The three international schools – ABQ Azzan Bin Qais (in Bawshar), ABQ Sohar and ABQ Seeb – recently launched their new House System. One of the main strengths of the House System is to give students of all ages the opportunity to work together, to create a truly cohesive environment, and to ensure that age is not a barrier to friendship and the collaboration.

ABQ Education Group Chairman and CEO Humayun Kabir said, “The house system is a powerful incentive system for students. It aims to further facilitate socialization between different age groups, strengthen team spirit, encourage peer mentoring, strengthen the existing reward system, get more students to get involved. in activities and competitions and to create additional leadership opportunities for our students.

The house system includes all types of learning and all interests. As soon as the schools are authorized, they will organize a variety of sporting, artistic, charitable and transversal events throughout the year.
House points are totaled monthly and contribute to an annual House points competition. It is a source of great excitement.

This system also supports ABQ’s Discovering You (DYP) program. DYP is a personalized mentoring program that provides students with guidance in choosing and planning their higher education and career options. It also gives them the opportunity to learn and master 12 vital 21st century skills. The House System offers many opportunities to practice most of these skills in everyday situations.

Rayed Darwish, Director of the DYP Mentorship Program, said: “A variety of House competitions take place throughout the year and students will have the opportunity to earn points for their teams. We encourage everyone to be proud to be a member of their House and to work with the members of their team.

It is not just students who are assigned a House. Staff are also involved. The sense of community that permeates the entire school would be incomplete if students were not given the opportunity to interact with teachers beyond those they see in the classroom.

The house system is designed to create a caring and supportive environment where all students are welcome and valued and can demonstrate loyalty and allegiance while contributing to the success of their house.