Looking for a mamad school for your children?

Come hear about the integrative mamad schools close to your home!

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Jerusalem

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Be’er Sheva

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Ra’anana

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Kiryat Ono

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Rechovot

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Beit Shemesh

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Kochav Yair

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Yokneam

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Haifa

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Pardes Chana-Karkur

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Modiin

Facing or refraining from Challenges?

Coed or Separate Education?

Integrative or Homogeneous?

We believe that Education in Co-Ed Elementary Schools has many social, psychological and educational benefits. Especially today, educating modesty will come across more correctly within a mixed educational environment.

KNOW YOUR CHILD’S RIGHTS AS AN OLEH

The school principal is responsible for the absorption and integration process of the olim students and returning Israeli students.  Immigrant students should receive scholastic, socio-cultural and emotional assistance.

As Hebrew language skills are a critical part of the integration process, the government provides funds to schools so that immigrant students should receive extra hours of Hebrew instruction.  The school principal must ensure that each new immigrant student is taught Hebrew as a second language, with optimal language learning taking place in a group setting and not individually. 

The school should provide new immigrant families with other forms of integration help, such as offering families an accompanying English speaking parent to help navigate through school related matters.  This can help parents with translating school emails and announcements, and clarifying school rules and regulations and in such a way ease a child’s integration into the school.    

In order to assist integration, new immigrant students are eligible for benefits in financing part of the education expenses, such as the purchase of educational equipment and textbooks, as well as financing a “cultural basket”, with funding for trips and various events that are usually financed by parents.
This amount varies between elementary education and high school, and depends on the date of immigration. The amount ranges from NIS more than 600 shekel in elementary education for those children who immigrated to Israel in the last year and up to 1125 shekel for high school students who immigrated in the last year.  Primary school children who immigrated to Israel within the last two years are also eligible to receive additional “basket payments.” High School children can receive offset payments for school supplies even during the third year after aliya.

In addition, the government allows new immigrants to take some national Hebrew testing exams in English. In primary school, second grade parents can petition to take a gifted student (mechunanim) exam in English.  High school age children can apply to take the bagrut exam in English.

How to organize a parents meeting:
We see much value in parents organizing meetings with their respective schools to discuss all issues they have when it comes to the education of their child. We are aware that there are many useful models and styles of for these types of meetings but from past experiences, we believe the most beneficial meeting of this sort includes as follows:
1) An Aliyah representative from the ministry of education.
2) An integration representative from your municipality.
3) A representative from your school administration.
For more information on parents meeting and if you would like our help in organizing such a meeting. Feel free to contact Orit Lasser- Phone #: 0556632541 and email: [email protected] .