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How does the school prepare students to reach school expectations?

  • The students are expected to participate in social work programmes and projects. For example, the school programme enables the students to reach into the poorer districts and participate in clean-up campaigns for cleaning such areas.
  • Outside learning trips; museums, historic places, factories ....etc, enable the students to reach these expectations.
  • The school invites specialized professors to give lectures on general topics to broaden the students" minds and to enlarge their scope beyond the school curriculum.
  • The program enables the students to enjoy concerts, appreciate Art exhibitions and drama.

How does MHIS prepare for the developmental needs of students specific to the age groups of each division or grade level?

  • The school offers three playgrounds, one for Kindergarten, one for Primary stage, another for the upper stages. Educational and recreational trips are categorized according to age levels and needs. Meetings are held with student union and prefects to discuss and explain the validity rules.

In addition to the required academic courses, is there any other courses or programs which are part of the school's offerings, or which occasionally take place of regular classes?

  • The school offers a special course to enhance the students' standard of English as well as holding competitions in spelling, reading and provide students with reading material to enhance their reading skills. Problems of contemporary society and other subjects are discussed through debate.

What are the methods of assessing student learning?

  • The major school subjects (Languages, Mathematics, Science, Computer, Arts, Home Economics and religion) :
    1. On-going daily assessment.
    2. Essay assignment.
    3. Weekly quizzes.
    4. Monthly Tests.
    5. Mid-Year exams (End of First Term)
    6. Final exams.
  • Music, PE, and Crafts are assessed individually due to the nature of each school subject. Marks are given at the end of each semester.

What procedures are provided for parents to convey information, comments or concerns to the school? What system is used to respond to parents' comments or concerns?

  • The link Book [with every KG & Primary student] is available for any written comments or concerns for both teachers and parents. For the higher school, any official message is sent to the parent on school paper requiring acknowledgment of receipt. More informal messages through their notebooks.
  • Public Relations personnel are available during all school hours to meet or to speak to parents, to listen to comments or concerns and to arrange for opportunities with key persons in the school.

How are parents integrated into the school's community?

  • At the beginning of each new school year, an open day allows new parents to familiarize themselves with the routine and geography of the school.
  • Parents are also invited to share any school event during the school year, i.e. Annual Graduation Day: where students moving up to the following stages are recognized.
  • Honoring Ceremony where top students are awarded.
  • Fun Days: where fun activities, sports, music, are enjoyed by students teachers and parents.
  • Parent/Teacher's meetings.
  • Concerts, dramatic performances.
  • Exhibition Day.
  • Sports Day.

How will parents know the current events at school?

  • Parents' handbook,
  • Prospectus
  • News letter
  • Admission brochures
  • Student newspaper
  • Development material i.e. Spelling Bee
  • General Knowledge Quiz

How do parents & teachers have the opportunity to meet socially?

  • Social events such as pot luck meals.
  • Fun days/Sports days etc.
  • After more official ceremonies, musical and dramatic productions, parents and teachers, together with the administrators of the school, always meet socially.

How does the school maintain contact with alumni?

  • Records of all alumni addresses are kept. This is a new trend in our school that we hope to continue now we have the facilities to do so.

How is the curriculum reviewed?

  • The curriculum is reviewed annually by specialists from the ministry of Education. It is evaluated after analyzing the test marks. In the light of these analytical studies, committees in different school subjects revise any defects that should appear.

What are the school's Student Government and other opportunities for developing school leaders?

  • Student Government includes:
    1. Student Union
    2. School Prefects
    3. Head boy and head Girl for every stage
    4. Junior Parliament
    5. Class Monitors
    6. Self-government program for each class
  • These students are elected, but the administration reserves the right to make any necessary changes.
  • The junior parliament meets with administrators to discuss any issues they choose.
  • They set the agenda for these meetings, and when appropriate their demands are met.

What are the activities provided at school?

  • An hour and a half per week is allotted on the timetable for our activity programme whereby students choose the activity to their liking. We offer sports, computer, art, music, drama, science, English club, home economics and gardening.
  • Our annual school production combines music, drama and arts and presents the children with an occasion to use these talents.
  • The school also offers a summer activity for both entertainment and education purposes and also arranges trips abroad to broaden outlooks and develop independence. These trips are extremely beneficial and enjoyable.

What are the teaching methodologies employed and the extent to which the school encourages uniformity or diversity in teaching methods?

  • The school tries to make sure that language subjects follow the same communicative approaches, in which the students take the active part in the learning process starting from KG stage using phonics.
  • The Science and Math departments adopt the Direct Method. The school ensures that the students are well aware of facts being taught to them through such an approach and how they can apply them successfully in their learning of such topics, provide special courses to enhance the ability of counting & memorizing.
  • Uniformity or diversity within these frameworks is left entirely up to the individually of each teacher.

How does MHIS use technology in its educational programmes?

  • The school utilizes technology to the utmost:
    1. It has a big computer laboratory that contains 72 sets, a multimedia lab of 25 sets, and two language labs over 70 consoles.
    2. Computer science is taught as a major academic topic in which students have to pass.
    3. The equipment is acquired through direct purchasing and is placed under the care of the Computer Department and is used under the supervision of the department. It is maintained and replaced by a specialized company.
    4. The computer staff upgrades and enhances the computer sets and applications periodically and annually to cope with the latest versions of software.