The Ahliyyah School for Girls &The Bishop's School for Boys
Arab Evangelical Episcopal Church Council
Elementary Department  ​​
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME
The Elementary Department supplies the building blocks to begin our students’ education. Our introductory educational strategies will be the foundation on which our students will add layers of knowledge, brick by brick, as they travel through all the grades of our school system.
The department adopted The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme. It encourages the development of international mindedness. Students show the learners’ profile attributes in their character and demonstrate their understanding of the PYP elements.
The department consists of students between the ages of 6 and 11. Our goal is to successfully develop the cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills of each student. Our carefully chosen and developed curriculum, accompanied by our varied enrichment programmes, will help us accomplish these goals with our pupils.
We provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment for the students by applying effective education methods, such as cooperative learning, individualized, and inquiry-based learning which ensure the students’ full engagement in the learning process.
School days start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.
  
Classes
Our school places great importance on the role of the homeroom teachers in the grades 1 through 5 as students spend 60% of their time in class with them. The homeroom teachers monitor their students’ growth and teach them Arabic Language, Math, Science and Social Studies using Arabic as the language of instruction. Specialized teachers teach Religion, English, French, Drama, Art, P.E. and Music classes.
The school believes our students should be able to fluently express their ideas orally and in writing using both their mother-tongue and the English language.
Classrooms are equipped with interactive white boards, computers, sound systems, ASONA Spray and different resources to encourage active learning and inquiry-based learning to deepen the understanding of the units of inquiry.
  
Teacher's Role
The School understands that students require different and creative strategies of learning and teaching. That is why we’ve implemented a co-teacher environment in which each student has double the opportunity to receive individual attention.
All subjects have two teachers, a “main teacher” and a “support teacher.” The main teacher provides the majority of the instruction for the entire class. The support teacher works one-on-one or in small groups with students to reinforce concepts and facilitate understanding. Also, the support teacher works to supply the more-able students with enrichment activities that go beyond what is taught in the classroom. In this way, students that are struggling with a concept and students excelling in class will receive individual work and attention.
For more information about the support system at the school, visit the section on Al-Kashef Center.
  
Co-Curricular Classes:
Class Performances & Presentations
The Exhibition
Students in grades 1-3 collaborate with their teachers to plan and prepare for their classroom presentations. Parents attend these to celebrate the development of their children.
Grade 4 students choose topics of interest related to their units of inquiry and create presentations to perform in front of their parents as well.
  
Students in Grade 5 celebrate their transition from PYP to MYP through the exhibition. Students collaboratively work in groups and are engaged in planning their own unit of inquiry according to their interest. Through the exhibition, students stress on certain issues or problems and come up with actions that can help solve these issues locally or globally. At the end of the unit, students present their understandings and actions in front of the school community to celebrate their success
  
Co-Curricular Classes:
Music
Drama Classes
If your child walks to the beat of a different drum, he/she might appreciate music classes. The Music Department provides a holistic approach to music theory, teaching everything from music appreciation and history to instruction on learning how to sing or play a musical instrument. For example, your little Mozart can learn to play recorders or take part in the choir.
  
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? He/she might jump at the chance to experience what the Drama Department has to offer in conjunction with the Counseling Department. Involvement in drama can stimulate students’ creativity in many ways. It can provide an outlet for self-awareness and energy.
  
Student Council
Visual Arts
Budding politicians get their first taste of democracy in action by running for Student Council Office. Grades 4 and 5 are encouraged to campaign within their classes and, once elected, will represent their class at the Council meetings. They are responsible for bringing up peer problems and discussions from their grade to the Council. Once the Council has discussed the issue and solved it to the students’ satisfaction, it is implemented in accordance with the school’s educational policy and regulations. This role prepares students for leadership roles in the future and helps them accept responsibility for themselves and their fellow students.
  
The art department is a great way to let out the Picasso in all our students.  The students learn basic art mediums such as painting, drawing, pottery and sculpture. As the students advance, so does their art. Each medium and work is taught within an educational context. At the end of each year, all the finished artworks are collected and displayed. Student work is also entered in various local and international art contests.
  
  
Physical Education (P.E)
Counselling Department
Being fit and staying healthy is an important part of our students’ education. We want them to be knowledgeable about their bodies and health. Therefore, our P.E. Department provides a number of classes that combine fitness exercises with fun educational opportunities.​​
  
  
The school counselor provides many services for our students. Her office is always open for any student, parent or teacher who needs a counseling session. Also, she organizes one-on-one and group counseling for those who need or request it. She works continuously with the Drama Department to help students realize their potential and work out any behavioral problems in positive ways. The counseling department organizes classes on taking charge of life and developing self-confidence. The counselor also provides workshops and advice on parenting and educating your child.
Library
Bookworms rejoice! Our libraries are filled with over 23,000 books in Arabic, English and French, including periodicals, references and laptops with internet connection. Many reading activities are conducted in the library to enrich our students’ learning. They are also allowed to browse or check out books at all hours of the school day.
  
Here is a list of some activities that take place:

  • Storytelling and related activities
  • Readings and talks by local authors and poets
  • Bedtime stories
  • Classes on the proper steps and organization of a research project
  • Trips to bookshops, libraries and book exhibitions
The Library prepares an annual book exhibition to introduce the latest books published.
  
Science Labs
Picture your child in goggles and a white lab coat. She/he is a participant in a fascinating scientific experiment with team members – all done under the safe supervision of our hard-working staff.
 
Our ‘mad’ scientists work in three different labs, designed for chemistry, physics and biology experiments respectively. All lessons and experiments work within the scientific curriculum. Each lab is designed according to the latest international standards. Each comes equipped with all the necessary tools of the trade, so your child will have hands-on experience with everything science can offer them.
After-School Clubs       
One part of the curriculum intrinsic to student development is the set of after-school clubs the school offers. The school provides a variety of options such as: Gymnastics, Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Drama, Choir, Band, Art, Archeology, U C MAS and Ballroom Dancing.
 
Involvement in these clubs helps students shape their personalities, develop self-confidence and discover new talents and interests. Each club caters to a particular hobby, so students improve their social skills, communication skills, and leadership abilities.  Joining these clubs is optional and there are extra fees according to the club chosen.
  
Archaeology Club
The Archaeology Club was established in 1996 in an attempt to expose students to the rich history of Jordan and the civilizations that developed in this land. The Archaeology Club was the first school club to join the Friends of Archaeology School Membership Program. 
Students in grades 4-5 learn about conservation and restoration skills, such as reconstructing ancient pots from shards. Their lessons include visits to the national museums to learn about the different periods in Jordan’s history and visits to important archaeological sites, such as Um Qais, Jerash, Ajloun, Ma’an, Kerak and the Desert Palaces.
School Teams
Sport classes give students a chance to polish their natural abilities and direct their physical and mental energies. Outstanding students are chosen for the school teams in basketball, football, gymnastics and track and field.
Drama Club
Ballroom Dancing
Students in grades 1 through 5 work with the concepts of storytelling, structured use of imagination and the art of impromptu acting. All of this practice culminates in plays that showcase our students’ talents and ingenuity.
Dancing classrooms is a program offered for our grade five students where they attend valuable lessons in teamwork, dignity, etiquette and respect. We are teaching children life lessons that build self-esteem and interactive social skills all wrapped around ballroom dancing.