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NEWS ARTICLES
RVIS
RVIS hosts a Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021
By: Deena Alreefy
Marketing and Community Relations Liaison
Published: 2021-06-16 09:11:20
With an abundance of joy and pride, Riffa Views International School held its virtual graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021, last Tuesday evening. This class of 26 graduates celebrated their culmination of their high school years with family and friend...
Bahrain
RVIS on the Effects of Pandemic on Private Education 
By: Deena Alreefy
Marketing and Community Relations Liaison
Published: 2021-06-01 15:23:28
RVIS participated in a seminar titled The Effects of the Pandemic on Private Education that was organized by Al Bilad Newspaper. The panelists included Members of the legislative branch as well as officials from the Ministry of Education and representative...
Academics
Senior Showcase
By: Deena Alreefy
Marketing and Community Relations Liaison
Published: 2021-06-01 15:12:50
Class of 2021 have proven to be leaders of tomorrow. Each one of them presented a showcase that illustrated their journey and future plans, both academic and personal. Each one of them told a story of success. A story of growth. A story of challenges. A st...
Academics
Kindergarten How To's!
By: Ken Davis
Director of Marketing and Admissions
Published: 2021-05-05 05:01:28
Ever wonder how to tack a horse, build with legos, or make ice cream? Well, our Kindergarten students can help you out through their “how to” books!...
Leadership
Student Goverment!
By: Ken Davis
Director of Marketing and Admissions
Published: 2021-04-29 09:29:12
Many thanks to the high-school students in the Leadership Cohort for re-IGNITING the Student Government. This past week we held our first election. Candidates gave a three-minute speech to the entire secondary school through a series of Zoom meetings....
Bahrain
Giving Back during Ramadan
By: Ken Davis
Director of Marketing and Admissions
Published: 2021-04-28 07:50:51
The Ramadan food drive was a huge success and has helped many families in Bahrain. The RVIS community has come through again and we thank you for your contributions. As a community, we collected so much food that it took three carloads to deliver it all!...
Academics
The Art of Podcasting
By: Tara Waudby
Head of School
Published: 2021-04-28 07:44:13
We are pleased to share episode 3 of The Voice of RVIS. Ten grade 9 students have been studying the art of podcasting this semester. The first three episodes represent their team efforts, and each team is now working on their second episode. Stay tuned for...
Academics
Authentic Learning in Grade 5
By: Ken Davis
Director of Marketing and Admissions
Published: 2021-04-21 04:24:36
Grade 5 and the Admissions Department recently teamed up to develop a webpage to help new families learn about RVIS and Bahrain. Through this collaborative effort students developed skills in research and informational writing while contributing to the RVI...
Academics
Living Museum
By: Ken Davis
Admissions/Marketing Director
Published: 2021-04-13 19:03:44
Each year the grade five students create cultural projects that help to shine a spotlight on the diversity and internationalism within our school. Through the projects, students explore the geography and culture of their chosen country, using a variety of...
Academics
Explode! In the Middle School
By: Ken Davis
Admissions/Marketing Director
Published: 2021-04-13 18:46:25
This year, RVIS relaunched the Explode program for middle school students. Explode is a passion based, student directed program where students collaborate, explore, and share their interests beyond the classroom....
Art
IB Art Show
By: Ken Davis
Admissions/Marketing Director
Published: 2021-04-13 17:41:58
Nine of our 12th grade students have been working diligently since the start of the 2019-2020 school year in their IB Visual Arts class. Last week, they completed their culminating project: their exhibition. Despite the additional stresses and struggles th...
Academics
Celebrating Student Acheivement
By: Deena Alreefy
Marketing and Community Relations Liaison
Published: 2021-04-06 09:06:24
RVIS is very proud of its very own 6th grade student, Mishal. Growing up, Mishal has always been surrounded by and inspired by art. His family discovered his talent at a very young age and encouraged him to pursue and express himself through art. Over the ...
Student Wellness
Inspiring Frontline Works 
By: Deena Alreefy
Marketing and Community Relations Liaison
Published: 2021-04-06 09:00:37
The Royal Medical Services Commander, Major General Professor Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, praised the great efforts put forth by the Riffa Views International School in educating its students, faculty and staff on the national health guidelines that ...
Art
Riffa Views International School Gifts Artwork to the National Health Regulatory Authorit
By: Ken Davis
Admissions/Marketing Director
Published: 2021-03-16 08:41:59
The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Regulatory Authority, Dr. Mariam Al Jalahma, praised the great efforts put forth by the Riffa Views International School in educating its community on the national health guidelines that should be followed...
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Secondary Counselor Transitions
By: Tara Waudby
Head of School
Published: 2021-03-09 10:38:40
Spring is a time of transitions. Students are planning their transitions to the next grade, and at RVIS, we have significant transitions as students shift divisions from grade 5 to 6 and grade 8 to 9....
Academics
Students Present to UNIDO Advisors
By: Ken Davis
Admissions/Marketing Director
Published: 2021-03-09 10:15:12
RVIS students have put their creative minds and innovative skills to the test over the last few months as they developed a product that has a positive impact on the world and helps to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals....
Academics
Grade 10 UNIDO Entrepreneurship Program
By: Ken Davis
Admissions/Marketing Director
Published: 2021-03-03 12:24:18
Under the leadership of the M.O.E. and the Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), RVIS has been invited to participate in an entrepreneurship program that provides students with meaning...
Secondary School Update
Introducing the Secondary Principal for 21-22
By: Jo Garrahy
Deputy Head of School
Published: 2021-03-03 11:30:40
RVIS is pleased to announce our new Secondary School Principal for the 2021/22 academic year. After a thorough recruitment process that included feedback from all stakeholder groups, the job was offered to Ms. LaKeicia Denson who accepted the position and...
Professional Development
RVIS hosts NESA Design Summit
By: Ken Davis
Admissions/Marketing Director
Published: 2021-01-27 05:43:27
RVIS in partnership with NESA and ISS, hosted a weekend virtual design summit with educators from around the region to leverage design thinking to implement powerful and systemic change across a global network of schools....
Academics
Compassion Summit Hosted by RVIS
By: Ken Davis
Admissions/Marketing Director
Published: 2021-01-27 05:30:31
Hosted by RVIS students and faculty sponsors, Tara Waudby and Samantha Cortes, this year’s Virtual Compassion Summit involved X number of schools with X number of students from around the world with the ultimate goal of increasing compassion in schools thr...
Health
Winter News from Nurse Sam’s Office
By: Sam Browne
School Nurse
Published: 2020-12-02 06:19:55
As a school, RVIS is doing an amazing job at keeping the campus virus-free, thank you! Now, the weather is decidedly cooler and dustier, we are more likely to experience coughs, colds, and sore throats and without a doubt, the most effective way to prevent...
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Head of School Transition
By: Atif Abdulmalik
Chairman of the Board
Published: 2020-11-25 09:09:27
At the end of each school year we say goodbye to community members who embark on new adventures, and at the end of this school year in June, the RVIS community will say goodbye to Tara Waudby, our Head of School....
Academics
Student Led Conferences and Virtual Open House
By: Ken Davis
Director of Marketing and Admissions
Published: 2020-11-25 06:57:26
One of the key features of RVIS is our personalized approach to education; last week students led meetings with their advisors and parents to discuss their learning....
Academics
Teaching Practice Gain Global Recognition at Riffa Views International School
By: Ken Davis
Director of Marketing and Admissions
Published: 2020-11-25 04:56:06
With the onset of the global pandemic, the world of education had to quickly adapt to a virtual environment. Schools like Riffa Views International School (RVIS), who already utilized educational applications like Seesaw and Google Suites, had a unique adv...
Academics
Partnering with the Ministry of Education
By: Ken Davis
Director of Marketing and Admissions
Published: 2020-10-19 06:32:57
Riffa Views International School was proud to host the Ministry of Education on Wednesday, October 14th to promote the safe distribution of the National Resources for Arabic, Islamic Studies and Citizenship. A representative of the MoE observed and filmed...
Academics
Returning to a Sense of Normalcy at RVIS
By: Ken Davis
Director of Marketing and Admissions
Published: 2020-10-13 09:20:02
After a successful five weeks with no reported Covid cases, RVIS continued to move towards a sense of normalcy with students on campus five days in elementary and four in secondary....
Academics
Deep Learning Through IGNITE Seminar
By: Jessica Davis
Director for Learning
Published: 2020-10-07 06:32:26
In 2019 RVIS launched IGNITE Day with the goal of having students take control of their learning and lead the future of learning. Throughout the school year, students engage in five-week seminars designed to deepen their learning about topics of their choi...
Student Wellness
Community Wellness
By: Jo Garrahy
Deputy Head of School
Published: 2020-09-14 10:20:27
Last fall, as part of our continued commitment to our strategic goal of Community Wellness, our Board of Trustees approved a new position: Assistant Principal for Student Wellness....
Academics
Our Learning Continues: Outstanding IB Results
By: Danielle Pinkerton
Secondary Principal
Published: 2020-09-14 08:53:29
Last year marked a historic year for RVIS with its fifth graduating class and major milestones in the history of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program for the school....
Academics
RVIS Celebrates its Fifth Graduation
By: Ken Davis
Admissions/Marketing Director
Published: 2020-07-02 07:00:42
Under the Patronage of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, Riffa Views International School hosted its fifth graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 30 at the Arcapita Gardens in Bahrain Bay....
Charity
Ramadan Giving 2020
By: Kelly Carpenter
Elementary Learning Support
Published: 2020-04-29 06:45:20
It’s that time of year again for our 3rd Annual Ramadan Food Drive. Our school community has done such an incredible job in the past helping those in need....
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Nicole Cerro RVIS Art Teacher
By: Jo Garrahy
Deputy Head of School
Published: 2020-04-22 06:08:02
Ms. Cerro completed her undergraduate degree through Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Her teaching career started in Phoenix, Arizona, where she worked as an elementary art teacher for four years before embarking on her first international teachin...
Professional Development
Virtual Teachmeet
By: Luke Meinen
LEVEL 5 Manager
Published: 2020-04-15 09:03:49
Since its conception, LEVEL 5 has been a creative space, a place to innovate, and a place for authentic learning experiences....
Community Service
Supporting the Medical Community in Bahrain
By: Luke Meinen
LEVEL 5 Manager
Published: 2020-04-08 08:58:06
LEVEL 5 and RVIS recently joined the cause and are creating Personal Protective Equipment - PPE face shields for Bahrain’s Ministry of Health....
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Gary Bicker
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-13 06:34:59
Project-based learning (PBL) is an effective instructional method by which students engage in a project for an extended period of time to explore an authentic question, investigate solutions and showcase their work, and it very much aligns with the RVIS...
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Erin Carney
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-13 06:19:22
Ms. Erin Carney is a long-standing teacher in our community and enjoys teaching second grade at RVIS. This year, her students have enjoyed writing a series of information books and learning about urban, rural and suburban lifestyles, which culminated in a...
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Dhara Levers
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-13 06:16:26
From piloting assessment competencies with her Advisory students to organizing monthly senior celebrations, from co-designing our IGNITE Futures model to planning our assemblies, Ms. Levers plays an important role at RVIS....
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Rebecca Layton
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-13 05:55:15
This week we are featuring Ms. Rebecca Layton, who is new at RVIS this year. She is a dynamic and talented music teacher working to expand the music program at RVIS. Ms. Layton is originally from Boston, USA and has a range of music talents and overseas te...
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Mai Al-Aryan
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-13 05:49:33
This week we are featuring Ms. Mai Al-Aryan who is in her 6th year of teaching Elementary Arabic at RVIS. Mai is a much loved and hardworking teacher and colleague....
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Belgues Al Harazy
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-13 05:47:26
Belgues has been with RVIS for 9 years and is a pillar in the Early Childhood Program and the school. As a Teacher, Ms. Belgues’s top priority is to ensure her students feel loved; “If they feel they are loved they will learn, grow and prosper."...
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Tilly Hutchinson
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-13 05:42:31
Ms. Tilly Hutchison has been at RVIS for 8 years and has shaped many young minds....
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Sana Ben Musa
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-13 05:41:04
Ms. Sana has embraced and enhanced the virtual learning experience for her students in Elementary Social Studies and Islamic Studies. She is working on and offline to help her students continue to practice and reach the standards for her subjects. Here is...
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Amy OMeara
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-13 05:07:09
Amy OMeara is flourishing as a teacher. She has shown resilience and the capacity for dynamic growth within the virtual school setting. After spending several years in the elementary classrooms, Ms. OMeara switched to secondary education. This year she sta...
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Gaynor Myers
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-12 12:07:57
Ms. Gaynor Meyers has been with RVIS and the Pre-K program for 3 years and continues to engage her students in meaningful authentic learning throughout the year. Ms. Gaynor also works closely with her students to creates early numerousy and literacy under...
Teacher Spotlight
Teacher Spotlight: Sharmeen Moosa
By: Ken Davis
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Published: 2020-01-12 12:06:03
On any given day, Ms. Sharmeens first grade class radiates joy and energy as she brings to life a myriad of interesting projects, from shadow puppetry to designing the human digestive system. Thus, it is no wonder that Ms. Sharmeens virtual classroom is eq...
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