Parent Teacher Association
The Parents Teachers Association in Finland Oman School is very important. It acts as a liaison between the parents, administration, and teachers.
Roles and responsibilities of the PTA are:
Adding importance to the F.O.S. community and ensuring that everyone is heard and supported
Facilitate communication between the school and parents
Encourage volunteer work
Advisory group which will help F.O.S. to deal with challenges
Work Collaboratively and implement strategies
Create action lists
Ensure F.O.S. is a happy & friendly environment
Organizing trips, events and fundraisers
Within our community we believe that each and every individual has the right to put forward their own views and opinions. We encourage students to build upon their leadership skills, which also coincides with our learner attributes. Elected students of all ages actively participate in the student council. We ensure that their voices are heard and change is made where necessary.
As a school we want to shed importance upon why we should care for our environment. We want to educate our students on the fact that a clean environment is essential for healthy living, and sustainability. We guide them to understand how crucial global warming is, and how it affects our planet.
All of our students, regardless of their year group, take part in various activities in which helps protect our planet. Activities such as, reducing the use of plastic, recycling, managing bio waste, reducing the amount of paper used, finding alternative products to use which are less harmful to our environment, utilizing different forms of energy sources, and using old materials to create new products have enabled our students to take responsibility.
Furthermore, we have taken our own initiative and have planted trees around our campus, as we are aware they are needed for us to function. Go Green with F.O.S. promotes the idea that we should all collaboratively act upon, make a stand, and do all we can to maintain a sustainable living on planet Earth.
KiVa is an innovative school-based anti-bullying programme which has been developed using research on bullying and its mechanisms. The effectiveness of KiVa has been shown in a large randomized controlled trial. The KiVa programme involves both universal and indicated actions, to prevent bullying, and to tackle the cases of bullying effectively.
The universal actions are targeted at all students in a school. They refer to efforts made to influence the group norms, and to build capacity in all children to behave in constructive ways, to take responsibility for not encouraging bullying, and to support the victims. We at Finland Oman School are proud to be part of the KiVa programme, and fully support anti-bullying.
Finnish Schools on the Move is a national action programme aiming to establish a physically active culture in Finnish schools. Schools participating in the programme implement their own individual plans to increase physical activity during the school day. This is what we do at Finland Oman School.
Learning is the No. 1 priority at schools. According to international studies, increasing physical activity during school days can have a positive impact on several preconditions of learning (e.g. cognitive abilities, ability to focus, behaviour during lessons, enjoyment at school).
Physical activity can be increased considerably without any negative effects on learning results in academic subjects. We promote more active school days by having activity-based learning, utilising the school surroundings in teaching, and increasing student participation.
The joy of reading is a Finnish programme which was developed in cooperation with the Finnish Ministry of Education and culture, Finnish schools and libraries. We know that students who read are successful at school. Literacy and reading are indicators of well-being. Schools and teachers play a huge role in motivating students to read, and we also need the involvement of parents and families to make this a success.
In Finland Oman school we are extremely proud that we were able to create, develop, and establish our library together with our students. We actively encourage our students to read different forms of texts, as Margaret Fuller once said “Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader.”
Not only does reading help develop a student’s language skills, it aids them in becoming better listeners, becoming more alert, being more imaginative and creative, develops their mind, and enables them to discover new things, and indulge into a new world. In order to encourage reading we have introduced a reading programme, which includes the students, us as a school, and you as parents. A reading adult is the best example, and motivator for children to read!
This programme directs our students on how to make their dreams a reality. It paves them a way into understanding how to identify the things that they are interested in, and where their strengths lie. It enables them to use their creativity, be innovative, to take and manage risks, learn to plan, set goals, and manage projects.
Our entrepreneurship programme allows our students to be future-oriented, optimistic, resourceful, and strive for success. This particular programme caters to the individual needs of each student, and enables them to have a clear vision on what they want to achieve, and how to go about obtaining their dreams with the support of our professional team.