As our students embark on their Middle School years, our teachers lay down the framework to ensure academic rigor. Coupled with this, we provide ample opportunities for students to nurture their talent and creativity through regular activities. We focus on developing the whole student, so he/she is ready to tackle High School and beyond.
First day of school:
On the first day of school, parents and students should arrive at school between 7:15 am and 7:30 am where teachers in the playground will welcome them. Students can find their sections by checking the class lists that will be displayed in the playground. New students will be introduced to their Class Advisors who will take them to their classes at 7:40 am after lining-up for the National Anthem.
In the classes, there will be a few icebreaker activities that are planned by the Class Advisor in order to ease the new students into their new environment and help them adjust. Moreover, the Class Advisor will give students the timetable and explain to them the use of the school planner.
This will be followed by a presentation regarding the daily routines and general rules at Horizon Private School – Branch and a tour around the school to help the students find their way. During the first week, all teachers and administrators will be available in the playground during the breaks to socialize with students, assist them in making new friends, and answer their questions.
Pick up and drop off times:
At home-time/dismissal, supervisors will show bus students how to get to the bus assembly zone or where they can wait for their car if a parent, a guardian, or a driver picks them up.
Orientation sessions for students, especially for Grades 6 and new students, will take place during the first two weeks to reinforce rules and regulations and to explain the internal system adopted (regarding assessments, activities, etc.).
The Middle School Department continues the development of our students’ personalities and characters by providing them with a variety of activities and events to participate in. Activities and events such as the Film Festival and the Science Fair aim to build well-rounded students who have developed their artistic, athletic, linguistic, and scientific talents as per their choices and interests. As part of their curriculum, Grade 6-8 students are given the opportunity to develop awareness of and belonging to their community, develop their sense of right and wrong through character-building tasks, as well as develop the research skills needed to succeed in High School and later on in university.