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Sports
Volleyball Season Concludes
Marcus Waudby - Director of Athletics and Co-Curricular
Nov-06-2019
Hello Dolphin Sports fans! Throughout the past week, our Dolphin Volleyball players have been competing in their End of Season Tournaments. All of our young athletes performed admirably and continued to be an absolute credit to themselves and RVIS.… Read More
Sports Program
Volleyball Season Concludes
Marcus Waudby - Director of Athletics and Co-Curricular
Nov-06-2019

Hello Dolphin Sports fans!

Throughout the past week, our Dolphin Volleyball players have been competing in their End of Season Tournaments. All of our young athletes performed admirably and continued to be an absolute credit to themselves and RVIS. Perhaps overawed by their respective occasions, our teams were unsuccessful in their attempts to take home a BPSL Trophy this time around. A summary of the final placings are as follows:

sports status

What we can ALL do is hold our heads high, knowing that we have 'punched way above our weight' this season. Our coaches; Darren Adam, Callie Bushmiller, Dana Wells, Camy Bistriceanu and myself have seen the enormous progress our student-athletes have made this season, as have many of you that regularly support our teams. We are also proud to have the best support team in the business, led by Courtney and Dhara.

Has this season been a success? Success can be measured in many ways. Winning banners and trophies are great, of course. Another measure of success is the number of players in the program, the commitment they show on a weekly basis. The enjoyment they get out of playing sports and representing the school. This season we have had 63 students represent the Volleyball program at RVIS. This is a staggering 31% of the total student population in the Secondary School, playing competitive sports! With our Volleyball IntraMurals supplementing the competitive program, the percentage of our students playing volleyball then heads into the 95+ percentile. These are Gold Standard numbers.

Schools in the BPSL are considerably larger in student numbers (one school recently topping the 3000+ mark). Given our size, RVIS will continue to be the perennial underdog. From what I have seen this season and what other schools are beginning to realise, is that 'It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.'

Bring on the Football and Basketball seasons...

Go Dolphins!



 
Sports
Sports
Dolphin Athletics Update
Marcus Waudby - Director of Athletics and Co-Curricular
Oct-23-2019
It started on Monday with our young U13 Dolphins competing in their penultimate Tournament of the year. Bolstered by the availability of all players, Coaches Bushmiller and Wells selected our strongest teams of the season. Our girls traveled to Isa Town… Read More
Dolphin Athletics
Dolphin Athletics Update
Marcus Waudby - Director of Athletics and Co-Curricular
Oct-23-2019

Good morning Dolphin Sports fans!
WHAT A WEEK it has been!


Summary
U13 Boys - Won 2 and Lost 2
U13 Girls - Won 1 and Lost 1
U15 Girls - RVIS 3 - 1 Bahrain School
U15 Girls - RVIS 3 - 0 BSB
U19 Girls - RVIS 0 - 2 Bahrain School
U19 Girls - RVIS 0 - 3 BSB
U19 Boys - RVIS 2 - 1 Bahrain School
U19 Boys - RVIS 3 - 2 BSB


It started on Monday with our young U13 Dolphins competing in their penultimate Tournament of the year. Bolstered by the availability of all players, Coaches Bushmiller and Wells selected our strongest teams of the season. Our girls traveled to Isa Town, where a partisan home crowd welcomed them to the Gym. Our U13 girls fought hard to win one out of their two games, meaning a 5th Seed ranking for the End of Season Tournament on the 28th October. Our U13 home crowd gave an equally raucous welcome to the visiting teams from around the Island. Buoyed by results from the previous week, Bushmillers’ team won their first two games, convincingly. Two close losses (2pts each time) were to follow, but the boys should be encouraged; also earning a 5th Seed ranking for their Tournament.

Our U15 and U19 teams also had a busy week with Home and Away fixtures against the Bahrain School and BSB. The U19’s hosted ‘Perennial Powerhouses’ - the Bahrain School, on Tuesday. The Home crowd was the biggest of the season and the expectant group of Dolphin fans were not to be disappointed. The intimidating team from Juffair started strongly in both games, establishing early leads. However, our Dolphins these days are made of ‘sterner stuff’, and with the expert guidance of coaches Adam and Bistriceanu, stayed in the fight. Both first sets went to the wire, with the girls being narrowly edged out and the boys defiantly hanging on for the set. The girls ended up coming second in this contest, but Coach Camy and the team should be proud of the efforts. The boys ended up 2-1 victors - a game report from Coach Adam can be found here.

The next test for the U19 teams was at BSB. Our opponents had excellent records leading into this contest; both ‘sitting pretty’ near the top of the League table. Reports from both coaches were positive. Our teams performed outstandingly well against their well seasoned and well drilled counterparts. Although the girls were on the receiving end of a 3-0 scoreline, significant improvements have been made this season and Coach Camy is upbeat about their chances in the Tournament on the 30th October. The boys trailed 2-0 and looked down and out. Not for the first time this season, Coach Adam and his sage words worked wonders! Our boys went on to win 3-2, achieving the number 2 seed for the season ending Tournament. Awesome!

Our U15 girls traveled to the Bahrain School for the much anticipated contest against a school that have been difficult to beat in previous seasons. This game was to be a defining moment for this team; a game where every member of the squad stepped up and made significant contributions. In all honesty, the Bahrain School were never really in the contest and the scoreline of 3 - 1 to our High Flying Dolphins, flatters the Juffair team a little. The performance was one of true grit and skill. Coach Waudby couldn’t be prouder of the girls.

The second game of the week was our last home game of the season against BSB - the number one ranked team in the Competition. Their team were big and tall. Not to mention supremely confident. The home crowd were treated to one of the finest displays of the season. Captains Isabella and Shaden led from the front and with a supporting cast of Nureen, Laura, Habiba, Noora, Alina and Yusra; we are fast becoming an excellent team and rightfully earned the #1 seed ranking for the Tournament on the 30th October.


Upcoming fixtures:
 
Sports
Sports
Dolphin Athletics
Marcus Waudby - Athletics Director
Oct-08-2019
Good morning Dolphin Sports fans! Dolphin Fever was rife on the school Campus this week! Expectations were high after the previous week’s successes and this week saw all of our Dolphin Volleyball teams in action! On Monday our U13 girls team competed… Read More
Dolphin Athletics
Dolphin Athletics
Marcus Waudby - Athletics Director
Oct-08-2019

Good morning Dolphin Sports fans!

Dolphin Fever was rife on the school Campus this week! Expectations were high after the previous week’s successes and this week saw all of our Dolphin Volleyball teams in action!

On Monday our U13 girls team competed in their 2nd Tournament of the season. Buoyed by results from the previous week, Coach Wells and the girls traveled to Isa Town full of optimism. Although results didn’t all go their way this week, Dana confirmed that the team is making excellent progress and building nicely towards the season finale at the same venue in 3 weeks time. Our U13 boys traveled to their first Tournament of the season at IKNS. Bolstered by ‘young guns’ Jayven and Alessandro from Grade 5, Coach Bushmiller was extremely confident. These young Dolphins did not disappoint! Winning 3 out of their 4 games has put them in a strong position going into their next contest. Callie stated that the whole team deserved plaudits; no one player stood out; everyone contributed.

On Wednesday, we renewed our rivalry with the always strong and pre-Championship favourites, St Chris. Our U19 boys and girls traveled to Isa Town for their fixtures full of confidence after solid performances the previous week against IKNS. However, both teams were to have a tough afternoon against their well drilled and experienced opponents. Coach Adam’s squad suffered injuries to two key players along the way; we wish them a speedy recovery. Coach Camy commented that our girls fought hard all the way, but were beaten by a very good team. It’s still early days in the competition and with games against BSB and the Bahrain school ahead, both teams remain confident of earning a high seeding in the End of Season Tournament.
Our only home game this week involved our U15 girls as they hosted St Chris. Led superbly by co-captains Isabella and Shaden, our girls romped away with a 3 sets to 0 victory. The margin of victory was emphatic and just deserts for an excellent team performance. Coach Waudby was impressed with a performance filled with solid serving and entertaining 3 - touch volleyball.

Again thanks to our cheering section, featuring Gym Managers, Courtney Richardson and Dhara Levers.

Next week we have the following games. Come along and support your Dolphins!

 
Advisory
Advisory
Building Strong Communities Through Advisory
Srood Almoofti
Oct-02-2019
Classroom meetings are a way to allow students to have their voice on things that matter to them and to build community. The skills that students can learn in such meetings allows them to acquire skills that are critical for every human being, but sadly… Read More
Building Strong Communities Through Advisory
Building Strong Communities Through Advisory
Srood Almoofti
Oct-02-2019

Highlight from Ms. Srood’s Advisory

Classroom meetings are a way to allow students to have their voice on things that matter to them and to build community. The skills that students can learn in such meetings allows them to acquire skills that are critical for every human being, but sadly, are so often overlooked in schools.

Teaching students life skills, such as voicing opinions and sharing concerns, increases their confidence both professionally and in social situations. Along with voicing one’s opinion, self control and discipline are two other critical skills for students to help them build self esteem, handle difficult problems and to express themselves when in disagreement in an effective manner.
Through class meetings with my 6th grade advisory, students have explored these topics and discussed strategies on how they can help others, while also being able to reflect on their own use and understanding of these skills. I believe in the importance of all students learning such skills.
The class meeting can address procedural matters that impact students, address class wide problems or concerns, or just be an opportunity for students to engage in an enjoyable activity. Students feel the class meetings provide them with a sense of freedom to express their thoughts and opinions openly to others but within the structure of a community meeting setting.

Our first class meeting started with asking students why it is important to be in control of our actions and in what we express to others. Expressing how we feel through times of change has been important for grade 6 as they transition from elementary and enter a new stage of their schooling. Students were also given the opportunity to think deeper and tell about a time when they remember themselves at a time when they were challenged with how to act or what to say. We shared examples and linked this to our actions always have consequences. Finally, we reflected on how these experiences, and what we learnt from them, can be used to help us now, in 6th Grade, as we work to build our community of learning for the year ahead.

It was clear from the enthusiasm students showed during our first meeting that they enjoyed sharing their thoughts, ideas, experience and would welcome the opportunity to keep exploring these ideas and having more class meetings.

 
LEVEL 5
LEVEL 5
Cardboard Creation Challenge in LEVEL 5
Luke Meinen
Oct-01-2019
Monday night was an exciting evening in LEVEL 5! We hosted students, parents, and educators from across Bahrain in a night of design, creation and collaboration. Those who joined, learned to leverage cardboard as a powerful prototyping with a bit of duct… Read More
LEVEL 5
Cardboard Creation Challenge in LEVEL 5
Luke Meinen
Oct-01-2019
Monday night was an exciting evening in LEVEL 5! We hosted students, parents, and educators from across Bahrain in a night of design, creation and collaboration. Those who joined, learned to leverage cardboard as a powerful prototyping with a bit of duct tape, recycled materials and creativity.

In 35 minutes, mixed groups of students and adults created some truly amazing designs all based around the compelling story of Caine’s Arcade. There were trebuchets games, skee ball, pinball, claw machines and even a putting game! The evening displayed the possibility of creation under pressure.

In a final reflection of the event when sharing surprises from the evening, one parent said “I can’t believe how much fun we had as adults at this event!” Smiles were abundant, energy was high and parents and kids walked away with some great memories.
 
Academics
Academics
Teachers Engage Student Passions to Spark Learning & Dialogue
Dr. Gary Bicker
Oct-01-2019
Highlight from Dr. Bicker’s Advisory During the first week of school my Grade 10 advisory girls class generated a list of topics they wanted to explore this year as a way to personalize their learning. Our topic for this week was Climate Change. This… Read More
Climate Change
Teachers Engage Student Passions to Spark Learning & Dialogue
Dr. Gary Bicker
Oct-01-2019
Highlight from Dr. Bicker’s Advisory

During the first week of school my Grade 10 advisory girls class generated a list of topics they wanted to explore this year as a way to personalize their learning. Our topic for this week was Climate Change. This was timely given that 16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg had spoken at the UN Climate Action Summit the previous day. The girls displayed great empathy as they watched and discussed Greta’s passionate and emotional speech on the future of their planet. The girls then used role play cards to imagine they were teenagers from different parts of the world. The lifestyle of some of these teenagers in developed countries had a negative impact on climate. Conversely, the teenagers in developing countries were themselves impacted by changes in climate, particularly through a disrupted food supply. We concluded the role play with a fruitful discussion of how young people who live in countries that have the least impact on climate change, are the ones being impacted the most.
 
Professional Development
Professional Development
TeachMeet Bahrain @ LEVEL 5
Luke Meinen - LEVEL 5 Manager
Sep-18-2019
On Monday night, LEVEL 5 hosted the 3rd TeachMeet Bahrain in LEVEL 5. TeachMeet Bahrain is an event where educators come from across Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to share practice, learning and build collaborative relationships. This events helps RVIS… Read More
Teachmeet Bahrain
TeachMeet Bahrain @ LEVEL 5
Luke Meinen - LEVEL 5 Manager
Sep-18-2019

On Monday night, LEVEL 5 hosted the 3rd TeachMeet Bahrain in LEVEL 5. TeachMeet Bahrain is an event where educators come from across Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to share practice, learning and build collaborative relationships. This events helps RVIS educators and gives opportunities to share our expertise with others.


Over 120 educators joined in from 20 different schools and universities for this amazing evening. There were eight keynote presenters sharing their stories, contemporary pedagogy, and experiences in the classroom. It was a great night for educators to grow and learn. Ultimately building education and helping students across the Island and beyond.




 
LEVEL 5
LEVEL 5
2D Game Design at LEVEL 5
Luke Meinen - LEVEL 5 Manager
Sep-04-2019
Before the school year even kicked off, LEVEL 5 was excited to launch their event schedule working with Unreal Bahrain to provide an amazing learning opportunities for students and adults around 2D game design. Participants in this workshop undertook the… Read More
LEVEL 5
2D Game Design at LEVEL 5
Luke Meinen - LEVEL 5 Manager
Sep-04-2019
Before the school year even kicked off, LEVEL 5 was excited to launch their event schedule working with Unreal Bahrain to provide an amazing learning opportunities for students and adults around 2D game design.

Participants in this workshop undertook the task of designing levels, creating characters, and inputting backgrounds in a 2D plane using the industry standard, Unreal Engine 4. It was amazing to see what the participants were able to create in just two evenings. Each student collaborated to imagine and design a simple level that could be played by other participants.

This was all made possible by Yousef Bu Hazza, the founder and of Unreal Bahrain and the workshop facilitator. His work is done completely without cost with an aim to build game design across the community of Bahrain. If you are interested in learning about game design, sign up for the First Person Game Design workshop on October 6th and 7th!

 
Innovation
Innovation
Open for Inspiration
Luke Meinen - LEVEL 5 Manager
Sep-04-2019
During our first week of school, it was great to see students from across the school utilizing LEVEL 5 for a multitude of activities. Elementary students enjoy the space in the morning to design using paper and cardboard, classes are using the large… Read More
Innovation
Open for Inspiration
Luke Meinen - LEVEL 5 Manager
Sep-04-2019
During our first week of school, it was great to see students from across the school utilizing LEVEL 5 for a multitude of activities. Elementary students enjoy the space in the morning to design using paper and cardboard, classes are using the large tables for student wellbeing activities, and highschoolers are using the space to work during study halls. We have also begun hosting learning events in the space! As the creative tools begin to arrive, more and more creative learning opportunities will arise!

 
Sports
Sports
An Exciting Year in PE
Marcus Waudby - Director of Athletics & Co-Curricular
Sep-04-2019
On behalf of the RVIS Athletic Department, I want to welcome you all to a fabulous new year of Dolphin curricular and co-curricular activities. I want to first of all briefly outline our programs for the coming year. We are looking to create… Read More
International School Bahrin
An Exciting Year in PE
Marcus Waudby - Director of Athletics & Co-Curricular
Sep-04-2019

On behalf of the RVIS Athletic Department, I want to welcome you all to a fabulous new year of Dolphin curricular and co-curricular activities.

I want to first of all briefly outline our programs for the coming year. We are looking to create opportunities for all students to achieve success in PE. Through our mission, we hope to personalise every student’s journey through physical education, uncovering what drives them, what their interests are; what ignites their passions. All of these factors will impact how and what we teach, learn and assess in PE class. It really will be a collaborative process involving all stakeholders.

The RVIS PE Curriculum will use the Shape America standards and grade level outcomes, centering around the following activity categories: Target, Net and Wall, Invasion/Territory, Striking and fielding and Individual pursuits. Ultimately, the goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthy physical activity. In addition this year, from October onwards,we are excited to announce that the Elementary School will take part in ‘weekly’ swimming classes, facilitated by our swimming partner, North Pole Sports. More on this will be communicated in the coming weeks. We are also very excited to introduce IntraMurals to all students from Grade 1 - 12 through our IGNITE days. It will be an opportunity for all students to take part in organised weekly games and activities.

A few reminders:
Students should avoid wearing any jewelry for PE class.
Only authorised RVIS PE uniform should be worn. Optional grey shorts/trousers or regular school uniform for Nursery - Grade 3. Grades 4 - Grade 10 are required to wear the RVIS black PE Athletic shirt and shorts.
Please ensure that your child has the correct footwear, with non-marking soles.

We are all incredibly excited and encouraged by the first few days of school and look forward to the year ahead.


 
Graduation
Graduation
Riffa Views International School Celebrates its Graduates
Ken Davis - Admissions Director
Jun-04-2019
A Year of Accomplishments Culminates with High School Graduation On Thursday May 30th, RVIS held its fourth graduation for the twenty Grade-12 students at the Ritz Carlton. The event was filled with proud parents, faculty, and dear friends as the Class… Read More
Graduation 2019, Class of 2019
Riffa Views International School Celebrates its Graduates
Ken Davis - Admissions Director
Jun-04-2019

A Year of Accomplishments Culminates with High School Graduation


On Thursday May 30th, RVIS held its fourth graduation for the twenty Grade-12 students at the Ritz Carlton. The event was filled with proud parents, faculty, and dear friends as the Class of 2019 proudly took the stage to celebrate a major milestone in their lives.



Maryam Al Khalifa was the class of 2019's Valedictorian, maintaining the highest cumulative GPA. Maryam also completed the full IB Diploma Program and participated in a wide variety of activities throughout her time at RVIS. In her speech Maryam reflected, “2019 marks my tenth year at this school. I have grown up with some of you, and I have just gotten to know some of you as well. But to me, it doesn’t matter how long you have been in our class, I see us as nothing less of a family, and I am forever grateful to have been a part of this journey with all of you.” Maryam will be staying in Bahrain for her higher education and will be attending the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical University, Bahrain.



Ali Irhouma was awarded the Dolphin Award which goes to the student who most embodies the mission of the school. Ali participated in a variety of athletics, service projects, and school-wide events while continually challenging himself academically. The faculty describes Ali as “a student who is caring, compassionate, articulate, and intelligent and shows amazing insight, leadership and maturity.” Ali will be studying engineering at Queen’s University in Canada.


With the diplomas conferred and tassels moved from left to right, the members of the Class of 2019 are about to embark on life’s next adventure with the closing words of Shanaz Rayan, “In order to stand here on stage, we were driven by our passions to work persistently during the last few years. But this determination should not end here, because graduating is only the start of a long journey. And to continue this journey, we must maintain the pursuit of our aspirations.”



 
Charity
Charity
Hair Donation - A Call to Action
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May-15-2019
On May 3rd, Hana Elsokkary donated 10 inches of her hair to Beauty Spot Salon (@beautyspotbahrain), located in Hamalah. She has been growing it for 2 years and said, “It was like getting a free haircut, but for a good cause, which was a bonus!” Beauty… Read More
Hair Donation
Hair Donation - A Call to Action
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May-15-2019

On May 3rd, Hana Elsokkary donated 10 inches of her hair to Beauty Spot Salon (@beautyspotbahrain), located in Hamalah. She has been growing it for 2 years and said, “It was like getting a free haircut, but for a good cause, which was a bonus!” Beauty Spot Bahrain is collaborating with the Little Princess Trust foundation (@officiallittleprincesstrust) from the UK. This foundation provides free hair wigs for people up to age 24.


The founders were inspired by their own daughter, Hannah Tarplee, who was devastated and traumatized when she started losing her hair and was unable to find a suitable wig. After she passed, her parents decided to help others and developed this foundation. Additionally, they are funding treatments to end cancer. In 2016, they were awarded over 2.8 million and shared it between 34 hand-selected cancer fighting projects.


he wigs are manufactured and given for free to patients in need so the foundation must raise money through donations. These donations go towards the process of manufacturing, storage, salon fees, etc. and so they need your help! Hana stated, “I want to call people to action to give and to motivate others to help out this great cause. Even if you have short hair and you want to help out, you can donate money on their website.” So far, the foundation has provided 7,500 real hair wigs in UK and Ireland, and hoping to help out the millions more.



Now go out there and save the world!

For sources:

Salon IG: @beautyspotbahrain

Foundation IG: @officiallittleprincesstrust

Foundation (for donation and story): https://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate-money


 
Innovation
Innovation
Finishing Works Underway
Luke Meinen - LEVEL 5 Manager
May-15-2019
We are excited to share that we are on the home stretch of construction for the LEVEL 5 space! The doors are in place, the flooring is being laid and large features that were constructed off site are being brought in and installed. LEVEL 5 is really… Read More
Level 5 Construction
Finishing Works Underway
Luke Meinen - LEVEL 5 Manager
May-15-2019

We are excited to share that we are on the home stretch of construction for the LEVEL 5 space! The doors are in place, the flooring is being laid and large features that were constructed off site are being brought in and installed. LEVEL 5 is really starting to take shape and look like the workspace the community designed it to be!


Remember, early bird tickets are on sale for our 2019-2020 workshops. There is limited space, so please book early to ensure your spot in the workshops. We are also offering special pricing for all RVIS students, teachers, and parents in the form of 10% off of the ticket list price. When you purchase tickets, make sure to click “Enter Promo Code” and type in RVISCommunity to receive the special pricing.


If you are interested in continuing to follow the progress we are making on the space, and for updates on upcoming events and workshops, please follow us on Instagram level_5_bahrain.


 
Art
Art
Student Art Recognition
Anonymous
May-08-2019
Earlier in the semester, Ajyad (Grade 10) entered an online international fine arts competition hosted by Itsliquid Group. The organization chose 200 artworks out of the submissions to be displayed in their yearly international art exhibition in New York… Read More
Student Art Recognition
Student Art Recognition
Anonymous
May-08-2019

Earlier in the semester, Ajyad (Grade 10) entered an online international fine arts competition hosted by Itsliquid Group. The organization chose 200 artworks out of the submissions to be displayed in their yearly international art exhibition in New York City, Bogotá and Buenos Aires.


On a whim, Ajyad entered a painting she named “Cavallo di Carnevale di Venezia." The painting is an acrylic piece with a Harley Quinn pattern as a background. The colors range from yellow to burgundy in an ombré transition. After submitting her work, she received notice saying that her piece was chosen to be exhibited! Along with the winning piece, Itsliquid Group also chose another paintings from her art account (@davincis_hand) on Instagram to be featured in their exhibition.



Filled with excitement she shipped her 2 pieces of artwork to Venice, and a week later received images of them beautifully displayed in the exhibition. A month later, she was asked to do an interview with Itsliquid Group about her work and her thoughts on the experience. She stated, “As a young artist, this was my greatest accomplishment, and since I dream of going to Florence, Italy to complete my art studies, I feel as if this was an amazing opportunity as it may benefit my applications for college. This was my greatest accomplishment yet, and it has made me feel like a legitimate artist.”


Congratulations to Ajyad for following her passions!

 
Innovation
Innovation
IGNITE Day Secondary Overview – What will we be doing?
Tara Waudby - Superintendent
May-08-2019
IGNITE Day affords us many spectacular opportunities and the time to focus on the myriad of things schools try to squeeze into an already full week. So what will we be doing? This week, we provide an overview of Secondary IGNITE Day. Advisory:… Read More
Ignite Day
IGNITE Day Secondary Overview – What will we be doing?
Tara Waudby - Superintendent
May-08-2019

IGNITE Day affords us many spectacular opportunities and the time to focus on the myriad of things schools try to squeeze into an already full week. So what will we be doing? This week, we provide an overview of Secondary IGNITE Day.



Advisory: Connection is one of the most essential elements for humans are social beings. Advisory sessions will be focused on building connections and relationships with peers and the Advisory Teacher. We will also integrate socio-emotional curriculum that is age appropriate.



Intramurals: One of our goals is to ensure students emerge as confident and collaborative young adults. Playing team sports is an excellent path towards both of these aims. Students will engage in weekly intramural sessions and play competitive sports with their peers.



Clubs/Committees: Students will further gain leadership skills by serving on clubs or committees. Clubs include STUCO, Change My World, and MUN. More are still to be developed. Committees may be long-term or short term, and will allow students to be part of decision-making, organization and event planning.



Personalized Learning Seminars: The feature of IGNITE, personalized learning seminars allow students to explore a range of passion-based learning options in a short-term setting. Seminars are organized into strands, and students will have the opportunity to earn badges in key areas such as communication, innovation and etc.



Assemblies: Weekly assemblies will allow for schoolwide showcases, House assemblies and grade-level assemblies. Assemblies further allow us to connect as a community.