First of all, I’d like to congratulate the family of Riyadh schools for the new academic year, asking Allah, the Almighty, to make it a year full of success and achievement. I’ll take the opportunity to thank the sponsors of this pioneer academic institute under the leadership of his excellence, the Director General of Riyadh Schools Mr. Abdulrahman bin Rashid Al Ghofaili.
Educators say: "The good school director is the one who carries out the required work in the right manner, while the educational leader is the one who does what he sees right." Administration is not the knowledge of memorization and application, it is rather the leadership, the direction and investment in the human resources to achieve the vision and mission of the school.
Now, as I have been a member of the school leaders, I do feel the great responsibility not only in providing a supportive learning environment based on discipline, and in building and adopting positive behaviors, but also in improving our students’ educational knowledge and outcomes. Moreover, we aim to achieve a positive school community, within the limitations of our true religion and our cultural and social heritage
My vision is that teamwork is the starting point for capacity-building, generating innovation and prioritization, in a consultative management looking to create a remarkable development of the work cycle in the coming stage, based on the school regulations generated from the Ministry of Education’s which is also based on the goals of education in our beloved Kingdom. I wish I could achieve the expectations of our partners, the parents, in preparing students academically, culturally and intellectually in a way to meet the expectations of their families, society and country.
We ask Alla to keep us safe and secure under the wise leadership of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, may Allah save them both.
Riyadh Schools for boys and girls adopts the Ministry of Education’s curriculums in the national stream from grades 1-12. In addition to that, Riyadh Schools also adopts an advanced curriculum in English Language that is compatible with the California Core Standards and the progress of students in English is assessed using WIDA tests. Moreover, Riyadh Schools has added some enrichment material in Arabic Language, such as free reading and creative writing. Riyadh Schools also applies the 21th century skills rubrics as these are common skills that will be needed for the future labor market. The national stream has been accredited by AdvancED.
If a student is unable to attend school, parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to call the school before 7:30 AM on each day of the absence or obtain approval before the absence. Disciplinary action will be taken against the student if the school is not notified.
In exceptional cases, students may be granted authorised leave from school for one of the following reasons: