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.
We believe that rewards can drive motivation and a healthy competitive spirit amongst students.
Below are some of the most innovative methods to drive motivation:
Appreciation certificates, trophies and awards for distinguished students
Programs aimed to prepare students before their internal and external examinations
Educational trips to scientific museums, universities and art galleries
Trips to career fairs, artistic fairs, social and cultural fairs
These methods further boost student morale with special mentions in school newsletters, online editorial, school blogs/podcasts or local newspapers.
Environment, Health & Safety
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.
Our health services include:
Two school doctors and one experienced emergency nurse
A school clinic whereby doctors are available full-time
Workshops organized by the Ministry of Health for doctors and nurses to polish their skills and stay up to date about current diseases, viruses, and precautionary measures against them
Cabinets with non-prescription medicines along with tri-annual medicine inventory
Annual medical supplies authorized by the Ministry of Health
Adequate transportation for sick/injured individuals accompanied by the school doctor or nurse
Orientation and training on first aid at the beginning, and end of the academic year
An updated emergency procedure manual with written instructions for drills, evacuation maps and safety rules pertaining to school facilities
Annual medical examinations with a precise medical record stating the student’s health problems and growth map
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:
Female students of Grade 5 and above must use the entrance and exit for Girls only
No male members are allowed to access the school using the girls entrance
All entrances/gates are manned during the opening and closing time of school
Counseling and Development
The school has developed a Counseling & Development Program that supports teaching and learning by ensuring that all students achieve academic success and develop life skills through the acquisition of academic, career, and personal/social competencies, which will prepare them for university/college level study, and eventually for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world. Moreover, the school provides seminars and trips to career fairs and universities to acquaint students with career opportunities so that they can make a good choice of the type of higher education they choose to pursue.
As the number of students increased steadily over the past five years, the school has assigned five counsellors, namely three School Deputies (School Deputy for Academics, School Deputy for Student Affairs and School Deputy for the Junior School), and three Social Workers in order to provide comprehensive school counselling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention activities through school-wide assemblies and activities, classroom guidance lessons, intentional guidance groups, individual counselling, and collaboration with outside community resources. These counsellors also assist students in ensuring they meet high school graduation requirements.(Refer to School Deputy Log).
Liwa International School has developed a system of processes to communicate the policies and strategies related to guidance and resources services to meet student needs. Proper access to such information is ensured through different means.
The Role of Teachers in promoting Care and Guidance:
(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 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:
Organizing school events
Act as mediators between students and administration
Participate and engage others in major community service projects
Ensure a fair and coherent representation of student requirements and issues
Conduct meetings to elaborate on how the school campus and environment can be improved
Suggesting quality outreach programs such as industrial visits, special needs center, charity activities or community-wide awareness campaigns
Our Student Council has been part of many events and activities such as:
Red Crescent’s Aoun activities
“Be My Brother” project for special needs children in Al Ain Care and Rehabilitation Center
“Health First” campaign to support patients with health challenges related to diabetes, obesity, kidney diseases, cancer, heart diseases, and hypertension
“Together We are One Family” project in support of orphans and their families.
“Yad Al Amal” project in support of needy families.
The annual Al Ain Mall’s Breast Cancer Campaign
The UAE National Day celebrations and the National Flag Day
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)