Schools play an important role in the overall physical and mental health of children and adolescents. About 95% of the world children and adolescents are enrolled in schools, and they typically spend 6 hours a day for up to 13 years in school. Schools have been identified as some of the most effective settings in the community to address preventable problems. Schools can give children and adolescents more chances to :
Researchers have linked healthy eating and physical activity with better academic performance and classroom behavior such as concentration, attentiveness, and time-on-task. For example, eating a healthy breakfast has been associated with improvements in memory, mood, and academic performance, as well as fewer absences from school. School-based physical activity has been associated with improved academic achievement, including higher grades and standardized test scores, as well as better cognitive skills, attitudes, and academic behavior. Many different factors contributed to implementing a school wellness policy. Taken together, these analysis provide many practical ideas for SZIA to consider when assessing how to improve the lifestyle of its students. Keeping these requirements in mind, SZIA is proud to introduce its SZIA POLICE.
IMPLEMENTATION AND PROCEDURE
Sheikh Zayed International Academy encourages students to excel in sports and other athletics. The school facilitates the students to develop these skills by two covered and heated pools for Pre-School students and Grades 1 to 12 respectively. The swimming pool that is 25 meters long and goes up to 12 meters in depth can be used all year round, as it is equipped with central heating system. Male and female Life Guards are available for male and female students along with separate changing rooms, bathrooms, and showers. There is filtration system, maintenance system to measure chemical levels, and fresh air exhaust system to keep the swimming environment hygienic and safe for student health. A fully equipped Gymnasium is also located in the pool area with quality machinery. A fitness trainer is there to instruct students regarding exercises. Gym is for senior students; however parents interested in joining the gym can get a membership to avail this facility after aΩschool hours. Friends and other acquaintances upon recommendation can also use the gym and the swimming pool. Kindly note that the swimming pool timings and days have been changed from twice a week to once a week, effective from Monday, November 17, 2014. You can find the new timetable below. Parents / family friends / relatives / staff members are offered to register themselves with the Principal’s Office Manager, Mrs. Saroosh Bilal, for the current Academic Year 2014-2015. The monthly payment is Rs. 5000 per person.
|Monday||3:30 PM to 6:00 PM||Preschool (Playgroup-KG2) till Grade 3 (Boys and Girls)|
|Tuesday||3:30 PM to 6:00 PM||Grade 4 to Grade 12 Boys/Male registered members|
|Wednesday||3:30 PM to 6:00 PM||Grade 4 to Grade 12 Girls/Female registered members|
|Thursday||3:30 PM to 6:00 PM||Grade 4 to Grade 12 Boys/Male registered members|
|Friday||1:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Grade 4 to Grade 12 Girls/Female registered members|
Sheikh Zayed International Academy encourages students to excel in sports and other athletics. The school facilitates the students to develop these skills by two covered and heated pools for Pre-School students and Grades 1 to 12 respectively. A fully equipped Gymnasium islocated in the pool area with quality machinery. A fitness trainer is there to instruct students regarding exercises. Gym is for senior students; however parents interested in joining the gym can get a membership to avail this facility after school hours. Friends and other acquaintances upon recommendation can also use the gym.
As Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad is a ‘day’ school, the parents of our students are offered the option of using the Academy’s own transportation system for bringing their children to and from school. For this, SZIA has a fleet of nine transportation vehicles including two fully air-conditioned coasters and seven fully air-conditioned Hiace vans. Complementing the vehicular service is the supervision performed by the bus-duty teachers and lady helpers who accompany the students in each van and coaster on the trip to school and the trip home each day.
A full-time and experienced School physician and nurse are available throughout every school day, and also at other functions to provide quality medical attention to the entire school community. All newly registered students are expected to provide up-to-date medical records (medical history, immunization records etc.) which are kept in secure files in the Doctor’s office. Throughout the school year, the Doctor administers medicines, does routine health screening (such as vision and hearing), contacts parents as required regarding student health, and engages with the wider school community on issues of nutrition, general health and safety.
One of the finest features of Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad is that the daily lunch meals which are served to the children are nutritious, healthy, full meals of mainly continental cuisine. These meals are prepared and cooked directly on the SZIA campus premises in the modern, fully-facilitated kitchen located in the Administration Block. Furthermore, the cost of these meals is already included in the Annual Fee. Also, worthy of note is that, for the Preschool children (Playgroup to KG-2), both the breakfast and lunch are served with the costs already incorporated into the Annual Fees of these students.
At Sheikh Zayed International Academy-Islamabad, a great number of security measures have been put in place to provide a safe and secure environment for our students and staff members. The entire campus has a system of 35 surveillance cameras installed at strategic points, the front gate been fortified with a double-iron pipe and more than twenty road blocks have been placed around the campus entrances. In addition, there is a contracted, 24-hour security force which guards the Academy’s premises as well as a designated Security In-charge employee who ensures that all visitors to SZIA are authorized to enter the campus grounds.
As libraries are an integral part of educational institutes, the SZIA Library has been established with the aim of providing quality, relevant and modern Library and Information Services which cater to the needs of the users. Our Library possesses more than 20,000 collections of books on various subjects. The use of technology is a prominent feature of the SZIA Teachers’ Resource Center. As such, thirty-five Internet-connected computer systems are used by the members of the teaching faculty. The SZIA Library provides circulation service to all registered students and staff members. In addition to this, the services such as the Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), Current Awareness Services (CAS), and Inter-Library Loan (ILL) are also provided.