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Dear Parents,

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has declared that Eid Al Fitr holidays will begin on Thursday, 14th June and will last until Sunday, 17th June.

School will resume on Monday, 18th June at 7.50 AM.

Pick up time on Wednesday, 13th June will be 12:30 PM

As the academic year draws to a close it is time to celebrate the completion of Kindergarten and Primary School PYP for our KG2, Grade5 and Grade 6 year groups.

We invite parents and families to join us at school on the following dates:

KG2 - Thursday, 21st June from 9.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Grade 5 - Sunday, 24th June from 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Grade 6 - Sunday, 24th June from 9.00 AM - 10.30 AM

We are proud to share the following exam statistics from 2016-17 and look forward to sharing our 2017-2018 results soon!

  • Ajman Academy's current Grade 6 took part in the 2017-2018 IBT Arabic series, the average score was 12.9, with 5 students exceeding the international average.
  • In Arabic as an additional language in IGCSE 87% achieved a B or above, with 60% achieving A or better, attainment and progress were generally good.
  • 65% of all students made expected or better than expected progress based upon GL Progress Test Mathematics
  • 70% all students attained grade C or above in IGCSE Mathematics.
  • GL PTE 2016-2017, 59% of students made expected/above expected progress (English)
  • 71% of students who sat IGCSE First Language English achieved a grade C or above, with 36% achieving B or above.
  • 71% of students who sat IGCSE English as an additional Language achieved a grade C or above, with 57% achieving B or above.
  • In the 2016-2017 IBT Series the Average score for Ajman Academy Secondary Students was 481, with 11 students achieving Distinction or High Distinction.
  • 100% of Students sitting IGCSE Biology in 2017, achieved B or above, 50% of students sitting IGCSE Chemistry achieved A*, 56% of Students sitting IGCSE Physics achieved A* - C and in IGCSE Double Award 57% achieved C or above.
  • At Year 11 we have a few students who are early entrants for AS Levels to extend progress.
  • 20 students from Grade 8, 9 and 10 have entered their IGCSE exams early (in 2018) with 100% of achieving C+ in Mathematics

Congratulations are in order once again to Ajman Academy for being re-authorised as the only IB World School for the Primary Years Programme in Ajman. The school was initially authorized in May 2014.
The International Baccalaureate visitors attended the school over three days (May 1-3, 2018) to evaluate and ensure that the IB standards and practices of the programme are being maintained.

Proudly, the school had no matters to be addressed and received only commendations and recommendations which will be reflected upon in planning and action before the next five-year cycle evaluation visit.
The IB commended the school leadership, the Board, and the school community for their deep commitment to the PYP, for ensuring the continuity of the programme and promoting the IB learner Profile authentically across the Primary School.
The school was also praised on valuing and addressing the social and emotional needs of students. Students were positively noted for their action, particularly in regard to awareness of the environment and personal responsibility. Teachers demonstrated an effective use of technology and digital resources with a range of tools and strategies in the classroom. They also provided opportunities for students to actively take responsibility for their own learning.

So once again Ajman Academy, well done!

Thank you to our Board, leadership team, administrators, PYP Coordinator, parents, teachers and students. We look forward to many more successes to come.

Ramadan Arrangements - School hours from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the School Board and all Ajman Academy staff, it gives me pleasure to convey "Ramadan Greetings" to all; especially to our Muslim families celebrating the coming of the Holy Month of Ramadan. As our school approaches the commencement of Ramadan, I would like to inform you that, as directed by the Ministry of Education, school hours will be shorter during this Holy Month.

The school day will commence for all students at 8:30 AM and finish at 1:30 PM Sunday to Wednesday and from 8:30 AM to 12:30PM on Thursday.

During Ramadan, the canteen will function as per the following:

Fasting StudentsNon-Fasting Students

Pre-KG to G2

Not applicable

The cafeteria will operate normally. Students who do not have cafeteria membership should bring their snack as per a normal day. These snacks will be consumed in designated areas.

G3 to G5

Fasting students will be provided with areas where no food or drinks can be consumed.

The cafeteria will operate normally. Students who do not have cafeteria membership should bring their snack as per a normal day. These snacks will be consumed in designated areas.

G6 to G12

Fasting students will be provided with areas where no food or drinks can be consumed.

The secondary cafeterias will not serve food but they will be available for fasting students to socialise at break times. Non-fasting students will have separate designated areas where they may eat. Students needing to purchase cafeteria food will be able to order food which will be delivered to the designated secondary non-fasting areas.

If your child is taking any regular medication(s), please ensure that teachers are notified accordingly. Students who wish to break their fasting for any health issue must report to the school nurse. Parents will be duly notified.

Yours sincerely

Peter Ross

Acting Director

Ajman Academy was the only school representing the Northern Emirates in the first BotBall UAE Robotics Tournament in Abu Dhabi last weekend. The event was attended by 12 schools from 6 different countries, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Egypt and Albania.

The following AJAC students represented Ajman Academy:

Leaders:Mohammad Daaboul (G10) and Scott Campbell (G8)

Team Members: Abduljabber Gichki (G9), Thomas Stanbury (G9), Shayan Abbas (G7), Noah Asmerom (G7).

Our talented students displayed true IB spirit and sportsmanship through the event.

Stand, Walk, Talk!

It is our aim this week to EMPOWER all students, to help them find confidence, kindness, empathy and to be in school without fear! Watch our Facebook and Instagram for more.

Click here to check out our bio in the newly published IB World Yearbook for 2018.

To view the complete e-book please click here.

Click here to view a presentation that explains the Primary Years Programme that we offer students from Pre-KG - Grade 5.

Grade 12 students were invited to present a written application for the post of Head Boy and Head Girl Student Leadership Positions. The second stage of their selection was made in the form of interviews carried out by our Director Dr Tassos, Head of Student Leadership, Ms Carolina, Grade 12 Level Leader Mr Max, Principal, Mr Peter and Assistant Marketing and Communications Leader, Ms Rana.

Our student leader's candidates excelled on their selection process and were presented to the secondary school students the following day.
We would like to congratulate them all for their efforts and we wish them the best for their leadership this academic year.

The students selected for senior Student Leadership Positions are as follows:

Click here to check out the official inclusion of Ajman Academy in Apple WW iPad results publication 2017

We are excited to announce that our application to the Eco-School Program has been accepted!

The Eco-Schools Methodology encompasses Seven Steps, the process involves a wide range of stakeholders and our students will play the central role.

After a minimum of one year of participation, an evaluation of the success of these initiatives and the methodology is undertaken, and the whole Eco-Schools programme for each school is assessed. Our goal is to become the first Green Flag private school in Ajman.

The Green Flag is an internationally acknowledged symbol for environmental excellence.

We announced at the end of last term that we are now a CIS Member. As part of our strategy for continuous improvement and self-evaluation we are driven to pursue CIS Accreditation.

CIS Member Schools are measured against CIS core membership standards. To view these standards you can click here.

We were extremely proud to accept our award as Best International School in Ajman awarded to us by Middle East Market. They state on their website about how they choose the winners : Our winners are selected following a rigorous and in-depth nomination, voting and judging process, carried out by our network of global industry experts and in-house team. Each award nominee is carefully scrutinised and judged on their performance over the past year.

Our Director, Dr. Tassos is delighted to announce that Ajman Academy has met all the BSO ( British Schools Overseas ) standards and that the visiting Inspectors will now officially make a recommendation to the DfE ( UK ) to grant Ajman Academy BSO accreditation.

Key points shared by the BSO Inspectors after a 3 day visit:

  • Proactive Governing Body supporting the school with the ownership easily meeting the standard
  • Students are enthusiastic learners
  • Quality of education meets the standards and in three years time when they revisit, they are confident that it will be well above
  • The data shows that most students are making progress in line with, or better, than their expected progress
  • External GL assessments enabled the inspection team to make an informed judgement on the progress and attainment standard.
  • They have belief in the ability of the senior leadership to deliver the drive and ambition of the Directors vision
  • The facilities provide an outstanding learning environment
  • Communication and complaints standards were met with the expectation of excellence over the next three years
  • They were pleased that safeguarding was a school priority
  • They saw evidence of outstanding teaching across the school
  • Spiritual, moral, social and cultural standards were met implicitly
  • The welfare health and safety of pupils were also met implicitly
  • The team recognized that there was a great deal of focused leadership and curriculum planning towards September
  • The strategy of promoting and developing staff from within was seen as a real strength
  • The school was praised for the wide variety of Extra Curricular Activities

J.P Morgan Kids program invited Ajman Academy students to take part on tennis coaching clinics and watch a professional tennis match over 2 days.

Ajman Academy students had the opportunity to have autographs from players, interact with students from other schools, develop their tennis skills, enjoy a tennis show and observe the professionals in action.

Ajman Academy Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by teachers and leadership team. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community.

The function of the student council is based upon parlimentary procedures. Ideas are presented, voted upon and confirmed by the student body president. Any student that is interested in leadership, organizational behavior, event planning or becoming more involved in the school are welcome to become involved.

Have you missed a previous newsletter from our Director, our Primary School or Secondary School?

Click here to look back on all the news we have shared with you over the last few months.

Please click here to view our admissions policy and age chart to check the year level appropriate to your child's age. The age cut off for all grades is 31st December.

We are open for school tours Sunday - Thursday during the following times;

Morning 8.00 AM - 10.00 AM

Afternoon 1.00 PM - 3.00 PM

The international Benchmark tests (iBt) is an internationally administered program of assessments in English, Mathematics and Science which benchmarks student performance against a broad, international cohort of students. They provide high quality, skill-based assessments that are aligned to all major curricula and offers schools, students, and parents an insight into our performance through global comparisons.
Today we could not be prouder of all our students and in particular our PY4, PY5 and PY6 students that received certificates of Higher Distinction or Distinction. Miriam from PY6, Mohammed Mirsab PY4, Mohammed Sherif PY5 and Hamad PY6 received multiple awards across the three subjects.

The IBT educational assessment is recommended by KHDA so as to help benchmark the performance of UAE Schools in relation to each other and the region in general.

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