Nün Academy believes that each student is a unique individual whose academic, social, and emotional development is of paramount importance. The Academy’s vision and mission are to provide a school culture that supports and nurtures students to reach their full potential within the context of their own culture and heritage.
The school’s educational philosophy centres on teaching a values-based, rigorous, and academic international curriculum in tandem with a bilingual learning environment which promotes self-regulated and independent learning. Students develop a well-grounded understanding of their linguistic, religious, and cultural heritage.
The students at Nün Academy are the future leaders of the Kingdom, are part of the generation to fulfill the aims of Vision 2030; and our ambition for them is that they will lead their nation to take its place on the global stage. With that in mind, Nün Academy hosted an open discussion with students from Years 4 to 6 on how they are learning to take on their future roles.
During this open discussion, the students highlighted that they were learning and practicing life-long skills that prepare them for leadership. One of the strategies the school uses to develop these skills is through our Positive Discipline programme. With the focus on character, values, personal and interpersonal skills development, students are being prepared to become future leaders who will lead to positive change for all citizens of the country. In this endeavor, the school believes that the entire school community has an important role, students, parents, teachers, and the administration.
Salma Hafiz, year 6, shares, “We are learning ethics and values, and how to respect others as well as to help people in need. We are learning communication skills, and that all people are different and equals – it’s our school motto.”
Ziad Baarma, year 4, adds, “Even if we are different and from different countries, we can still get along and take care of each other. Respecting others and learning how to deal with our differences is important to shape a better future.”
Mohamed Basyouni, Year 4 as well as Yousef Bin Mahfouz shared their feelings about how much they have changed since joining Nün and finding that teachers were more supportive to them in giving them strategies and support when they faced challenges. “I learned about self-regulation, because sometimes when I get mad, I get out of control. And self-regulation taught me to breathe in and out when I get mad or I cry to help me calm down.”
“We learn from our mistakes” added Yousef Al Tayeb Year 4.
Through the school’s positive culture, all students learn that making mistakes is an opportunity for learning and the students reflect on their experiences so that, next time, they are even better equipped intellectually, socially, and emotionally to deal with challenging situations which are part of life. An integral component of the school’s culture and learning process is supporting the students to set goals and create concrete and creative strategies to achieve them.
Nün Academy also prepares its students to never give up and motivates them to always overcome and triumph over their errors.
“When you try, don’t give up. If you’re a leader, then you need to keep trying until you succeed.” Tamara Enani, year 4, said, “In my school, they always give you chances to try again.”
At Nün Academy, it is our privilege to have students who are the generation of the future: we pride ourselves on our ambition to support these young people who will shape our country and the world because, with them, anything is possible.
Location: AZ Zahra District, Abdallah Bin Seedan, Jeddah 23522