Al Khan Nursery and School for Basic Learning
Spirit of Cooperation and Environmental Competitiveness
Al Khan Nursery and Basic Education School launched several initiatives, notably the “Ratio Challenge” as part of the Student and Family and Teachers pillars in the Well Schools Network. This particular initiative aims at enhancing social communication between female teachers and students with parents’ participation in order to improve academic attainment and promote mental health, which in turn, would increase students’ academic performance. As part of the initiative, some teachers would volunteer to help students who are lagging and need support, in collaboration with both the parents and the school administration to remedy students’ psychological health, which has significant impact on their life. The initiative managed to overcome students’ academic, social, psychological and educational issues that were behind their underachievement. It also highlighted the diligent attention and follow-up from the school’s faculty to students, which increased their trust and confidence and helped to establish interactive communication channels among students, teachers and parents. The initiative achieved a noticeable increase in academic attainment and enhanced the students’ interaction. It also promoted communication with parents, which positively impacted students, their academic achievement and life skills and eventually developed their personalities.
Al Khan Nursery and Basic Education School also launched the “Al Khan Oasis” initiative, as part of the School Environment Pillar. The initiative is designed to encourage students to take care of the school environment and boost their environmental awareness. Competitions were held between the different classes in participation with both students and teachers who endeavored to plant sand areas and transform them into attractive green oases. The initiative contributed to increase green spaces in the school, spread environmental awareness and enhance positive behaviors in students with respect to preserving the school environment. It also helped strengthen relations between students and teachers by encouraging environmental competitiveness, not only academic competitiveness.
Commenting on the issue, Mariam Ahmad Ali Al Banay, Director of Al Khan Nursery and Basic Education School said: “We have sought to achieve the coveted goals by enrolling in the Well Schools Network, which was launched by the National Program for Happiness and Wellbeing, and we endeavored to become teachers and students. We also sought to help our students achieve excellence. To this end, the school administration, in cooperation with the teaching staff, decided to launch a set of initiatives and projects that would enhance students’ wellbeing and promote positive behaviors. It also primarily aims at helping students to excel, enhance the educational process and dedicate attention to the teaching staff and employees without exceptions. Our initiative achieved significant results that reflected positively on students’ personal and academic life. It also achieved a strong interaction between students, parents and teachers, which highlights the importance of positive education that we started firmly implementing since the launch of the Well Schools Network.”