Community Engagement

Introduction

All parents and guardians are valuable part of our school community. Children’s learning is improved when we work in partnership with their parents or guardians, and their wider family. We therefore believe in close cooperation with all families, and in regularcommunication between the home and the school.

Aims and Objectives

Our aims through parental involvement are:

  • To enhance the learning experiences of all pupils;
  • To encourage parents and guardians to be involved in the children’s learning;
  • To provide a partnership between home and school;
  • To ensure that families feel welcome and valued; and
  • To ensure that maximum use is made of all these adults’ knowledge and skills to enrich learning opportunities for the students and staff.

Communication

School staff works hard to communicate effectively with parents/guardians. They do this in a number of ways:

  • School Information System ( Paradigm)
  • Face-to-face discussion opportunities
  • Outlook Emails
  • Students – parents Conferences
  • Teacher Meetings

Involvement in Children’s Learning

In order to find out about their child’s learning, parents/guardians can:

  • Attend Parent/Guardian’s Meetings.
  • Attend sessions where they are invited to look at their child’s work/ books.
  • Read their child’s annual report card
  • Read their child’s progress report for each subject
  • Attend a wide range of events, assemblies, performances, etc. to see their child participating in school life.
  • Parents/guardians are asked to sign a Student- parents handbook when their child starts at the school. This agreement makes it clear the expectations of the school in terms of how a parent/guardian should support their child’s learning.

In order to support their child’s learning parents/guardians can:

  • Ensure that their child is in school every day, on time
  • Carry out the daily home learning activities suggested by the school e.g. reading
  • Support their child with the focused, enrichment activities that are sent home from school.
  • School staff value the support that is given to children at home by their parents/guardians as this helps children to make great strides of progress in school.

Involvement in the life of the school

School Visits

Parents/guardians are more than welcome to visit the school and speak to their child’s teachers in order that they can understand the curriculum, school life and the provision that is being made for the children. Appointments are made via the school office. Parents need to arrange for this visit and follow the proper protocol by sending an email or call to arrange for the visit.

Volunteering to Help in School

Parents/guardians are warmly invited to help in school with activities such as educational trips, supporting children’s learning in the classroom, etc. Parents/guardians are also invited, where appropriate, to visit classes and groups of children to give talks or demonstrations on areas of interest in which they are experts. Any parent/guardians who is interested in helping in school should contact their child’s class teacher.

Parents Council

The school offers an opportunity for parents and guardians to contribute to the development of the school provision by active participation/representation in Parents Council. Parents/guardians can explore a range of topical school issues and provide information and ideas to support improvement.

The Governing Body

The Governing Body will seek our parents/guardians who are willing to serve as members of the school Governing Body when a position becomes available. Parent Governors represent the views of parents/guardians.

Consultation

The school will make every effort to consult parents and guardians, both formally and informally, about their views on school life, children’slearning and new initiatives.  Periodically, the school will seek parental views more formally, through internal and BAKIS annual surveys or questionnaires.
The school values regular feedback, and will make every effort to act on parents/guardians’ views, wherever possible. Parents/guardians are welcomed to provide such feedback through the formal channels, as detailed above, or on an ad hoc basis. The school welcomes regular feedback both about positive aspects or where improvements could be made.

 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Student Council

Dear students (Grade 5 – 11),

The Beaconhouse Al Khaleej International Private School provides learning experiences to support every student to embody the characteristics of the Student Profile. It’s a great opportunity to BAkIS Students to become a part of AkIS Student Council.

Deliver your inspirational speech about your role opted for on 14th Oct 2019(Sunday) during Morning assembly program.

“Leadership does not need strength. Everyone gets in return what equals his efforts and what he puts in. One must be dynamic and able to change and adapt to lead and grow”.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum  

 

Roles of the Student Council

  1. To officially represent all the students in the school.
  2. To identify and help solve problems encountered by students in the school.
  3. To communicate its opinion to the school administration on any subject that concerns students and on which the council wishes to be consulted.
  4. To promote and encourage the involvement of students in organizing school activities.

Responsibilities of the Student Council

  1. To promote the interests of students among the school administration, staff and parents.
  2. To inform students about any subject that concerns them.
  3. To consult students on any issue of importance.
  4. To organize educational and recreational activities for students.
  5. To participate in developing the school’s educational projects and to promote it to students.
  6. To organize an activity to recognize the efforts of students involved in organizing school activities.
  7. To propose activities to the school administration that would improve the quality of life in the school.
  8. To maintain good relations, out of mutual respect, with the school staff (the principal, teaching and non-teaching personnel) and parents.
  9. To have fun!

Roles of the Members of the Student Council

President of the Council (Grade 10-11)
  • To act as official spokesperson for the council in its relations with the students and the school administration.
  • To call meetings of the council and to prepare the agendas.
  • To chair the meetings of the council.
  • To supervise the tasks of the council members.
  • To take part in all special committees formed by the council or send a representative to such committees.
  • To represent the students on official occasions.
Executive Vice President of the Council (one from grade 5-7 & one from grade 8-11)
  • To advise and assist the President.
  • To coordinate the work of non-elected students involved in the organization of school activities: newspaper, environment, school dances, etc.
  • To replace the president when he or she cannot be present.
VP of Administration (Grade 5-7)
  • To write up the minutes of every council meeting.
  • To publish and distribute all the documents necessary for meetings.
  • To write and classify the correspondence of the council.
VP Finance (Grade 8-11)
  • To keep accounts up to date.
  • To make purchases.
  • To provide full information about the council’s finances whenever the council wishes to see it.
VP Communication (Grade 8-11) 
  • To advertise upcoming events and activities to the student body.
  • To work along side the VP Administration to facilitate communication between the student council, school staff and the parent council.
  • To bring information collected from students, parents and teaching staff to the attention of the student council.

Grade Representatives (one of each class)

  • To communicate the ideas and needs of specific Grades to the student council.
  • To communicate the student council activities and actions to their designated grades.
  • To aid in the organization of educational and recreational activities proposed by the council.
  • To act as consultants to the student council on matters that affect the grade they represent.

Introduction

All parents and guardians are valuable part of our school community. Children’s learning is improved when we work in partnership with their parents or guardians, and their wider family. We therefore believe in close cooperation with all families, and in regularcommunication between the home and the school.

Aims and Objectives

Our aims through parental involvement are:

  • To enhance the learning experiences of all pupils;
  • To encourage parents and guardians to be involved in the children’s learning;
  • To provide a partnership between home and school;
  • To ensure that families feel welcome and valued; and
  • To ensure that maximum use is made of all these adults’ knowledge and skills to enrich learning opportunities for the students and staff.

Communication

School staff works hard to communicate effectively with parents/guardians. They do this in a number of ways:

  • School Information System ( Paradigm)
  • Face-to-face discussion opportunities
  • Outlook Emails
  • Students – parents Conferences
  • Teacher Meetings

Involvement in Children’s Learning

In order to find out about their child’s learning, parents/guardians can:

  • Attend Parent/Guardian’s Meetings.
  • Attend sessions where they are invited to look at their child’s work/ books.
  • Read their child’s annual report card
  • Read their child’s progress report for each subject
  • Attend a wide range of events, assemblies, performances, etc. to see their child participating in school life.
  • Parents/guardians are asked to sign a Student- parents handbook when their child starts at the school. This agreement makes it clear the expectations of the school in terms of how a parent/guardian should support their child’s learning.

In order to support their child’s learning parents/guardians can:

  • Ensure that their child is in school every day, on time
  • Carry out the daily home learning activities suggested by the school e.g. reading
  • Support their child with the focused, enrichment activities that are sent home from school.
  • School staff value the support that is given to children at home by their parents/guardians as this helps children to make great strides of progress in school.

Involvement in the life of the school

School Visits

Parents/guardians are more than welcome to visit the school and speak to their child’s teachers in order that they can understand the curriculum, school life and the provision that is being made for the children. Appointments are made via the school office. Parents need to arrange for this visit and follow the proper protocol by sending an email or call to arrange for the visit.

Volunteering to Help in School

Parents/guardians are warmly invited to help in school with activities such as educational trips, supporting children’s learning in the classroom, etc. Parents/guardians are also invited, where appropriate, to visit classes and groups of children to give talks or demonstrations on areas of interest in which they are experts. Any parent/guardians who is interested in helping in school should contact their child’s class teacher.

Parents Council

The school offers an opportunity for parents and guardians to contribute to the development of the school provision by active participation/representation in Parents Council. Parents/guardians can explore a range of topical school issues and provide information and ideas to support improvement.

The Governing Body

The Governing Body will seek our parents/guardians who are willing to serve as members of the school Governing Body when a position becomes available. Parent Governors represent the views of parents/guardians.

Consultation

The school will make every effort to consult parents and guardians, both formally and informally, about their views on school life, children’slearning and new initiatives.  Periodically, the school will seek parental views more formally, through internal and BAKIS annual surveys or questionnaires.
The school values regular feedback, and will make every effort to act on parents/guardians’ views, wherever possible. Parents/guardians are welcomed to provide such feedback through the formal channels, as detailed above, or on an ad hoc basis. The school welcomes regular feedback both about positive aspects or where improvements could be made.

 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Student Council

Dear students (Grade 5 – 11),

The Beaconhouse Al Khaleej International Private School provides learning experiences to support every student to embody the characteristics of the Student Profile. It’s a great opportunity to BAkIS Students to become a part of AkIS Student Council.

Deliver your inspirational speech about your role opted for on 14th Oct 2019(Sunday) during Morning assembly program.

“Leadership does not need strength. Everyone gets in return what equals his efforts and what he puts in. One must be dynamic and able to change and adapt to lead and grow”.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum  

 

Roles of the Student Council

  1. To officially represent all the students in the school.
  2. To identify and help solve problems encountered by students in the school.
  3. To communicate its opinion to the school administration on any subject that concerns students and on which the council wishes to be consulted.
  4. To promote and encourage the involvement of students in organizing school activities.

Responsibilities of the Student Council

  1. To promote the interests of students among the school administration, staff and parents.
  2. To inform students about any subject that concerns them.
  3. To consult students on any issue of importance.
  4. To organize educational and recreational activities for students.
  5. To participate in developing the school’s educational projects and to promote it to students.
  6. To organize an activity to recognize the efforts of students involved in organizing school activities.
  7. To propose activities to the school administration that would improve the quality of life in the school.
  8. To maintain good relations, out of mutual respect, with the school staff (the principal, teaching and non-teaching personnel) and parents.
  9. To have fun!

Roles of the Members of the Student Council

President of the Council (Grade 10-11)
  • To act as official spokesperson for the council in its relations with the students and the school administration.
  • To call meetings of the council and to prepare the agendas.
  • To chair the meetings of the council.
  • To supervise the tasks of the council members.
  • To take part in all special committees formed by the council or send a representative to such committees.
  • To represent the students on official occasions.
Executive Vice President of the Council (one from grade 5-7 & one from grade 8-11)
  • To advise and assist the President.
  • To coordinate the work of non-elected students involved in the organization of school activities: newspaper, environment, school dances, etc.
  • To replace the president when he or she cannot be present.
VP of Administration (Grade 5-7)
  • To write up the minutes of every council meeting.
  • To publish and distribute all the documents necessary for meetings.
  • To write and classify the correspondence of the council.
VP Finance (Grade 8-11)
  • To keep accounts up to date.
  • To make purchases.
  • To provide full information about the council’s finances whenever the council wishes to see it.
VP Communication (Grade 8-11) 
  • To advertise upcoming events and activities to the student body.
  • To work along side the VP Administration to facilitate communication between the student council, school staff and the parent council.
  • To bring information collected from students, parents and teaching staff to the attention of the student council.

Grade Representatives (one of each class)

  • To communicate the ideas and needs of specific Grades to the student council.
  • To communicate the student council activities and actions to their designated grades.
  • To aid in the organization of educational and recreational activities proposed by the council.
  • To act as consultants to the student council on matters that affect the grade they represent.