-18-2017

A Year of Accomplishments Culminates with High School Graduation


On Friday June 2nd, RVIS held its second graduation for their 23 grade twelve students. The Ritz Carlton hosted the event under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.


The ceremony began with the procession of the class of 2017 followed by the national anthem and Quran recitation.  Dr. Kurt Nordness, the School Director gave the opening remarks welcoming His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa, wife of his Majesty King Hamad and President of the Supreme Council of Women, and other honoured guests. Dr. Nordness also took time to acknowledge the parents and teachers who supported these graduates throughout their school career, and showed appreciation for the class of 2017 for their dedication to excellence and their contributions to the school.


Other speeches included Kate Oliverson, who spoke on behalf of the faculty. Hamad Alraee, the class valedictorian, spoke of perseverance in the face of adversity saying, “RVIS has left a mark on us that we are going to cherish because it made us gain something. The thing we gained from this school is perseverance.”


Saad Kabbara, also graduating, led the charge for the graduates stating, “Class of 2017 we stand here at the precipice of the future. It's not a distant reality anymore. It begins here. It begins today. Work hard, be yourselves, and you will move the world forwards.”


The crowd celebrated the graduates as they walked off the stage with their diplomas in hand, and a world of possibilities at their fingertips.

 
Unforms
Unforms
More Details Regarding the New Uniforms
Ken Davis
Jun-18-2017
August 28th will be the beginning of another exciting year at RVIS. With the new school year, there will also a new uniform for RVIS students. Going into the holiday, we want to ensure that our community has all the necessary information to prepare their… Read More
School Uniforms, House of Uniforms
More Details Regarding the New Uniforms
Ken Davis
Jun-18-2017

August 28th will be the beginning of another exciting year at RVIS. With the new school year, there will also a new uniform for RVIS students. Going into the holiday, we want to ensure that our community has all the necessary information to prepare their children for the new school year and the new uniforms.



The following information will be important as you purchase new uniforms and accessories over the summer.



Shoes:


Shoes will need to be all black school shoes that are appropriate for play. The type can be either athletic or dress as long as the child can easily run and play in them. Please note that this has been changed from the previous message that called for non-athletic shoes. Shoes can either be athletic or non-athletic as long as they are all black.



Socks:


  • Nursery through Grade 5 will be white for girls and grey for boys.

  • Grades 6 through 12 will be a dark color

Tights:



Grey, black, or white tights for girls



Skirts:



All skirts will need to be knee length



P.E Uniforms:



A separate P.E. Uniform will be worn in grades 4-12. Unlike previously, students will need to change into the P.E. uniform at school. P.E. uniforms will not be worn or used for students in grade three or below.




Purchasing:



House of Uniforms should have stock available in early August for purchasing at Al Ali Mall in the Seef area. If this date changes, we will notify families through email.



If circumstances arise where the new uniform is not in stock at House of Uniforms, students may wear their old uniforms until new stock is available.  

 
Parent Groups
Parent Groups
2017-2018 Parent Groups
Ken Davis
Jun-18-2017
RVIS has always been committed to partnering with its community in order to strengthen the school and build strong bonds. For example, parents have joined focus groups to help the school develop a marketing plan and to develop strategic goals for the… Read More
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2017-2018 Parent Groups
Ken Davis
Jun-18-2017

RVIS has always been committed to partnering with its community in order to strengthen the school and build strong bonds. For example, parents have joined focus groups to help the school develop a marketing plan and to develop strategic goals for the long-range school improvement plan. Two dynamic organizations in this partnership are the Parent-Teacher Partnership (PTP) and the Parent Consultative Council (PCC).



Parent-Teacher Partnership

The PTP was founded as a social partnership between parents and teachers of RVIS whose charge is to strengthen the relationship between the school and the community. In their first year, the PTP brought parents together for social events, held fundraisers, and supported students and teachers with the spring fair. These exemplify the focus on service to the RVIS community.

Elected Officers
President: Latifa Al Khalifa
Vice President: Nicole Storms-Bleijenberg
Treasurer and Secretary: Noora Jamsheer

Grade-Level Representatives:
Parents
Mrs. Ghada Kazak, representative of Nursery-G-1
Representative of grades 2-5 To be announced
Mrs. Hanadi Rustom, representative of grades 6-8
Mr. Sam Kobeissi, representative of grades 9-12
Teacher Representatives To be announced

Parent Consultative Council
The Parent Consultative Council (PCC) meets four times a year with the School Director in an advisory capacity. The Director solicits feedback from the PCC on a broad range of programing topics. Where the PCC is a group that promotes strong home/school communication they do not discuss individual or family issues. Each RVIS parent has the responsibility to bring questions or concerns directly to the appropriate school staff member so these topics may be addressed promptly.

PCC Members
Khalifa Al Khalifa
Mohammed Al Jamea
Sam Kobeissi
Abdulla Al Khalifa
Jenny McDonald
Elham Rajai
Felanie Mallare
Callie Bushmiller

Leadership Team Representatives
Jo Garrahy
Danielle Pinkerton
Kurt Nordness

It is with the help of these partnerships that RVIS is able to offer one of the most effective educational programs in Bahrain and the region. Indeed we are truly a better school when parents and teachers work together on behalf of RVIS students.
 
Academics
Academics
New Uniforms
Ken Davis
May-29-2017
Excitement was abuzz in early December when the community had their first look at the new school uniforms. RVIS is proud to announce that the ordering process has been finalized for the 2017-2018 school year. The new uniforms are the result of the… Read More
Unifrom
New Uniforms
Ken Davis
May-29-2017

Excitement was abuzz in early December when the community had their first look at the new school uniforms. RVIS is proud to announce that the ordering process has been finalized for the 2017-2018 school year



The new uniforms are the result of the dedication of teachers, students and parents and are designed to better reflect the RVIS brand in both color and sophistication. With a higher quality of fabric for comfort and style, and a formal wear option for the secondary students, RVIS will start the academic year with a fresh new look. We would like to thank the committee for coming together in mid-October to help design the new uniforms.



Ordering Details



House of uniforms will soon be providing order forms. It is important to fill these out and turn them in, so that there is no delay. House of Uniforms will be at RVIS on June 7th and 8th in order to collect the orders and show families samples of the new attire.



For convenience in ordering,  the sizes of the new uniforms will match the current uniform sizes. A non-athletic black shoe will be the new standard for footwear. A specific brand is not specified so that families can choose what suits their children best.





We hope to see everyone on the 7th and 8th.

 
Citizenship
Citizenship
Riffa Views International School Hosts HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Reem Mattar
May-29-2017
RVIS hosted HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, His Majesty's Representative for Charitable Activities and Youth Affairs for the Citizenship event on the 25th of April. Shaikh Nasser discussed the importance of service and giving back to the community… Read More
Riffa Views International School Hosts HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Riffa Views International School Hosts HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Reem Mattar
May-29-2017

RVIS hosted HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, His Majesty's Representative for Charitable Activities and Youth Affairs for the Citizenship event on the 25th of April. Shaikh Nasser discussed the importance of service and giving back to the community, as well as his experiences in military. His message also inspired and encouraged our students to enjoy their time in school, work hard, and make the most out of everyday.

 

He then fielded questions for 45 minutes from students and staff ranging from recycling to sporting activities. His humor and wisdom captivated the audience for over an hour and we feel very fortunate that he would dedicate so much time to our students.