A Message from the Director

Dear IAA Community,

It is leadership month at IAA with both primary and secondary students running for leadership posts in Student Council, Eco Committees and House teams. As early as 7 years, an IAA student is exposed to one of IAA’s most basic values; leadership. This IAA pillar stems from the fundamental principles of dignity, respect, peace, humanity, prosperity and belonging.

More on leadership is underway as preparations for I’MUN conference, competitions, projects as well as extra-curricular activities that include Toastmasters workshops, Leadership courses as well as Strength-Finder Courses are due to take place this term.

Our week ends on Wednesday, due to the Islamic New Year on Thursday. I hope that this year will bring along success and brilliant achievements to our community. Also, ending our week is our annual El Hassan Youth Award for Grade 9 students. This adventurous journey aims at encouraging a spirit of discovery and developing the important soft skills vital in today’s society; from personal development to realising the importance of the environment and volunteer work.

On the international front, we have two trips this term; the first is pertaining to Art, Drama and Music in London and the other is an adventurous one to the Les Elfes Resort in Verbier, Switzerland. It is through such trips that students have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others around the world as well as broaden their horizons.

Stay in the know by connecting to the school’s various communication platforms to learn more about events, activities and school news.

Finally, I am available next Tuesday from 9-10am for parents who wish to see me.

Wishing you an enjoyable long weekend!

Hana Kanan, Ed.D.