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Contents March 2013 • Higher Education
Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program From Small Acorns Grow Mighty Oaks Centre of Excellence Royal University of Women
Higher Education: Crucial Decision VR Palaniswamy Bahrain’s Education Scenario Saeed Abbas Al Mandi
Westside Story MASK Theatre Company Build Love and Friendship Christine Gordon
New Term, New You
Fun and Giggles 44 46 52
Top 10 Documentaries Get Creative, Get Organised! Crazy Courses
Government Schools, Private Schools, Special Needs Schools and Centres, Institutes and Educational Centres, Universities
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Higher Education Special Dear Readers, “School is a building with four walls and a tomorrow inside” – Lon Watters Bahrain Confidential brings for its readers a special educational supplement. This is written for the young minds that have opinions, can see the big picture and know it has places to go and new paths to discover. Our supplement is aimed at exercising your thought process, helping you take control of your student life and definitely keep you entertained while we are at it! Isn’t every kid special? We think so. Read about the love and friendship you can build with the adorable children at RIA. And you will be helping fill a very basic need, one that everybody has — the need for good friends. Ever been to the Bahrain Science Centre? Find out what it is all about. They were definitely right when they said “It is a safe place for dangerous ideas”. So get your fun caps on discover the talents you did not think you had. “Westside Story”-the most talked about musical is right around the corner. We had the opportunity to talk to the team in between all the craziness and rehearsals. Check it out! On a more serious note, we thought it was necessary to explain the importance of a good lifestyle amidst your stressful student life. Read all about the must do’s and don’ts that you should introduce into your life. As ever, have a great read and always remember “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing”.
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BAS’s Training Centre State of the Art Facility and Quality Training.
Let Your Ambitions Soar
s an internationally recognised service provider of aircraft engineering and maintenance training, Bahrain Airport Services Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC) has become an essential part of the aviation training industry in the region since its establishment in 2004. Owned and operated by Bahrain Airport Services (BAS), BAETC has gained a reputation of excellence and world class standards with their USD2.7 million state-of-the-art facility, high-class training, valuable hands-on engineering experience and sophisticated equipments. Together with BAS 40 year multidisciplinary aviation experience and EASA Part145 Line Maintenance Organisation, BAETC has set the foundation for quality education and technical training in aeronautics. They have received international accreditations such as European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Part 147 Approved Training Organisation and EDEXCEL Accreditation is one of UK’s main examination board that is recognised. EDEXCEL Accreditation: BAETC is accredited to award the BTEC UK Higher National Diploma (HND) in Aeronautical Engineering for all its successful graduates. The
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“Bahrain Airport Services Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC) has become an essential part of the aviation training industry in the region since its establishment in 2004.” BTEC Level 5 HND consists of units totaling 240 credits. This qualification enhances the students’ career prospects, allowing them to work as practitioners in certain fields or enabling them to enter into an honors degree (BSc) in the third year. TRAINING PORTFOLIO EASA Part-66 B1/B2 License EASA Part-66 Work Experience Programme Aircraft Type Training Courses •Airbus Q319/A320/A321 V2500 B1 &B2
•Airbus A319/ A320/ A321 CFM 56 B1 &B2
•Aviation Legislation •Fuel Tank Safety •Aircraft Electrical Writing Interconnection Systems (EWIS)
•Quality Management System (QMS) Principles
•Safety Management System •(SMS) Principles •Auditing Techniques •Transport of Dangerous Goods (DG) by Air
•ETOPS Maintenance •Aviation English & Essay Writing •Ramp Safety & Operations •Train the Trainer •Aviation Security
BAETC offers students the chance to engage in a lifelong learning to develop and enhance their prospects for establishing a successful career in the aviation industry.
For more information, Tel. +973 1732 1860 +973 1732 1874 / +973 1732 1875 Or email: email@example.com Visit: www.baetc.bh
•Airbus A340 CFM 56 B1 & B2 •Airbus A330 RR RB2 11 Trent B1 & B2
•Airbus A340 to A330 Differences Conversion Course HND Level 5 in Aeronautical Engineering Foundation Programme Special Courses •Human Factors in Aviation
Let your ambitions take off in aircraft maintenance & engineering
The internationally recognised BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC) is at the heart of the aviation industry in Bahrain. The centre was the ﬁrst in any Gulf country to be awarded the prestigious accreditation by the UK Civil Aviation Authority under the European Aviation Safety Agency. BAETC is fully accredited by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and is awarded the EASA 147.0002 certiﬁcate, the centrepiece of the European Union’s strategy for aviation safety with a mission to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection. BAETC is also renowned for delivering the most sophisticated and best quality training, facilities and equipment under the guidance of highly qualiﬁed instructors and is located right within the Bahrain International Airport itself. BAETC, where your journey to the top of international aviation engineering begins.
State of the Art Facilities t Experienced International Faculty t Integrated Maintenance Organization tB1/B2 Basic EASA Part-66 License t UK HND Level 5 Aeronautical Engineering
t OJT/Practical Experience tAircraft Type Ratings
Call Bahrain (+973) 1732 1860, 1732 1874 or 1732 1875
UK HND Level 5 Aeronautical Engineering
tFoundation Programs tConversion Courses
Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program
HRH the Crown Prince honours scholars at the 2012 CPISP Graduate Recognition Ceremony
stablished in 1999 by HRH the Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, this programme awards ten scholarships on an annual basis to outstanding Bahraini students from both governmental and private secondary schools to study at top international universities. Since its inception, 126 of Bahrain’s brightest secondary school graduates
degrees, studying at top schools and universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, and Australia. The CPISP is different from other scholarship programs because the scholars can choose their own desired fields of specialization, as well as the university and country where they would like to pursue their degrees. It is dedicated to supporting its scholars in achieving their aspirations, as their success contributes to Bahrain’s progress and development. CPISP scholars have dedicated themselves
“CPISP is dedicated to supporting its scholars in achieving their aspirations.” have been selected on merit to receive HRH the Crown Prince’s scholarships. The CPISP currently supports 65 scholars, who include 15 students pursuing post-graduate 8 | BC Higher Education Special | March 2013
to a diverse range of majors and degrees, which include engineering, law, management, international relations, political science, mathematics, finance, business, computer science,
economics, physiotherapy, biology, biomedical research, and environmental science. Once scholars have completed their university degrees, they are free to follow their desired career paths and pursue employment opportunities either in Bahrain or in the global arena, where they receive international work experience and exposure. A total of 57 graduates have joined the workforce in Bahrain, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, the UK, and the US. In Bahrain, CPISP scholars have gained employment at various esteemed organizations, including the Court of the Crown Prince, Aluminum Bahrain (ALBA), Mumtalakat, Economic Development Board, Central Bank
of Bahrain, Bahrain Defense Force Hospital, Bahrain Airport Company, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Gulf Technics, and other private sector international institutions. Internationally, scholars have joined major corporations such as Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Google, Viacom, Citigroup, AT Kearny, Price Waterhouse Cooper, BNP Paribas, and Deloitte Consulting. For more information, visit: www.cpisp.bh
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Al Noor International School Chairman, Ali Hassan
Al Noor International School-Catering to your childâ€™s educational needs.
“Knowledge is power.”
“We believe education is about building the future. Learning is a lifelong process that has to be made enjoyable so that students will regard the assimilation of knowledge as a lifelong process. The international approach of the school, its use of modern technology in teaching and the cosmopolitan environment it offers make studying more relevant”, said the proud Chairman of Al Noor, Ali Hassan.
ounded in 1993, the school stands for-“Knowledge is Power: which underlines the fundamental truth that success in life depends on the never ending process of learning. It was a humble beginning and with the dedication of Ali Hassan, the school’s Chairman, the school has transformed into a leader in the field of education in Bahrain. The school offers a broad –based educational foundation which enables young people to confidently enter the competitive world, preparing them through different disciplines for the many options offered by a variety of institutions. It is the only school in the country that provides three types of curricula:
British Curriculum: IGCSE, AS &A Levels Bahraini Curriculum: Tawjihiya Certificate Indian Curriculum: CBSE upto Class XII The British Curriculum follows the IGCSE course that is offered
by the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate. They also have the AS Level (Advanced Subsidiary Level), and A Level (Advanced Level) qualifications. Along with this, Cambridge IT Diplomas are also available which also includes the Cambridge Primary Programme (CPP) and the Check Point (CP) exam. The Bahraini Curriculum (Thawjihiya) is similar to what is offered by the Ministry of Education, Bahrain. This curriculum also includes subjects like English, Computer Science and French. The CBSE curriculum follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. With variety in education being provided, the students are educated
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“The international approach of the school, its modern era of technology, the balance between education and information, encouragement of creativity and innovation make studying fun, rewarding and fruitful.” in a system best suited to their needs and abilities. The international approach of the school, its modern era of technology, the balance between education and information, encouragement of creativity and innovation make studying fun, rewarding and fruitful. “The globalisation of the market place presents competitive challenge. But it also presents an opportunity. On having completed their high school education, our students will be expected to compete in a global economy, in a much wider context, one in which their competitors will not be confined to students from Bahrain. They will have to compete for jobs, for positions and for careers in a very different environment than to
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the one that they are accustomed to. This will require them to function effectively in a global workplace and a global society. I am confident that in Al Noor, students’ have the ability to face the future with confidence because they have been educated and trained with one key idea as their watchword that is excellence” said Ali Hassan. Role of Teachers at Al Noor Al Noor International School believes that education is about building a better future. One can never stop learning. It is a process that is made enjoyable so that students can regard the assimilation of knowledge as lifelong process. The importance of “Life Long Learning” is acknowledged. For this reason, all faculty staff members
are encouraged to enroll for the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainer. This was first introduced 9 years ago. The majority of current staff members have successfully completed this course. For the various curriculums, activities and programmes, teachers play a very important role in establishing and understanding and relationship based on trust with the students. Interaction between students is fundamental in a student’s life. Teachers are encouraged to teach children how to acquire information and use the information efficiently and to the children’s benefit. Interactions accompanied by visual aids, help students comprehend and achieve their targets. Classroom interactions are encouraged to help assist the students’ development. Practical classes are taken for subjects that require them. Teachers strive to maintain a proportionate teacher-student ratio giving abundant scope for individual discussion. “Our team of experienced teachers is well trained to develop the full potential of a child and enhance their talents. In our pursuit of excellence and progress in education, we provide an experience of education, which combines broad ranges of cultural backgrounds found both on the island and in other parts of the world, incorporating the unity of basic values throughout the world” he says with pride. For more information, Tel. +973 1773 6773 Or visit: www.alnischool.com
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For further details, please contact Ali Hussain Al-Shehabi, Senior Sales Ofﬁcer, Tel: +973 1755 8816, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Anas A. Al Amer, Senior Sales Ofﬁcer, Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA), Email: email@example.com, Direct line: +973 1755 8854. Direct Fax: +973 1755 5513.
Higher Education: Crucial Decision
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The Indian School Principal, VR Palaniswamy emphasises on the importance of higher education.
ducation is an effective tool which transforms an individual into a contributory and sociofriendly citizen of the society. Learning is a life-long process which brings changes in the behavioral pattern; as the system of learning affects the entire life, it should focus on developing scientific thinking, intellectual and communication abilities, and social responsibility. It helps us to be independent, build character, instills discipline, and makes life meaningful. The school education immensely contributes in enhancing knowledge, skills, aptitude and lays a strong foundation for further growth. After the school education, students are put in a very complex situation where things look a little strange to them and they tend to develop a kind of inertia before they take the next step. Parents and teachers facilitate in grooming the students as successful professionals and citizens by providing proper guidance and support. Decisions on higher education have been difficult for students when parents impose their choice, rather than giving importance to the aspirations and interests of the students. Higher education enhances intellectual growth, gives exposure to innovative ideas and stimulates thoughts and grooms students to be an independent thinker which is crucial to reach high levels of success in any field. It improves the quality of life as horizons of wisdom and knowledge expand. A right decision taken at this stage plays a vital role in their success, satisfaction and professional growth.
Opinion Knowledge exploration and knowledge management are matters of great concern for the younger generation. Every academic discipline has branched into micro level specialisations. When aptitude and interest are clearly assessed, the above concerns will turn to be advantageous. It will help to attain a deeper understanding of the micro level choice which will suit the aptitude and interest. In addition to this, the rapid pace of social,
reliable aptitude tests will help in judging their aptitudes, interest and potential. Counseling and career guidance are encouraged. Students should make themselves fully aware of the scope, opportunities and future development of their choice before making the final decision. The only key to success is dedication and hard work. Life is a wonderful gift given to all of us, but it is very short. We should live life worthy of it: make
economical and technological changes provide enormous opportunities; but with challenges, it opens new doors for an interesting life. Therefore, correct assessment of aptitude and interest will help the students to choose the right path to proceed further. Students aspiring for higher education, at the initial stage, should prioritise the options based on their interests, aptitude and goals, and should decide the level of education they need to pursue. Taking standardised and
it meaningful and interesting by contributing our might to the peace, harmony and growth of humanity. The prosperity of humanity definitely is a creation of combined effort by all of us. The Indian School in located in Isa Town, Kingdom of Bahrain. PO Box: 558. Tel. +973 1768 4166 Fax. +973 17682120 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.indianschool.bh
â€œThe only key to success is dedication and hard work.â€?
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West Side Story
Spectacular musical score, stunning dance routines and strong dramatic scenes awaits you!
ASK Theatre Company (“Music and Stage for Kids”), part of the vibrant Academy of Performing Arts at the British School of Bahrain is putting on a production of “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein. West Side Story is a modern musical adaptation of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare. One of the most powerful pieces of music theatre of all time, this show brings the Romeo and Juliet story into the modern day combining amazing song writing, dramatic harmonies, highly charged action and
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emotional character interplay. Aspiring actors, singers and dancers from a wide variety of schools, cultures and backgrounds enjoy these sessions thoroughly. It has helped them turn into the charismatic performers they wish to be. “Everything we do in MASK stands out because it is the only youth theatre group in Bahrain that brings together students from different schools and social groups. The standards of student singing are extremely high and we have very strong boy and girl singers of all ages” said Lydia Martin, Director of the Academy of Performing
Arts at the BSB, and Music Director of “West Side Story”. “MASK is an extra-curricular program aimed at all Schools in Bahrain and it allows students to use drama, music and dance in full scale productions. I feel we have some of the stars of tomorrow in the cast and certainly some I hope will choose drama or musical theatre as a career. MASK is also about grooming the future stars’’ said Daniel Furness, Head of Drama at the BSB, Director of “West Side Story”. So, enjoy an evening of fun and dramatics from 20th-23rd March at the British School of Bahrain. For more information, Tel. +973 1761 0973, +973 1761 0943.
RCSI Bahrain Going From Strength To Strength
he Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) will be celebrating ten years of providing first class education from its state-ofthe-art campus in Busaiteen, Bahrain, next year. Founded in 2004, RCSI’s role is to provide healthcare education and world class training for students from Bahrain, the GCC Countries and beyond. With students from over 40 countries, student numbers are at an all-time high, with 1,186 currently undertaking courses in Medicine, Nursing and Postgraduate Studies and Research. The RCSI curriculum, examinations and supervision ensures the highest international standards. The courses that they currently offer are:
Medical Commencement Programme
It is a one year full-time programme which is designed to equip students with a greater knowledge of general science subjects, study skills, medical English and research skills.
School for Medicine
This 5/6 year full-time Medical Programme is open to school leavers and those who have undertaken an undergraduate degree in another discipline but now wish to pursue a career in medicine. The programme is designed to ensure students develop a balanced perspective of domiciliary, community and hospital care and
BSc Nursing Bridging Programme
acquire a sound knowledge of the principles of both the science and the art of medicine. Students are also provided with comprehensive training through exposure to a variety of specialities,thus, enhancing career opportunities at home and abroad. The medical programme is bench marked against the World Federation for Medical Education and is identical to that in RCSI Dublin.
“RCSI provides healthcare education and world class training for students from Bahrain, GCC and beyond.” Additionally, it aims to provide students with the appropriate knowledge to bridge the gap between second level education and that of a third level medical university. On successful completion of the Medical Commencement Programme students can progress to the Foundation Year of the Medical Programme.
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degree programme, open to school leavers and graduates who have completed an undergraduate degree in another discipline and now wish to pursue a career in Nursing. Their programme aims to equip students with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become competent and caring nurses. They also provide a strong foundation for continued personal and professional development.
Medical graduates are awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics (MB, BCh, and BAO) from both the National University of Ireland and RCSI Bahrain. In addition, they receive the Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (LRCSI) and the Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (LRCPI).
BSc in Nursing
BSc in Nursing is a four year full-time
The BSc Nursing Bridging Programme is delivered parttime over 18 months and is designed for registered nurses who have completed their education to Diploma level and wish to upgrade their qualification to a full BSc Degree. The programme provides an opportunity for nurses to undertake further education to enhance both personal and professional development. It is open to registered nurses from a variety of clinical backgrounds including general hospital, psychiatric and community nursing.
MSc in Nursing
The two year part-time postgraduate programme is suitable for nurses from all clinical backgrounds who hold a BSc in Nursing and wish to undertake further education to enhance both personal and professional development. The programme facilitates students to develop as reflective practitioners with the confidence and awareness necessary to identify, influence, implement and evaluate evidence-based health care. Students who exit the programme following successful completion of year 1 are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Theory. For admissions call on Tel. +973 1735 1450 Ext: 5555 or email: email@example.com For more information visit: www.rcsibahrain.edu.bh
Royal University Of Women-Centre Of Art Excellence
For those who dream of being the next big thing.
he Faculty of Art and Design at the Royal University for Women is home to some of the most exciting academic programmes in the Kingdom of Bahrain, if not the Gulf region. Budding artists and designers join the faculty with aspirations of becoming the next big fashion designer, or being a specialist in creative graphic works or establishing themselves as a well-known interior designer. The programmes and practices are designed to meet international standards with frequent visits from external examiners and regular semester visits to the fashion capitals of the world such as London, New York and Paris. The faculty of Art and Design is offering Programmes at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. The faculty is to achieve the best for all the students.
Fashion Design â€“ Courses offered in this popular specialisation include
Fashion techniques, Fashion Illustration, Garment construction, Pattern making, Applied design and Catwalk presentation. Additionally, through links with the fashion industry, internships are offered to students to gain experience in the business and commerce aspect of the industry.
Graphic Design â€“ The discipline that combines both art and technology to communicate with audiences is among the most sought after majors in the current job market. Graduates in graphic design study the art of typography, corporate identity, photography, motion graphics and 3D graphics. Interior Design â€“ The programme is
designed to qualify RUW graduates to work as professional interior designers and to meet international standards and trends. Courses covered include Interior design illustration, history of interior design, construction and technology and computer drafting.
Graduate programmes offered by the university include Master of Design Management and Master of Fine Art in Drawing and Painting.
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Royal University Of Women Campus
The Ideal Learning Environment and Facilities.
UW offers its students the opportunity to acquire internationally recognized credentials as well as to enable its students to develop the personal skills and confidence necessary to excel in every area of their personal and professional life. Located in the Kingdom of Bahrain, RUW’s extensive campus facilities offer an environment where the best of Western and Middle Eastern values are reflected. Specialised Studios and Lecture Halls RUW’s custom-built campus houses studios, lecture halls and technology labs, to optimise the learning experience. Each design student is offered a state of the art Mac desktop, fashion mannequins and materials for the fashion students, all the building materials for the interior projects as well as all the programs required to achieve the best designs and works. Lecture halls are spacious and are equipped with the latest technology. The Residence The Residence is located on the RUW campus near Awali and is only open for females. It offers spacious and comfortable single and double units, with great views of the university and the Riffa Valley. There is twenty four hour security controlling access to campus, but
“Develop the personal skills and confidence necessary to excel in every area of personal and professional life.” students are free to come and go as their timetables permit. A fulltime resident Manager attends to the needs of the students, making the residence a safe, sociable and economical environment for students to stay in. Kitchen facilities on each floor of the residence are available to resident students for making meals at anytime. There are plenty of recreation opportunities, with a fully equipped gymnasium and many walkways on the campus grounds.
RUW Retail Center The centre that is located in the heart of the university has served as an outdoor mall which hosts a Hair and Nail Salon as well as several cafes including the western themed Plato Cafe and the French inspired café Butter Café. For more information, Tel. +973 1776 4444 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.ruw.edu.bh
Sports Center and Spa The dedicated Sports Centre includes a swimming pool, fully equipped gym as well as saunas and shower facilities. The Sports Center is also home to the Royal University for Women Football Teams who have won several local and regional tournaments. March 2013 | BC Higher Education Special | 21
Bahrain’s Education Scenario
Saeed Abbas Al Mandi
We spoke to Mr Saeed Abbas Al Mandi, the SR Curriculum Specialist at the Ministry of Education regarding the current trend in Bahrain’s education sector. 1. What is the general education scenario in Bahrain? Considering that pre-school education is not official, Bahrain’s education currently consists of:
Basic Education It is divided into two levels: I Primary Stage (6-12 years): This represents the first stage of the educational ladder. It is divided into two cycles; a. The first one consists of the first three grades (one to three) of primary education where the class teacher system is applied. In this system, a single teacher teaches all subjects. b. The second cycle combines the upper three grades (four to six) and here, the subject teacher system is applied where a teacher is appointed for each subject.
II Intermediate stage (13-15 years): The intermediate level is the third and last cycle of basic education; that is grades seven to nine) Secondary Education (16-18) This level of education complements the basic education stage. It is
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“The mission is to transform our citizens into skilled humans of the country.” a new phase that prepares the students to enter universities and higher institutes or directly join the labor market. It lasts three academic years which are divided into six semesters (3 levels). 2. While framing content for textbooks, how much importance is given for practical knowledge? Both theoretical and practical knowledge are a necessity for our education, but there are some subjects like science, physical education, and technical where more emphasis is given on practical knowledge. 3. What changes do you see in the education sector in the next five years? Preschool and virtual education will be common in the next five years. The mission of the Ministry of Education is to transform citizens
into skilled humans for socioeconomic development of the country by ensuring equitable access to quality education focusing on combating illiteracy, promotion of science and technology, critical thinking and positive values. The major challenges will be ensuring quality education and training throughout the system from preschool to higher education, ensuring that teachers and learners become fully proficient in all subjects. Improvement in the educational quality through close integration of curriculum development, quality assurance and assessment, improved textbook, improving teaching and learning. Establishing equity throughout all levels of education and training through specific interventions to raise performance and learners with special needs. Strengthening education in science and technology to address the under-developed skills in all areas of science and technology and the limited resources in teaching institutions to support the teaching of quality education, and integrating ICT within all subject areas. For more information, visit: www.moe.gov.bh
Inspirational, Aspirational, and Educational Quotes
“I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful” - Natalie Portman
“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”
- Abraham Lincoln
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela
- Benjamin Franklin
“Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently most unjust to youth”
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure” - Bill Cosby
- Thomas A Edison
“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing” - Mick Jagger
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek” - Barack Obama
Mick Jagger Albert Einstein
“This much I know. If you are what you Ratatouille eat, then I only wanna eat the good stuff” - Ratatouille
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious” - Albert Einstein “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead” - Oscar Wilde
“Laughter is a force of democracy” - John Cleese “Be who are, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”
“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your selfconfidence” - Robert Frost
- Mahatma Gandi
“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of”
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” - Winston Churchill
- Dr Seuss
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on” - Abraham Lincoln
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”
“School is a building with four walls and tomorrow inside” - Lon Watters
“Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth”
“Do or do not, there is no try”
- George Bernard Shaw Yoda
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The provider of choice in todayâ€™s diversified and rapidly changing market.
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The institution emphasises on the values of Learning, Innovation and Excellence.
Vision “to be a world class provider of applied higher education” Mission “to produce professional and enterprising graduates with the 21st Century skills necessary for the needs of the community locally, regionally and internationally.”
ahrain Polytechnic is a Government Higher Education Institution established to help fill the gap in the Labour Market for skilled professionals. Through research, support of enterprise development and applied education and training, the Polytechnic is supporting the Kingdom’s drive towards economic growth and diversification as set out in the Economic Vision 2030. Since the opening in 2008, Bahrain Polytechnic has grown rapidly with more than 2000 students in programmes that range from certificate to degree level and cover everything from Logistics Management and Engineering to Web Design and ICT. A new Board of Trustees was appointed last year, and Dr Mohamed Al Aseeri, previously
Deputy CEO, has taken the helm as Acting CEO. Under the leadership of Shaikh Hisham Al Khalifa, they have committed to its mandate to produce well-trained, work-ready graduates with excellent leadership. Bahrain Polytechnic is the right choice for students seeking: Quality applied education and training A learning centred approach Work integrated learning Opportunities to develop leadership and social skills Integration of applied research and scholarship with teaching and learning Environmental sustainability International opportunities Career success They inspire students to make the most of the many opportunities and learn new ways of thinking and problem solving, shaping them to be developed leaders and citizens.
Qualifications for the Academic Years 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 Qualifications
Standard Period of Study (Required Credits)
Bachelor of Business
4 years (480 credits)
Marketing Accounting, Banking and Finance Management
Bachelor of Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
4 years (480 credits)
Data Communications & Networking Database Programming
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
4 years (480 credits)
Bachelor of Visual Design
4 years (480 credits)
Bachelor of Web Media
4 years (480 credits)
Bachelor of International Logistics Management
4 years (480 credits)
Associate Degree in Engineering
3 years (360 credits)
Certificate in Academic Preparation (Foundation Programme)
1 or 2 Semesters (60 credits)
Bahrain Polytechnic is located in Isa Town. Tel. +973 1789 7000, Email: email@example.com March 2013 | BC Higher Education Special | 25
Here are some inclusive FAQs about the Bahrain Science Centre.
Bahrain Science Centre What is a Science Centre? Globally, Science Centres and interactive museums have taken the lead in hands-on, inquirybased learning. They focus on promoting discussions and debates while learning, and on deriving explanations, rather than just providing answers, for important scientific discoveries and phenomena. They also endeavour to promote social engagement across generations and cultures as well as an ethos of lifelong learning. Science Centres are places where construction of meaning takes place, and scientific and technological advances are understood in their appropriate contexts. 26 | BC Higher Education Special | March 2013
How does a Science Centre differ from a museum? One of the main roles of a museum is to make, store, study and display collections of cultural and natural history objects. All their displays are designed from the outset to be educational and they are all available for interaction with the public.
BSC talents and life skills, starting new hobbies and becoming a smart Bahraini citizen.
Bryde whale skeleton
What are the benefits of a Science Centre to Bahrain? The Science Centre is likely to bring many benefits to Bahrain, including: Strengthening the science and technology culture among the youth. Providing the youth with opportunities for constructive learning during and after school hours. Providing a new destination for family edutainment. Promoting hobbies and leisure activities on science, engineering and technology topics. What do you do at a Science Centre? These are places where you ‘learn by doing’. Visitors engage with interactive displays in order to learn about human health, human senses and talents, the dynamic planet, biodiversity, animal skeletons and
Is the Bahrain Science Centre a fun or a serious place? The Bahrain Science Centre is a place for fun where you learn about serious things. It is a ‘safe place for dangerous ideas’ where you can ask questions and find out about stuff without being tested or punished. How many Science Centres are there in the world? There are over 2500 interactive Science Centres in more than 90 countries worldwide. They receive over 310 million visitors per year.
many other topics. Visitors can also participate in debates, discussions, quizzes, demonstrations and dissections.
Is the Science Centre just about science? No, the Bahrain Science Centre is not just about science. It is about fun, innovation, discoveries, inventions, crafts, developing your
Creating opportunities to debate and discuss topical issues such as cultural reconciliation, multiculturalism and the Bahraini identity in a non-confrontational environment. Bahrain Science Centre, Isa Town. Tel. +973 1768 6466 Visit: www.bahrainsciencecentre.com
What subjects do you cover at the Science Centre? Initially, the Science Centre will offer interactive exhibits on engineering, human health, the five senses, earth sciences, biodiversity and animal anatomy. In addition, the educational programmes will cover aspects of biology, geology, physics, chemistry and astronomy. In future, topics such as energy, biotechnology and environmental sciences will also be covered. March 2013 | BC Higher Education Special | 27
With e-readers having more tech-specs than tablets and smartphones storing more music than MP3 players, David Philip Hollywood done the work so you don’t have to. Here’s everything you need to know to help make up your mind. iPad 4th Gen Specifications: 9.7”Touchscreen Up to 128GB memory (Integrated) 1GB RAM 652g Dual-Core A6X processor ‘Siri’ voice recognition Operating System: iOS 6 ‘Facetime’ and ‘iSight’ camera Unique feature: ‘Retina Display’ 2048 × 1536 (264 pixels per inch, full HD)
Kindle Fire HD Specifications: 7” 1080p 1920 × 1200 pixels HD LCD Touchscreen 16GB (integrated memory) Ambient Light Sensor Bluetooth/Wi-Fi 11 Hours battery life 395g Anti-Glare 1.2 Dual-Core processor Unique feature: 11 Hours active use battery life
Google Nexus 7 Specifications: 7” display 1280 × 800 pixels full HD touchscreen 10 hours active use battery life 32GB memory 1GB RAM 340g Voice Recognition Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Unique feature: NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core Processor 1.3GHZ iPad Mini Specifications: 7.9” 1024 × 768 pixel (163 pixels per square inch) 312g Up to 64GB Memory (integrated) Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Dual-Core A5 chip processor 1080p HD video recording 10 hours active use battery life Unique feature: ‘Facetime/iSight/HD camera with video stabilisation
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Nook HD Specifications: 7” 720p HD touchscreen 1 GB RAM 300g Bluetooth/Wi-Fi 10 hours active use battery life Operating System: Android 4.0 Unique feature: Up to 48GB memory (16GB integrated, up to 32GB SD Slot)
Technology Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications: 4.8” 1280 × 720 pixels HD touchscreen Up to 128GB (64GB integrated, up to 64GB SD port) 133g Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Non smudge ‘Gorilla Glass 2’ front 8 mega pixel camera with 1080p video 9 hours plus active use battery life ‘S Voice’ voice recognition Operating system: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Unique feature: ‘Super AMOLED HD’ screen (309 pixels per square inch)
iPhone 5 Specifications: 4” 1136 × 640 pixel touchscreen (326 pixels per square inch) Up to 64GB memory (Integrated) Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/Assisted GPS Finger print resistant coating 8 mega pixel camera with 1080p HD video recording (Plus ‘facetime’ video calls) 8 hours active use battery life ‘Siri’ voice recognition Operating system: iOS 6 Unique feature: 112g Lightest within its field
HTC ONE X+ Specifications: 4.7” 720p HD touchscreen (LCD) 135g 64GB Memory (Integrated) 1GB Ram Internal GPS antenna Less than 6 hours active use battery life Bluetooth/WiFi Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Unique feature: Enhanced sound, Built in ‘Beats Audio’
iPod Touch 5th Gen Specifications: 4” 640 × 1136 pixel touchscreen 88g 64GB memory Duel-Core A5 chip processor 20 hours audio use battery life Operating system: IOS 6 Unique feature: iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording
Inside every original Apple Macintosh case are the signatures of the 47 Macintosh employees who designed the first model. There are over one billion smartphones being used in the world today … None more so than in Singapore. Of the 5.1 million people who live there an enormous 54 per cent have a smartphone! While over 80 per cent of the world’s population currently have access to a mobile phone. Tablet sales worldwide are forecast to have reached 119 million worldwide for 2012, remarkably that’s a 98 per
Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 Specifications: 5” 800 × 480 pixel LCD touchscreen 190g 40GB memory (8GB integrated, up to 32GB SD port) Single-core ARM Hummingbird processor Operating System: Android 2.35 gingerbread Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/GPS Unique feature: 60 hours audio use battery life
cent increase on 2011. You can use your old laptop as a digital picture frame! Simply carefully remove your laptop screen from it’s fitting on the main computer (it will still work once you do not sever the connecting electronic ribbon), fold the computer behind the screen, wall mount and … HEY PRESTO! Digital picture frame. Tutorials are available on youtube.
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Omar Ahmed has done his schooling in the New Indian School, Bahrain and is currently studying Architecture.
The Mind Slide ‘’Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow.’’ - Khalil Gibran, The Prophet Desperate in this labyrinth With doors of a luminous tint Passages structured out of shape Yet also designed for escape The Darkness quickly hides the Light Its ignorance pervades his sight Expulsions of a damaged mind Corrupt images that will blind And distance even more apart, The cause of all, his sleepless heart. His chest like a guitar unstringed, Void of music that it can bring, In his mind’s labyrinth bound, By ignorance of himself, crowned. Yet his heart still echoes in dreams, Longs for them to finally meet. For it has many things to say, Of desires and feverish days. So it still suffers and bewails, Of the day his strong mind was tailed, Before they could be introduced, Living strangers under one roof. And now, escape from this prison Heats to feverish obsession An escape a necessity Rather than a delicacy With many tainted reflections And ever so sweet seductions Life, a game of snakes and lizards Happiness unreal like wizards A word inside is mirrored screams There is no more air left to breathe Fearful eyes—Tongueless heart—Sealed soul! A speechless love that needs control Maybe his parents have some blame, Of their all-grown child’s broken frame. With his passion and deep feeling Pasted firm beneath his foot’s heeling.
For more, visit his Facebook Page “Beneath the Oak Tree”
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“ Confidence is the best fashion accessory” – Vivienne Westwood
Little Black Dress All Week
There is a simple reason that a complete black dress is favoured by majority of the fashion world - all black super chic. It’s probably because there are umpteen ways to wear a simple black dress, managing to look spectacular every single time. So, if one were to wear a simple little black dress every day for an entire week without making it look the same, here is how you can with style: DAY 1 Wear the dress as it is. No add-ones. Keep it simple and team it up with bright coloured shoes. For a dress with no accessories, make sure you have applied stand out make up, like red lipstick with a shoulder bag or tote (for the day) and a sparkle covered clutch (for the night). DAY 2 A statement necklace with a pretty ring, an optional bangle or cuff with chandelier earrings. This is perfect
for a night out where you can let your hair down and let people admire your beauty. DAY 3 A coloured stylish blazer would instantly change it into a formal chic look. Pair it with stilettos and get ready for business. DAY 4 Put on your black dress and keep it simple with a belt or a scarf. The simpler it is, the more elegant it looks. This look will go best with flats. DAY 5 It is surprising that it can also
be pulled off into a casual look. Sport a simple tee on it or wear a button down shirt. Your safest bet would be to stick with neutral colors. DAY 6 Bedazzle your headband with the little black dress or wear a shawl. It is that simple and pretty. DAY 7 If you are daring enough, wear your dress with colourful tights. You can choose a pattern or stick to bright colours and voila! You are pretty, hip and lively.
fashion OUR FASHION ICON
EMMA WATSON: Young, talented and adventurous; a style icon for many girls. Her style is a bit vintage and feminine, yet classy. When we see her, we see street style combined with elegance. So, go and add lots of color and bling to your wardrobe this spring. Be adventurous and try a new hairstyle. After all, change is good!
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DIY Peter Pan Collar Necklace A favourite style of necklace to wear right now is the Peter Pan collar necklaces. It has very charming detail and can also make a simple blouse look stunning. There are a lot of ways to make a Peter Pan collar necklace. Here is a tutorial to make a detachable pearl peter pan necklace. Dress it up with a white t-shirt or a blouse and look spectacular.
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You will need: Scissors Liquid glue Ribbon Pearl Beads (or any beads of your choice) Felt The Peter Pan collar pattern Print out your pattern according to the desirable size. Trace the design on the felt (accordingly adjust measurements as per your requirement). Once you cut your pattern, you have a scalloped pattern front. Grab your liquid glue and pearls and begin gluing the pearls to the edge of the pattern. Start your way from the outside and work your way to the inside. After gluing the pearls on the pattern, Cut two ribbons (they can be plain or patterned based on your likes) long enough to tie, about 10 inches. Then, glue the two ribbons to the end of the felt. Let it dry for 24 hours before holding or wearing it. Once the necklace is dry, it can be worn and shown of!
ZAC EFRON: Zac makes a comeback from a teenager to a sharp suited man. Play the suit- game too. The slim, perfectly proportionate suit is always a standout! Take on a different look by combining formal with casual. Tribal print tees, cotton tees, and lots and lots of prints are in. So, go ahead, be the fashion inspiration that everyone is looking for.
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Nautica Celebrates 30 Years Of American Classics
ounded in 1983, Nautica takes its name from the Latin word “Nauticus” for ship. Since one of mankind’s first accomplishments in exploring the world was to take to the seas, a spinnaker logo was designed as a symbol of adventure, action and classicism. This logo eventually evolved into the J-Class boat logo now seen today. Nautica quickly established itself as a brand with a distinct sense of timelessness – clothes that were bold and fun, yet highly functional. They have evolved from a collection of six men’s outerwear pieces to a leading global lifestyle brand with products ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection. It has become one of the most important American brands throughout the
world, a true leader in a range of lifestyle categories. To celebrate its 30th milestone anniversary, Nautica created the Newport collection honoring its American heritage and showcasing special items marked with the number 30. The 30th anniversary Newport collection is classic Nautica, grounded in navy and white, with red in trimming and graphic detail, with performancedriven features that take function
t-shirt, and cargo shorts are branded with the number 30 to highlight the anniversary and are available. With the dedication and hard work from within the company, Nautica is continuing to grow and cultivate innovation, while still staying true to their heritage and commitment to the water. The 30th anniversary Newport collection reflects the true competitive spirit of Nautica as well as its authentic design and high quality craftsmanship. Nautica began its international expansion in 1985 and is now available in 75 countries with more than 177 Nautica stores worldwide. Today the world of Nautica represents western fashion. With an updated brand positioning, Nautica is authentically creating refined casual classics that take you to the water.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this very special milestone,” said Karen Murray, President of Nautica.
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to the next level. Sailing jackets are waterproof and have innovative emergency lighting in the hood; zip cable shawl cardigans have wind block liners and knit active full-zip hoodies are audio enhanced with headphone draw cords. Additionally, select items, such as a full-zip vest, a sail short, a
Visit the Nautica stores at Bahrain City Centre, Ramli Mall, Seef Mall.
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BAHRAIN CITY CENTER Ground Floor Tel: +973 17581727
Your Ultimate Interview Guide “Turn your weakness into strengths.”
Arrive early. Wear something smart that will highlight your personality. Be prepared with some conversation starters related to some news headlines. Make friends with your surrounding environment. Warm up. To establish a good beginning, in a conversation, express with hand gestures and facial expressions. Tell a memorable story about yourself. Don’t wait until the end of a conversation to exchange contact information. It is very common to be nervous during interviews. If you allow yourself to feel nervous, you will do much better. Never be negative. Never talk for more than two minutes continuously. Turn your weakness into strengths. When you are asked a question, think before you answer. A pause before you answer is a trademark of a thoughtful person which is a necessity when working in an organisation.
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DO’S AND DONT’S OF AN INTERVIEW
Do not wait for the last minute to find out where the interview location is. Locate the place beforehand so that you are on time the day of the interview. Do your research on what job you will be interviewing for. Prepare and practise for the interview. Do dress up smartly and appropriately for the interview. The first impression is the best impression. Do plan to arrive at least ten minutes early. Late arrival is not an excuse.
Do greet the receptionist or assistant with respect. This is where you start making an effort to impress the interviewers. Do not chew gum during the interview. Do fill out the job application neatly and correctly. Do bring extra resumes for the interview. Do not rely on the resume to sell the interview. You play a major role in selling yourself to the interviewer. Do greet the interviewer with the respective title. Do shake hands firmly. Do show enthusiasm in the position of the company. Do make good eye contact. Do not use poor language while giving an interview. Do not ever lie. Answer questions truthfully. Do not answer questions with a simple yes or no. Explain your answers and give examples wherever necessary. Do not answer cell phones during an interview. Do show what you can do for the company.
“Do show enthusiasm in the position of the company.”
The Perfect Venue For Imagination And Creativity Studies from various countries have shown that science centers have influenced career choices amongst the youth. They also help increase creativity, positive attitudes toward science, development, communication skills, and reading readiness.
Run and managed by MTE Studios, the new Bahrain Science Centre is an educational facility that uses the best methods to raise awareness of science and technology in the minds of young people. They focus on promoting dialogue and
debate while learning, and on deriving explanations, rather than providing answers for important scientific discoveries and phenomena. They contribute to the social engagement across generations and cultures as well as provide the resources for lifelong learning. The centre makes science fun and exciting so that school students are more likely to be receptive to formal science teaching in classrooms. They recognise that ‘smart play’ is one of the most effective ways learning for people of all ages. As part of creative knowledge, they regularly hold talks, science shows, workshops, debates and experiments. They function with the motto “You are a rocket scientist; you just do not know it yet”. Their role is to reach beyond the provision of information into the development of understanding and wisdom. This wisdom brings about the changed mindsets and behaviours that lead to a more sustainable life style. Science centres therefore help people, and societies, to reach their full potential. Bahrain Science Centre, Isa Town. Tel. +973 1768 6466 Visit: www.bahrainsciencecentre.com
The perfect venue for stretching your imagination & creativity with hands-on exhibits and workshops.
Phone : 176 864 66 www.bahrainsciencecentre.com
New Term, New You Step up your health quotient with these tips.
FOOD A Stomach Love
Greasy pizza, burgers and fries every day sound easy and quick, but it is definitely not going to help you stay healthy. So, take the time to make and pack your own food. Breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, if you are not in the habit of eating breakfast, get into it! Breakfast should be made around protein; scrambled eggs with cheese, whole grain toast and juice make a good combination. A whole grain cereal with milk, some fruit and some yogurt is another good one; try something new every day.
EXERCISE The #1 way to boost your mojo
Sitting through the long hours all day and spending evenings studying can almost make it difficult for a healthy lifestyle. Along with your daily dose of relaxation, exercise helps you relieve the stresses of schoolwork, conflicts, peer pressure and relationships. So, build your confidence and your health by taking advantage of your campus’s gym, walk instead of driving, join a sport, and conquer your fear of heights by hiking or trekking. Dance to your heart’s content; join a yoga group- they say it helps you find inner peace. Build variety into what you do if that’s what you enjoy. At the end of the day, build consistency for your activity program.
SLEEP The best stress buster
Students are known for pulling “allnighters” before their papers, but they are not as effective as sleeping and letting your mind do the building up for the night. When you pull an all-nighter, your brain does not have a chance to take in and store what was learnt permanently. There may be times when sleepless nights are required, but as a general rule, very little productivity occurs after midnight. Getting
Fruits and vegetables: Your mother was right!! They really are full of vitamins and minerals, and are definitely good for you! You don’t have to like all vegetables, just like the ones your mother gives you. Fresh fruits make great snacks and are healthy too. They are loaded with nutrients that keep our body healthy.
WATER A necessity
Drink lots of water! Water help keeps your brain sharp and eliminates toxins in your body, keeps you hydrated and leaves your skin clear and pimple free. Carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go. It is necessary to drink at least two litres of water every day to stay fully hydrated.
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sufficient shut-eye can be difficult, but sleeping for at least six hours each night is necessary for staying healthy and excelling. Sleep improves your ability to retain information, keeps your metabolism working smoothly, and improves your mood. Organise your days to include plenty of time for naps and sleep, and avoid late-night study sessions.
Don’t procrastinate. Don’t let tiny problems grow into big ones before doing anything about them. Don’t over-commit your time and energy. Learn to live in today, rather than yesterday or tomorrow. Learn to laugh.
Jenny Thomas interviews Christine Gordon, the founder of RIA Centre; a singer by passion, a mother, role model, and a dedicated special education teacher. She shows us how inspirational and loving, special needs children can be.
Build Love and Friendship
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Feature What brought you to open RIA? My husband and I decided to start RIA Centre after our son was asked to leave a day care centre on his first day there, only because he was a special needs child. We opened this non-profit centre to cater to a social and emotional cause. How has the journey been so far? It has been a wonderful experience with a lot of challenges. And I decided to accept the challenges head on, I trained; I learnt and became a special needs educator. We opened RIA in October 1999 with just seven kids. Today, with hard work, support and encouragement, we now have approximately 140 children in our care. Through this journey, there is one thing I have learnt. It is that when you are at your lowest, you realise that all you need is that one push or sign that keeps you going.
â€œCome what may, they inspire you to enjoy the ride of life.â€? plan. With dedicated teachers working together with parents, a well planned learning path is made. We have regular PTA meetings. It is important to have regular communication with the parents.
How easy is it to integrate special needs students into mainstream schools? It is a slow process. Initially, this integration was not encouraged. But now, with the growing awareness, the children have entered mainstream schools. One of the best ways is to admit them early in to the mainstream, so that they can adapt to each other. How do you assess the programs of the students and how often is there communication with the parents? Each student has an individual, educational and social working
What do you envision for these children? We encourage inclusive education. RIA has a long way to go, but at least we have turned a corner. We also encourage youngsters to volunteer and build love and friendship with these children. Spread the word; tell people the importance of having these loved ones in your life and express love to them. Like all children, they want friends to play with and to think about nothing else.
They give you immense joy and make your life worthwhile. Come what may, they inspire you to enjoy the ride of life. RIA Centre (Rehabilitation Institute of Active Learning) is located in Adliya. Tel. +973 1774 2871, Christine Gordon: +973 3986 7869. Visit: www.ria-institute.com
Christine Gordon with her son Othman (Osman)
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Top 10 Documentaries David Philip Hollywood compiles a lists of our Favourite Documentaries: Learning, laughing and Crying.
Supersize Me (2004) Director: Morgan Spurlock. One month of eating McDonald’s exclusively. Many people might think it’s feasible, many might even think they would enjoy it. Think again. Watch as our subject suffers XL consequences.
Indie Game: The Movie (2012) Director: Lisanne Pajot/James Swirsky A unique insight into the world of independent computer game developers. The viewer rises and falls with their successes and failures. This is a very original piece of work.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Director: Davis Gugenheim/Al Gore The truth may be inconvenient but the film is undeniably compelling. Former US Vice-President Al Gore presents a well illustrated and dramatic assessment of the planet’s environment.
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March of the Penguins (2005) Director: Luc Jaquet Oscar winning nature documentary about the emperor penguins march to their breeding ground. There are penguins in it, so as you might imagine, there is lots of heartwarming footage of penguins falling about the place.
Jackass (2002) Director: Jeff Tremaine On a lighter note. This is gross out humour at its best. Not for the ‘easily queasable’, but provides laugh after laugh.
Man on Wire (2008) Director: James Marsh A man tight rope walking from the top of one skyscraper to another? Yes please! Phillippe Petit’s insane journey across the twin towers was considered “The artistic crime of the century”.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929) Director: Dziga Vertov It’s an oldie but this is the pinnacle of cinema vérité. Quite simply, if you like creative movie making, you’ll love this.
Roger and Me (1989) Director: Michael Moore Michael Moore went global from the success of his 2001 title ‘Bowling for Columbine’, but this is his first and arguably greatest work to date. Essentially this film is one man versus General Motors of America, a must see!
3 Planet Earth (2006) Director: Alastair Fothergill If we make a list of great documentaries then no list would be complete without a David Attenborough title. This is seminal work in the documentation of our living planet. It is beautifully shot and Attenborough’s narration is spellbinding.
Senna (2010) Director: Asif Kapadia A film about Formula 1 and a Formula 1 driver. This piece of work transcends sport, it is a film for everyone. From start to finish it’s exciting, immersive and ultimately tragic. Senna is the highest grossing documentary in British history.
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Do It Yourself
Get Creative, Get Organised! Is life taking you on the crazy lane? Loosing track of what needs to be done? Get it all organised with a little bit of fun and lots of creativity.
DIY Weekly Planner All you need is a free wall in your room, chalks or chalk pen, and blackboard paint. Turn your wall into a fun weekly planner.
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Study Break Word Search
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All New Volkswagen Golf Lighter, faster, and stronger, the latest Volkswagen Golf takes quality and comfort to a whole new level.
he seventh generation of Volkswagen’s iconic model has been completely redesigned, with new vehicle body, interior, engines, entertainment systems, and driver assistance systems. The eye catching design adds dynamism and precision with enhanced quality and comfort. There is increased leg-room, 30 litres more boot capacity, as well as a multi collision brake system and proactive passenger protection system. Like the first Golf, it defines horizontally balanced elements that create a certain width. It comes to life with its slightly upward sweeping headlights – a front section that is instantly recognisable in any rear view mirror as that of a Volkswagen. Compared to its predecessor, the new Golf displays completely restructured modulation of its surfaces. While on the Golf Mk6 the wings were higher than the bonnet, this is now the other way round. Rear section scores visually and in detail. The new yet familiar
“There is increased leg-room, 30litres more boot capacity, as well as a multi collision brake system and proactive passenger protection system.” elements include clear geometry of the rear lights, the rear window stretching all the way to the C-pillars and the large homogenous surface around the Volkswagen badge. Even with all the great aesthetics, the designers have succeeded in reducing the
height of the boot sill to just 665 mm, being the standout figure in this entire market segment and another example of attention to perfection of details-a side benefit that makes itself felt. With this spacious Golf comes a whole new series of driver assistance systems like, multicollision braking as standard, the proactive driver and passenger protection system (including automatic tautening of seatbelts and closing of windows), the XDS transverse differential lock, also fitted as standard, ACC adaptive cruise control plus Front Assist inclusive of city emergency brake function, Lane Assist, fatigue detection, the latest generation of the Park Assist system and of the Dynamic Light Assist function (automated Xenon full beam). The independent Euro NCAP organisation gave the new Golf four innovation awards for its safety systems. Whether it is driving to work or a weekend spin, the seventh genertion Volkswagen Golf provides an elegant experience with a 1.2 litre 105hp and 1.4 litre 140hp fourcylinder engines and a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox DSG. With an incredible starting price of BD7,490 /- with three years/45,000km free service, three years roadside assist and five years extended warranty, unlimited mileage, it is a car that is hard to resist. For more information or a test drive, visit the Volkswagen showroom at Sitra or call, Tel. +973 1745 9977.
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Bet you wish you had a ninja too!
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! s s a l C e h T Top Of Who wouldn’t be tempted to say that?!
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Crazy Corner If only math was that easy
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Crazy Courses SOCIOLOGY OF FAME AND LADY GAGA They focus on sociology of pop culture and music, having Lady Gagaâ€™s majestic rise to fame in a short span as their main example. They encourage students to focus on factors of marketing, entertainment, media and also examine the uprising culture of fame in the world today.
Crazy And Oddly Amusing College Courses
College has been known for their atmosphere of knowledge, one-size-fits-all academics, experienced based programmes â€Ś and the art of walking, zombies, and Lady Gaga?! The college curriculum today has become varied, unique, and weird. But they sure help you spice up your education. You really cannot make this stuff up. See it for yourself!
PERSONAL ROBOTS Learn how make your very own personalized robots. This course gives students the chance to learn about the development of little robots.
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THE ART OF WALKING: SIDE WALKS As weird as this may seem, this course emphasizes on a personal judgment of nature and beauty that may be natural or manmade. It teaches the students how to walk better and more consciously appreciating everything around them.
HARRY POTTER LIT All you Harry Potter fans, fancy having a course that is more than just a fancy read? This is it! This course helps you appreciate Harry Potter novels as more than just a fun read. It explores the larger themes in the seven book series.
STREET FIGHTING MATHEMATICS Mathematics just got a whole lot more interesting! Though street fighting and mathematics do not sensibly go together; this course shows how that there is a way to analyze fighting through a mathematical pattern.
HOW TO WATCH TELEVISION What?! This is true. This course exists! Though everyone is comfortable switching the television on, grabbing a bag of chips and being a couch potato for a while; this course teaches the students how to watch TV actively.
JOYS OF GARBAGE If you think there is no joy in garbage clutter, be prepared to be wrong. This course actually teaches students how to manage garbage, encouraging them to reduce waste and recycle more. Interested now?
SCHOOL LISTINGS The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain)
Government Schools Aali Intermediate Boys.......... +973 1764 0950 Aali Intermediate Girls.......... +973 1764 1274 Aali Primary Boys.................. +973 1764 0084 Aali Primary Girls.................. +973 1764 1931 Aamina Bint Wahab Primary Girls.......................... +973 1732 4030 Abdul Rahman Al Nasser Pri & Int Boys......................... +973 1734 1411 Abdul Rahman Aldakil Intermediate Boys................. +973 1729 1150 Abu Alaala Almaari Primary Boys......................... +973 1734 4363 Abu Baker AlSiddiq Primary Boys......................... +973 1725 3959 Abu Feras AlHamadany Primary Boys......................... +973 1734 4920 Abu Saybea Primary Girls..... +973 1759 3310 Ahmed Al Fateh Primary & Intermediate Boys +973 1777 1251 Ahmed Al Omran Secondary Boys..................... +973 1753 1656 Ain Jaloot Primary Girls........ +973 1768 9775 Al Bilad Al Qadim Intermediate Boys................. +973 1740 3387 Al Bilad Al Qadim Primary Girls.......................... +973 1740 3561 Al Farabi Intermediate Boys................. +973 1744 0180 Al Hidd Intermediate & Secondary Girls.................. +973 1767 1422 Al Hidd Intermediate Girls..... +973 1700 5927 Al Hidd Primary & Intermediate Boys................. +973 1767 1315 Al Jasra Primary Boys.......... +973 1761 1141 Al Jazeera Primary Boys....... +973 1773 0424 Al Khaleej Intermediate Girls +973 1766 3725 Al Khalil Bin Ahmad Intermediate Boys................. +973 1760 0562 Al Khamis Primary Boys....... +973 1740 4202
Al Marifa Secondary Girls..... +973 1777 1963 Al Munther Sawa Al Tamimi Primary Boys......................... +973 7702 2107 Al Mustaqbal Primary Girls...+973 1749 0551 Al Nabih Saleh Primary Girls.......................... +973 1773 0630 Al Naim Secondary Boys....... +973 1725 3770 Al Nuzha Primary Girls.......... +973 1744 0530 Al Qayrawan Intermediate Girls................. +973 1744 2023 Al Qudaibiya Intermediate Boys................ +973 1771 2465 Al Rashid Primary Boys....... +973 1723 3174 Al Razi Primary Boys............ +973 1755 1963 Al Riffa Intermediate Boys... +973 1777 9115 Al Salaam Primary Girls........ +973 1335 8402 Al Sanabis Intermediate Girls.................. +973 1755 2202 Al Sanabis Primary Boys...... +973 1755 0076 Al Sanabis Primary Girls....... +973 1755 0452 Al Sehla Primary & Intermediate Boys............. +973 1740 0043 Al Sehla Primary Girls........... +973 1740 0086
Al Ta’awen Secondary Boys..................... +973 1762 3497 Al Tadhamun Secondary Girls..................... +973 1744 0193 Al Wafaa Secondary Girls..... +973 1762 1066 Al Wehda Secondary Boys.... +973 1777 5381 Al Yarmook Primary Boys..... +973 1773 1747 Alahad Alzaher Secondary Girls..................... +973 1744 0193 Alalaa Al Hadrami Primary Boys......................... +973 1727 5721 Alandalus Primary Girls........ +973 1762 0540 AlBudaiya Primary & Intermediate Girls.............. +973 1769 1328 AlBudaiya Primary Boys....... +973 1769 1332 AlBusaiteen Intermediate Girls................. +973 1732 4090 AlBusaiteen Primary Boys.... +973 1732 2688 AlDaih Primary and Intermediate Girls.......... +973 1755 1938 AlDair Primary & Intermediate Girls.............. +973 1732 0360 AlDair Primary Boys.............. +973 1732 3818 AlDhiya Primary Boys........... +973 1764 2297 AlDilraz Primary Girls............ +973 1769 1349 AlDuraz Intermediate Boys... +973 1769 2805 AlDuraz Intermediate Girls.... +973 1769 5580 Alemam Ali Primary & Intermediate Boys.............. +973 1770 1632 Alestiqal Secondary Girls...... +973 1734 0635 AlHunainia Primary Girls...... +973 1777 9413 Alimam Al Gazali Intermediate Boys................. +973 1742 1716 Alimam Al Tabary Primary Boys......................... +973 1768 9679 Alimam Malek Bin Anas Primary Boys......................... +973 1762 4062 AlJaberiya Secondary & Technical Boys................... +973 1723 0207 AlKhansa Primary Girls........ +973 1768 4284 Alkhawarzmi Primary Boys.. +973 1767 5091 AlMaamoon Primary Boys.... +973 1725 5796 AlManhal Primary Girls........ +973 1742 2568 AlMuharraq Primary Girls..... +973 1734 0691 AlMuharraq Secondary Girls +973 1733 1865 AlMutanabi Primary Boys..... +973 1727 3143 AlNoor Secondary Girls......... +973 1762 1043 Aloroba Primary Girls............ +973 1767 0296 AlQadisia Primary Girls......... +973 1773 0674 AlQuds Primary Girls............. +973 1772 7460 AlRawdah Primary Boys....... +973 1742 0684 AlRawdah Primary Girls........ +973 1742 2303
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Listing AlSafa Primary Girls.............. +973 1764 2022 AlSalmaniya Intermediate Boys................. +973 1725 2306 AlShurooq Secondary Girls... +973 1779 0709 AlWady Primary Boys............ +973 1743 0409 AlZallaq Primary & Intermediate Girls.............. +973 1763 1037 AlZallaq Primary & Intermediate Boys............. +973 1763 1116 Ammaar Bin Yaser Primary Boys......................... +973 1762 2502 Arad Intermediate Girls......... +973 1767 7489 Arad Primary & Intermediate Boys.............. +973 1746 6789 Arad Primary Boys................ +973 1767 1238 Askar Primary & Intermediate Boys.............. +973 1783 0098 Asma Thatalnetaqain Primary Girls.......................... +973 1767 0344 Awal Intermediate Boys........ +973 1773 0063
Hatteen Primary Boys........... +973 1724 6322 Hidd Primary Boys................ +973 1767 1243 Hoora Secondary Girls.......... +973 1729 4003 Ibn Al Nafees Primary Boys.. +973 1773 5493 Ibn Rushd Intermediate Boys................. +973 1777 0246 Ibn Sina Primary Boys........... +973 1741 1285 Ibn Tufail Primary Boys......... +973 1744 1281 Int & Sec Religious Institute................................. +973 1771 2434 Isa Town Intermediate Boys. +973 1768 1336 Isa Town Intermediate Girls.. +973 1768 1335 Isa Town Secondary Boys..... +973 1768 1512 Isa Town Secondary Girls..... +973 1768 6733 Jabber Bin Hayan Primary Boys......................... +973 1769 3049 Jafferya Religious Institute... +973 1772 8860 Jaw Primary & Intermediate Girls.............. +973 1784 0002 Jidhafs Intermediate Boys.... +973 1759 0061
Royal University of Women
Bader AlKubra Primary Boys +973 1768 7457 Bahrain Vocational Secondary Boys..................... +973 1787 0943 Bait Al Hekma Primary Girls. +973 1762 0963 Balqees Primary Girls........... +973 1760 0615 Barbar Primary Boys............ +973 1769 0718 Buri Primary Boys................. +973 1764 3389 Buri Primary Girls.................. +973 1764 2460 East Riffa Intermediate Girls................. +973 1777 5827 East Riffa Primary Boys........ +973 1777 1359 East Riffa Primary Girls........ +973 1777 8205 Esa Town Primary Boys........ +973 1768 1700 Fatima AlZahra Primary Girls......................... +973 1725 5160 Fatima Bint Asad Primary Girls ........................ +973 1759 5108 Gharnata Primary Girls......... +973 1773 0632 HH Shaikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Primary & Intermediate Boys............. +973 1769 9084 Hafsa Primary Girl................. +973 1768 7314 Hajar Primary Girls................ +973 1769 0702 Halima ALSadiya Intermediate Girls................. +973 1725 5188 Hamad Town Intermediate & Secondary Girls................. +973 1741 0434 Hamad Town Priamry Boys... +973 1741 0739 Hamad Town Secondary Girls..................... +973 1742 0431 Hassan Bin Thabet Primary Boys......................... +973 1732 4050
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Jidhafs Primary Boys............ +973 1755 1186 Jidhafs Secondary and Technical Boys............... +973 1759 0048 Jidhafs Secondary Girls........ +973 1755 1079 Karrana Primary Girls........... +973 1759 1472 Karzakan Primary Boys........ +973 1760 0527 Khadija AlKubra Intermediate Girls................. +973 1734 4213 Khalid Bin AlWalid Primary Boys......................... +973 1768 4282 Khawla Secondary Girls........ +973 1774 2942 Manama Secondary Girls...... +973 1725 3966 Mariam Bint Omran Primary Girls......................... +973 1734 4623 Muharraq Secondary Girls.... +973 1732 2683 Nosaiba Bint Kaab Primary Girls.......................... +973 1742 2382 Nowaidrat Primary Girls....... +973 1770 0295 Omaima Bint AlNoaman Secondary Girls..................... +973 1768 1963 Omar Bin Abdulaziz Primary Boys......................... +973 1734 0216 Omar Bin AlKhatab Primary & Intermediate Boys............. +973 1732 2436 Oqbah Bin Nafea Primary Boys......................... +973 1777 2634 Osamah Bin Zaid Primary Boys......................... +973 1742 1912 Othman Bin Affan Intermediate Boys................. +973 1768 0435 Primary Religious Institute... +973 1782 5583
Qalali Primary Boys............... +973 1767 1242 Qurtoba Intermediate Girls... +973 1740 3415 Rabeah Aladawiya Primary Girls.......................... +973 1725 8960 Roquya Primary Girls............ +973 1767 2751 Saad Bin Abi Waqas Primary Boys......................... +973 1742 2503 Saar Secondary Girls............ +973 1769 7838 Saba Primary Girls............... +973 1744 1282 Safeya biny Abdul Muttalib Primary & Intermediate Girls............. +973 1741 1286 Safrah Primary & Intermediate Boys............. +973 1775 0876 Safrah Primary & Intermediate Girls.............. +973 1775 4152 Sakina Bint Al Hussain Primary Girls......................... +973 1753 4840 Samahij Primary & Intermediate Boys............. +973 1732 2707 Sanad Primary Girls.............. +973 1762 4341 Sar Primary Boys.................. +973 1779 0420 Sar Primary Girls................... +973 1779 0709 Shaikh Abdulla Bin Isa Seconday & Technical Boys................... +973 1768 6931 Shaikh Mohammed Bin Isa Primary Boys......................... +973 1733 0750 Shaikh Abdulaziz Mohammed Secondary Boys..................... +973 1772 9615 Shaikh Isa Bin Ali Secondary Boys.................... +973 1768 1826 Shahrakan Primary Girls...... +973 1763 2701 Sitra Intermediate Girls........ +973 1773 0372 Sitra Primary Boys................ +973 1773 0492 Sitra Primary Girls................. +973 1773 2781 Sitra Secondary Girls............ +973 1773 1606 Somaiya Primary Girls.......... +973 1725 2551 Tariq Bin Zeyad Int Boys....... +973 1732 2548 Toobli Primary Boys.............. +973 1778 4815 Tulaitola Primary Girls........... +973 1743 1365 Um Al Hassam Primary Boys +973 1772 0519 Um Al Qoora Primary & Intermediate Girls.............. +973 1770 1925 Um Ayman Primary Girls....... +973 1729 4707 Um Kalthoom Intermediate Girls................. +973 1762 2639 Um Salama Intermediate Girls.................. +973 1729 1812 West Riffa Intermediate Girls +973 1766 1234 West Riffa Primary Boys....... +973 1766 1215 West Riffa Primary Girls........ +973 1766 9460 West Riffa Secondary Girls... +973 1766 1384 Yathreb Intermediate Girls.... +973 1742 0096 Zainab Intermediate Girls..... +973 1769 1390 Zanoobia Intermediate Girls. +973 1732 3725
Private Schools Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School.............. +973 1787 5055 Al Eman School..................... +973 1768 1818 Al-Hekma International School.................................... +973 1762 3999 Al Mahd Day Boarding School.................... +973 1779 2422 Al Majd Provide School......... +973 1727 2715 Al Manar Private School........ +973 1778 6767 Al Noor International School. +973 1773 6773 Al Raja School....................... +973 1725 4414 Al Rawabi School.................. +973 1759 5252 Al Salam School.................... +973 1616 7777
SCHOOL LISTINGS Private Schools Al Sanabel Private School..... +973 1769 3941 Al Sharqiya School................ +973 1736 9009 Al-Wisam International School.............. +973 1769 9595 AMA International School..... +973 1759 8444 Arabian Pearl Gulf School..... +973 1740 3666 Asian School.......................... +973 1772 2886 Bahrain School...................... +973 1772 7828 British School of Bahrain (Infants)................................. +973 1761 3330 British School of Bahrain (Seniors)................................ +973 1761 0920 Childrens Academy............... +973 1761 3234 City International School...... +973 1767 2541 Creativity Private School....... +973 1724 3855 Dilmun School....................... +973 1771 3483 Gulf Horse Racing School..... +973 1726 2828 Gulf International School...... +973 1729 0209 Ibn Al Haitham Islamic School....................... +973 1727 1694 Ibn-Al-Haitham School......... +973 1727 1694 Ibn Khuldoon National School..................... +973 1778 0661 Japanese School................... +973 1779 1550 Middle East Schools.............. +973 1724 1138 Modern Education School..... +973 1769 5855 Nadeen International School +973 1772 8886
Al Noor International School
St Christopher’s School (Infants and Juniors)............. +973 1759 8600 St Christopher’s School (Senior School)...................... +973 1778 8101 Talents International & The Infant School............... +973 1725 2346 The Bahrain Bayan School.... +973 7712 2244 The Habara School................ +973 1727 1737 The Indian School................... +973 7684 166 The International School of Choueifat........................... +973 1603 3333 The New Horizon School WLL+973 1759 5372 The New Indian School......... +973 1762 2350
Naseem International School.................................... +973 1768 9684 New Millennium School........ +973 1727 2700 New Vision School................. +973 1769 1505 Pakistan School..................... +973 1727 5731 Pakistan Urdu School............ +973 1768 7922 Palms Primary School........... +973 1766 6637 Philippine School................... +973 1764 5451 Quality Education School...... +973 1727 7984 Riffa Views International School.................................... +973 1656 5000 Sacred Heart School............. +973 1768 4367 Shaikh Abdulhassan Religion School..................... +973 1759 0787 Shaikha Hessa Girl’s School. +973 17756111
Special Needs Schools and Centres Al Hidd Special Needs Rehab Centre......................... +973 1746 5080 Alia Primary School.............. +973 1773 7177 Bahrain Institute for Special Education............ +973 1755 6613 Brain Body Dynamics WLL.... +973 1759 2661 Hope Institute for Handicap Children........... +973 1768 0815 RIA Institute........................... +973 1771 6871 Tafaol Centre......................... +973 1746 7725
Institutes and Educational Centres AIT Centre.............................. +973 1782 0959 Al Hayat Institute for Human Resources Development.......................... +973 1759 5523 Al Madina Institute................ +973 1724 6161 Al Noor National School........ +973 1734 1836 Alliance Francaise Teaching Centre..................... +973 1768 3295 American Cultural and Education Centre.................................... +973 1772 9997 Aptech Bahrain...................... +973 1725 8088 Arabian East Training Centre +973 1714 0144 Awal Institute of Training and Languages...................... +973 1732 6800 Bahrain Ballet Centre............ +973 1769 3232 Bahrain Informatics Computer Institute................ +973 1772 2929 Bahrain Institute of Entrepreneurship and Technology..................... +973 1731 0013 Bahrain Music Institute......... +973 1772 1999 Bahrain Polytechnic.............. +973 1789 7000 Bahrain Science Centre........ +973 1768 6466 Bahrain Training Institute..... +973 1787 0959 +973 1787 0652 BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC)....... +973 1732 1860 +973 1732 1874 +973 1732 1875 Berlitz Institute-Bahrain....... +973 1782 0779 BFX......................................... +973 1651 1511 BIBF....................................... +973 1781 5555 +973 1781 5559 Bridge Training Solutions........ +973 178 7723 British Language Centre....... +973 1364 4004 Capital Knowledge WLL........ +973 1721 1311 Dar AlMarifa Centre............... +973 1755 5201 Deena Institute of Technology............................ +973 1746 5008 Delmon Academy for Computer and Managerial Sciences............. +973 1729 5500 Ernst and Young.................... +973 1758 5323 Global Institute for Management Science.................................. +973 1774 0940 March 2013 | BC Higher Education Special | 55
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Gulf Aviation Academy.......... +973 1756 1111 Gulf International Institute.... +973 1729 0209 Gulf Training Solutions...........+973 1729 3966 IDP Education Australia Bahrain.................................. +973 1768 9960 Indian Academy..................... +973 1782 2103 Indian Performing Arts Centre............................. +973 1723 1717 Jaf Media-ITC-Bahrain.......... +973 1729 5295 Kalabhavan Art Centre.......... +973 1771 7271 Kumon Bahrain (Mahooz)..... +973 1774 1168 Kumon Bahrain (Janabiya)... +973 1769 5070 Lingo Ease Centre................. +973 1759 0895 London Training Centre......... +973 1759 6561 Management Development Centre International LTD................... +973 1721 6002 Microcenter Institute of Technology........................ +973 1725 0348 Modern Institute of Science and Technology (Arad).......... +973 1767 1699 Modern Institute of Science and Technology (Um-Al-Hassam)................... +973 1782 0779 National Institute of Technology (Manama).............................. +973 1723 2377 National Institute of Technology (Zinj)...................................... +973 1774 0033 Novotech (PMI)...................... +973 1753 3427 Ocean Institute...................... +973 1774 1704 Professional Training Institute................................. +973 1772 0114 RRC Middle East.................... +973 1753 2027 Safety Training and Consultant Centre.................. +973 1740 0707 Success Training Centre....... +973 1774 0088 Sylvan Learning Centre......... +973 1740 0227 The Classic Institute of Music................................. +973 1772 8791 The Conversation Centre....... +973 7717 7321 The Gulf Academy for Development of Human Resources................. +973 1772 0000 Training Centre of the Bahrain Society of Engineers............. +973 1772 7100 Training Plus Institute........... +973 1753 5393 Tylos Human Development... +973 1762 6484 Yellow Hat Training @ the Conversation Centre .................................. +973 7717 7321
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Ahlia University..................... +973 1729 8999 AMA International University +973 1778 7978 Applied Science University... +973 1772 8777 Arab Open University............ +973 1740 7077 Arabian Gulf University......... +973 1723 9555 Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail............ +973 1769 8720 Delmon University for Science and Technology....... +973 1729 4400 Gulf College of Hospitality and Tourism........................... +973 1732 0191 Gulf University....................... +973 1762 0092 IGNOU.................................... +973 1782 2103 NYIT....................................... +973 1771 1444 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical University of Bahrain.............................. +973 1735 1450 Royal University of Women Bahrain.................................. +973 1776 4444 Talal Abu Ghazzleh University College of Business............... +973 1738 3000 The Kingdom University........ +973 1723 8899 University College Bahrain... +973 1779 0828 *Disclaimer: The numbers may be subject to change.
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“Knowledge is Power” At Al Noor, we believe that success in life depends on the never ending process of learning. We take pride in being the only school in the country that provides three types of curricula: •British Curriculum: IGCSE, AS & A Levels •Bahraini Curriculum: Tawjihiya Certificate •Indian Curriculum: CBSE upto Class XII
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