ABS has been re-accredited by CIS

Not only has ABS been awarded re-accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS), we did so as the first-ever school worldwide to do so with the more demanding CIS International Accreditation standards.  
The following direct quotation from the outstanding report sums up the essence of the collaborative, strategic efforts of the Board of Trustees, Leadership Team, staff, students and parents who continue to maintain ABS’s leading pioneer school status in all domains.
The Council of International Schools commends The ABS Community for creating an outstanding whole-school climate and a highly positive learning community, which fully reflects the Guiding Statements“.
ABS was featured in the CIS Perspectives blog.  Please follow the link to read more: https://www.cois.org/page.cfm?p=2495&eid=137 

Council of International Schools (CIS) Award of International Accreditation – important

20 November 2017
Dear Parents,
I am delighted to share with you that the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) has been officially re-accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is the first school worldwide to receive the enhanced International Accreditation, with its much more demanding standards. 
The school received the highest standard of accreditation rating possible, meaning that no significant nor urgent problems or issues were identified. The school was described as “meticulous” in its planning of the self-study and in producing a report that “exceeded the parameters of the CIS requirements”. 
The school was rated as ‘met’ or ‘exceeded’ for every single international accreditation standard, with no fewer than 31 of these standards rated as exceeded or at further aspirational level for the Team Evaluation stage.
There were 53 commendations throughout the school, with no fewer than 18 of these identified as major commendations
There were 29 recommendations throughout the school, with just 7 of these identified as major recommendations. In the vast majority of these cases, the school, through the self-study process, had already identified the issue as an area for development and these will now be reviewed as part of our action and strategic planning processes, as appropriate.
I think that the overall outcome from the Team Evaluation Visit can best be summed up by the following Major Commendation, which really says it all. CIS commends “The ABS community for creating an outstanding “whole-school climate” and a highly positive learning community, which fully reflects the Guiding Statements”.
I would like to thank and congratulate all students, staff, parents and distinguished members of the Board of Trustees, particularly HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, for making possible this exceptionally positive outcome.
With all good wishes,
Stuart Bryan

ABS Anglo – Jordanian Society Appeal 2017 – 2018

Dear ABS Community (Board of Trustees, administration, staff, students, parents and alumni),
Under the patronage of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Chairman of the Higher Council of the Amman Baccalaureate School and HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Amman Baccalaureate School, we are asking you to join us in supporting the Anglo Jordanian Society Fundraising campaign to provide essential assistance to the most under privileged members of our Jordanian community this coming winter.
Under the patronage of TRHs, the Anglo Jordanian Society provided a fantastic level of support last winter, which included Ramadan food boxes and parcels, blankets and winter jackets. This donation was distributed, amongst other vital support, in the following locations: Azark, Mafraq/Ruweished, Mugabelain, Mukkawar, Ghor Safi, Jordan Valley, Qatranah, Sultani, Hassa, Petra area and Tafila.
The ABS focus, in conjunction with the Anglo-Jordanian Society, for this winter’s fundraising campaign will be on Personal Hygiene Products. We would now like to ask every member of our ABS community to join us in this campaign by choosing any items from the attached list of Personal Hygiene Products given below.
Donated items can be deposited at each collection point in the Main Administration/Middle Years School, Primary School (KG, 1-3 and 4-5) and IB College from Tuesday 14 November until Thursday 23 November.
We do anticipate, in the tradition of ABS, an overwhelming response to this important appeal and, if you would like to find out any more information, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Nora Shrydeh who is the ABS link person for this appeal.
Thank you very much indeed in advance for your support. It will be greatly appreciated by all concerned.
Yours sincerely,
Stuart Bryan
PS: Tips for Packing
Depending on the nature of the chosen items, you may choose:
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Ziploc bags
  • A strong carrier bag
Personal Hygiene Products
1.            Shampoo/ Conditioner 
2.            Hair brush
3.            Comb
4.            Soap
5.            Cream / Lotion (hand, face or body)
6.            Deodorant 
7.            Toothbrush 
8.            Toothpaste 
9.            Mouthwash
10.        Lip balm 
11.        Simple Shaving Razor and Shaving Cream for men
12.        Small mirror 
13.        Nail Cutter
14.        Nail file
15.        Cotton buds
16.        Hair ties 
17.        Hair Pins
18.        Sanitary pads 
19.        Towels
20.        Toilet paper
21.        Tissue paper
22.        Wet ones
23.        Diapers
24.        Washing powder

Peace Mash for ABS

We were absolutely delighted that our ABS Senior Choir participated in the opening ceremony of the World Science Forum, in the presence of HM King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, at the Dead Sea this week. This was a truly outstanding event, which was a real privilege and honour for our students to be part of! Many congratulations to all the students and their teachers on their fantastic performance and a huge thank you to HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair, World Science Forum 2017, for including ABS in such an amazing  world class event.

AMMUN XVI Closing Ceremony

The Amman Model United Nations (AMMUN) is a longstanding tradition at the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS).  ABS hosted the sixteenth annual conference 1-5 November 2017.  A total of 16 international and local school delegations comprised of almost 400 participants actively engaged in debating, merging, and lobbying.  Over an intense three-day timespan, the ten forums were in session where numerous resolutions were put forth and many were successfully passed.

As a culminating celebratory grand finale, we were honoured that His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein delivered the AMMUN XVI Closing Ceremony speech.  Although he comes from a military background, his pristine message that violence will never solve our global issues radiated throughout the Grand Hyatt Ballroom filled with representatives from the ABS Board of Trustees and Leadership Team, parents, grandparents, sponsors and delegations.  HRH Prince Hamzah encouraged each member of the audience to be humble, kind, compassionate and most importantly empower our youth at a very young age to engage in constructive dialogue in an attempt to resolve the issues we are faced with today and in anticipation of the unknown that lies ahead.  He acknowledged that many of the current professions available in the job market will soon be obsolete, so the workforce of the future must be flexible, diverse, and work in collaboration as a united forefront.  After his speech, he graciously answered several questions from the audience.  HRH Prince Hamzah’s profound and heartfelt message left the AMMUN XVI Conference Community pondering what the future holds for us all as the human race.