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Student Welfare

Safeguarding, Care & Support for Learning

At Emirates International School - Meadows we are fully committed to the care and support of your child.  Safeguarding from any form of harm or hazard is our first priority and providing a safe, secure learning environment is essential. EIS - Meadows is committed to developing the children’s understanding of their rights and responsibilities as global citizens, in line with The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to which the UAE is a signatory.

Positive Behaviour for Learning

The Positive Behaviour for Learning Policy at EIS Meadows is also designed to enable your child to develop and maintain self-confidence and self-esteem which promotes positive learning experiences.

In keeping with this, the following guidelines have been developed:

  • Positive behaviour is encouraged, acknowledged and praised whenever shown.
  • Children are encouraged to respect others, property and the environment.
  • Students are encouraged to move around the school quietly and courteously and to settle to work quickly.
  • Positive relationships are fostered and conflict resolution is managed appropriately.
  • At the beginning of the year, children are invited to discuss and identify both their rights and their responsibilities and draw up a classroom essential agreement.
  • Both positive and negative choices are continuously explored and discussed with students to set them up for success in the future.
  • We are a bullying free school.  If bullying is identified then it is not tolerated at EIS - Meadows.

 Attitudes & Relationships for Learning

In keeping with the philosophy and values of PYP schools, we empower our students to demonstrate:

Appreciation - Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.

Commitment - Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility.

Confidence - Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.

Cooperation - Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.

Creativity - Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.

Curiosity - Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.

Empathy - Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.

Enthusiasm - Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.

Independence -Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments.

Integrity - Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.

Respect - Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.

Tolerance - Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

Attendance & Punctuality for Learning

At EIS-Meadows we believe that good attendance and punctuality are vital in enabling students to make the most of their learning opportunities and for preparing them to be responsible life-long learners.  We have high standards and expect to maximise attendance for all our students. 

We recognize that:

•           Regular and punctual attendance is vital if students are to benefit fully from the opportunities offered to them.

•           Regular attendance & punctual facilitates easier learning.   Students learn best in a positive, safe environment with routines.

•           Regular and punctual attendance develops character qualities such as commitment, self-management & reliability.  Students who develop good patterns of attendance and punctuality early on at school tend to continue this pattern throughout their lives.

•           Regular and punctual attendance facilitates better results in learning, greater confidence and greater self-esteem.

Healthy Lifestyles for Learning

  1. Medical Team & Facilities

The Primary School medical clinic is staffed by our qualified staff, Nurse Selva Priya. The School Doctor, Dr. Vinitha, has her surgery in the High School along with our other nurse, Nurse Sinju. Whenever a student is attended to by either the Nurses or Doctor, parents are informed either in email or by phone. Medical records including vaccinations are kept on file. Parents are urged to keep the Doctor informed of medical records, vaccinations and recent changes in their child’s medical situation.  We encourage the development of good hygiene practices throughout the school and in keeping the learning environment consistently clean.

  1. Healthy Eating

The School and the School Cafeteria follow a Healthy Eating Policy so that our students get a good healthy start to their lives. The School Cafeteria food is available for Years 3-6 students.  We ask you to provide a snack or packed lunch which is healthy and nutritious, and which does not contain peanuts, soft drinks (especially canned fizzy drinks), candy, chocolate, chips, pizza, potato crisps and other ‘junk’ foods. We especially ask you not to send in Pot Noodles.  Peanuts are banned in school as several of our students are hyper-allergic to them.  We understand that you occasionally might like to put a weekly ‘treat’ into your child’s lunchbox, so if you do, instruct your child not to share this with other children.

  1. Physical Exercise & Fitness

We endorse and encourage regular exercise and physical activity throughout the school day.  Our Physical Education Curriculum, our diverse Sports and After School Activities programme along with the activities we offer during break times ensures our students are given a wide range of opportunities to be active.

  1. Bring Your Own Device & Cyber Safety

EIS- Meadows is a “Bring Your Own Device” School.  This means that we have created a safe environment where students can bring their own ICT devices for effective inquiry learning.  We are dedicated to providing excellent access to appropriate technology in order to enhance learning, unlock potential and connect students locally and globally.  We ensure that all students, staff and guests have access to high-speed internet in all areas of the school.  At EIS- Meadows we have a rigorous cyber safety policy and we support our students to ensure all technologies and applications are used appropriately.

Student-centered learning is a key value of any PYP Internationally-Minded School and Bring Your Own Device helps support this philosophy by giving students more opportunities to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.

Social Responsibility & Innovation for Learning

Our students demonstrate both a strong sense of community and a commitment to serving others. Social responsibility and taking action is often the result of the learning and inquiry that has occurred in our classrooms.

At EIS–Meadows our students are empowered to be responsible and innovative in a variety of ways. 

We endeavour to inspire our young people to be successful social responsible life-long leaners.  We offer a wide range of student leadership opportunities including our house competition leaders, environmental action group leaders, student council representatives, games captains and our senior Year 6 Student Leaders.