The City’s High Schools
Here you can find all the information you need about the registration process to the city’s high schools, the excellence and enrichment programs the city’s high schools offer, social projects and informal education activities.
Over 18000 students have attended the past school year in the city’s 25 high schools. In the past school year, a new learning method has been introduced to the city’s high schools: Project Based Learning. This method emphasizes learning based on projects in a technology-affluent environment. Students learn via practical experiences, gathering and analyzing data and information, problem-solving and decision-making; all of these processes are part of an innovative, unusual learning process in numerous subject matters.
Each year parents must register their children into the appropriate elementary, middle or high school. Generally, the students will be placed in an elementary school in their neighborhood, and then continue to Middle and High School.
The city’s primary schools offer a wide range of special programs and support networks.
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Studies show that social engagement and involvement helps students in the forming of values such as: personal and mutual responsibility, taking initiative and giving. It contributes to reducing risky behaviors, increases motivation to improve academic and social achievements and sense of independence and encourages the development of mental strength.
It has also been found that adolescents who had been educated to be socially involved continued to be socially involved and volunteer as adults and their attitude towards the elderly and their community was sensitive and considerate.
In the past school year, the Education Administration has launched a process of deepening and strengthening the subject of volunteering among the city’s high school students. As part of this process, a new Social Leadership Group has been established, among whose members are 12 representatives from every municipal high school. The members of the Social Leadership Group undergo a workshop that deals in work group, responsibility, giving, social involvement and more. Groups that complete the workshop return to their respective schools, where they establish, devise and lead a community project for one of the school’s age groups.
The goals of the Social Education Project:
- Raising the percentage of high school students who volunteer in their community via the encouragement of the schools and educational staff: monthly training for the schools social coordinators, private workshops for grades 7-9, personal guidance for homeroom teachers and educational staff by the municipality and the Ministry of Education.
- Implementing social involvement from theory to practise: every student in classes 7-9 will take part in four to five volunteering activities throughout the school year.
- Developing a dialogue to support volunteering students: Education lessons will focus on the subject of giving and social involvement. The dialogue will also deal in the more challenging experiences the students go through during their volunteering activities.
- Creating a database of volunteering placements in order to enable the integration of each student in a volunteering project suitable to his/her abilities, talents and interests.
Stop Racism- Time for Tolerance
The seminar Stop Racism -Time for Tolerance, takes place every year in the Bialik-Rogozin campus on the anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s death. The seminar attracts participants such as: representatives from the city’s different high schools, youth movements, the municipality and the Ministry of Education, all of whom share the sense of responsibility and social sensitivity. The unique seminar has led to a common faith and hope that initiating and promoting actions against racism and for tolerance should be continued at any cost.
Dialoguing in Schools
“Dialogue” is a municipal program that is operated in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and promotes dialogues in schools between students, parents and educational staff with an emphasis on fostering close and caring relationships on the one hand, and eradicating violence on the other.
Improving the school climate has been officially declared the municipal goal for every one of the city’s high schools. and efforts to achieve this goal have brought forth the launching of the municipal program- “Dialogue”, which is led by a municipal committee with partners from the Ministry of Education.
The program includes learning, training, structuring work processes and improving dialogue skills among educational staff, lectures and recruitment for joint activities with the students’ parents and lectures and workshops for the students themselves.
Private conversation, chat or message exchanges on Facebook - human discourse is constantly changing, but as social beings it will always remain our basic need.
Two of the program’s leading dialogue groups:
The Parents Patrol Group- A group of parents who voluntarily patrol youth entertainment centers in order to contribute in their presence to reducing risky behaviors. The Parents Patrol Group strengthens confidence and security in both the parents and the adolescents, by increasing the involvement of parents in the culture of entertainment and leisure of their children.
The “Young Cameri” Group - a group of students participating in an experiential program, in which students dramatize personal experiences and dilemmas recurring in their daily lives. The students who participate in the program undergo an emotional and artistic process, and through thought-provoking contents and games they expose their inner world and share it with their audiences.The program is operated and funded by the Administrator General and in cooperation with the Cameri Theater.
“Israeli Week” is an educational initiative entirely dedicated to the subject of the Jewish-Israeli identity. The initiative is led by the High School Education and Promotion of Children and Youth Branch.
The initiative’s goal is to help students explore, expand and cultivate their identity. The program deals in the subject of contemporary Israeli identity in Israel and in Tel Aviv in particular, seeing that the city offers a pluralistic variety and a constant encounter with different religious and cultural identities.
Excellence and Enrichment Programs
The Tel Aviv-Yafo education system offers its students a wide range of subjects, professions, courses and programs to meet a variety of student tendencies, interests and needs.
Here you will find information about the different facilities that enable middle school and high school students to experiment and specialize in the fields of art, science and more.
5 Fun Municipal Excellence Programs
Young Movie-Makers- A cinema workshop for grades 9-10 which introduces the students to the world of video art, clip productions, television and cinema.
Invitation to Write- A poetry and prose workshop for grades 9-12 which introduces the students to the world of writing and helps them acquire writing tools. The students practise writing and reading texts, meet with poets and writers and are exposed to the work of prominent artists in the fields of poetry and prose.
The Italian Language and Culture- This workshop for ninth graders exposes the students to the Italian language and culture, which includes: opera, theater, architecture, design, reconstruction, photography, fashion, gastronomy, literature, music, plastic and visual art and cinema.
A Song is Not Just Words- This workshop for grades 9-12 exposes students to the world of composing music. In the workshop, they acquire tools to write and compose songs and learn the importance of the connection between the lyrics and the melody and between the song structure and the melody, listen to musical creations and learn how to perform in front of an audience.
Mediating Leadership- A mediation workshop for grades 9-10 where the students acquire mediating communication skills, learn to conduct a negotiation and create effective cooperations, develop awareness, cope in situations of conflict and joint negotiations and conflict management.
Another cycle of high school juniors recently graduated from the unique and exciting program, led by accountants from the accounting firm Brightman, Almagor, Zohar Ltd. In the program, which lasts for approximately four months, they met with forty students from all over the city for a few hours each week. The students learned from the best possible instructors subjects such as: risk capital, marketing, financing issues, etc. Additionally, the students visited the offices of “Google”. Students are taught how to check who the target audience for whom they would like to solve a problem, how to execute an idea and how to present a presentation in a manner that will persuade capital owners to invest in the initiatives they conceive.
At the end of the program the students present their ventures and ideas for development and a winning initiative is selected.
Some of the exciting ideas developed by students in the program: developing the possibility of transferring charging percentages from one mobile device to another, the development of a digital cover for smartphones that would have an added option of replacing its wallpaper and an application that catalogues every clothing item its user ever wore in order to help us remember what we wore to specific events.
Hemda- The Center for Science Education
The Center for Science Education - HEMDA, is a singular model in the world for innovative and high-quality teaching of chemistry and physics. The center is used by high school students who chose to learn these subjects extensively, as well outstanding physics students in middle school. In addition, Hemda is used as a training center for science teachers in the Tel Aviv region. Hemda has a unique library which includes 60 international science journals and every science classroom in the center is a is a multi-purpose space that allows the integration of laboratory and computer work with teaching and learning activities of any kind.
The center's activities include, among others:
- Preparation for final high school exams in physics and chemistry
- Elective courses
- Computational Science studies
- Scientific workshops and tours
- Scientific lectures and exposure to science related interests
Contact Details for Hemda: 7 HaPardes Strees, Tel Aviv-Yafo 64245, Telephone- 03-5210800,
Fax- 03-5210810, www.hemda.org.il
The Municipal Mathematics Olympics
Every year, hundreds of middle school students from 16 of the city’s schools participate in the municipal mathematics olympics. Last year, a whopping 238 students made it to the finals. A new section of the olympics offers a “Mathematical Battle” which was devised in collaboration with doctorate students from the Mathematics Faculty in the Tel Aviv University. The students with the best results in the olympics get to participate in this fun and challenging battle.
"Ichpat" - Helping Endangered Children and Youth
Ichpat (Hebrew for "care") aids children and youth (ages 5-18) who experience personal and social difficulties through diverse formal and non-formal educational programs. Its activity includes:
1. Integrating children and youth in a suitable learning/ working environment
2. Providing a home away from home to ensure a normal course of development and integration in society
3. Reducing risky behaviors among children and teenagers through prevention programs (substance abuse prevention programs, employment projects, etc.)
Want to volunteer? Read more about Ichpat here (in Hebrew)