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MS WILLIAMS FEATURED AS A FUTURE SCHOOL LEADER

 

Congratulations to Fairgreen’s Katie Williams for being chosen as a future leader by one of Dubai’s leading education media WhichSchoolAdvisor.

Katie is a Science Teacher, IB Careers Programme Coordinator and Head of the Urban Farming Programme at Fairgreen. Her colleagues nominated her for WhichSchoolAdvisor.com’s Future School Leader interview series. In this feature, Katie shares the exciting experiences she’s had in growing Fairgreen’s Urban Farming programme, the new IBCP and IBDP she’s helping to develop, and her perspective as a teacher in the UAE.

To read more about Katie and Fairgreen International School, click on the link below:

https://whichschooladvisor.com/uae/school-news/future-school-leaders-katie-williams

 

 

 

INTEGRATING COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN THE MYP SCIENCE CURRICULUM

 

The International Baccalaureate gives students distinct advantages by building their critical thinking skills, nurturing their curiosity and their ability to solve complex problems. The IB offers curricular flexibility and tends to be interdisciplinary in nature. Students learn to apply concepts and thinking on a topic to a variety of subject matter, building creativity and critical thinking. 

In this blog post from IB World magazine, Fairgreen’s Head of Science Anthony Copeland shares how important it is that students are learning computational thinking and how we are “Integrating Computational Thinking in the MYP Science Curriculum” at Fairgreen. 

To read the article in it’s entirety, please visit:

https://blogs.ibo.org/blog/2021/02/02/integrating-computational-thinking-in-the-myp-science-curriculum/

EDARABIA INTERVIEWS DIRECTOR GRAEME SCOTT ABOUT FAIRGREEN’S CULTURE OF CARE

 

When schools were shut down, many parents, students and teachers were left wondering when things would go back to ‘normal’. Distance Learning brought about many challenges for the education community and while wellbeing has always been important, we saw many schools ramp up their efforts to make sure everyone was well taken care of. In our exclusive interview with Graeme Scott, Director of Fairgreen International School, we look at the school’s wellbeing programme and why schools across the country need to prepare students to use technology safely.

 

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FAIRGREEN PARTNERS WITH SWISS SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT SCHOOL TO LAUNCH IB CAREERS PROGRAMME


Fairgreen International School is excited to announce a partnership with the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) of Switzerland (SUMAS) in the development and implementation of its International Baccalaureate® Career-related programme (IBCP). The program will commence in the 2021-2022 academic year, in tandem with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) after the expected IB authorization in June 2021.

SUMAS Career-related Studies® (CrS) programme is based on coursework and practical sustainability-focussed projects guided by industry professionals and SUMAS professors, delivered via live streaming and with the use of interactive online platforms. Fairgreen students will be able to embrace an international network of experts in sustainability by choosing tracks in: Nature Conservation, Sustainable Hospitality (Switzerland), or Sustainable Fashion (Milan, Italy) and more. In addition, the SUMAS Eco-Club provides a wider connection via a network of IBCP students across the world to share experiences and support to create, develop and implement projects that increase sustainability at Fairgreen and beyond in the broader community.

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FAIRGREEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ‘DREAMS’ WELLBEING PROGRAMME SUPPORTS STUDENTS AS THEY RETURN TO CAMPUS


In keeping with their culture of care, Fairgreen’s Wellbeing Programme encapsulates the many ongoing efforts the school has initiated since its inception to prioritize student wellbeing. To support the overall wellbeing of its students, parents and faculty, Fairgreen International School has developed a robust wellbeing programme, led by Head of Counselling Jackie Greenwood with the support from Inclusion Lead Alison Scott, as well as the school’s Wellbeing Team. 

Fairgreen’s ‘DREAMS’ Wellbeing Programme has been the root of the school’s culture of care since its inception only two years ago, offering support to students as they return to campus post-eLearning. 

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AS FEATURED IN MOTHER, BABY, CHILD MAGAZINE: WHY CHOOSE AN IB EDUCATION FOR YOUR CHILD?


There is probably no other place on Earth where school choice is so abundant than here in Dubai. We talk to Fairgreen International School about how IB education prepares your child for the real world. 

When considering what school is right for your child, one of the most important considerations is curriculum: how and what your child will be learning. One of the buzzwords, or rather buzz acronyms, in education today is “IB.” What is an IB education? 

Even though it launched more than 50 years ago, the International Baccalaureate still needs explaining, especially to parents just beginning to research school options for their little ones and to some expats who have come to Dubai from countries where the IB is just beginning to take root.

Educators around the world, however, understand the history and opportunities that an IB education affords students, and why colleges and universities tend to admit IB students at a higher rate than their non-IB counterparts. So, what is so special about an IB education?

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FAIRGREEN LAUDED IN TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT


"I came away hugely impressed by how the school is a fantastic example of what can be achieved by schools in the battle to save the planet, if only we set our minds to it.” We are so proud to see Fairgreen featured in the Times Educational Supplement (TES), a leading UK-based publication showcasing leading-edge education for over 100 years!

Our thanks to Dr. Helen Wright, author of “The Globally Competent School: a manual” for visiting our campus in The Sustainable City. Link to article: https://www.tes.com/news/global-mindset-key-tackling-climate-change 

FAIRGREEN RECOGNIZED AS A COMMON SENSE SCHOOL FOR DIGITAL LITERACY & RESPONSIBILITY


We are pleased to announce that Fairgreen International School has been recognized as a Common Sense school by the namesake nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. Led by the efforts of Design Teacher Mr Samuel Landete, this notable recognition is a great achievement, as Fairgreen is one of only a handful of schools in the region to be named a Common Sense school.

Fairgreen has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate while preparing them for the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. With the right support, kids can take ownership of their digital lives, engage with real issues, and change their communities for the better. This recognition acknowledges our school's commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship.

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FAIRGREEN WINS DR. JANE GOODALL'S ROOTS & SHOOTS AWARD


Fairgreen MYP students and Science Teacher Adam Hall were recently presented with a Roots & Shoots Award by Dr. Jane Goodall of her namesake institute at the organization's annual UAE awards show dedicated to students' achievements in helping people, animals and the environment. Among 100 schools across the UAE that applied for this award, Fairgreen was one of the 12 winning schools, selected for our Million Solar Stars programme and our students' efforts to scale up solar at Fairgreen.

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