Our Services

After School Supervision


Supervision before/after school hours is available for school students between 8:00am until 8:45am and between 2:15pm until 3:00pm. This service is available for a non-refundable fee as per the following:

• Before and after school day: JD890 per year / JD470 per semester
• Before or after school day: JD475 per year / JD260 per semester

Registration for this service should be done through the school’s Registrar/Admissions Manager,  Mrs Ghada Saifi, at the following contact number:
+962 6 5411191 ext. 2010

Health and Safety


The ABS Medical Team provides healthcare for students and staff during the school day and after-school activity time. The School employs two full-time doctors who are responsible for all aspects of student and staff medical health during school hours. The School also employs a nurse (located in the Sports Complex) who provides first aid treatment for sports injuries during school hours. Another nurse provides first aid treatment for after-school activities and at the weekends. Additionally, staff from across the school have received training in CPR and AED use. All Sports staff and coaches regularly receive First Aid, CPR and AED training.

The clinic is well-equipped with medical supplies for medical care and emergencies; these include a stretcher, wheelchair, crutches, pulse oxymeter, oxygen cylinder, Ambo bag for CPR, emergency medications, a metal stretcher for spine injuries, a nebulizer for asthma attacks, and a Glucocheck for diabetic patients to check blood glucose levels. There are four defibrillators strategically located across the campus and a number of staff have been trained in their use. The Medical Team is responsible for providing the school buses and other locations around the school with First Aid kits.

The ABS Medical Team supervises the cafeteria staff, ensuring medical check-ups every six months by the Ministry of Health. All bus drivers undergo annual medical check-ups. Student medical reports are updated on an annual basis. All medical cases of students who require extra attention from the school are monitored. The doctor carries out annual examinations of height and weight as well as vision tests for Primary School students. The student data management system is used by the Medical Team for record-keeping, monitoring and reporting.

Counselling and Wellbeing


The Director of Accreditation for Council of International School rated counselling at ABS as “outstanding” in every respect. We cannot begin to explain how delighted we are to share with you that our hard work behind the scenes is very much paying-off and attaining such recognition.

 

Our counselling and wellbeing ethos is based on developing students’ growth in terms of their academic, personal and social capacity. Counselling at ABS is divided into three domains:

1. Psychological Counselling

2. Career Counselling

3. University Counselling

 

The Counselling Department aims to promote a nurturing environment for the students to thrive and recognise their potential both academically and socially. Our trained and experienced Psychological Counsellors coach students to deal with some of the challenging and demanding situations they may face preparing them to be internationally minded individuals. We have a specialist for the Primary School KG1 to Grade 5, Alizar Tawil. Our specialist for Middle Years School students is Hala Hamad, and our specialist for the IB College is Rasha Jazi. Helping with career-related counselling in the Middle Years School is Ola Akkawi. In the IB College, we have three full-time University Counsellors, Reida Baghdadi and Suha Talhouni who are both Co-Directors and also Hanan Qubrosi.

 

The Department is committed to the Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling model. This model entails a holistic recognition of students’ needs without limiting the counsellor to a specific theory or theoretical discipline. In addition, it encompasses all parties’ involvement in order to reach an applicable plan of help, assistance, and support, whether for the student, family or staff member.

 

The Department also provides help and support by arranging appointments with students or arranging group sessions; not to mention the rich partnerships the Department creates with parents, the community institutions, in addition to professional institutions.

 

The Department also respects confidentiality. Therefore, some matters will not be discussed with anyone. In serious matters, which are a Safeguarding issue, the Safeguarding Officer, Russell Peagram, or the Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Lorene Hattar, will be informed confidentially. Confidentiality is a child right in-line with our “ABS Deceleration of Child Rights”, which is fully aligned with the 1991 UN Declaration of Child Rights.

 

Whatever the needs are at ABS, our counselling Department can provide assistance.

 

Yours sincerely,

Russell Peagram

Director of Student Wellbeing and Achievement; Accreditation Coordinator (Designated Safeguarding Officer)

School Buses


ABS owns 21 modern buses providing transportation for students and staff members.

Students may use the bus service (depending on the area where they live and bus capacity) and can pay for a whole year or by semester. Where space is limited, priority is given to students who have pre-paid for a round trip.

Our bus drivers are well-qualified and experienced. All bus drivers undergo annual medical check-ups. A bus supervisor in each bus is responsible for the safety of the students on board. All buses are fitted with seat belts, carry fire extinguishers and first aid kits. On-board cameras record activity in each bus and each bus is fitted with a tracking system. A Head Driver oversees all aspects of bus transportation.

The School has its own garage with a spare parts shop and two qualified mechanics who are responsible for the daily maintenance of the buses.

Cafeterias


IB COLLEGE

The IB College café is open throughout the day, serving light snacks and drinks to students and staff. This café accepts cash payments only.

IB College Café Menu 

MIDDLE YEARS SCHOOL

The Middle Years School cafeteria provides a traditional breakfast, hot lunch (Regional and Western), snacks and salads for students and staff. This cafeteria accepts cashless payment only. Students and staff who use this cafeteria are required to add credit to their cafeteria account by visiting the Cashier in Main Reception and making payment. Students/staff must present their student/staff ID card at the time of top-up and at the time of payment in the cafeteria.

MYS Cafeteria Menu (English)

MYS Cafeteria Menu (Arabic)

Price List (English)

Price List (Arabic)

The newly renovated Primary School Cafeteria provides hot lunch (Regional and Western), snacks and salads for students and staff. Payment in this cafeteria is by cash only.

PS Cafeteria Menu (English)

PS Cafeteria Menu (Arabic)

Price List (English)

Price List (Arabic)

Sports Complex

The ‘ABS Stallions Café’ is open to students, staff and visitors at the end of the school day and at weekends. The café provides a pleasant environment for people to relax and take refreshments. Wi-fi is available.

The ‘ABS Stallions Café’ is open Sunday – Wednesday 2pm – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am – 2pm.

Light snacks and drinks are available. Payment is by cash only.

ABS Stallions Café Menu

ICTT

Information and Communications Technology


Our Vision: ABS uses appropriate educational technologies to effectively support learning and teaching and administration in line with AL TARBIYEH
Technology at ABS
Technology is an essentially integrated and highly effective component of student learning, school operations and home-school partnerships at ABS. This is made possible by strategically planning for and continuously updating a flexible and robust infrastructure that supports connected 1-1 devices across all school buildings. Educationally appropriate digital tools and platforms are chosen to support the vigorous and differentiated curriculum such as our virtual learning environments, communication and collaboration platform with a range of digital educational resources, production tools and specialised software supported by an effective student information system. A long term technology strategic plan as well as yearly action plans ensure that we continue to provide our learners with a technology-enhanced and highly stimulating learning environment.

We believe that the effective use of digital technologies and media is a seamless component of and is driven by high quality instructional practices that are embedded in our teaching and learning policy and our school’s guiding principles. This is translated into practice through the adoption of the aspirational ISTE student technology standards that are aligned with the IB programme frameworks and skills expectations and by teachers using the IB AID lens (agency, information design) for planning and reflection. Even though some explicit teaching of technology skills need to take place vertically and horizontally, yet for the most part, digital learning is embedded and integrated through the units of study, follow the design cycle when applicable and support inquiry-constructivist approaches whenever possible. Teachers are supported by a differentiated and ongoing professional development programme facilitated by ICT trainers, integration enablers and IT support staff available to all sections of the school.

As students engage with digital learning within and across disciplines, ABS aims that they also become engaged learners that are empowered to be partners in their own education as well as contributing members of a bigger diverse international community. Technology offers students advanced opportunities to enhance personalised learning and further develop their approaches and attitudes towards learning.

The IB learner profile is at the centre of the teaching and learning philosophy at ABS. Twenty first century tools are great enablers available to our young and adult learners alike to extend their learning and exemplify the IB Learner Profile attributes in new and exciting ways.

  • The ability to develop research strategies to locate relevant online information, critically evaluate the accuracy and relevance of information, synthetize to build newer knowledge with meaningful connections and associations to concepts as well as to reflect on the whole cyclical process extend and support the INQUIRER and KNOWLEGEABLE learner attributes.
  • Through online digital environments, learners are able to interact with diverse cultures and explore real-time and real-world events and challenges globally and locally. This enhances their ability to be creative and critical THINKERS, problem solvers, as well being OPEN-MINDED in appreciating diverse and multiple viewpoints.
  • Through age-appropriate project based work, it is expected that learners become highly PRINCIPLED in adhering to academic honesty and acceptable use policies and guidelines. Learners also develop BALANCED and safe digital habits through a Digital Citizenship awareness programme that is embedded in the Wellbeing curriculum and AL TARBIYEH school motto.
  • Online access to a wider community of peers, collaborators and audience provide valuable opportunities to develop effective COMMUNICATION skills as well as CARING attitudes towards oneself and others.
  • Technology tools provide opportunities for learners to be RISK TAKERS through experimenting, testing and designing in engaging ways. This also helps in developing high agency where students REFLECT and are empowered by the knowledge of how they learn best, how best they can demonstrate their understanding and how they can grow as learners.

Media Centres


The five Media Centres of the Amman Baccalaureate School are multimedia resource centres serving the whole school community. As such, they aim to provide a secure and comfortable environment in which students, staff and parents have the freedom to use the various resources available both for enjoyment and in their search for knowledge. In their collection and practices, the Media Centres reflect the bilingual and multicultural nature of the school community and the diversity of the academic programmes taught at ABS by providing a wide range of print, multimedia, and digital resources. The Media Centres use the Destiny Library Management System which provides web-based access to the entire catalogue in both English and Arabic. The Media Centre staff play a central role in integrating the various resources in the school’s programmes of study to foster the love of reading, good research habits as well as independent and lifelong learning.

IB College Media Centre

Approximately 4400 Arabic, English and French materials
26 print periodicals
Several online databases
Videos, DVDs and CD ROMs

Middle Years School Media Centre

Approximately 26000 Arabic, English and French materials
58 print periodicals
Several online databases
Videos, DVDs and CD ROMs

Primary School Media Centres

KG1- KG2

Approximately 10000 Arabic and English materials
4 print periodicals
Several online databases
Videos, DVDs and CD ROMs

Grades 1-3

Approximately 8000 Arabic and English materials
6 print periodicals
Several online databases
Videos, DVDs and CD ROMs

Grades 4 – 5

Approximately 12000 Arabic, English and French materials
6 print periodicals
Several online databases
Videos, DVDs and CD ROMs

After School Supervison

After School Supervision


Supervision before/after school hours is available for school students between 8:00am until 8:45am and between 2:15pm until 3:00pm. This service is available for a non-refundable fee as per the following:

• Before and after school day: JD890 per year / JD470 per semester
• Before or after school day: JD475 per year / JD260 per semester

Registration for this service should be done through the school’s Registrar/Admissions Manager,  Mrs Ghada Saifi, at the following contact number:
+962 6 5411191 ext. 2010

Health and Safety

Health and Safety


The ABS Medical Team provides healthcare for students and staff during the school day and after-school activity time. The School employs two full-time doctors who are responsible for all aspects of student and staff medical health during school hours. The School also employs a nurse (located in the Sports Complex) who provides first aid treatment for sports injuries during school hours. Another nurse provides first aid treatment for after-school activities and at the weekends. Additionally, staff from across the school have received training in CPR and AED use. All Sports staff and coaches regularly receive First Aid, CPR and AED training.

The clinic is well-equipped with medical supplies for medical care and emergencies; these include a stretcher, wheelchair, crutches, pulse oxymeter, oxygen cylinder, Ambo bag for CPR, emergency medications, a metal stretcher for spine injuries, a nebulizer for asthma attacks, and a Glucocheck for diabetic patients to check blood glucose levels. There are four defibrillators strategically located across the campus and a number of staff have been trained in their use. The Medical Team is responsible for providing the school buses and other locations around the school with First Aid kits.

The ABS Medical Team supervises the cafeteria staff, ensuring medical check-ups every six months by the Ministry of Health. All bus drivers undergo annual medical check-ups. Student medical reports are updated on an annual basis. All medical cases of students who require extra attention from the school are monitored. The doctor carries out annual examinations of height and weight as well as vision tests for Primary School students. The student data management system is used by the Medical Team for record-keeping, monitoring and reporting.

Counselling and Wellbeing

Counselling and Wellbeing


The Director of Accreditation for Council of International School rated counselling at ABS as “outstanding” in every respect. We cannot begin to explain how delighted we are to share with you that our hard work behind the scenes is very much paying-off and attaining such recognition.

 

Our counselling and wellbeing ethos is based on developing students’ growth in terms of their academic, personal and social capacity. Counselling at ABS is divided into three domains:

1. Psychological Counselling

2. Career Counselling

3. University Counselling

 

The Counselling Department aims to promote a nurturing environment for the students to thrive and recognise their potential both academically and socially. Our trained and experienced Psychological Counsellors coach students to deal with some of the challenging and demanding situations they may face preparing them to be internationally minded individuals. We have a specialist for the Primary School KG1 to Grade 5, Alizar Tawil. Our specialist for Middle Years School students is Hala Hamad, and our specialist for the IB College is Rasha Jazi. Helping with career-related counselling in the Middle Years School is Ola Akkawi. In the IB College, we have three full-time University Counsellors, Reida Baghdadi and Suha Talhouni who are both Co-Directors and also Hanan Qubrosi.

 

The Department is committed to the Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling model. This model entails a holistic recognition of students’ needs without limiting the counsellor to a specific theory or theoretical discipline. In addition, it encompasses all parties’ involvement in order to reach an applicable plan of help, assistance, and support, whether for the student, family or staff member.

 

The Department also provides help and support by arranging appointments with students or arranging group sessions; not to mention the rich partnerships the Department creates with parents, the community institutions, in addition to professional institutions.

 

The Department also respects confidentiality. Therefore, some matters will not be discussed with anyone. In serious matters, which are a Safeguarding issue, the Safeguarding Officer, Russell Peagram, or the Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Lorene Hattar, will be informed confidentially. Confidentiality is a child right in-line with our “ABS Deceleration of Child Rights”, which is fully aligned with the 1991 UN Declaration of Child Rights.

 

Whatever the needs are at ABS, our counselling Department can provide assistance.

 

Yours sincerely,

Russell Peagram

Director of Student Wellbeing and Achievement; Accreditation Coordinator (Designated Safeguarding Officer)

School Buses

School Buses


ABS owns 21 modern buses providing transportation for students and staff members.

Students may use the bus service (depending on the area where they live and bus capacity) and can pay for a whole year or by semester. Where space is limited, priority is given to students who have pre-paid for a round trip.

Our bus drivers are well-qualified and experienced. All bus drivers undergo annual medical check-ups. A bus supervisor in each bus is responsible for the safety of the students on board. All buses are fitted with seat belts, carry fire extinguishers and first aid kits. On-board cameras record activity in each bus and each bus is fitted with a tracking system. A Head Driver oversees all aspects of bus transportation.

The School has its own garage with a spare parts shop and two qualified mechanics who are responsible for the daily maintenance of the buses.

Cafeterias

Cafeterias


IB COLLEGE

The IB College café is open throughout the day, serving light snacks and drinks to students and staff. This café accepts cash payments only.

IB College Café Menu 

MIDDLE YEARS SCHOOL

The Middle Years School cafeteria provides a traditional breakfast, hot lunch (Regional and Western), snacks and salads for students and staff. This cafeteria accepts cashless payment only. Students and staff who use this cafeteria are required to add credit to their cafeteria account by visiting the Cashier in Main Reception and making payment. Students/staff must present their student/staff ID card at the time of top-up and at the time of payment in the cafeteria.

MYS Cafeteria Menu (English)

MYS Cafeteria Menu (Arabic)

Price List (English)

Price List (Arabic)

The newly renovated Primary School Cafeteria provides hot lunch (Regional and Western), snacks and salads for students and staff. Payment in this cafeteria is by cash only.

PS Cafeteria Menu (English)

PS Cafeteria Menu (Arabic)

Price List (English)

Price List (Arabic)

Sports Complex

The ‘ABS Stallions Café’ is open to students, staff and visitors at the end of the school day and at weekends. The café provides a pleasant environment for people to relax and take refreshments. Wi-fi is available.

The ‘ABS Stallions Café’ is open Sunday – Wednesday 2pm – 7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am – 2pm.

Light snacks and drinks are available. Payment is by cash only.

ABS Stallions Café Menu

ICT
ICTT

Information and Communications Technology


Our Vision: ABS uses appropriate educational technologies to effectively support learning and teaching and administration in line with AL TARBIYEH
Technology at ABS
Technology is an essentially integrated and highly effective component of student learning, school operations and home-school partnerships at ABS. This is made possible by strategically planning for and continuously updating a flexible and robust infrastructure that supports connected 1-1 devices across all school buildings. Educationally appropriate digital tools and platforms are chosen to support the vigorous and differentiated curriculum such as our virtual learning environments, communication and collaboration platform with a range of digital educational resources, production tools and specialised software supported by an effective student information system. A long term technology strategic plan as well as yearly action plans ensure that we continue to provide our learners with a technology-enhanced and highly stimulating learning environment.

We believe that the effective use of digital technologies and media is a seamless component of and is driven by high quality instructional practices that are embedded in our teaching and learning policy and our school’s guiding principles. This is translated into practice through the adoption of the aspirational ISTE student technology standards that are aligned with the IB programme frameworks and skills expectations and by teachers using the IB AID lens (agency, information design) for planning and reflection. Even though some explicit teaching of technology skills need to take place vertically and horizontally, yet for the most part, digital learning is embedded and integrated through the units of study, follow the design cycle when applicable and support inquiry-constructivist approaches whenever possible. Teachers are supported by a differentiated and ongoing professional development programme facilitated by ICT trainers, integration enablers and IT support staff available to all sections of the school.

As students engage with digital learning within and across disciplines, ABS aims that they also become engaged learners that are empowered to be partners in their own education as well as contributing members of a bigger diverse international community. Technology offers students advanced opportunities to enhance personalised learning and further develop their approaches and attitudes towards learning.

The IB learner profile is at the centre of the teaching and learning philosophy at ABS. Twenty first century tools are great enablers available to our young and adult learners alike to extend their learning and exemplify the IB Learner Profile attributes in new and exciting ways.

  • The ability to develop research strategies to locate relevant online information, critically evaluate the accuracy and relevance of information, synthetize to build newer knowledge with meaningful connections and associations to concepts as well as to reflect on the whole cyclical process extend and support the INQUIRER and KNOWLEGEABLE learner attributes.
  • Through online digital environments, learners are able to interact with diverse cultures and explore real-time and real-world events and challenges globally and locally. This enhances their ability to be creative and critical THINKERS, problem solvers, as well being OPEN-MINDED in appreciating diverse and multiple viewpoints.
  • Through age-appropriate project based work, it is expected that learners become highly PRINCIPLED in adhering to academic honesty and acceptable use policies and guidelines. Learners also develop BALANCED and safe digital habits through a Digital Citizenship awareness programme that is embedded in the Wellbeing curriculum and AL TARBIYEH school motto.
  • Online access to a wider community of peers, collaborators and audience provide valuable opportunities to develop effective COMMUNICATION skills as well as CARING attitudes towards oneself and others.
  • Technology tools provide opportunities for learners to be RISK TAKERS through experimenting, testing and designing in engaging ways. This also helps in developing high agency where students REFLECT and are empowered by the knowledge of how they learn best, how best they can demonstrate their understanding and how they can grow as learners.
Media Centres

Media Centres


The five Media Centres of the Amman Baccalaureate School are multimedia resource centres serving the whole school community. As such, they aim to provide a secure and comfortable environment in which students, staff and parents have the freedom to use the various resources available both for enjoyment and in their search for knowledge. In their collection and practices, the Media Centres reflect the bilingual and multicultural nature of the school community and the diversity of the academic programmes taught at ABS by providing a wide range of print, multimedia, and digital resources. The Media Centres use the Destiny Library Management System which provides web-based access to the entire catalogue in both English and Arabic. The Media Centre staff play a central role in integrating the various resources in the school’s programmes of study to foster the love of reading, good research habits as well as independent and lifelong learning.

IB College Media Centre

Approximately 4400 Arabic, English and French materials
26 print periodicals
Several online databases
Videos, DVDs and CD ROMs

Middle Years School Media Centre

Approximately 26000 Arabic, English and French materials
58 print periodicals
Several online databases
Videos, DVDs and CD ROMs

Primary School Media Centres

KG1- KG2

Approximately 10000 Arabic and English materials
4 print periodicals
Several online databases
Videos, DVDs and CD ROMs

Grades 1-3

Approximately 8000 Arabic and English materials
6 print periodicals
Several online databases
Videos, DVDs and CD ROMs

Grades 4 – 5

Approximately 12000 Arabic, English and French materials
6 print periodicals
Several online databases
Videos, DVDs and CD ROMs

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