On Tuesday 25 February 2020, Al Amanah College held a Principal Information Session for Year 10 students and their respective parents. The College principal Mr Ayman Alwan welcomed and addressed the parents and guests for attending the information session. Principal, Mr. Ayman Alwan highlighted the following key messages during the event:
College expectations: Year 10 students are strongly encouraged to prioritise their academic achievements by implementing goals-oriented study plan consistently throughout the year.
Parent involvement: Parents and care givers play a vital role in facilitating academic excellence of their children by consistently communicating with teachers and Al Amanah executives regarding progress achieved by students and matters relating to behaviour when they arise.
Communication Modes: There are a range of platforms of communication inclusive of Class Dojo, Emails, SMS, pre-arranged face to face meetings and the use of phone calls are existing methods of communication which need to be harnessed better to ensure the best possible academic outcome of students.
Igloo: Investment into Igloo a new platform of parent communication will further strengthen communication between the school and home whereby parents will be able to access real time information such as attendance records, school events such as excursion details & incursions, student timetable as well as academic records pertaining to assessment tasks and learning tasks.
This was preceded by the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator Mrs Kassem who guided the students through the main sources of information needed for their academic pathway and to successfully complete their Year 10 academic studies. The students were informed about the requirements of completing all course work to a satisfactory standard, in order to meet the demands of the Year 10 Course.
The Year 10 cohort were given an insight by Mrs Dabboussi about the Work Experience placements and the positive, motivational and rewarding experience that it involves. This will commence in the last week of school in Term 3, giving the students an opportunity to find out what is involved in the career pathway that they are considering.
The Year 10 students have been encouraged to develop and maintain a careful balance between their studies and extra-curricular activities throughout the year, as year 10 is a critical year; all students are expected to achieve an average of 70% and above across all subjects.
The parents, students and staff enjoyed having breakfast together during the session. The event concluded with Year 10 subject teachers and parents taking advantage of the opportunity to discuss student academic progress. We wish our year 10 cohort the best of luck!