Iskandhar School

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Iskandhar School
Name

Iskandhar School

Country

Maldives

Founded

1961

Levels

Primary and Secondary

Colours

Red, silver/white

Motto

Work with freedom and enthusiasm

Official site

[1]

Iskandhar School is a primary school in Male', Maldives.

Subjects Studied[edit]

Grades 1,2,3,4&5

  • Islam
  • Dhivehi
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Practical Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Value Education
  • Library

Grades 6&7

  • Islam
  • Dhivehi
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • General Science
  • Social Studies
  • Practical Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Music

Grades 8,9&10

  • English
  • Dhivehi
  • Islam
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Business Studies
  • Accounting
  • Computing
  • Arts

Starting from grade 4, Exams are held every semester ...

School Houses[edit]

The four houses of the school are:

Name of
House
Colour Representing
Isdhoo      Green Isdhoo dynasty
Hura      Blue Huraa dynasty
Hilaalee      Purple Hilaalee dynasty
Utheemu      Pink Utheemu dynasty

Every student of the school belongs a houses, allocated on admission to school. Each House is run by a committee composed of:

  • A House Supervisor
  • Teachers
  • A House Captain, Deputy Captain and Activities Captain. (These posts are selected from the grade nine and ten students).

Through the house system pupils are offered the opportunity to participate in activities including sports, games and academic activities. Inter-house tournaments in popular sports are carried out throughout the year.

Facilities[edit]

Computer Laboratory Students are introduced to the use of computers during the first Grade, with a 35-minute period per week. The Computer Laboratory is managed by a private company.

Library The school library carries reference books, fiction books, non-fiction books, encyclopedias and magazines. The use of the library is available through a library period in the class timetable. It can also be used by foreigners(non Maldivians) if they wish to, during the Dhivehi and Islam periods.

Science Laboratory During the students science period and E.S periods the students use the Science Lab for experiments.

Audio Visual Room Audio Visual Room provides TV, V.C.D, D.V.D plus the opportunity for teachers to take lessons using a power point presentation.

Music Students receive music instructions weekly. The students are instructed on beat, singing and appreciation of music.

Smart Class Allows students to study in a fully air conditioned room with a smart board.

Biology/Chemistry/Physics Laboratory During periods of the science stream (biology, chemistry and physics), the students use this Laboratory for experiments.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The school carries out Choir, Band, Qur'an Club, and Singing practices. Students for Singing and Quruan Club are selected through competitions between the Houses and between classes and through special competitions organized specifically for the selection of the most talented students in these areas. The School music teachers select the students for the Band and the Choir. Basketball, netball, table tennis, athletics, football, cricket, swimming practices is carried out by Associations in close collaboration with the school. The different associations take the responsibilities for these activities, with the school playing only a supportive and collaborative role. The parents are required to directly coordinate the students' interactions with these Associations.

Iskandhar participates in linguistic and artistic competitions carried out nationally and internationally. Most of the enrichment programs are conducted during the school hours. Some the enrichment programs conducted are :

  • Know your tables
  • Reading corner
  • Activity corner
  • Story reading
  • Creative writing
  • Mental Sums
  • Show and Tell
  • Sing a song
  • Speedy sums

Other Activities - Uniform Bodies These include Cub Scout and Little Maids. Students are selected from the Second grade and each year 2 to 3 packs of Cubs or Little Maids are newly invested. Students interested in Girl Guide and Scout activities have the opportunity to join those movements. In 2005, the school introduced Cadet activities for grade 6 and 7 students.

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