IAA Grade 9 students trekked it all the way to the Eco-park for the El Hassan Youth Award Bronze Expedition recently. According to its website, ‘The El Hassan Youth Award provides an opportunity for the young people of Jordan, between the ages of 14 to 25, to enroll in challenging, educational and non-academic programs across a range of services, skills, expeditions and physical recreation.’
The Secondary Science Fair kicked off this morning with enthusiasm among students, parents and staff. Our Grade 6 to 8 scientists presented their ambitious experiments, the focus of which was the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, recently adopted ‘to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all’. Experiments ranged from the science of water purity to eco-friendly housing to energy conservation. So inspiring!
Students attended the Middle East Unity Cup (MEUC) Track and Field Tournament at the IAA Track and Field last weekend for an exciting two days of intense competition. Running, jumping, sprinting and cheering, students from schools across Jordan and beyond brought their athletic skills, determination and school spirit. IAA was so pleased to have had the opportunity to host this dynamic event. Thanks to all who participated!
The Middle Years production of Annie last week was simply outstanding, with little orphan Annie stealing the hearts of audiences over three days of sold-out shows! Employing sophisticated set design, multi-media effects, impressive choreography and even a live dog, the cast and crew of Annie were the talk of the town. Congratulations to the many parents, staff and students who made this show possible. It was such a treat for all those who attended!
Six straws, two paper clips and one meter of masking tape had our 9th graders creativity bubbling! Mix this with knowledge of engineering and physics, add a raw egg to the mixture, and you will get a barrel of laughs and IAA’s First Annual Egg Drop Challenge! Working in pairs, the Grade 9 class was challenged to create a protective container for their egg, then drop it from the balconies of the Secondary School. Our winners for this year were Yasmeen Quran and Mohammad Jayousi, who placed their egg in a makeshift box and cushioned it with little pieces of straws. Good fun!
BREAKING NEWS: Recently, our U12 boys competed in Dubai, UAE in the Middle East Unity Cup (MEUC) competition. IAA has just learned that they have now emerged as the champions of the MEUC championship tournament, with their original second place status canceled due to an MEUC error. While the team was extremely pleased with their performance, they were thrilled to also discover that they have officially been awarded the first place trophy. Congratulations Hawks! You were already - and will always be - our champs!
On April 19th, come and celebrate with us your children’s accomplishments in Science at IAA’s 6thAnnual Science Fair from 8:30am – 12: 00 pm. Weather permitting, it will take place outside between the two Secondary Buildings. The focus will be on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which have been recently adopted “to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all”. We look forward to seeing you there.
As part of their Service-As-Action (SAA) activity for Grade 8, students visited the Theodore Schneller School, Amman in Rosaifah, where they worked to improve the learning environment in classrooms with freshly painted walls and newly added white boards. All funds were provided by the monthly IAA Secondary Bake Sale. Thanks to all who supported this initiative.
The Libraries Makerspace programme is inviting Primary students to attend a fun mask-making session on Tuesday, 19th April at 2:30 pm in the Pirmary Library! Email your child's name to email@example.com to reserve a seat today!
IAA’s annual Bible Recital Competition came off in flying colours this year. IAA’s Religion Department hosted the event, inviting students to show off their knowledge of the Bible, performing in front of a live audience of parents and judges. Well done, kids!