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|Chaandhanee Magu, Maldives
|Motto||Work with freedom and enthusiasm|
|Established||16 May 1961|
|Founder||Muhammad Fareed Didi|
|Educational authority||Education ministry|
Iskandhar School had its beginning in 1961 as Hameediya Montessori School. Hameediya Montessori School prepared students for primary grades, who then went on to Aminiya & Majeediyya Schools. In 1961 the school had 185 students with a staff of 6 teachers including the principal. In 1970 the name of the school was changed from Hameediya to Naasiriyya Montessori school, With the completion of the extension to the original building, the school had 18 classes with about 588 students by 1978. Mrs. M. Vanculumburge was the first Principal of this school. She continued her service till 1974. During this period, the name of the school changed to its present name Iskandhar School, corresponding to the name of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar Siri Kularanmeeba Mahaa Radhun. In 1990 Iskandhar School became a full-fledged primary school with grades 1 to 5. At the end of 1999 Iskandhar had a student population of 1519. And with the introduction of grade 6 in and grade 7 in 2000 it increased to 2115 students. Today we have a population of 2280 students studying in the school.
The four houses of the school are:
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
- A House Captain, Deputy Captain and Activities Captain. (These posts are selected from grade 7 to grade 10 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.
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.
Listening Room Allows students to do simple tests to improve your listening.
Computer lab / Art room. Allows computer science students to use computers and art students to draw or paint in a fully air-conditioned room with easy to use desks and boards.
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 for primary students are :
- Know your tables
- Reading corner
- Activity corner
- Story reading
- Creative writing
- Mental Maths
- Show and Tell
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 the year of grade 6. In 2005, the school introduced Cadet activities for grade 6 to 10 students. Moreover, students from grade 4-10 are able to join a wide array of clubs like science club, media club, health and fitness club, ELA, DLA, and many more.