OUR TRAINING APPROACH
As Rawdah Schools; We prioritize for our students’ upbringing as world people who know and respect different cultures and at the same time maintain their own cultural and spiritual values. In this respect, we keep our curriculum up-to-date with academic content that is aimed at both the intellectual and spiritual development of our students.
Our 6-9 year old students learn the religion they belong to by understanding the most basic source of the Holy Quran. In addition, they learn Arabic, English, and Chinese, as the most widely spoken languages in the World. Furthermore, positive sciences have been thought in a systematic and natural process with our own curriculum. In our pre-school education, students who learn Arabic 'by exposure' continue their education in Arabic with the same exposure, including breaks, activity and branch lessons in primary school. In our education system, which is formed as a double curriculum, our students actively learn Arabic, (speaking, reading, writing), Turkish and English (speaking, reading, writing) for one hour each day and are supported by our interactive programs. Our students learn Chinese, which is included in our curriculum as of the second year of primary school, through our special curriculum as a third foreign language.
Chess at an early age is a very valuable activity because of the acquisition of mind and imagination skills, attention and memory development, comprehensive thinking, patience, and respect for rules and rivals. We take our chess education that we have established in our pre-school education to an advanced level with our Arabic trainers in our primary school. At this level, our students gain the skills of developing strategies, making conscious moves, logical and innovative thinking.
Art education in our school is not limited to a conventional education. It covers all fields of visual, auditory, verbal and dramatic art with a contemporary approach; because in this way of art education, there are many fields of activity where creative activities can be rewarded. Various activities such as painting, ceramics, dough, collage, painting, board painting, play dough, finger painting, waste material studies and printing enhance the children's hand skills, imagination, creativity and artistic aspects.
During art activities, the child develops social skills by making new friends, learning how to wait, talk, listen, share, collaborate and help. The child expresses his/her self-esteem with his/her senses and imposes his/her existence. The child who accepts and makes himself accept and accept other children. Therefore, the most effective way to gain these desired behaviors is art education. A child who has a good art education will have a personality that accepts himself and other children's abilities honestly. In our school, we prepared the appropriate environment for children's art activities. There, especially in our painting work, they learn all techniques starting from black pencil to oil painting. Ebru, which we have been educating from an early age, is a decorative art made by passing the patterns created with special crafted paints on paper intensified with tragacanth on paper. It has its own brushes and paints. There are gains such as patience, understanding, attention improvement, fine motor development, mood serenity. In our primary school, our professional instructor teaches the applied technical content of this art by spreading it over four years of education.
MUSIC AND RHYTHM
Piano education makes it easier for children to learn a new language and develops verbal intelligence. Learning a new language is easier for children who learn to play the piano, as the language learning center and the music center in the brain work almost the same logic. We are giving piano education as a musical instrument with our professional Arabic instructors.
This sport activity, which supports children to gain body flexibility, to use diaphragm correctly and to learn to swim at a young age, is realized with the help of professional trainers and pools of maximum hygiene. The program consists of three courses and each course is completed in four weeks.
ICE SKATING: Especially for children who are not immunocompromised and often ill, this sport branch, which is especially recommended by specialists, is known to be beneficial for respiratory infection and heart disease. Ice skating school, which is also beneficial for gaining body flexibility, balance development and muscle development, is completed in four weeks. The event takes place at the request of our parents.
KICK BOKS: Elementary school students, according to age groups, warming, stretching, somersault (front somersault, side somersault, handstand somersault), hand-foot kick techniques and defense techniques with our kick boxing instructor learn. Our school allows our children who succeed in this branch to develop themselves in this sport at later ages.
SCIENCE AND NATURE ACTIVITY
Science and nature activities affect the development and behavior of children, expand their interests, improve children's problem-solving and thinking skills. Scientific studies are the activities that lead children to observe, research, examine and discover. These activities help children to develop their interests and needs and to develop concepts. In our school, which educates individuals respectful to the universe they live in and sensitive to their environment and nature, our students discover nature through science and nature activities, recognize nature, examine the ecosystem, and participate in learning with all their body and emotions. They learn by experiencing / experiencing plant growth, nature, living things recognition and observation activities in environments suitable for our program (forest, greenhouse, aquarium, etc.).
ROBOTIC CODING AND STEM
As Rawdah Schools, we believe that if our children are educated from a young age, in line with their talents, as well as their ability to be developed, they will be more creative and productive individuals in academic life. For this purpose S.T.E.M. class has been provided for them. We offer supported studies. While combining the sense of curiosity and discovery that exists in the nature of our children with activities that will provide cognitive skills. Therefore, we provide the formation of scientific and mathematical perceptions of children through robotic and coding workshops and lay the foundations of thinking in different dimensions in scientific studies. Our students create various shapes with robotic kits, distort models, rebuild them as they wish, develop their imagination and think in two (2D) and three-dimensional (3D). Our student follows the instructions for robotics studies, makes comparisons, imagines, reasones, takes risks and thus gains analytical thinking skills. Our students receive coding training supported by 21st century skills such as problem solving, critical and questioning thinking, communication skills, working as a team, designing and producing their own products.
Since all sensory organs are used effectively in the drama method, the child's communication skills such as attention, perception, listening, and speaking are developed. Thus, the child learns to express and interpret himself and his problems. Drama helps to free the child from negative emotions such as shyness and inferiority. In our school, after completing the subjects in the books, some concepts that are abstract with children are transformed into concrete by drama. Thus, they have the opportunity to reinforce the issues they dramatize among themselves. Drama is one of the widely used methods in multilingual institutions. The issues we have identified within the scope of the interdisciplinary study adopted at our school are revived in Arabic and English through our drama activities.
TRAINING GAME TABLE
Foreign language activities in our school are supported with various educational materials besides active and passive games accompanied by our teachers. One of these materials, the educational game table, contains all the activities that students need to improve their language skills. Thanks to this table, children learn the concept-contrast concept, animals (places they live, food they eat), seasons and colors, and in the meantime, they learn and practice language by competing with each other, competing with their teachers, and in short, having fun and learning.