At Abroad International School we believe language plays an essential role in all learning areas. We recognize that language development is an ongoing process. Students learn language, about language, through language and therefore, we acknowledge that all teachers are language teachers. Language is reinforced in multiple ways, including technically, practically, and as a medium of instruction. Language is the true transdisciplinary medium by which students and teachers make connections across the curriculum. Although English is the main language of instruction, systems are in place to encourage the support and development of all other languages used by students.
At Abroad International School written, taught and assessed curricula are interdependent. Assessment is an important tool to evaluate what students know and can do. Therefore, it is essential to determine when, how, and what to assess for planning, teaching, and learning.
Teachers use a wide range of strategies and tools to assess students learning and maximize their potential within their “zone of proximal development”. Abroad International School promotes internationally-minded students thus assessments are considered as an essential facet of guiding the learners through the five essential elements of learning: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastering of skills, the development of attitudes, and the decision to take responsible action. Also, it is important for the whole school community to understand the importance of assessment, what is being assessed, and the criteria for success.
Assessment is used to screen the students’ progress, achievement, and effort. It is also utilized to adapt the curriculum and differentiate planning accordingly.
Wellbeing and Behavior Policy
Abroad International School aims to have a positive school climate, therefore we encourage a calm, purposeful and happy atmosphere within Abroad International School, where students can grow up to be multilingual, inquiring, and open-minded lifelong learners who are respectful of all cultures. Our well-being & behavior policy is rooted in the belief that all members of the school regardless of age, gender, race, color, religion, or disability:
● are of equal value as human beings
● have a valuable contribution to make to the life of the school
● grow in independent thought and judgment
● are responsible for their own actions
● have an equal voice
This policy is a tool used to promote good relationships so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to create a positive learning community. It cherishes restorative approaches that repair the harm caused and restore harmony within the school community.
Abroad International School utilizes advanced technologies and progressive teaching approaches to enhance student learning, promote collaboration and facilitate the creation and sharing of knowledge locally and globally. In order to promote responsible digital citizenship and use of technology, all users of the Internet and ICT equipment/devices are required to adhere to the rules and guidelines stated in the Cyber-Safety Policy.
Child Protection Policy
Abroad International School (AIS) Child Protection Policy is to maintain a school environment free of child abuse/neglect and provide a safe learning environment for the students. The Child Protection Policy intends to demonstrate the school’s commitment to preventing child abuse/neglect and clarifies the requirements for the child’s protection. It also demonstrates that the school takes this issue seriously and is willing to take on any duty and responsibility to create a safe and healthy environment for the students.
Parent – Student Handbooks
This handbook is meant for parents and students who have already been accepted to AIS with the hopes of providing them with answers to their questions. If, after reading this handbook, you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
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