IAA is a values-driven institution, with the four IAA Pillars pervading every aspect of the IAA Experience. These Pillars are Duty, Acceptance, Leadership and Pride in Our Cultural Heritage. Every effort is pursued to make these values truly come to life in the minds of IAA students, binding them together in a shared culture of principle and character. Watch https://youtu.be/_HNVFQfPLSs to learn more.
The IAA was pleased to host a myriad of Canadian universities today on our campus. Thank you to all university representatives who participated in this event! This was an invaluable opportunity for IAA Secondary students to learn more about the many exciting options available to them in Canada. You can never be too prepared for university!
Dead 2 Red is back! This year IAA staff will be in this exciting race, running ALL NIGHT from 10 to 11 March! This year our team is called, “IAA, All Night for the Fight!” We hope to support the not-for-profit Atfaluna as they help children of any nationality in Jordan who need treatment and medical care, but lack the support and resources to get them. The IAA Dead 2 Red Team would like to raise money through special T-shirts sales, to be worn on Dead 2 Red Day... on 10th March so that students can show their support for their teachers as we set off to complete this challenge. Please head to the IAA Finance Dept. for more information on purchasing a T-shirt, or simply to make a cash donation to this worthy cause. Help us to support Atfaluna in giving sick children the chance to live a healthy, comfortable and pain-free life, as well as the hope for a brighter future. Thank you for your generosity!
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller, 'The Open Door'
IAA Grades 10 and 11 enjoyed a Dead Sea bike excursion over the weekend in preparation for the exciting IAA trip to Cambodia this year! An adventurous ‘Action Trip’ designed to challenge students both physically and mentally, Cambodia presents a unique and memorable opportunity for Secondary students to truly venture outside of their comfort zone. The Dead Sea biking trip is a great step towards helping the kids ready themselves for the great journey ahead…
An IAA Secondary student delegation – and particularly our Grade 8s – joined the National Orthodox School for NOSMUN 2016, a Model United Nations event tackling the critical issues of the day. The Syrian civil war and the consequent refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe were among the many topics explored and debated in a sophisticated simulation of the real-world UN. Thank you to the National Orthodox School for hosting our future diplomats!
A peek into our weekly morning IAA parent workshops! This week, parents met our new Primary School Mathematics Coordinator, Ms Carmel, who delivered an informative workshop on the Scope and Sequence of the Australian Mathematics Curriculum. Ms Carmel is available for meetings if there are questions about the Primary maths programme. Appointments can be made through Ms Parveen in Primary Reception. Ms Carmel has promised a hands-on workshop with parents in a few weeks, working through the scope and sequence for addition. Parent-teacher partnerships make all the difference for students.
IAA: The Jordanian Context Video https://youtu.be/Lf3G2XaHFSI While IAA offers a world-class, international education, its curriculum thoroughly incorporates important aspects of local culture and heritage. IAA is very much an international school within a Jordanian context, and as such, it delivers strong programmes in Arabic, religion, and social studies.
From Jerash in December to Ajloun in January, the IAA Community Action Service (CAS) programme has been reaching out to those in need. Community and service is an integral part of the IAA Experience. Yesterday, IAA students visited the Ein Bustan Orphanage in support of the children there, delivering warm winter coats for all. A life lived in the service of others is indeed a life well-lived. Thank you, Ein Bustan, for opening your doors to the IAA!
The IAA Music Department recently presented an exciting Musical Concert in conjunction with special guests, Oberlin College and Conservatory from New York, USA. Our Grades 6 – 8 musicians enjoyed a private workshop with the talented musicians from America, with both groups also performing together for the IAA community in the IAA Theatre. Thank you to all who participated and attended the show!