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 the distribution as a model to other schools in Bahrain. RVIS students continue to strengthen their Arabic language skills with the use of these resources and through the expertise of the Arabic, Islamic Studies, Social Studies, and Citizenship teachers. Ms. Aysha Al Ghoul, an Arabic teacher at RVIS, finds the resources robust stating, “the combination of the Ministry text and our dedication to personalized learning allows RVIS students to excel not only in the language, but in the depth of knowledge about the Arab culture.” As the school continues to adapt to the needs of its community during the pandemic, RVIS also has made available online resources for their students. The Head of School Ms. Tara Waudby commented, “We are pleased to be able to offer both the online resources and textbooks from the MOE for the National Subjects.” She went on to say, “This allows us to take advantage of digital technologies and utilize the hardcopy resources to further enhance the learning objectives for both our virtual and in-person students. The resources are excellent and support our program goals.” “RVIS is proud of the quality of our Arabic, Islamic and Citizenship programs that ensure the Bahrain Ministry of Education program is delivered in a meaningful, engaging and personalized way for each student. With this approach we have seen excellent growth in student achievement levels, the use of language in real life contexts and connection of language and culture beyond school,” remarked Jo Garrahy, the Deputy Head of School. RVIS has always been committed to keeping close ties to the country of Bahrain. A central pillar of the school is to help students develop their identity within the context of the country. Partnering with the ministry in the endeavor continues to be a successful relationship for the school and the Kingdom of Bahrain.