The School looks forward to the coming yearMonday 4 August 2008
When, a couple of years ago, the school ended its experiment with official ("State") status and reclaimed its autonomy, the risk was that the change might scare away some parents and teachers. The enrollment numbers at that time had been falling, but the bold move back to independence was made anyway. The school leadership was confident that this was the right direction and was prepared to assume full responsibility. In hindsight, the decision has proven its merit.
Today, the primary school is a recognized but independent institution, receiving limited funding from the Ministry of Education; following the state curriculum, but making its own educational and administrative decisions. And the educational framework is once again growing. 2008-2009 registration figures show an increase from 170 to 220 students, from nursery to 6th grade. The primary school will be one-third larger, with double classes in 1st and 3rd grades and a better balance between Jewish and Arab students. Additional communities will be sending their children to the school, including nearby kibbutzim Nachshon, Harel and Gezer. The larger student body will require more teachers, and the new staff will be integrated - for the first time – with the help of a written curriculum, a draft of which will be put to work this year, thanks to special funding. This curriculum development programme aims to establish model curricula for the teaching of core subjects in a binational Arab – Jewish framework.
Meanwhile, in August, instead of the laughter of children on the playground at recess, the school grounds resound with the shrieking and buzzing of electric saws and drills and the tac-tac-tac of staple-guns, as workers put in overtime hours to renovate classrooms and beautify the campus in preparation for the coming year.
Party for the end of the School YearSunday 3 July 2016
On Wednesday, 29th June the final celebration of the end of the year took place in the Primary School of Wahat al Salam - Neve Shalom.
Building bridges with messages of peaceMonday 27 June 2016 by Verena Massl
An Italian Organisation and children of the Primary School of Neve Shalom - Wahat al Salam exchange drawings with messages of hope for peace.
Update from Carmella (School Principal)Monday 6 June 2016
Carmella talks about the last 3 months of school: a period marked by "the national days" as well as our very own "Peace Holiday"
Cooperation between Hagar School, Be’er Sheva & WASNS Primary School goes on.Monday 6 June 2016
Our teachers visited Be’er Sheva to meet with teachers of the Hagar School and join a lecture by the author of one of two bilingual school books they have (...)
Spotlight on teachers: NadwaMonday 6 June 2016
Nadwa has been a teacher at the Primary School of NSWAS for 11 years and lives by in the neighbouring town of Abu Ghosh, from which 24 of our students (...)
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