At Idrissi, we help youths become leaders of tomorrow. For this reason, we are offering the opportunity for our young girls and boys to focus on the skills required during this important transition.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD (DofE)
This exciting global programme is optional for students over 14. The award is designed to help develop youth character, self esteem, confidence and overall personal excellence. Currently delivered in over 140 countries with more than 8 million young people taking part, this non-competitive programme has excellent reputation among employers and universities as a mark of real personal achievement and development. The programme’s four sections – Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey – are all designed with the aim to help youth become leaders in action.
- How will my teen benefit?
- Achieve self belief and motivation
- The ability to set personal goals and achieve results
- Acquire self discipline and time management skills
- Broaden experience in working and living with others
- Develop leadership and team working skills
- How will Idrissi help?
- Idrissi teachers tasked to support students participating in the DofE have been through the Award Certificate Training (ACT) and Supervisors and Assessors Training (SAT) workshops and training mandated by the DofE. Together with other adults within the DofE network, they will help each student set goals, monitor their progress and record their advancements while the student self-manages their progress through an Online Record Book. Participants may find that many activities within the DofE programme complement what they are already doing at Idrissi.
For more information, have a look at the programme here <www.intaward.org>
JUNIOR AWARD SCHEME FOR SCHOOLS (JASS)
Similar to the DofE, the Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) is designed for younger children in mind. This non-compulsory programme is open to students age 10 and above, to help them build confidence and transition smoothly from primary to secondary education through an accredited programme. Each level requires four sections to be completed: My Interests (developing an interest or learning a new skill), Get Active, Stay Active (taking part in sport and physical activity), Me and My World (contributing to the local community) and Adventure (outdoor activity and learning, including team work and problem solving).
- How can my child benefit?
- Develop interpersonal skills
- Build self confidence
- Strengthen communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills
- Acquire sense of achievement
- How will Idrissi help?
- The vast majority of the work is being done in schools already, including events that may already be in the school calendar. Our existing Eco Scouts activities, for example, incorporate programmes aligned with JASS requirements. Our Idrissi teachers will act as mentors and guide our young students to plan their programme and achieve their goals.
For more information on JASS, please visit <www.doemalaysia.com>
After School Club
Learning cannot, and should not, take place in the classroom only - we try to make learning as fun and as diversed as possible for the students. The Idrissi School's after-school clubs enhances learning for both Primary and Secondary students. This is a platform for the students to practice and sharpen their skills in preferred sports and activities. Our after-school clubs include badminton, football, archery, journalism, karate, and taekwando.
The school organizes eco adventure school trips every alternate month - with the aim to educate the students through first hand experience with nature. Previous trips included Janda Baik, Pahang where students experienced river trekking, fishing, and outdoor cooking; educational trip to Kuala Kubu Baru where students learned about the process of water treatment; and a recent adventure to Bagan Lalang to learn about the importance of mangrove forests as well as to replant mangrove plants.
The cool-curriculum involves courses planned and delivered by professionals and those experienced in their relevant fields. We believe that this is an essential part of development in the modern World and better equips our students for the future, insha Allah. We have done a bikeability course which introduced students to design factors, safety, repair and cleaning of bike, cool art classes which exposed students to Islamic geometric patterns and map doodling, an we even had Malaysia's very first Masterchef to teach and demonstrate to students how to cook a healthy meal!
The school emphasizes on active participation and involvement by parents in school activities - and parents love to take part! We have had some very interesting activities conducted by our dear parents, including conducting baking sessions, a special 19th century photography session, storytelling sessions, and arts & craft. Our parents are from diversed background and have a lot of different experiences and talents to share - which we welcome with open arms!