IEP (Individual Education Plan) SMART Target Setting Training
Training on IEP SMART target setting and writing was conducted for the teachers those who are having SEND students in class from Grade I to VIII. Trainer was Dr. MARDY E DIZON, School Visiting Psychologist. The objective of the training was
- What is IEP?
- How does the school use the IEP?
- Why does your child need an IEP?
- How is IEP developed?
- Writing IEP
IEP is a document i.e. developed for child who needs special education. He briefed the elements and goals of IEP, IEP Team Members, General Accommodation and Strategies, Annual Goal and Resources /Frequency and steps in writing IEP. He made it more interesting with the help of case studies. The teachers were divided into groups and given case studies to write / develop an IEP. It was two and half hour training conducted in two different days (19-06-19 & 03-07-19) and teachers really benefitted from it.
Workshop on POST ASSET result
ASSET results of the year 2018-19 were received on 9th March 2019. Ms. Priya Shiva Kumar Head – Academics & Training, Sage Educational Consultants, conducted the post ASSET session for senior leadership team and teachers, to help them understand and interpret the ASSET results.
The workshop was approx an hour and the focus was on helping teachers to understand the importance of data mining and how to apply the information in their classroom teaching/learning.
Iftar Party @ IPHS
The Staff, Parent Council members and Student Cabinet Leaders organized an Iftar Party on Thursday, 30th May 2019 at 7:00 pm in the school campus to celebrate this sacred occasion of the Ramadan month. It was a great delight to see a good gathering on the occasion. The parents appreciated and enjoyed the collaborative Iftar Party at the school. It was a memorable evening for all those who were a part of this loving gathering. We thank all the sponsors who have contributed varieties of food to make the celebration a grand success.
Workshop on Child Protection
Workshop on child protection was organised on 4th May 2019 at Kinderwood Nursery, Ras al Khaimah. The speaker of the day was Maliha Ahad, AIM Middle East Consulting and Training.
The objective of the workshop was to highlight the importance of ensuring safe and secure environment for children. The workshop dwelt on the subject of child protection and to develop more understanding of safe guarding and protecting the children in their sphere of influence.
The training also aimed to provide the participants with current international standards, including:
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child, or UNCRC.
- UAE- 14 dimensions.
- Working together to safeguard Children.
The session was very informative and the participants Mrs. Sandra Fernandes, KG supervisor, Mrs. Shammy Santhosh, Primary Section Supervisor, Mrs. Divya Joseph, School Nurse and Mrs. Bitty Devasia, School Counsellor from IPHS extended their knowledge by sharing the information on the subject with other colleagues. At IPHS orientation on the topic was handled by Mrs. Sandra Fernandes for KG section and Mrs. Bitty Devasia and Mrs. Shammy Santhosh for other sections namely Primary, Middle and Secondary.
The Crown Prince Court Abu Dhabi (CPC) had launched a ‘Principal Roundtables ‘-Event on 1st May, 2019 to develop a national platform for the strategic collaboration between CPC and school leaders for the creative promotion and innovative development of Moral Education in the UAE in order to promote and progress the implementation of the Moral Education Agenda through innovation and creativity; inspire school leadership through work and practices were some of the objectives.
IPHS was represented by a member of the SLT who is also the HOD of Moral Education. Topics that were discussed and put forth by International Speakers are as follows:
- Moral Education is a journey with the following strategies:
- Pacing – slow
- Learn- study possibilities
- Collaborate-plan with your team
- Prioritize -make journey priority.
- Invest time and relationships.
- Schools shared WWW through presentations and open discussion with regards to implementation of Moral Education Curriculum in the school.
- Project and Field Reports
- Possible places for visit Educational field trips related to the curriculum.
- Barriers and challenges in implementation of curriculum especially parental implement and possible solutions were discussed at the forum.
The attendance and whole hearted involvement of each member who attended the event gave a new dimension to the implementation of Moral Education in respective schools.
INDUCTION PROGRAMME ON FIRE & SAFETY
Induction Programme on Fire & Safety conducted by Mr. Venugopalan Bhaskaran, Fire & Safety Incharge of IPHS on Saturday 30th April 2019 for the newly joined teacher. Topics covered: Fire & Safety Measures, Fire Evacuation Plan, Procedure of Evacuation, Emergency Assembly Points and the Duties & Responsibilities of staff etc.
Workshop on Learning Disabilities and Disorders
A session on Learning Disabilities and Disorders was conducted for all the teaching staff of Kindergarten and Class Teachers of Grade 1 on Monday, 22nd April 2019 by Dr. Mardy E Dixon, Psychologist, Cambridge Center Consulting and Training of Family, RAK and visiting Psychologist of IPHS.
He started the session with the explanation of different types of neurological disorders and focused on early age learning disabilities, its symptoms and intervention methodologies. Session was very useful for the KG teachers, as it gives them an insight on how to analyze, identify and then take corrective action based on the analysis of their students.