We offer a framework of opportunities and support that meets each Student’s unique needs, built on a foundation of core values.
We take care of our faculty members, so that they can take care of your children. To instill a positive, healthy work environment, Liwa makes sure to recruit staff members who have the right skills, qualifications, experience and understanding.
At Liwa International School, we believe that children perform better when they have a system that is supportive, motivating and optimistic. Our senior faculty framework comprises:
Our Junior faculty framework comprises:
Therefore, Liwa’s structure imparts discipline to follow school policies, provides support, sustainability, academic progress, personal development and creates a positive, healthy, learning environment.
Simply put, a reward is a stimulus to reinforce a positive behavior. Be it monetary, tangible or intangible, a reward is vital for motivation. Therefore, we believe that rewards can drive a competitive spirit amongst students.
Below are some of the most innovative methods to drive motivation:
These methods further boost student morale with special mentions in school newsletters, online editorial, school blogs/podcasts or local newspapers.
Apart from creating a robust, dynamic environment filled with knowledge and activities, we also prioritize health and awareness for various medical issues.
Since its inception, Liwa’s goal has been to facilitate medical care and attention to staff members, faculty and students.
To fulfill this objective, we have collaborated with various medical hospitals and enterprises to provide us with appropriate medical staff, instruments such as vaccinations, bandages, medical kits etc., to eliminate all inhibitions.
Liwa reserves the right to permit or deny entry access to anyone other than the staff, students, and parents within the school premises.
The following directives pertaining to the cultural codes are as follows:
(a) Promote the personal, social, academic and career development of students through implementing the Personal growth education and related guidance activities.
(b) Enhance learning abilities of students through promoting various study strategies and activities.
(c) Give advice on the areas of personal, social, academic and career development of students through participation in cross-curricular planning.
The house system is a school structure in which students are divided into a number of subunits, called houses. Each house has a set of responsibilities and duties that are achieved through the hard work of the house members. Houses will also compete with one another at different competitions, which will provide more opportunities for the students to take responsibility and develop leadership skills.
The main purpose of the house system is to empower students to have more say when it comes to school life. This may not be easy to achieve normally due to the large number of students, and that is where the house system plays its role. The structure of the houses and the way they are divided allow the students to express themselves, create a sense of belonging, and build their sense of community. Also, the house system will provide fun activities, encourage creativity, and generally make your experience at school a lot more interesting and pleasant.
By the time the new academic year (2015-2016) begins, Liwa international school will be divided into four different houses: yellow, green, purple, and blue. Each grade level will be divided equally between the houses. Students will be assigned to the houses randomly, but once a student has been assigned to a house, any siblings he or she has automatically become members of the same house whether they are already registered at LIS, or upon registration.
A leader will be assigned for all houses. Each house will consist of a Captain, a Vice-Captain, and a Prefect. In the beginning of the year, the students who want to run for Captain will write a speech, explaining why they should be chosen to be Captain and how they will manage to do their jobs as leaders of the houses; then the members of the house will vote for the student who delivered the best speech and convinced them the most. The winner of the first runner-up will be titled Captain and the second runner-up will be titled Vice-Captain. In each class, a Prefect and a Vice-Prefect will be chosen as well to represent their house. Each position has a different role. For example, Captains will be responsible for assisting others in the house and attending meetings with the other leaders and captains of the Houses. The Vice-Captain exists as the ‘right hand man’ to the House Captain, and the Prefect and Vice-Prefect’s responsibility is to guide the House in achieving maximum efficiency in the implementation of its objectives.
There will be competitions between Houses from time to time. These competitions will be based on different activities, like academic competitions based on GPA, athletic competitions based on different sports like football or basketball, and many other kinds of competitions including cultural and artistic competitions. Houses will also competebased on spirit. Spirit is defined as eagerly participating in school events and extracurricular activities with a kind and helpful attitude. Examples of competitions based on spirit are competitions for best behaved house, most punctual house, house with best teamwork and house with the best assemblies.
Take note that most, if not all, of these competitions will be organized by the students themselves. From these competitions, the winning house will gain house points; these points will be added up, and by the end of the year the house with the highest number of points will win a House Cup and earn the title “House of the Year”.
Currently, the Liwa family is beginning to fashion names for the Houses and create badge designs that represent each House. We would like to inspire and encourage our students to bring out their originality and creativity in coming up with the House names and designs for the House badges. The family is required to be original, imaginative, inventive, and to create a badge that is related to UAE culture and identity.
In 2014-2015, the House System has been introduced throughout the school with the following objectives in mind:
The Student Council is a significant part of the student’s welfare program as it represents the interests of the students in a collective form. A staff advisor conducts weekly, monthly and annual meetings to discuss the same.
The elective process takes place from grade 5 to 12, where all students participate to elect representatives from their classes.
Some of the major objectives of the Student Council representatives are:
Our Student Council has been part of many events and activities such as:
The Zero Hour Club program offers ‘in-school’ opportunities for students to explore a broad range of activities. These activities incorporate interests and skills which can flourish under the specific guided time created.
‘Students who participate in co-instructional activities have greater opportunities to develop character, critical thinking skills, social skills, and talents…’ Willms, J.D. (2003)
|STEM||Environment||Sports||Artistic||Reading & Writing||Chess||Community Service||Cooking|
|Make It Competition||EEG Students Workshop||Sharakah Sports Fest||Painting||Abu Dhabi Reads Campaign Activities||Chess Tournaments||AOUN project||Promoting Healthy lifestyle|
|Think Science||AUS Environment Day||Football Tournaments||Photography||Creative Writing||Breast Cancer Campaign|
|IT Marathon||Interschool Environmental Public Speaking||Volleyball tournaments||Media||Arabic Reading Challenge - (تحدي القراءة)||SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning)|
|Interschool SCRATCH Competition||SSI Projects||Marathons||Ali Bin Harmal Educational Award|
|Cyber Quest||Physics||Basketball||Poetry Contest|
|Rugby||Arabic Language inter-class contests|
|Holy Quran: Grades 1-12||Ballet: Grades 1-8||Gymnastics: Grades 1-8||Swimming: Grades 1-8||Arts & Crafts: Grades 5-12|
|Holy Quran: Grades 1-12||Football: Grades 1-8||Swimming: Grades 1-8||Arts & Crafts: Grades 5-12|