Welcome back past AIS students!
The AIS Alumni is here to help graduates remain connected to the AIS community. We would like our past students to know that AIS is always a place they can return to while exploring the work-life balance they desire as they pursue their future endeavours.
Any past graduates, their families, interested groups or key stakeholders are eligible to apply to be a member of the Alumni.
There are a couple of ways you can stay in touch.
If you have a Facebook account, why not like the AIS Alumni page. Catch up with old friends, teachers, keep updated on upcoming reunions or even comment on old school photographs. Simply search for 'Australian International School Sharjah Alumni' or use this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/alumniofais/.
Alumni Email/ Phone:
For all AIS Alumni inquiries, please contact the Alumni coordinator:
Contact: +971 6 533 7722
Register Your Details to be part of the AIS Alumni
Once you register with the AIS Alumni, you will enjoy the benefits of:
Reunion events such as dinners and barbecues
Contact with your previous teachers and peers
Being invited to ongoing events at school
Being invited to mentor a current AIS student
Becoming a guest speaker at events, clubs and assemblies
Being included in work experience opportunities for current students
What's coming up?
Class of 2012 Reunion - Date to be decided
If you are interested in being a student representative for the Class of 2012 reunion, please let us know via the Alumni contact details above.
Want to know more information about what the Alumni is?
1. What is an Alumni Programme?
An alumnus is a former student of a particular school or university. An alumni program is therefore a body of former students and graduates of the Australian International School (AIS). Individuals within the program tend to organise events, newsletters, magazines or even mentorship programs. Thus, the program allows alumni to preserve their relationships with graduates and teachers. Furthermore, it allows them to be connected and involved with their school. The alumni program is therefore important as it gives the school a legacy and shows that an individual who has an affinity for the AIS can always be a part of it even after graduating.
2. What are the benefits of establishing an Alumni Programme?
The primary benefit for AIS is to develop an ongoing connection for past graduates, their families and interested groups or businesses.
An Alumni Programme can provide a useful means of developing schools’ capabilities by:
Enhancing development programmes through involving the alumni in mentoring initiatives, coaching and other capacity building projects
Promoting the schools’ reputation, strategic vision and goals to potential students who are considering a world class education
Using the expertise and knowledge of former students, staff members and interested groups
Providing an additional mechanism to attract potential teachers for positions/specific project work, via an alumni database
Retaining organisational/corporate knowledge and skills that will assist in delivering future learning opportunities
Establishing a powerful marketing tool that will sustain and improve the schools’ image as an innovative and competitive educational institute
Enhancing the culture of the school by building and maintaining effective relationships with employees, both past and present
Creating a source of new ideas and acquiring additional skills and experience from past graduates