The IAA flag made it to the snow-capped Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro yesterday when IAA’s PTA member, Hana Bushnaq Shami, conquered Africa’s highest peak after 9 days of living on the edge. Congratulations Hana for taking IAA to greater heights! We are proud of you.
The Primary Counselling Team conducted a workshop on Thursday for primary parents entitled “Supporting Your Child Through Crises”.
The workshop provided parents with guidelines and strategies to support their children through traumatic events, such as the ones we witnessed at the beginning of the year. The Counsellors stressed on the importance of trying to keep routines as normal as possible, encouraging children to talk, draw and play as ways to process their intense emotions. For older students they discussed the need to limit the exposure to social media, videos and violent images. The IAA management and staff have been giving support in the classroom in ensuring stability and psychological comfort to all.
IAA's Drama Team concluded a six-day trip to London today after immersing themselves in theatre.
Our students attended theatre workshops, toured studios and watched musical shows and plays such as Mamma Mia, Matilda and An Inspector Calls to name a few.
The IAA community delivered donations on Monday to over 70 needy families in Anjara, in collaboration with the Ajloun Cultural and Heritage Association. Donations included food, clothing and winterization boxes that were packaged by the IAA students and staff.
Ajloun News covered the event. http://ajlounnews.net/index.php?module=news&id=34472&category=71
IAA’s Grade 10 students showcased their inspiring Personal Projects today. They had the chance to discuss their projects, answer questions from students, parents and staff members.
IAA is proud of you!
As part of Grade 4’s Entrepreneurship project, students developed creative thinking and enterprise skills to design, manufacture, market and sell a reusable shopping bag made from unwanted t-shirts.
Students made decisions and choices about product design and advertising as a team. The money raised will be donated to a local environmental charity.
Grade 9 students showcased their poetry and stories about their grandparents during today’s Arabic assembly, entitled “عبق الأجداد” translating into “Our Grandparents’ Accomplishments”, inspired by the late King Hussein bin Talal’s biography- My Profession as a King.
IAA grandparent, Prof. Marwan Kamal, inspired the audience with his childhood memories and stories of his own grandfather.
The IAA secondary students were fascinated with airplanes and film-making. Two speakers, Gene de Marco from The Vintage Aviator Ltd. and David Wilks from Weta Workshop took the students on a journey of creativity, drama and determination to succeed. The students were exposed to behind the scenes work of Weta Workshop and their award-winning movies like Lord of The Rings, Avatar and The Hobbbit. De Marco, on the other hand, talked about his company’s aircraft restoration and the building of WW1 aircrafts, engines and propellers. What a ride!
Our Grade 9 & 11 students attended their fourth public speaking session on Sunday; a series of classes as part of the Youth Leadership Program that is offered by Toastmasters International. The program comprises of 8 sessions, in which students unlock their speaking potential and become effective communicators and leaders.
IAA's primary and secondary students were immersed in coding activities this week in celebration of the Hour of Code, a global movement in recognition of computing pioneer, Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.