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Task S6/1 Learning about your school and MST

http://www.rakaag.sch.ae/About.html
Historical Overview
It all started back in 2008 when His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qassimi had a dream
and a vision. He dreamt of a school where his own daughters would receive the highest quality
education, be nurtured and grow in confidence; a school which is forward thinking and promotes
critical skills and excellence. His dream however did not remain confined to educating his own
daughters; it grew to a much bigger vision; create a unique school which combines the rigor of
an international educational model and the commitment to and embodiment of Emirati values,
national identity and faith. Hence, the idea of an All-Girls School. Thus a school emerged and
materialized in 2009, RAK AAG was established to serve the rest of Ras Al Khaimah
community
Our Motto:
SHARE EMPOWER INSPIRE
Our Mission:
To create a safe and inclusive learning environment which inspires students to develop life-long
learning skills. We will share knowledge and nurture students, empowering them to take their
places in the global society of the 21st century, as confident, creative and independent citizens
with well-developed decision-making and critical thinking skills.
Our Vision:
To provide world-class education which empowers and inspires the young women of Ras Al
Khaimah to make a difference in the modern world, by sharing their ideas and skills.
Our Values:

At RAK AAG we commit to live by four core values and these are:
1. Learning extends beyond the classroom- to instill in students a sense of mission and
purpose as citizens of the larger community and the world
2. Academic excellence-is demonstrated by the depth of conceptual understanding achieved
through rigorous engagement, comprehensive assessment and thoughtful self-evaluation
3. Students best grow in personal responsibility and self-worth in a school characterized
by trust, honesty and
mutual respect among students and teachers
4. Responsible citizens who respect diversity we celebrate the uniqueness of each
individual and embrace diverse backgrounds in an inclusive community
Our Aims:
At RAK AAG, we aim to:
1. Provide a nurturing educational environment that encourages creativity and excellence.
2. Fulfill students social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, physical and creative needs.
3. Raise a generation of well-rounded students and young girls who are forward thinking,
educated to high international standards and capable of facing future challenges.
4. Develop students confidence, character and their ability to express themselves
competently in both, English and Arabic.
5. Raise a generation of students who are capable of utilizing the advanced means of
technology and keep up with changes in the field.
6. Raise a generation of students who are rooted in their UAE culture, loyal to their country,
have deep Islamic faith and are able to innovate and be creative.

7. Stimulate students desire to achieve high, go to the best universities worldwide and
choose the right career so that they do what they love and/or love what they do.
Curriculum
Academic Overview
RAK AAG is committed to providing high quality and world-class education. In this respect, we
strive to ensure that the curriculum of the school meets the various needs of our students.
RAK AAG offers the American Curriculum from KG1 to Grade 12 aligned with the American
Common Core Standards. The language of communication and instruction is English in all
subjects. Arabic, Islamic Education and Arabic Social Studies are core subjects offered at RAK
AAG and follow the Ministry Of Education syllabus and textbooks.
In KG and Elementary (Grades 1 to 5), there is a classroom /homeroom teacher responsible for
the teaching of English, Math and Science. Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies however, are
taught by specialist subject teachers.
Grades 6 to 8 in Middle School and 9 to 12 in High School subjects are taught by subject
specialist teachers.
Learning Cycles
Learning Cycles in the new structure RAK AAG: we provide our students with four learning
cycles comprising 14 years of schooling and they are:
1. Kindergarten: KG 1 and KG2
2. Elementary School: Grades 1 to 5
3. Middle School: Grades 6 to 8
4. High School: Grades 9 to 12

School profile:
Name of School: RAKAAG, Ras Al Khaimah
American Academy For Girls.
Principal: Agnese, Mrs. Shaw

Location: Al Saih Ras Al Khaimah Sultan Al


Kabeer Road
(http://www.rakaag.sch.ae/locationmap.html)
Tel: +97172211462

Address: Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab


Fax: +97172211463
Emirates
PO Box: 16255
Email: info@rakaag.com
Senior Management Team Members & duties: Science Coordinator &/or Lead Science
Ms. Wafa
Teachers:
Ms. Ramya Raj

Staff Start/finish Time: 7:15 AM 3:00 PM

Student Start/finish Time: 8:00 AM 2:30 PM

Total Number of Teachers in the School: 90

Total Number of Students in the School: 600- 700

Teacher / student ratio:


Teachers, 22 hours in the week
Students, 8 classes daily

Total number of classes & Year groups: (e.g. 8


classes; 2 Y8, 1 Y9 etc.): Kg-12

Other specialist teachers at the school: (e.g.


SEN; ESL; Arabic: Music, Art, PE)

School Nurse: Ramya

- P.E
- ART
- Arabic
- French
- Islamic
- Music
Technician / Resource Manager: Ms. Asma

Number of Specified Science Classrooms &


available facilities in the school:
-

Lab

Librarian: Rasha

Type & range of Science materials/ resources


available in each classroom:
There are no materials in each classroom but there
are a lot of materials provided in each lab.

Classroom
Garden area

Graduated cup
Bunsen burner
Mortar
Test tube rack
Beaker and glass rod
Spatula
Tongs
Pipette
Evaporating dish
Microscope
Magnet
Crucible

Other relevant science facilities / areas within the school:


5 facilities
-

Library
ICT Lab
GYM
Music Room
Art Room