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Musical
Musical
RVIS Students Showcase their Musical Talents
Ken Davis - Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
Jun-12-2018
The students at Riffa Views International School had the opportunity to showcase their musical talents at the End of Year Musical Performances earlier this month. Throughout the year, Melissa Davis, the Music Teacher at RVIS, introduces students to… Read More
Arts, Talent Show, International Schools, Bahrain, Performances
RVIS Students Showcase their Musical Talents
Ken Davis - Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
Jun-12-2018

The students at Riffa Views International School had the opportunity to showcase their musical talents at the End of Year Musical Performances earlier this month. Throughout the year, Melissa Davis, the Music Teacher at RVIS, introduces students to different styles of music, a wide-range of musical instruments, and a host of other essential skills to develop their musical talents. Like all of the specialist subjects at RVIS, the music program enriches the academic programs and frames a creative outlet for RVIS students.

Hosting four grade level shows over two days, Ms. Davis and her student musicians performed to a live parent audience in the school’s Cafetorium. The Pre-K and Kindergarten classes captured the audience with their energy and the sheer joy that comes from singing at that age. The Grade 1 and 2 students took a literacy approach and sang songs related to books they have read during the year. Grade 3 put their voices aside and mesmerized the audience with the smooth sounds of the recorder. While Grade 4 explored the 100 plus years of Jazz history through a number of songs that had the audience moving in their seats. Finally, the Grade 5 students paid tribute to The Beatles and their influential music that has been captivating audiences for over 60 years.

These wide-ranging performances demonstrate the comprehensiveness of the Music Program, and the mastery Ms. Davis brings to the department. A proud parent admiring his daughter from the back row stated, “The smiles and enthusiasm on each and every face shows the confidence and knowledge the students have gained over the year through the music program. She [Ms. Davis] really has a gift and we are lucky to have her.”

 
Graduation
Graduation
Riffa Views International School Celebrates its Graduates
Ken Davis - Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
Jun-12-2018
For 10 years Riffa Views International School (RVIS) has been a beacon of excellence in Bahrain, providing a unique learning experience for each of its students. At the culmination of its 10th year, RVIS has conferred its third set of high school… Read More
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Riffa Views International School Celebrates its Graduates
Ken Davis - Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
Jun-12-2018

A Year of Accomplishments Culminates with High School Graduation

For 10 years Riffa Views International School (RVIS) has been a beacon of excellence in Bahrain, providing a unique learning experience for each of its students. At the culmination of its 10th year, RVIS has conferred its third set of high school diplomas to students who are about to embark on a new chapter in life.

On Friday June 1st, RVIS held its third graduation for its thirteen Grade-12 students at the Ritz Carlton at 9:00 p.m. RVIS’ Class of 2018 proudly took the stage to celebrate a major milestone in their lives. As Ms. Dima Abu Sinneh remarked that this major milestone, “should make them proud as it is the result of their own hard work.”

The major awards went to Salman Algosaibi for “exemplifying the RVIS mission statement, his dedication to service, and his successful pursuit of the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Diploma,” stated the founding School Director and International School Services (ISS) Representative Bruce McWilliams as he presented the award. The Valedictorian was awarded to Dana Barhoom, who earned the highest GPA in the graduating class. Ms. Barhoom took the time to thank the faculty and parents for all their support during their years at RVIS, “our success is your success, for you have given us the courage to dare and knowledge to excel, you have given us the hope when everything felt crumbling, for you have given us the believe that we could succeed.”

An RVIS faculty member close to the graduates reflected, “It has been a pleasure watching these thirteen graduates prepare for this day. Through all the stumbles and triumphs, they have always remained a close groups of friends. As a school, we are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to seeing what the future has in store for them.”

With the diplomas conferred and tassels moved from left to right, the members of the Class of 2018 is about to embark on life’s next adventure with the confidence, skills, and the wisdom to pursue their own unique journey.

 
Art
Art
RVIS Contributes to the Sovereign Art Foundation
Ken Davis - Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
Jun-12-2018
Riffa Views International School (RVIS) partners with local and international fundraising groups to support communities in need and help our student become global citizens. Recently, artwork created by RVIS students was selected to be auctioned off in… Read More
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RVIS Contributes to the Sovereign Art Foundation
Ken Davis - Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
Jun-12-2018

Riffa Views International School (RVIS) partners with local and international fundraising groups to support communities in need and help our student become global citizens. Recently, artwork created by RVIS students was selected to be auctioned off in the 2018 Sovereign Art Foundation. With a focus on improving education and healthcare for orphans in Bahrain, students at RVIS were excited for the opportunity to participate. Fourteen RVIS students from grades 1 to 11 submitted 16 pieces to the art exhibition. During the month of April, these students along with 300 others participated in the exhibition held at The Avenues Mall.

Three students were recognized for their exceptional talents and had their pieces auctioned off during the Gala Dinner earlier this month. Jediel Ponnudurai a grade 11 student won first place in his category and received a 500 BD prize. His piece raised 3,100 BD for the foundation. Maryam Khasawneh, grade 9, and Aisha Sayed grade 6 also had art pieces silent auctioned off at the Gala Dinner. “To have our student be able to contribute to such a good cause is an honor for the RVIS Art Department. Events like these help students understand the power they have to affect change in the lives of others. We look forward to contributing more artwork in the future to such a noble cause,” stated Heather Meinen an Art Teacher at RVIS.

Each student who participated in the exhibition will be recognized for their contribution after the Eid holiday. The art contributed by RVIS and fourteen other schools and four universities raised 484,668 BD, all of which will go towards enriching the lives of children in Bahrain.

 
Arts and Music
Arts and Music
Arts Week at RVIS
Melissa Davis and Heather Meinen
Apr-29-2018
The week of April 22nd celebrated the many talented artists in the RVIS community. Throughout the week students and staff dressed in their primary and secondary colors, and altered their appearance to resemble a famous artist from history. Of course,… Read More
Arts, Talent Show, International Schools, Bahrain
Arts Week at RVIS
Melissa Davis and Heather Meinen
Apr-29-2018
Arts Week wraps up with masterpieces and some big performances. The week of April 22nd celebrated the many talented artists in the RVIS community. Throughout the week students and staff dressed in their primary and secondary colors, and altered their appearance to resemble a famous artist from history. Of course, Arts Week would not be complete without a culminating art show and the annual RVIS’ Got Talent put on by the school’s very talented Art and Music Departments. The Art Show started the evening and consisted of works from grades K-12, covering a range of different artistic mediums. Visitors had the opportunity to discuss pieces of work with the artists, explore the creative talents of the RVIS sculptors, and enjoy the various 2 and 3 dimensional art that filled the secondary hallways. In summarizing the event for the Art Department, Ms. Meinen said, “The Art Department is so proud of all of the students and the work they put into their projects this year. We hope students will continue to build their skills towards being successful in the IB Visual Arts Program.” The wonder and the talent did not end with the closing of the Art Show. Moving into the second part of the evening, the community had the opportunity to experience the talents of the students at RVIS. With a total of thirty students from grade one to twelve participating in this two hour event, the crowd experienced a wide range of talents. Acts included singing, dancing, piano, violin, clarinet, drumming, painting, and science that left the audience in awe. A audience member noted the wide-ranging talents at RVIS stating, “These events really showcase the variety of talents at the school. To have so many talented students willing to perform to such a large audience demonstrates the strength of RVIS’s programming and the confidence that it instills in the students.” As always the RVIS faculty and staff showed off their talents with the final act of the night. The audience was taken through the Evolution of Dance starting with the Conga and finishing strong with a little Flossing. Breathless from the dance act, Ms. Davis, the Music Teacher and organizer of the event, expressed her appreciation for the students' hard work and to the community for coming to the event, “The kids did an amazing job in the show. All of their hard work and practice really paid off! I would also like to thank the community for coming out and supporting the arts at RVIS!”

 
Art
Art
High School Student Leaves Lasting Impact on RVIS
Ken Davis - Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
Apr-29-2018
Riffa Views International School is dedicated to empowering students and encouraging them to contribute to the school environment. When Healthy Calorie approached the Art Department to develop a mural for the secondary cafeteria, Mrs. Meinen and Mrs.… Read More
Mural, Healthy Calorie, Canteen
High School Student Leaves Lasting Impact on RVIS
Ken Davis - Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
Apr-29-2018
Riffa Views International School is dedicated to empowering students and encouraging them to contribute to the school environment. When Healthy Calorie approached the Art Department to develop a mural for the secondary cafeteria, Mrs. Meinen and Mrs. Yung naturally turned to the talents of the high school students to develop potential designs. Each design was to incorporate the values of Healthy Calorie and the branding of RVIS to represent the partnership between the two entities.

After a rigorous selection process, the top five designs were presented to a panel of judges who made the final decision. A member of the panel summarized the process, “Each design was well thought out and represented elements of both RVIS and Healthy Calorie. Although the decision was difficult, the panel chose the design that incorporated elements of the school’s architecture, which demonstrated the artist’s ability to conceptualize her design within the greater context of the school.”

During RVIS’s Week of Action, the winner, Yasmine in Grade 10, led a group of students and teachers to complete the mural in under five days. Yasmine was excited about being chosen and reflected, “In all honesty, with the extremely promising designs that I was competing against, I was more than happy that my illustration was chosen.” She went on to say, “I was pretty glad we had most of secondary taking part in the overall piece. It allowed differing perspectives to contribute to the end product, and now I feel like the project has a personal connection to the school since so many students pitched in to create it.”

This collaborative process has empowered students to be positive contributors of the school, and allowed them to express their creativity to the community and beyond!
 
Athletics
Athletics
RVIS Walks Away with a Big Win
William Yung - Badminton Coach
Apr-29-2018
Last week on Wednesday, April 18th, the RVIS Badminton Team participated in it's last tournament of the year at St. Christopher's. Three boys and three girls were selected to represent the school in a mixed doubles competition. With over thirty… Read More
Badminton Tournament, Bahrain, International Schools
RVIS Walks Away with a Big Win
William Yung - Badminton Coach
Apr-29-2018
Last week on Wednesday, April 18th, the RVIS Badminton Team participated in it's last tournament of the year at St. Christopher's. Three boys and three girls were selected to represent the school in a mixed doubles competition.

With over thirty talented and well-trained athletes, RVIS entered the competition with an uphill battle. Despite not having as strong of a tradition in the sport as the other schools, the students were not deterred. Despite trying odds, and not having home court advantage, mixed team Shirel Ponnudarai and Fahad Al Madhi victoriously took 1st place in their division. Shirel stated afterwards, "I didn't know if we could do it, but I trusted my teammate and the W's kept coming. Before we knew it, we had won every match.” Fahad responded, "This is the best day of my life. I've worked so hard for just this moment in my life."

With silver medals around their necks, Max Kircher & his partner Mena Amin Naem were proud to have placed 2nd amongst the formative competition. Jediel Ponnudarai and his partner Pallavi Narra played well against impossible odds. Despite Jediel having won first place the previous week in singles, and Pallavi showing incredible skills, both noted that their opponents seemed “at least 8 feet tall and wielded mechanical arms.” They both vowed that they would train even harder for tournament next year. Also gaining valuable tournament experience through several well fought matches were Sheraz Saudagar and Zara Waheed.

The RVIS Badminton Team is celebrating some success and great progress this year. Please congratulate them as you see them.

OASIS League Track and Field Event

RVIS was fortunate this year to have two students participate in the OASIS Track and Field Event from the 19th to 21st of April. The coaches and participants celebrated some big accomplishments over the weekend to help advance RVIS’s Athletics program and its reputation in the league. Noor, a Grade 10 student was awarded the bronze medal in the Shot Put with a new personal best of 7.1m, and a silver medal in the Discus with a throw of 15.65m. Her efforts in the discus also broke a school record! Coaches Cami, Angela, Mags, and Jelena worked tirelessly with the students through the season and hope to see the track and field teams grow in the future.

 
Co-Curricular
Co-Curricular
Career Day Offers Authentic Learning Opportunity
Ken Davis - Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
Apr-29-2018
Helping students to see beyond the classroom is an important aspect of the educational experience at RVIS. Whether our students are participating in local service projects, or taking field trips to successful businesses, RVIS students are getting a taste… Read More
Career Day, Bahrain, International Schools
Career Day Offers Authentic Learning Opportunity
Ken Davis - Admissions/Marketing Coordinator
Apr-29-2018
RVIS takes learning beyond the classroom to prepare our students for tomorrow’s world

Helping students to see beyond the classroom is an important aspect of the educational experience at RVIS. Whether our students are participating in local service projects, or taking field trips to successful businesses, RVIS students are getting a taste of life outside of school.

On April 24th, RVIS launched a new event that furthered its commitment to experiential learning with its first ever Career Fair. Through the coordinated efforts of the RVIS School Counselors, Hanadi Rustam and Brita Nash, this extraordinary event connected RVIS students with the working professionals in Bahrain. “The purpose of the Career Fair was for students to learn about the many career options that are available to them when they graduate from university. Also this was an opportunity for students to find out what educational background will help them pursue various careers. With twenty-two different professionals from various fields, students had the chance to learn about traditional and nontraditional occupations,” stated Ms. Hanadi.

These twenty-two professionals filled the secondary cafeteria, armed with a lifetime of knowledge and a passion for their career. Students conversed with attorneys, filmmakers, restaurant owners, makeup artist and a host of other career volunteers. Ms. Fakhor, a career volunteer enjoyed the fair and sees the value in these type of authentic learning experiences, “Events such as Career Day serve to connect students to the community and to provide purpose and relevance to learning. I had many a wonderful discussion with the students who displayed curiosity, thoughtfulness and wisdom. I look forward to spending more time with the students at future events.”

Through the strong partnership between RVIS and its community, the school is able to organize these events and continue to provide and education second to none in Bahrain. Thank you to all the volunteers for making the time to enhance the school environment, and a special thank you to the parent volunteers for their continued support in the school.

 
Innovation
Innovation
Level 5 Joins RVIS
Tosca Killoran-- LEVEL 5 Director Shekou China
Apr-29-2018
The word “creativity,” in our society, tends to be applied to artistic endeavours. However, creativity is linked to divergent thinking skills and those are an essential part of everyday life, whether it’s navigating office politics or devising a new… Read More
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Level 5 Joins RVIS
Tosca Killoran-- LEVEL 5 Director Shekou China
Apr-29-2018

LEVEL 5 in Shekou China has found great success since its opening.
They have become a world-renowned international school and leader in innovative teaching. With LEVEL 5 opening at RVIS next year, the school is excited to contribute to the success next year! Here is an article from the LEVEL 5 Director in Shekou China, Tosca Killoran. Enjoy!

Parent Partnerships in Creativity

The word “creativity,” in our society, tends to be applied to artistic endeavours. However, creativity is linked to divergent thinking skills and those are an essential part of everyday life, whether it’s navigating office politics or devising a new curriculum. Our job as parents and teachers is to help kids fulfill it.

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School Event
School Event
International Day At Riffa Views International Day
Ken Davis
Apr-07-2018
Before the Spring Break, RVIS held its annual International Day to celebrate the over 50 nationalities that are represented in the school. Families proudly displayed their country’s flag during the Parade of Nations and enjoyed the wonderful cultural… Read More
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International Day At Riffa Views International Day
Ken Davis
Apr-07-2018


RVIS Celebrates its Rich Diversity!

Before the Spring Break, RVIS held its annual International Day to celebrate the over 50 nationalities that are represented in the school. Families proudly displayed their country’s flag during the Parade of Nations and enjoyed the wonderful cultural displays with traditional wears and delicious food to taste. Singing and dancing filled the gym for over two hours with a Saudi Arabian Band singing traditional songs while students and parents participated in sword dancing.

A true highlight was the support the event received from the families of RVIS and the Parent Teacher Partnership. With their help, the RVIS community was able experience a true international event that not only represents its multicultural community, but also the culture of giving that we instill in the students. “These events remind me of why I bring my children to RVIS. The rich cultural experience and the supportive community are second to none in Bahrain,” stated a parent of an early childhood student.

Wrapping up the day’s events was a conglomerate of food from all over the world - pizza, shawarma, breads, rice dishes, sandwiches, and of course the desserts filled the bellies of the RVIS community. The leftover food was then donated to families in need around Bahrain.

The small community at RVIS continues to celebrate a rich culture, full of diversity, caring people, and a true sense of internationalism.

 
Community Service
Community Service
RVIS’s Week of Action-- Making the World a Better Place
Ken Davis
Apr-07-2018
Service is a cornerstone of the RVIS culture. From the early grades all the way to grade 12, students are encouraged and given opportunities to give back to local and international communities. Every year, the Secondary Students and Teachers spend a week… Read More
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RVIS’s Week of Action-- Making the World a Better Place
Ken Davis
Apr-07-2018
Service is a cornerstone of the RVIS culture. From the early grades all the way to grade 12, students are encouraged and given opportunities to give back to local and international communities. Every year, the Secondary Students and Teachers spend a week outside of regular classes with a bold ambition to make the world a better place. This year RVIS’s Week of Action focused on to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals and looked for ways to bring awareness to the project and contribute to the movement. Through their work, students helped out in Animal Shelters, renovated a house for a family in need, created murals in the school, and examined broad topics such as combating disease, freedom, gender inequality, and worldwide hunger.

Students were encouraged to write brief news articles that captured the events as well as the learning from the week. Below are a few excerpts written by RVIS students.

Freshmen Experience Teaching
By: Zara - Grade 9

Shirel, a ninth grade student who has recently joined the RVIS community, had never taken Arabic before. During the Week of Action, she wanted to be challenged so she was given the opportunity to teach/help out little kids with their Arabic class. “It was a challenge for me, I found some of the work that they got, to be a little hard for myself.” She followed with, “I got to teach the kids what I knew and they taught me some new things too.” She enjoyed the session because she liked to see young minds learn things and made her feel that she can also learn Arabic, and encouraged her to learn more passionately.

My Freedom Day
By Ajyad - Grade 9

March 14 was “My Freedom Day.” On this day people celebrate and promote the fight against slavery and human trafficking. It is a world wide event that the students of Riffa Views included during the Week of Action.
Students interviewed other students from all different grades asking them what freedom meant to them. “Freedom is being able to do what you want,” said Nujood from grade 9. A student from grade 10, Najla wrote that “Freedom is being able to express how you feel.”
The majority of students wrote that freedom meant, “doing what they want to do”. This seems simplistic but it can be expressed in a more detailed way. It is the big term that incorporates all of the freedoms because no one wants to live in fear, no one wants to be a slave, no one wants to suffer and all these different freedoms and more fit under the basic sentence “doing what I want.”

The Dogs at the BSPCA have Visitors!
By Shirel - Grade 9

Students from Riffa Views International School visited the BSPCA on March 14 and had the opportunity to walk the dogs at the shelter. As part of the Week of Action, two groups of students from grade seven to twelve visited the BSPCA as part of a field trip organized by Ms. Camy, a physical education teacher at RVIS. The aim of the field trip was to let students do some charity work in recognition of the 15th sustainable development goal, which is to protect life on land. “I believe that there are no bad dogs so I am more than willing to help kids get over their fear of walking animals” said Ms Camy, the organizer of the trip. The students learned many things from this field trip and many had an enjoyable time. “After the trip, I think the world should start caring more about animals because they are a big part of our lives,” said Zara a RVIS freshman.

For a full recap please checkout the hashtag #RVIS_WOA on Instagram.
 
Service Projects
Service Projects
RVIS Teachers Share Innovative Teaching Practices
Melissa Davis - Music Teacher
Apr-07-2018
Service projects at Riffa Views International School (RVIS) extends beyond student driven activities. As a cornerstone of the school, RVIS teachers also look for ways to give back to the community and enhance the educational practices in other schools.… Read More
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RVIS Teachers Share Innovative Teaching Practices
Melissa Davis - Music Teacher
Apr-07-2018
Service projects at Riffa Views International School (RVIS) extends beyond student driven activities. As a cornerstone of the school, RVIS teachers also look for ways to give back to the community and enhance the educational practices in other schools. On Saturday, March 17, teachers from RVIS traveled to the Bangladesh School of Bahrain to lead a group of teachers through several workshops. The day brought teachers from varying background together under a common goal of enhancing student engagement in the classroom. “Our first workshop was a big success! The teachers from the Bangladesh School left the workshop feeling energized and excited to be back in their classrooms on Sunday morning,” stated one of the participating teachers.

This ongoing project stems from a partnership between RVIS and Teachers Across Borders, a non-profit organization which provides free professional development workshops to schools all over the world. Nine teachers from RVIS and twenty-six from the Bangladesh School participated in workshop sessions in the areas of general teaching practice, math, science, and English. Teachers from the Bangladesh School walked away with practical strategies to improve student engagement in the classroom. The success of the day has lead to the planning of further workshops in the future which will cover a wider range of topics. RVIS is a “school on the move” and is encouraging other schools to join the journey.

 
Innovation
Innovation
Transformation of the RVIS Library
Ken Davis
Apr-07-2018
Riffa Views International School is continually looking for ways to enhance the learning for its students and teachers. With innovative teaching practices happening in the classroom everyday, and the addition of the LEVEL 5 Innovation Center coming in… Read More
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Transformation of the RVIS Library
Ken Davis
Apr-07-2018
RVIS’s laser focus on innovation has set its sights on the RVIS Library.

Riffa Views International School is continually looking for ways to enhance the learning for its students and teachers. With innovative teaching practices happening in the classroom everyday, and the addition of the LEVEL 5 Innovation Center coming in the 2018-2019 school year, RVIS turns its focus to the current library and has begun to rethink the space and they way it is used.

In the Spring of 2017, RVIS took another step along its innovation journey by receiving a grant from Viva Bahrain. This grant allowed a team, led by Stewart Pinkerton the Media Specialist at RVIS, to take the existing area of the library and revision it as a Learning Commons, an agile learning space where students and community members come to work, socialize, and create. With the expertise of Jessica Levitt, a consultant from American Community School in Lebanon, and International School Service’s (ISS’s) Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) John Burns, the new Learning Commons will be based on the latest learning environment research and promote collaboration and innovation throughout the school. Design on the new Learning Commons has already began. The proposed layout will include open spaces for students to collaborate and present in small groups, while also providing quiet work spaces for students seeking a comfortable place to study. “This space is intended to meet the needs of all forms of learning, stated Stewart Pinkerton. “Whether it is used as a breakout space for a LEVEL 5 workshop, a real aloud spot for our Early Childhood students, or a quiet place for our high school students to study, this space will accommodate any and all learning needs.”

The transformation of the library to the Learning Commons will start over the summer so that students can start utilizing the space at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

 
Field Trip
Field Trip
Field trip to Wishes Centre for Special Education
Dima Abusinneh - Arabic Teacher
Apr-07-2018
Riffa Views International School has always been dedicated to providing service to the Bahraini community. RVIS students embark on many service projects throughout the school year and enjoy learning and helping out in the community. Last month a group of… Read More
Field Trip, Bahrain, Riffa Views International School
Field trip to Wishes Centre for Special Education
Dima Abusinneh - Arabic Teacher
Apr-07-2018
Riffa Views International School has always been dedicated to providing service to the Bahraini community. RVIS students embark on many service projects throughout the school year and enjoy learning and helping out in the community.

Last month a group of 11th grade students visited the Wishes Centre of Special Education to learn more about children with learning differences and meet some of the educators that specialize in the field. This visit was in conjunction with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the emphasis the program puts on people with learning differences and how they are an integral part of every society.

“Helping our students see a world they are not familiar with is an important part of the RVIS program. Through this exposure students gain valuable knowledge and can use this insight to help make the world a better place,” stated Ms. Rania Elias, a Arabic teacher at RVIS.

The RVIS students spent time learning about the center and the types of services they offer. Getting into the classrooms was an important part of the experience. Through the classroom visits, the 11th graders provided assistance and learned about what the students’ day to day life is like. An RVIS student that went on the trip reflected, “The trip started out a little uncomfortable, but by the end I feel I made a strong connection with the students and the center.”

RVIS offers similar experiences throughout the year for their students. Through the Riffa Views In Action (RVIA), students are working outside of school to provide service for local and international communities. RVIS students also have had the opportunity to meet with local business to find support for their projects. RVIS’s commitment to these types of projects shows their unwavering dedication to providing more than just a strong academic program. Through their work they will help create strong leaders and compassionate global citizens that will make the world a better place.

 
Athletics
Athletics
RVIS Sports News!
Ken Davis
Apr-07-2018
RVIS students take away gold medals in the Bahrain Mini Olympic! Early last month, three RVIS student represented their school in the annual Mini Olympics sponsored by the Bahrain Olympic committee. With over 3,000 students participating from schools… Read More
Bahrain Mini Olympics
RVIS Sports News!
Ken Davis
Apr-07-2018
RVIS students take away gold medals in the Bahrain Mini Olympic! Early last month, three RVIS student represented their school in the annual Mini Olympics sponsored by the Bahrain Olympic committee. With over 3,000 students participating from schools all over Bahrain, the two week event was packed with talented students and fierce competition. RVIS student Mohamed (Grade 8) and Abdulaziz (Grade 8) walked away with a gold and bronze medal respectively, in the Under 14 Tennis competition and Yousif (grade 5) took home the gold in the Under 12 tennis competition.


RVIS Track and Field
RVIS students leave a strong impression at a track and field event.

Seven RVIS students participated in a Track and Field event at Bahrain School and walked away with some big wins. Thank you to the coaches Ms. Cami and Ms. Jelena for supporting our students and their success.


1st Place
Ruvan - Varsity Shot, Varsity Discus
Hamza - MS 200m

2nd Place
Basheer - MS 100m
Hamza - MS Long Jump
Zara - JV Shot

3rd Place
Basheer - MS Long Jump
Sofie - V 100m
Zara - JV 100m, JV Discus

4th Place
Basheer - MS 200m
Hamza - MS 100m
Ayan - MS Long Jump
Noor - Varsity Shot
Sofie - V Long Jump

 
Academics
Academics
Celebrating Student Achievement at RVIS!
Ken Davis
Feb-27-2018
Proud parents and teachers watched as their children and students were called to the stage to receive their first semester achievement awards. The RVIS students had the opportunity to earn three different awards based on academics, as well as one for… Read More
Achievements, Awards
Celebrating Student Achievement at RVIS!
Ken Davis
Feb-27-2018
High Honors for the Secondary Students at RVIS

Proud parents and teachers watched as their children and students were called to the stage to receive their first semester achievement awards. The RVIS students had the opportunity to earn three different awards based on academics, as well as one for demonstrating perseverance in school.

The academic awards were broken into three categories: High Achievement in a Subject Area, High Honor and Honor Roll. Student earning the High Achievement Award had the highest overall grade in a specific subject area. Honor Roll was earned by high achieving Middle School students and High School student who earned a 6.5 GPA or higher (on a 7 point scale.) High Honor Roll awards were given to High School students who achieved a 6.8 or higher GPA. A student who achieved High Honor emphasized, “I work hard in school to get into a good university, but it feels really good that the school recognizes my hard work.”

The Perseverance Award was earned by demonstrating a strong dedication to school work even in times of challenge. These awards were given to one boy and one girl at each grade level.

“Taking time to honor our students for their hard work and dedication is an important part of the culture at RVIS. These students devote countless hours to their studies, and it is important that we take the time to recognize their achievements,” commented Danielle Pinkerton, the Secondary Principal after the event.

To see some of the proud faces from the day, please visit our Facebook page.