H.I.S. has been successfully preparing its students for the IGCSE and Cambridge A level Examination. Its first batch of IGCSE being in 2000 and A level in 2007. The strong foundation laid right from the kindergarten and strengthened throughout their journey towards their IGCSE and A Level Examintions has resulted in outstanding achievements with Top World and KSA Rankings. This is the 3rd consecutive year that H.I.S students have topped Cambridge Examinations.Two of it students have topped Saudi Arabia AS results for the May/June 2010 session. Hala International’s IGCSE results are on par too.the students write the exam in two years, i.e. in Year X. The IGCSE batch of 2010 scored a total os 113 A* and 16 A’s. A total of 19 students scored straight A/A* in the IGCSE, AS and A level examinations. Six students also received the International Certificate of Education (ICE) with Distinction.A highly competent and dedicated staff, who place the success of the students at the heart of every instructional decision are to be credited for the laurels achieved.
Academics are not the only field H.I.S. excels in, the students are active and enthusiastic participants in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. A range of activities including debates, quizzes, elocutions, spelling bees, storytelling,recitation, etc encourage a strong sense of healthy competition. Students compete for individual honours and also for their teams.The four houses, Bluettes, Greenettes, Rosettes and Yellowettes vie with each other for the top honours. Students also participate enthusiastically and win at interschool events, the latest being a win at the Centrepoint Quiz contest. Today’s children are tommorrow’s leaders. Keeping this in mind, H.I.S. conducts fiercely contested elections for the student’s cabinet. A Head boy/Head girl and a school captain head the cabinet comprising of House Captains and Sports Captains.
Sports has reached new heights at H.I.S with the completion of the sports ground for the boy’s section. The ground measures 5000 sq mt and is the only green grass cricket academy in the Kingdom. It comprises of three nets – one cement, one Austroturf and one natural turf. The ground will be used by the Saudi Cricket National Team for practice sessions before international matches. Physical fitness is also taken very seriously. Physical Education classes are conducted regularly and the Annual Sports Day is one of the most awaited events of the Academic Calendar and is its highlight. Students are also actively involved in team sports like cricket and football. Hala International’s cricket team has won most of the under 19, under 17 and under 15 championships it has participated in. It has also contributed members to the Saudi National Cricket Team as well.
The school has also been keeping pace with the ever-changing and evolving technological development and globalization. It has fully equipped labs, computer rooms and libraries with internet access. In keeping with our tradition of providing our students the best, we have installed video conferencing facilities between the campus buildings. Committed to facilitating the overall development of its students’ personality, Halaites are encouraged, supported and challenged to live up to their potential. In its pursuit of excellence, Hala International has and always attempt to identify and develop the individual strengths of each of its pupils and guide them and prepare them for a brilliant future. Like the famous Irish poet W B Yeats, Hala Intenational too believes that “Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire.”