American school of Creative Science – Al Layyah – Open Day

On Saturday, June 25th, 2016, the American School of Creative Science (ASCS) held its first Open House at its new branch in Al Layyah, Sharjah. The chatter of parents, laughter of children, and greetings by administrators and teachers alike filled the halls with life as the school warmly welcomed families for the very first time. The event yielded rave reviews from parents and students alike. With brightly colored walls, state-of-the-art classrooms fully equipped with the latest technology, and numerous playgrounds, visitors were elated by the exceptional, child-friendly, and spaciously designed facilities. ASCS Al Layyah will be building on the legacy of its sister school ASCS Maliha Road.

While ASCS Al Layyah Principal, Margaret McCurdy cordially welcomed the crowd of prospective parents and students, children were engaged in various activities such as face painting, story time, puppet shows, and physical activities held in the Physical Education room. In addition, students had the opportunity to create their own personalized ASCS crowns, ties, and bracelets in the arts and crafts rooms.

During the Open House presentation, Principal Margaret emphasized the importance of students and community building by stating, “Students are our first priority. Involving parents and the community in the process of learning is imperative to the success of ASCS Al Layyah.” Principal Margaret envisions a learning community that involves students, teachers, families, and the community at large.

“We want our students to be in a learning environment that nurtures creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. CEO Sheikh Salah Bukhatir validated Principal Margaret’s sentiments during his speech at the Open House: “We want our students to be more than just about attainment and achievement. We want to help them spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically. All are important to creating a well-rounded learner and this is what we aim to provide at our Schools.”

ASCS Al Layyah is a Dual Curriculum school following the US Common Core State Standards and the UAE Curriculum. Families, teachers, and administrators deemed ASCS Al Layyah’s Open House as a huge success and has high hopes and expectation for the upcoming academic school year. The school looks forward to welcoming its new students, families, and staff on the first day of school, August 28, 2016.

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