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.
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 focus group that aims to help our students and teachers to create a positive attitude towards reading and encourages students to become active readers. We know that reading is a superpower to train your brain. Research has proven numerous positive effects that reading has. Not only does reading help develop students’ 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.
Here at F.O.S., the work starts already at KG level and continues throughout all the grades with the emphasis being on actively using and developing the school library and Learning Resource Center together with the students. The Joy of Reading group plans and organizes different reading related events throughout the school year and runs our Reading Diploma program and the diploma events. All of our teachers are committed to promoting reading as schools play a huge role in motivating students to read, but we also hope to have the involvement of parents and families to make it a success. 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.