SAT Orientation - Grades 10 & 11 (2018-2019)
T. I. S. is in the process of registering our Grade 10 and Grade 11 students for SAT for the current academic year 2018 - 2019. Therefore, we would like to invite you to attend an orientation session on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the school’s Princess Jawaher Auditorium. This session will be of a great help to all parents to decide and prepare the best for their children. The orientation will give our esteemed parents an overall idea about SAT exam.
SAT Orientation - Grades 10 & 11 (2019-2020)
Subject:Grades 10 and 11 SAT Examination.
T. I. S. is in the process of registering our Grade 10 and Grade 11 students for SAT for the current academic year 2019 – 2020G. Therefore, we would like to invite you to attend an orientation session on Thursday, January 30, 2020G. from 12:00 noon till 2:00 p.m. at the school’s Princess Jawaher Auditorium. This session will be of a great help to all parents to decide and prepare the best for their children. The orientation will give our esteemed parents an overall idea about SAT exam.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE AMERICAN STREAM STUDENTS: "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." Ernest Hemingway
In our pursuit to achieve excellence, our commitment to facilitate the students, our futuristic leaders, and our endeavor to live up to the trust of our partners, the parents, we persistently strive to extend our cooperation in every possible way to maximize the achievement of our students. Therefore, in accordance with our Schools Vision, to deliver a unique academic experience, we are pleased to share the following additional support that will be extended to our American stream students at T. I. S. during the academic year 2018-2019.
School Timing for the First Week (2017-2018)
Kindly be informed that the school timing for the first week, from Sunday, September 17, 2017 until Thursday, September 21, 2017 will be from 7:30 a.m. till 2:55 p.m., for the Middle and Senior School and the first session will commence at 7:50 a.m. Whereas the school timing of the Lower Primary School and Upper Primary School will be from 7:30 a.m. till 12:00 noon. Students who do not attend school on time will be considered absent and this will eventually affect their merit.
By Hadeel Osama M Oun (12-E),
It’s about time!
My high school years are coming to an end. Although some people might think that graduating from high school is a tiny chapter in the big book called ‘life’, to me it’s a pretty immense milestone. When I think about the new chapter I am so close to reaching in my life, I get a knot in the pit of my stomach. I come across a lot of different emotions, some of which are fear, sprinkles of nervousness, with a side of excitement and expectation.
Senior Schools Parents' Orientation (2019-2020)
Thamer International Schools cordially invite you to attend the Orientation session for all parents of Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 at Princess Jawaher Auditorium in the schools premises on the dates / time as per the below mentioned schedule:
SPOTTED AND REPORTED, International Day (SS-GIRLS)
By Rima Rabie Adib (12-D)
The Senior School of Thamer International Schools hosted its annual International Day, with a beautiful kaleidoscope of colours, music and cultures, last Thursday. The purpose of the event is to broaden students’ horizons and afford opportunities for them to learn more about their contemporaries’ cultures, food, and languages, while forming a greater understanding of their own place in the wider community. The auditorium was transformed into an airport, our hosts turned into flight attendants, and the SLC turned into cabin staff, all led by our pilot mentors into a smooth flight across the globe.
SPOTTED AND REPORTED, Saudi National Day
By Rahaf Al-Harbi (12-E)
T.I.S. celebrated the Saudi National Day on Wednesday, September 19th with great zest, channeling its enthusiasm towards Saudi Arabia and its diverse culture.
The schools’ auditorium was decorated with flags and bright green decorations which represent different regions of KSA. The entire school joined the celebration to get the tribal sensation. Some students came in traditional dresses, green t-shirts, and costumes representing different occupations found in KSA.
SPOTTED AND REPORTED, T. I. S. Senior School Annual Debate
By Sabine Sleiman and Zaina Al Qadi (12-D)
The annual debate is one of the most anticipated events of the year and an academic activity that gives students creative room to express what they feel. The length and breadth of knowledge that they gain through the debate is simply unparalleled. T. I. S. has set the benchmark for conducting activities in such a way that the students not only enjoy but also learn a great deal from it.
STUDENT EDITORIAL BODY EXPERIENCE
By Ghufran Hashim and Andrea Reynante (12-E)
“In the end, what makes a book valuable is not the paper it’s printed on, but the thousands of hours of work by dozens of people who are dedicated to creating the best possible reading experience for you.” — John Green
Yes, being a part of the student editorial body may seem like a handful; however, it is more than something you just sign up for and toss aside later on.
We started this newsletter because we want to have a platform where students can utilize their writing skills to have their message heard. We want students to express their creativity and have a place to showcase their crafts. We want students to be up-to-date with news and to be aware of what is going on within the school. We want students to contribute in whatever way they feel most comfortable in, because this newsletter is for the students.
The SLC Investiture
By Naama Banaja (12-E)
The SLC Investiture was an event attended by all SSG students along with teachers to formally initiate the SLC. Mrs. Almas Khot commenced it by giving the audience a brief outline of what they will be expecting to see. The role of the host was successfully fulfilled by Anna Adnan (10-H). After a delightful Quran recitation by Lybah Adnan (11-E), two informative videos were displayed containing descriptions about the seven departments and the former committee’s achievements, artfully prepared by Andrea Reynante (12-E) and Naama Banaja (12-E). Next, Mrs. Almas requested the elected heads and co-heads for each department to take the stage; were presented with our badges and swore our oaths in unison.
TIS SCOOP, BACK TO SCHOOL: What To Expect From Term 2?
By Zaina Al-Qadi (12-D),
With the new semester comes new opportunities and experiences. While we should reflect on previous successes and failures and use them to our benefit this semester, we should also take every new opportunity that comes our way. With upcoming events, exams, new trips and finally graduation it could be said with certainty that term 2 is more lively and even quite nerve-wracking.
TIS SCOOP, Cafeteria Writing
By Maram Khalid (10-G)
“A MOMENT TO BREATHE AND RELAX.”
The new addition to our school is a cafeteria. Once you enter, you can note how lavishly decorated it is. You are first met with the ordering section where foods and drinks are available. After taking a right, there is a seating area where you find multiple lengthy marble tables that can fit a large number of students.
There are many food and drink choices available for students and teachers to enjoy. Some of the choices given are salads, countless choices of sandwiches, and many other snacks. Not only all that but drinks as well, for example, packed juices, fresh juices, coffee, and tea.
TIS SCOOP, DAHMUN
By Lein Akkad (12-E)
T.I.S will be joining the annual DAHMUN (Dar Al Hekma Model United Nations) for its 2nd year in a row with over 80 students participating.
This year’s motif is “challenging the status quo- a redefined future” The spirit of MUN is to create awareness and understanding among students from various disciplines and prepare them as Future Global leaders.
This year’s theme will be featuring the following committees:
1.) ECOSOC: The Issue of Population Displacement “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” What makes it so? What is it that makes developed and developing regions struggle to stabilize the population issue? This summit shall discuss how to resolve the problem once and for all.
TIS SCOOP, Joys of Jogging
By Anna Adnan (10-H)
Why Start Jogging?
- Anyone can do it to easily lose weight.
- Regular Toggers are far less likely to die prematurely than non-joggers.
- Run easily without sweating.
- It is free and you can do it anywhere
TIS SCOOP, Recap: Senior School Girl’s Drama Play
By Lama Qurashi (12-E),
On January 29th of 2019, the entire senior school department (girls) of Thamer International School were invited to watch a performance conducted by the 9th and 10th First Language English students who worked effortlessly for two months to produce a masterpiece that would amaze the crowd. The play was announced to take place in the last two sessions, filling the students up with excitement and anticipation for what was to come.
TIS SCOOP, SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT: THE MAKING
By Mayar Medhat (10-H)
Save the Environment Day is an event hosted with the aim of creating a recreational form of education and has been constructed by none other than the 12th graders of the girls section. Backed by the Biology department, the occasion’s motive is to effectively raise awareness regarding our planet.
The special day will showcase emotional performances, hilarious plays as well as a heartwarming theatrical performance. The hardworking batch will watch their exertion and effort unfold as a trashion show is rolled out, documentary displayed, and speeches are given.
TIS SCOOP, The Woman Who Came To Dinner
By Dania Al Amoudi (10-H),
The First Language English students of the ninth and tenth grade are collaborating to host and proudly produce the annual school play which will be performed during the school day. "The Woman who came to Dinner" is a story of a well-known writer who embarks on a "journey" of comedically barging in and staying within an innocent family's home, thus taking advantage of their hospitality.
TIS SCOOP, Wake Up Wednesday
By Naama Banaja (12-D),
Wake Up Wednesday is a weekly radio segment that replaces the mundane power-points with something that’s more motivating and energizing.
It was conceptualized and begun by the SLC heads with a nudge from their English teacher. The topics vary every week and also depends on which department is taking the helm. For example, the first broadcast was taken over by the C&I whose topic of choice was to remind the seniors of their university deadlines and for the younger batches to be prepared earlier. I personally helped with the technical aspects on both broadcast by playing or arranging any media file needed. This project has received mixed reviews, but mostly positive especially from the staff, students, and the head of Senior School herself.
Wearing the Abaya and Veil (2018-2019)
The administration of Thamer International Schools wishes the students a successful academic year and would like to remind them of the regulations of the Government of Saudi Arabia as well as the directives of the Ministry of Education in wearing an (abaya) and a veil when entering and leaving the school campus. In case of violation, the administration is entitled to take an appropriate action.