Leadership and Service

Community and Service

IAA is very proud of its vigorous Service & Action and Community & Service programmes, core components of the MYP and IB Diploma experience. These programmes, however, are not merely curricular – they consititue the overall spirit of service that permeates the entire culture of the school, beginning at the Primary level. Duty is an important school Pillar, informing the students’ development as local and global citizens.

IAA is very proud of its vigorous Service & Action and Community & Service programmes, core components of the MYP and IB Diploma experience. These programmes, however, are not merely curricular – they constitute the overall spirit of service that permeates the entire culture of the school, beginning at the Primary level. Duty is an important school Pillar, informing the students’ development as local and global citizens. At IAA, CAS allows IB students to directly get involved with the larger Jordanian community, supporting a wide plethora of organizations and people who depend upon the support of others for their success. The purpose of CAS is to encourage IB schools to give students the means to learn through experience, taking action in the service of others. Students engage in a creative process of planning and executing service-based activities that build character and social responsibility within Jordan and beyond. CAS helps students to:

  • Increase awareness of their strengths and areas for growth
  • Undertake new challenges
  • Plan and initiate activities
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Show perseverance and commitment
  • Engage with issues of global importance
  • Consider ethical implications
  • Develop new skills
Leadership

At IAA, Leadership is one of our most basic values, and is in fact one of our fundamental Four Pillars. Leadership pervades the school culture at every level, both formally and informally. Students are given numerous opportunities to exhibit their Leadership and Service ability within a broad spectrum of contexts.

At IAA, Leadership is one of our most basic values, and is in fact one of our fundamental Four Pillars. Leadership pervades the school culture at every level, both formally and informally. Students are given numerous opportunities to exhibit their Leadership and Service ability within a broad spectrum of contexts.

While many formal Leadership positions are available, students can also exhibit their Leadership in other extra-curricular and curricular frameworks. IAA offers:

  • Primary Student Council
  • Primary House Captains and Vice-Captains
  • Eco-School Committee
  • Primary Prefect Council
  • Peer Mediation
  • Community and Service
  • Secondary Student Representative Council
  • Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) Youth Council
  • Head Boy and Head Girl

IAA students also serve as leaders in other organizations, events and competitions throughout the year, both inside and outside of school. These include

  • Youth Club
  • Rotary Interact Club
  • Model United Nations Secretariat
  • Habitat for Humanities
  • Sports Teams
  • Robotics Team
  • Formulae 1 Team
  • And others!

They have also participated in Leadership Seminars involving public speaking, leadership discussion groups and film viewing. Leadership is an integral part of the IAA student experience.

Local Job Internship Programme

Holistic learning is central at IAA. As a result of this approach, the school collaborates with the local community of corporate and non-corporate members, building partnerships that support education outside of the classroom.

Through this community collaboration, doors are opened to IAA students seeking to:

  • Gain practical work experience
  • Serve their local community
  • Develop professional networks
  • Understand Jordanian workplace culture
  • Enhance CVs and/or university applications

This programme strongly supports students’ long-term aspirations, as well as providing hands-on opportunities and real-world relevance to an already rigorous academic curriculum.

Grade 10 Job Shadow Programme

The IB Middle Years Programme requires Grade 10 students to engage in a week of “job shadowing,” a programme which allows students to directly experience the local workplace first-hand, and typically within their chosen fields of interest. In addition to cultivating a more informed understanding of the practical work environment, this programme also affords young people the occasion to explore those areas of study they wish to focus upon at the IB Diploma level, as well as later at the university level, in preparation for a future career.

The IB Middle Years Programme requires Grade 10 students to engage in a week of “job shadowing,” a programme which allows students to directly experience the local workplace first-hand, and typically within their chosen fields of interest. In addition to cultivating a more informed understanding of the practical work environment, this programme also affords young people the occasion to explore those areas of study they wish to focus upon at the IB Diploma level, as well as later at the university level, in preparation for a future career.

The Grade 10 Job Shadow Programme collaborates closely with the IAA parent community, a vast pool of prominent professionals and decision-makers, who own, manage, lead or advise a diverse array of corporate businesses, governmental institutions and non-profit organizations. The IAA parent community is instrumental in contributing to the off-campus educational opportunities that Grade 10 students need towards completion of their MYP requirements.

Grade 11 International Internship Programme

IAA is dedicated to the creation of opportunities – opportunities to learn, grow and experience. With its commitment to holistic education, IAA runs a Grade 11 International Internship Programme for a select number of students who have consistently shown exemplary academic work and character at IAA.

    IAA is dedicated to the creation of opportunities – opportunities to learn, grow and experience. With its commitment to holistic education, IAA runs a Grade 11 International Internship Programme for a select number of students who have consistently shown exemplary academic work and character at IAA.

    The international student workshops and internships provided through this programme are indeed once-in-a-lifetime experiences, affording Jordanian youth unique opportunities to learn, locally or internationally, within highly selective and enriching contexts. These very highly regarded organizations are recognized as leaders within their respective fields, with many focusing on community service both within Jordan and beyond. These have included:

    • Global Social Issues: The Clinton Foundation
    • Global Social Issues: Harvard’s Global Citizens Youth Summit (GCYS)
    • Social and Medical: Operation Smile
    • Medical: Royal Marsden Shadow Programme
    • Social and Economic: Jordan River Foundation
    • Medical: Farah Hospital Shadow Programme
    • Architecture: Zaha Hadid Office Internship
    • Communications: Symbiosis Internship
    • Finance: Ernst and Young
    • Auditing: PriceWaterhouseCooper (PWC) Internship
    • Finance: Citibank NYC
    • And more!