Primary School Newsletter - Winter 2016Monday 19 December 2016
The newsletter wraps up all of our posts for the first half of the school year!
Letter from the Principal
Children and parents alike love the peaceful and warm binational environment provided by our primary school. They embrace the values it nurtures and the friendships that cross boundaries of race and culture. But creating and maintaining such a framework is tough on many levels - not least of them financial. If tuition fees go too high, parents struggle to justify the added expense, and less well-off parents will simply be discouraged to send their children to the school. Financial worries and constraints can also put a damper on creativity and affect the morale of the teachers. State support is always grudging, the results of fundraising are inconsistent. So how does one overcome these formidable obstacles? These are challenges that the school principal, and the association as a whole, are trying to overcome, in the ways we address below.
The first semester of the 2016 – 2017 School Year is going very well. Recent national level test results (the Growth & Effectiveness Indices for Schools) have shown that in the 4 subjects measured, the school rose from the 2nd to the 8th percentile in Math, from the 2nd to the 10th percentile in Arabic, from the 2nd to the 6th in Hebrew, and maintained the same good test score in English.
Read on to discover some of the highlights of the year so far. In the meantime, the December – January holiday period is almost upon is, so we send greetings of the season to all who are celebrating, and best wishes to everyone for a bright and happy 2017 !
Principal of the Primary School
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Opening of the new school library and computer roomSunday 5 March 2017
On Tuesday, February 27 came the long awaited opening of the new school library, in the presence of the family who made the project possible
Nature Activity with parents, teachers and children of the Primary SchoolFriday 17 February 2017
The community of parents, teachers and pupils enjoyed an activity in nature, in the corner of the woods by the village.
The Zoo Lab in 2017Tuesday 3 January 2017
The Zoo Lab encourages primary school students to learn about, interact with, and care for animals.
The Primary School in 2016-2017Thursday 15 December 2016
The Primary School, like the children who study there, is learning, growing, meeting new challenges, and trying its very best!
A student petitionTuesday 6 December 2016
The pupils present the school management with a signed petition to expand the educational system up through 12th grade.
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