The schools statements of Vision, Mission and Philosophy constitute the Purpose and Direction of the schools. All these statements clearly signify that students' quality learning is the main target of the schools. The statements are well articulated and demonstrated through the schools community in all classes. A regular process of reviewing and revising these statements is implemented. The teaching strategies at schools are trying to reinforce student- centered classrooms where students take the lead of their learning and teachers practice their roles as mentors, facilitators, and guides. Comprehensive data on students' performance are documented, analyzed, and reflected upon to identify measurable goals for improvement. What the schools need to work on is to get parents more involved as the communication plan hasn't achieved full participation. The school is giving special focus to raise parents' awareness of the standardized assessment tools and trying to get parents more involved in the Schools Improvement Plan so as to get their supportive participation
The vision of a dynamic learning environment at Mariya International Schools (MIS) was heavily influenced by the absolute need for quality education at affordable rates catering to the local community. With this philosophy in mind, a rigorous schedule was diligently followed, in line with our commitment to provide an innovative and robust pathway for our students. This initial emphasis – on providing quality driven education – has given way to a diversified curriculum, more suited to an egalitarian mix of students drawn from all parts of the world
MIS requires students to think critically and solve complex problems, develop the critical and reflective skills, and lateral thinking required to excel in CIE examinations. An instrumental teaching methodology applied in order to achieve this objective is PBL (Project Based Learning) or simply ‘Learning by Doing’, which is meticulously applied in – sciences, - environmental sciences, - computer studies, - ICT. The teacher has a very special role this scenario, and is committed to reciprocal learning, listening, observing and provoking intellectual / creative thinking rather than simply providing information. Besides being simply facilitators, our teachers at MIS are researches, a resource and a guide
The curriculum at MIS is based on the Cambridge International Examinations 'O' levels, and prepares its students for the IGCSE examinations headed by Cambridge. The curriculum is designed as a comprehensive teaching-learning program conducted both inside and outside the classroom. Good education must encompass more than the standard academic subjects. Student life at MIS is not just about academics, but also about a diverse co-curricular program specially designed to enable students to explore their talents and creative abilities.
There are a total of 4 Houses at MIS, at boys section namely: Tigers, Falcons, Stallions and Sharks. Each House has its distinct motto and is represented by its own Logo
MIS places great importance on sports in the curriculum. MIS is intensifying its efforts to further promote sports beyond what is already in place. Objectives are To participate in competitions that honor and promote sports and have a positive impact on social development, To expanding the capacity for responding to others by organized group activities, To extend self-awareness through purposeful venture in outdoor situations, To develop physical fitness by continued exposure to outdoor activities, To enhance environmental awareness to perceive and identify our national heritage by conducting outings in the wilderness.
MIS organizes outings and field trips at intervals throughout the year to places of interest and educational value. These places are chosen for their suitability for the age of the children concerned. These trips are mainly held in the winter and spring months when the weather is favorable. Boys and girls trips are held separately. Outdoor activities are generally avoided in the summer months since the weather becomes uncompromising and difficult to endure for long periods of time. This is the time when activities are arranged within the schools
Fabulous funfair, Spelling Bee (for English language from levels 4-9), General Knowledge quiz, Islamic Studies / Islamic History quiz, Computer quizzes are typical examples of the activities. Students from the entire schools are encouraged to participate in a maximum number of activities